Is a steelhead a trout or a salmon?
The fish, according to this now-defunct page, “were at one time considered a trout species but have been discovered by biologists to be more closely related to Pacific salmon than other trout.” There’s just one problem with that: The current consensus is that steelhead aren’t salmon, they’re trout.
What does steelhead fish taste like?
Steelhead Salmon are a fabulous fish! They have orange flesh like Salmon, but the flavor is milder like a cross between salmon & trout. The flesh has medium flakes and a tender texture. To me, wild Steelhead have a bit more “intense” salmon taste than farmed Steelhead.
What is better steelhead or salmon?
Nutritionally, Steelhead is considered to be healthier than Salmon. Steelhead contains higher amounts of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, (EFAs) and vitamins than Salmon. A 3-oz serving of steelhead, also contains roughly 645 IU of Vitamin D and 3.5mcg of Vitamin B-12.