Species: King Salmon
Scientific Names: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Alternative Names: King Salmon, Chinook Salmon
Japanese Name: Masunosuke
Flavor: Elegant balance of sweet and umami
Texture: Buttery, almost silky, firm; skin-on, bones-in
Source: Farmed in New Zealand
Packaged: Fresh (not frozen) or Superfrozen
Sushi Grade: Yes
Recommended Preparation: Sashimi, Sushi, or Light Searing
Fresh New Zealand King Salmon must be stored in the refrigerator immediately upon arrival. Unlike other species of salmon/salmonoids, King Salmon from this specific farm is naturally parasite-free. For raw consumption, eat within 1-2 days. Any longer, the portion will be searing, poke, or cooking grade.
You can also freeze these portions immediately upon arrival and store for up to one week for sashimi use or 10 days for poke, searing, and cooking preparations (keep in mind that freezing sashimi grade fish diminishes the quality of the meat as the cell membrane is not well maintained in conventional home freezers). For best results, eat properly stored frozen portions within 1-2 months of arrival.
Keep product in package, place in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes, until thawed. Pat dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and consume within 24 hours.
Pro Tip: Keep product in package, defrost in running water. Once thawed, remove from package, pat dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and consume within 24 hours.
Big Glory Bay New Zealand King Salmon is a cherished favorite among top-tier chefs across the U.S., Asia, and Australia. This exceptional salmon is renowned for its vibrant orange flesh and luxuriously buttery, melt-in-your-mouth consistency. Our Big Glory Bay King Salmon offers an unparalleled culinary experience with its robust, large flakes and velvety mouthfeel. Distinguished by its subtle yet rich flavor, it owes its decadent quality to its naturally occurring fat marbling.
Proudly recognized as the first ocean-farmed salmon to earn a coveted 'Best Choice' green rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, Big Glory Bay's New Zealand King salmon thrives in the consistently cold and pristine waters of one of the world's most remote aquaculture farms. Here, the fish mature slowly, allowing for the development of their exquisite flavor and smooth texture. Free from GMOs, antibiotics, and added hormones, New Zealand King Salmon is the perfect choice, whether you prefer it fried, baked, grilled or raw.
Big Glory Bay is a recipient of the esteemed Food and Beverage Producer Award at the 2023 Primary Industries New Zealand Awards. Their partnership with Oritain ensures traceability, delivering an authentic and eco-friendly product every time.
By superfreezing our fresh seafood, in special ultra-cold -60°C freezers, we are able to lock in the freshness and texture of our sushi-grade seafood, while also allowing you to store our products in your conventional freezer for later consumption.
Also, to help many of our customers, most of our superfrozen seafood is shipped out in 8oz portions so you can order more at one time to save on shipping costs, and so you can thaw only the amount you need.