Ōra King Salmon
Starting at $108.00 ($27.00 / lb)
- Species: King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
- Harvest Region: New Zealand
- Seasonality: Year-round
- Harvest Method: Farmed
- Yield (Fillet Percentage): 70%
- Flavor Profile: Rich, Buttery, and Full
- Texture Profile: Moderately Firm; Delicate with Large Flakes
- Substitute: Sea Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Arctic Char
New Zealand King Salmon
We are proud to say that our Ōra King Salmon come from the first and only King salmon ocean-farm to receive the Green/Best Choice rating from the Seafood Watch program (produced by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation).
The Seafood Watch is an independent organization which is an authoritative consumer guide to sustainable seafood in the USA.
Ōra Kings are the largest of all salmon and the fattiest, boasting the highest levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. Their flesh is considered softer and more delicate than other salmons such as the Atlantic and Coho.
The flavor and texture of King Salmon is full, rich and pronounced with a buttery, almost silky texture and large, soft flakes.
This salmon is extremely versatile in the kitchen (hence its great popularity). The fish can be fillet, pan-fried, steamed, grilled, poached or braised.
Fresh salmon can also be served sashimi style and is, of course, wonderful when cold or hot smoked.
Available as One 4-pound average skin-on side
One Whole Fish. Scaled and Gutted. Approx. 10-12 pounds
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