The King salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) species makes up less than 0.5% of the global salmon population, yet is regarded by many as the pinnacle salmon species internationally. Bred in the stunning Marlborough Sounds and hand selected as the best of our breed,Ora King salmon is harvested 52 weeks of the year. As well as delivering superb dining experiences to gourmet sushi restaurants around the world including Australia, China, Europe, Japan and North America, Ora King also appears on the menus of top NZ restaurants. King salmon are naturally high in healthy Omega-3s – up to twice that found in Atlantic salmon. This also greatly reduces the risk of over-cooking as the higher oil content keeps the salmon moist.
With an elegant balance of umami flavours and a soft and buttery texture, King salmon has a complex, yet delicate mouth feel that coats the palatte appealingly, making it a pleasure to eat.