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Cooking Guide: New Zealand King Salmon - PrimeFish Seafood Co.

Cooking Guide: New Zealand King Salmon

Thawing Instructions

For the best results, we highly recommend slowly thawing  King Salmon in the refrigerator. Simply place the frozen salmon fillets in their original packaging or an airtight container in the refrigerator. Allow them to thaw for up to 24 hours.

Once thawed, King Salmon under refrigeration (40°F) should be consumed within 2-3 days.

Pan-Seared (the best way)

Pat the fillet dry, season it with salt and pepper, and heat a skillet with high-heat oil over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, carefully place the salmon in it, skin-side down, and press it gently with a spatula to ensure good contact with the pan. Sear the salmon for about 5-7 minutes until the skin becomes crispy and golden brown. Carefully flip the salmon using a spatula and continue cooking for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the flesh flakes easily and is opaque throughout.


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Season the fillet with salt and pepper, place it in a baking dish, and drizzle it with olive oil. Optionally, you can add lemon slices and fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary for extra flavor. Bake the salmon for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the flesh turns opaque and easily flakes with a fork.


Preheat your grill to around 400°F (200°C) and lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking. Brush both sides of the skin-on fillet with olive oil and season it with salt and pepper. Place the salmon on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side until it’s opaque and grill marks form. If desired, you can use a grill basket or aluminum foil for easier handling.

Nutrition Facts Servings: 1, Serv. size: 8 oz (227g). Amount per serving: Calories 416, Total Fat 25g (32% DV), Sat. Fat 6g (30% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 120mg (40% DV), Sodium 100mg (4% DV), Total Carb. 0g (0% DV), Fiber 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars 0g, Protein 45g, Vit. D 570 IU (143% DV), Calcium (2% DV), Iron 0.8mg (4% DV), Potas. 836mg (18% DV).

King Salmon is packed with high-quality protein, it supplies essential amino acids crucial for muscle growth and repair, making it an excellent choice for active individuals. Additionally, King Salmon is rich in vital minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and selenium, which not only support bone health but also contribute to a strong cardiovascular system. Its favorable omega-3 fatty acid content further enhances its reputation as a heart-healthy option, promoting brain function and reducing inflammation.

Please review our Seafood Safety Guidelines 

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