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Discover the unmatched excellence of Ora King Salmon, the finest salmon money can buy, setting the benchmark in the world of salmon. Renowned for its unrivaled quality, indulge in the sheer pleasure of the best-tasting salmon, distinguished by its high-fat content and exquisitely rich flavor. With the ability to grow as large as 40 lbs, Ora King Salmon packs a powerful punch of Omega-3s and fatty acids, contributing to its truly decadent taste. Comprising just 0.7% of the global salmon population, Ora King reigns as the pinnacle of salmon worldwide, embodying the ultimate expression of excellence as the crème de la crème of this exclusive species.

Why Choose Ora King?

Appearance: Ora King Salmon captivates with its radiant silver skin. Its distinctive rounder mid-section sets it apart from the longer, thinner body of the common Atlantic salmon species, adding a touch of elegance to its visual appeal.

Taste: Indulge your senses with the harmonious balance of sweet and umami flavors found in our King Salmon. Its delicate profile beautifully complements a wide range of ingredients, making it the perfect choice for culinary exploration.

Color: Experience the vibrant allure of Ora King Salmon's orange flesh. Its vibrant hue creates an eye-catching contrast with marbled fat lines, enhancing the visual splendor of any dish and ensuring an unforgettable presentation.

Oil Content: Ora King Salmon boasts the highest oil content among all salmon species. This abundance of natural oils keeps the salmon moist throughout the cooking process, greatly reducing the risk of overcooking and ensuring a succulent, melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary qualities of Ora King Salmon—the epitome of unparalleled taste and refinement. Elevate your dining experience to new heights as you explore the vast array of culinary possibilities offered by this extraordinary salmon.

Source: Sustainable Aquaculture

Cooking Instructions
Cooking methods
Grill, Bake, Poach, Pan-Fry, Fry
Wine pairings
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling
King salmon is a delicate and flavorful fish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Simply season the salmon with salt and pepper, then cook in a hot pan for 3-4 minutes per side. For a simple but delicious variation, try using a citrus glaze or serve with a dollop of lemon butter. One simple tip for elevating king salmon is to add a sprinkle of fresh herbs before cooking. Basil, thyme, and parsley are all great options. Another way to enhance the flavor of this delicate fish is to serve it with a tart and acidic sauce, such as a citrus vinaigrette or a pesto.
Flavor Profile
King salmon is a prized fish for a reason - its buttery, succulent flesh is something to behold. Ora King salmon has an elegant balance of sweet and umami flavors, complementing a wide variety of ingredients. King salmon have the highest natural oil content of all salmon species - making them a great source of natural, healthy long chain Omega-3s. The high oil content also keeps the salmon moist, greatly reducing the risk of over-cooking. Sustainably farmed in the remote Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand, before processing by hand and flash freezing to lock in peak freshness, this King Salmon is a true culinary delight.
Chef's Serving Suggestions
Try pairing King Salmon with a delicious side dish of creamy mashed potatoes, some fresh green beans, and a delicious sauce like a pesto or hollandaise. The richness of the salmon will pair perfectly with the creamy potatoes, while the bright, green beans will provide a delicious crunch. And, of course, the pesto or hollandaise will add a delicious depth of flavor to the dish. If you're looking for something special, try a spicy salsa or chutney. Or add a dollop of herb-infused butter on top of your fish. The combination of herbs and salmon is a match made in heaven!
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Ōra King Salmon

Sometimes referred to as the wagyu of the seafood world, Ōra King Salmon is the preferred seafood choice of top chefs around the world.

The Wagyu of the Seafood World

Selective and meticulous breeding has led to this ultra-premium fish — sometimes referred to as the wagyu of the seafood world. Fish are chosen so that only those with the best taste, texture, color and size are carried toward the next generation, and each is carefully graded and hand-selected for quality. This is truly the best of the best where only salmon that represent the finest attributes of the breed earn the label “Ora King.” Considered more delicate and smooth-tasting than Atlantic and Coho varieties, Ora King Salmon has large flakes and an almost silky texture due to its naturally high oil content. Ribbons of marbling stand out on the bright orange flesh, which boasts a balanced profile of both sweet and umami flavors. The incredible marbling throughout the flesh of the fish also gives it a rich, soft and buttery mouthfeel with skin that crisps up beautifully, making it the preferred seafood choice of top chefs around the world.

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Best of Breed from the Purest Waters

King, or Chinook, Salmon is an incredibly rare species making up less than one percent of the world’s salmon supply — but it is consistently known as the highest quality of salmon you can buy. In 1996, New Zealand King Salmon Co. began their aquaculture operation to bring this fish to more people and has since developed one of the finest breeding programs in the world, have produced nine generations of King Salmon. Today, Ora King Salmon is even independently recognized as a unique breed! Fish are bred and born inland in spring-fed hatcheries, then moved to sea pens in the cool, pure waters of Marlborough Sound of New Zealand. This process emulates the natural life cycle of the fish — from fresh to saltwater.

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A Sustainable Choice

Ora in Maori means “fresh and alive” — words with deep significance to New Zealand King Salmon Co. They firmly believe in resource sustainability to ensure that water passing into the hatchery comes out just as clean and clear. There’s also a strong connection between the marine environment and the native Kiwi people, who are involved in decision-making when it comes to resource consent of the aquaculture operation. New Zealand King Salmon Co.'s goal is to raise King Salmon in the most sustainable way possible with high regards to fish health and welfare. Some ways they do this is by keeping low-density marine net pens — where 98% of the space is water — and using a nutritionally balanced feed that's certified non-GMO and from sustainable sources. This contains everything they need to thrive and grow, and nothing else. They're also certified under the Global Aquaculture Alliance for ‘Best Aquaculture Practices,’ certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC-certified), and endorsed with the 'Best Choice/Green' purchase rating by the reputable Monterey Bay Aquarium's consumer guide, Seafood Watch.

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