My husband and I have been ordering 90% of our meat and seafood this quarantine from a company called Crowd Cow…and recently Crowd Cow has started offering a Whole Ora King Salmon Fillet for purchase. Ora King Salmon is described as the “filet mignon of salmon”. It’s a sustainably raised salmon from New Zealand, and has the reputation to back up its quality.

This salmon is unlike any regular grocery store salmon I’ve ever had. It’s literally melt in your mouth tender, and not fishy tasting at all. It could be made with a simple sea salt and pepper topping or, how I did, with a mildly flavored sauce that compliments its buttery soft texture.

This is a great dish to make for a small dinner party – it’s impressive to serve an entire fish, especially one this beautiful. It’s incredibly simple to make, and quick as well!

For more info on the Ora King Salmon, click here!


Lemon Butter Garlic Ora King Salmon

Prep Time

5 Minutes
Cook Time

35 Minutes
Total Time

40 Minutes

Serves 4-6


  • 3 1/3 lbs Ora King Salmon (skin on)
  • 6 T Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice (fresh)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Honey
  • 4 tsps Garlic (minced)
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Fresh Dill (for serving)
  • 1 Lemon (cut into wedges for serving)


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with tin foil. Spray the tin foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Lay your salmon, skin side down, and tent the sides of the tin foil around the salmon so that when you pour on the sauce, it's contained.
  • In a small saucepan, melt your butter. Once melted, add in your garlic and cook over a medium heat for 1 minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in your lemon juice and honey until combined. Pour the sauce over the salmon, reserving about a 1/4 cup of the sauce for later. Season the salmon liberally with sea salt and pepper.
  • Cook the salmon in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the salmon from the oven, and put the oven on a Hi Broil. Baste the salmon in the juices it's created in the tin foil. Once the broiler is heated up, place the salmon on a rack set midway in the oven, and broil for 5 minute or until the fish's internal temperature is 140 degrees.
  • Serve the salmon hot with fresh dill on top and lemon wedges (heat up and use the remaining butter sauce to pour over the top of the fish before serving).