King Salmon Heads


Species: King Salmon
Scientific Names: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Alternative Names: King Salmon, Chinook Salmon
Japanese Name: Masunosuke
Cut: Head, butterflied
Flavor: Elegant balance of sweet and umami
Texture: Buttery, almost silky, firm; skin-on, bones-in
Source: Farmed in New Zealand
Sustainable: Yes
Responsible: Yes
Packaged: Fresh (not frozen) or Superfrozen
Sushi Grade: No
Recommended Preparation: Boil


Please store at appropriate temperature (28-32 degrees fahrenheit) in refrigerator, consume immediately or within 1-2 days. If you do not plan to consume within suggested time frame, you may also portion & freeze to save for a later date. If frozen, consume immediately or within 1-2 months.


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.

Our King Salmon heads add mouthfuls of delicious, sweet and umami flavors to a variety of dishes! We love to use these heads to make soup fish stock! Each head is butterflied for easy prep.

These exquisite salmon are farm raised in the crystal clear waters flowing from Te Waikoropupū Springs of New Zealand. Through sustainable husbandry practices and a quarter century of breeding expertise, only the best quality salmon are hand selected and branded "Ora" King Salmon by a master grader.

The heads are butterflied for easy prep, then individually packed and shipped using overnight delivery. Our Ora King salmon are sustainably certified by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) as well as recommended by Ocean Wise and the Monterrey Bay Aquarium.

Time your defrost process to a couple of hours before your meal for the optimal outcome.

Yes and no. Yes, you can refreeze it for a future cooking preparation. No, if you plan on using it for raw preparation.

Yes! We suggest that most super-frozen products may be stored in a conventional freezer for up to 2 months upon usage.

The United States is late to the game... Many countries, including Japan, depend on this technology to assure minimal loss in quality and maximum gain in shelf life.

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