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Salmon, Alpine King Chinook

Latin Name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

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Light mild flavor with a subtle crunch that finishes very clean.

Clean, Light, Mild, Sweet 

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THE FISHERY - When it comes to sustainability, Nature needs no lessons. It’s in her DNA. She knows without any prompt, the importance of looking after the delicate balances of the eco systems - preserving the quality of the water, cleansing the detritus, preventing pathogens. Nature knows the rules - and the consequences. In this environment there are no pesticides, or heavy metals. And no diseases. At Mt Cook Alpine Salmon we source our gene pool from the wild. We keep our fish densities lower than best practice, and we avoid any use of antibiotics and chemicals. These natural sustainable practices meet or exceed the tight government regulations in New Zealand as monitored by the Ministry for Primary Industries, Department of Conservation and Environment Canterbury.

THE FISH - Invariably preferred in a blind taste test among chefs, there are several reasons for this positive response to our Alpine Salmon. Firstly, it’s a fresh water salmon – which makes it stand apart from others. It’s also the cold, glacial water gliding through our farms that require the fish to be agile and fit as they swim against the continuous current. We also believe it’s partly the environment – the high altitude and isolated wilderness of our operations. Many say the taste of Alpine Salmon is unlike other salmon. The firm, muscular texture combines with a silky smooth flavour, accompanied by a pleasant cooking aroma.

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Seasonality:

Year Round

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Range & Habitat:

New Zealand & Australia

Origin:

The Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand

Producer:

Mount Cook Alpine

Harvest Method:

Hand Cultivated

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