Fjord Trout

Fjord Trout

Norwegian Fjord Trout is farmed in the cold, clear fjords of Norway. It’s known for its marbled, deep red flesh and a clean, rich flavor that makes it a versatile option for raw and cooked applications.

Norwegian Fjord Trout General Information

  • Origin: Ocean-farmed in the cold, clear fjords of Norway
  • SpeciesOncorhynchus mykiss
  • Availability: Year-round
  • Niche product: Low production level compared to Norwegian Salmon (only about 60,000 metric tons)
  • Norwegian Fjord Trout was the official seafood at the:
    • 2003 Bocuse d’Or finale in Lyon
    • 2015 Bocuse d’Or Team USA National Selection Event
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Norway’s Industry-Leading Aquaculture
Norwegian Fjord Trout is ocean-farmed in Norway’s natural fjords—where rivers formed by water from glaciers and melted snow filter into the sea creating a less-salty basin. This provides Norwegian Fjord Trout with a unique, clean taste.

Certified Norwegian Fjord Trout Must:

  • Be raised in the cold, clear waters of Norway
  • Weigh over 4.4 pounds
  • Have marbled, deep red flesh
  • Be packed as soon as slaughtered
  • Be stored and transported with an unbroken cold chain (at 32°F–39.2°F) until delivery

Norwegian Fjord Trout Is Safe to Consume Raw
Norwegian Fjord Trout is exempt from the freezing requirement for fish (US Food Code section 3-402.11) because it is an aquacultured fish, raised in net-pens in open water and fed formulated feed.

Norwegian Fjord Trout Taste and Texture

  • Pure taste without the mineral aftertaste associated with some other species  
  • Flavor is clean and mellow compared to salmon
  • Velvety texture
  • Firm yet delicate bite

Norwegian Fjord Trout Handling

  • Whole Fjord Trout—pack in fresh ice daily in drain pan or shipping coffin, belly down
  • Portioned IQF Fjord Trout—pack in ice until use (1–2 days after thaw)

Defrosting Norwegian Fjord Trout

  • In refrigerator or a cold water bath in refrigerator over night
  • Defrosted product should be used within 24 hours

How to Tell if Norwegian Fjord Trout Is Fresh

  • Smell should be sweet and ocean-like—never fishy

Norwegian Fjord Trout Nutritional Information

  • Norwegian Fjord Trout is a healthy protein that provides important nutrients such as:
    • Omega-3 fatty acids
    • Vitamin D
    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin A
    • Iodine
    • Antioxidants

How to Prepare Norwegian Fjord Trout
Norwegian Fjord Trout is a very versatile protein. Common preparation methods include:

• Sushi
• Tartare
• Grilled
• Marinated
• Cold- or hot-smoked

As Fjord Trout is more fragile at higher temperatures, it should be cooked at a lower temperature to gain optimal flavor, texture and color. The core temperature should be between 104°F and 118.4°F.
For perfect cooking result, brine Fjord Trout in 10% brine solution (1/2 cup of salt per 4.25 cups of water) for approximately 10 minutes.

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