We have started buying some cold smoked, wild caught, Pacific sockeye. Yes, that is delicious salmon.
I could buy some land based farmed salmon that is cold smoked, but I would have to taste some first. Closed system, land based fish farming is prone to having geosmin in the water. Geosmin is the chemical responsible for the "earthy" scent of petrichor (the smell of a light rain on soil) and the earthy taste of beets. I do not want it in fish. I read that it is the reason that some people don't like freshwater fish. Well, I'm one of the people who don't like freshwater fish, even though I haven't noticed geosmin in it. If I ever try some freshwater fish again, I will try to notice if I can detect it.
Interesting about the geosmin in fish, and how it affects the taste. It's occurred to me that I don't think I've ever had freshwater fish, except steelhead, a couple of times.
Is steelhead considered a freshwater fish here on the west coast? I think it also spends part of its life in the ocean, too?