So we decided to grab the BEST salmon in the world and make carpaccio out of it. Sliced thinly and plated, ready to serve.
All you have to do is add greens, capers, onions or whatever you like!
This carpaccio comes Vacuum sealed and frozen (thaws out in under an hour). So its VERY convenient to buy as an appetizer, dinner or to take to the boat or park.
Carpaccio is a dish of meat or fish, thinly sliced or pounded thin, and served raw, usually as an appetizer. It was invented in 1950 by Giuseppe Cipriani from Harry's Bar in Venice and popularised during the second half of the twentieth century.
King Salmon is the best type of Salmon that money can buy, and Ora King is the pinnacle of quality when it comes to King Salmon. It has been served by renowned chefs such as likes of Daniel Boulud, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Thomas Keller.
King Salmon is considered the best tasting, largely because it presents high-fat content and a very rich flavor. King Salmon can grow as big as 40 lbs and it presents a TON of Omega 3s and fatty acids that aid in that rich flavor. In fact, out of ALL Salmon, King Salmon (aka Chinook) has the highest amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids.
This specific species makes up around 0.7% of the global salmon population and is regarded by many as the pinnacle salmon species internationally. The Ora King best of breed salmon showcases the ultimate of this rare and exclusive species.
This is considered one of the best Salmon programs in the world.
WHY ORA KING ?
Appearance: King salmon boast bright silver skin. They have a rounder mid-section in comparison to the longer, thinner body of the common Atlantic salmon species.
Taste: Our King salmon have an elegant balance of sweet and umami flavours, complementing a wide variety of ingredients.
Colour: King salmon have a vibrant orange flesh colour, which contrasts attractively with the marbled fat lines for unsurpassed plate appeal.
Oil Content: King salmon have the highest oil content of all salmon species. The high oil content keeps the salmon moist, greatly reducing the risk of over-cooking.
THE ORA KING DIET
Ora King's salmon is fed like if it was preparing for the Olympics. The feed contains ingredients based on the nutritional requirements of wild salmon. The salmon are fed a nutritionally balanced diet, formulated by feed experts. The feed comes from sustainable, certified GMO-free suppliers and contains everything the salmon need to thrive and grow, and nothing else.
We use a balanced extruded diet. Each formulation is made to best suit a particular life stage of the salmon. The main change in formulation through the life of the salmon is the ratio of oil to protein. As a salmon grows it requires less protein and more oil.
A commonly misunderstood part of a salmon’s diet is the antioxidant astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is found naturally in algae and krill and is an essential micronutrient for salmon. It is so important to the salmon that they have evolved the capacity to store it in their muscle tissue, giving salmon their familiar reddish-orange colour.
Salmon use it to protect their precious Omega-3 oils and ultimately it protects their eggs. Because it is such a powerful and effective antioxidant, astaxanthin is frequently used as a dietary supplement for humans.
Ōra King salmon farms are isolated from disease, in the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds.
The New Zealand King Salmon Co. Ltd has achieved the world-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification from The Global Aquaculture Alliance.
This independent certification supports the company’s ongoing and substantial efforts to maintain its environmental integrity
Monterey Bay Aquarium’s globally respected consumer guide Seafood Watch® has rated New Zealand’s marine-farmed salmon, including Ōra King salmon, as “Green”, meaning it is a “Best Choice” for consumers. New Zealand King salmon is the first and only ocean-farmed salmon to have achieved the Green/Best Choice rating from Seafood Watch.
In addition, King salmon from New Zealand has recently been rated 'Recommended' by Ocean Wise. Ocean Wise are a Vancouver Aquarium conservation programme aimed at educating and empowering consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.
These ratings are a strong endorsement of the sustainability credentials of the New Zealand King salmon industry.
Keep frozen until ready to use. Thaw slowly under refrigeration. It will thaw out quickly as it is cut very thinly.