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How To Cook Ora King Salmon

Ora King Salmon is an ultra-premium fish — sometimes referred to as the wagyu of the seafood world. Use this guide to see the best ways to prepare both the Full Side Fillet and 8.5 Ounce Portion.

Ora King Salmon is an ultra-premium fish — sometimes referred to as the wagyu of the seafood world. Use this guide to see the best ways to prepare both the Full Side Fillet and 8.5 Ounce Portion.

How To Cook Ora King Salmon

Ingredients

  • Ora King Salmon (Full Side Fillet or 8.5 Ounce Portion)

Instructions

  1. Full Side Fillet:
  2. To Thaw: Place your Ora King Salmon full side fillet in the refrigerator the night before you plan to cook it, allowing the fillet to thaw for 8-10 hours.
  3. To Bake: After thawing, let your Ora King Salmon full side fillet rest on the counter for 15-30 minutes in the packaging, allowing the fillet to mostly come to room temperature which promotes even cooking.
  4. Take your fillet out of the packaging and blot the salmon dry on all sides with a paper towel.
  5. While the salmon fillet rests, preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  6. Lay a layer of foil on your baking sheet, and place the salmon fillet on the sheet, skin side down. Lightly drizzle olive oil on the fillet, use a brush or your fingers to spread the olive oil, covering the entire fillet.
  7. Sprinkle your desired seasonings (to keep it simple, use kosher salt, garlic powder, and fresh ground black pepper).
  8. Bake your salmon at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F(per USDA recommendations), the salmon will continue to cook after removing it from the oven. Salmon should cook about 8 minutes for every inch of thickness. Many restaurants serve a less cooked “medium” salmon with an internal temperature of 130-135 degrees F, its a matter of personal preference. The key is to not overcook and dry out your salmon. If you do not have a thermometer, you can check your salmon cooking progress by placing a fork or knife in the salmon and twisting, the fish should flake with ease and be opaque in color.
  9. Once your salmon is done cooking, squeeze a few lemon wedges over the fish and sprinkle with any garnish or fresh herbs you desire. Serve and enjoy!
  10. 8.5 Ounce Portion
  11. To Thaw: Place your 8.5 ounce salmon portion in the refrigerator the night before you plan to cook it, allowing the fish to thaw for 8-10 hours.
  12. To Pan-sear: Set your Ora King Salmon portion out for 5-10 minutes, allowing the portion to come to room temperature which promotes even cooking.
  13. Take your portion out of the packaging and blot the salmon dry on all sides with a paper towel.
  14. Heat up your searing pan to medium-high heat. Also pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. While your pan heats, lightly season both sides of your portion with salt and pepper, season the skin side a little extra if you wish.
  15. Add a tablespoon of butter to the pan and let it melt, then add your portion skin side down. Let the portion cook skin side down for 1-2 minutes (or longer if you like the skin extra crispy).
  16. While the portion cooks, grate some zest of lemon over your portion. Flip the portion over and allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes. If your pan is cast-iron and oven safe, place the pan directly into the oven and bake 4-5minutes. If your pan is not oven safe, transfer the portion to a baking sheet and place in the oven for 4-5 minutes.
  17. Note: If you wish to only cook in the pan, sear your salmon portion for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  18. After your cook time is finished, take the portion out, squeeze 1 lemon wedge over your fish, and serve.
  19. To Bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place portion on an oven safe baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes or until you reach your desired internal temperature.
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