Picking out shrimp is easy. Does one buy 30/40 count, 18/20 count, heads on/off, cooked/uncooked. Now that is easy compared to picking out salmon.
Should I buy farm raised salmon or wild Atlantic salmon. Do I want the whole side so I can make fresh salmon cakes from the left overs or do I want the tail piece which is one of my favorite pieces becauses it gets nice and crispy around the edges. Do I want salmon steaks or better yet do I want steelhead trout which is nice and red like salmon, cheaper by a couple of dollars a pound and has a milder taste than salmon. There’s always canned salmon and even that has options — pink or red.
There’s always smoked salmon which you don’t have to do anything to but open the package, put a little on a cracker with some onion, capers, and boiled egg — instant appetizer.