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Skrei is from the Old Norse for "wanderer".
Each January, just as it has since the beginning of time, a miracle is set in motion. After years spent growing strong in the feeding grounds of the Barents Sea, Norwegian Atlantic Cod in the prime of life head southward, returning to the Norwegian coast spawning grounds in search of a mate. There, a determined fleet of Norwegian fishermen braves the year’s darkest, coldest nights and pounding waves to greet the arrival of the “Valentine’s Fish”— as Skrei is lovingly known in Norway due to its quest for a mate and the time of year it arrives. The spawning season spans from January to April and Skrei is Norwegian Atlantic Cod at its best!
We live by the natures own conditions. On what the sea gives and weather and wind conditions. Even though the conditions is rough and ferocious in the North of Norway this time of year, safety is first. Although there are hardly never a day passed without the local fishfleet delivering fresh fish to our stations and plants. In the begnning og the season some Skrei will be caught by trawler fleet, however quality branded SKREI® is caught with long line, seines or handlines. Quality branded SKREI® is spawning Norwegian Cod in immaculate condition - no bruises or damage - and is chosen, packed and processed in accordance with strict criteria that guarantee the highest quality.
Skrei® is ultra-premium specialty Norwegian Cod treasured the world over for its beautifully white meat, delicate flake, and extraordinary flavor. Available for only a few short months each year, Norwegian fishermen brave the ferocious seas on the darkest, coldest nights of the year in pursuit of this sought-after catch.
Skrei is rich in protein, vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals as B12, Iodine and Selenium:
Skrei is an essential fish in the Nordic region and its cuisine. Tradiotionally in Norway it is served as "Skreimølje" which is cooked Skrei Cod served with the cooked roe and liver, served with potatoes on the side. This is a nutrional protein bomb, also high in the marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids. A meal of this traditonal dish provides the recommended daily intake of Omega-3. Probably also why our fishermen are so strong and brave.
Due to the prime condition of this hard swimming Cod it have extra firm muscles, firm and delicate white meat. Beautifully white, light and lean with delivate, silky-smooth flavor, and not at least the clean taste that comes from swimming in the cold, clear waters of Norway. The flavor is unique. It breaks into beautiful translucent flakes, which is always a sign of quality. This is a seasonal and high-quality product. Its white meat is firmer than that of many other fish and it’s suitable for various preparations.
Skrei comes from one of the world’s largest and most sustainably managed cod stocks which is MSC certified (read more https://www.msc.org/)
Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)
|Energy (kJ)||343 kJ|
|Energy (kcal)||81 kcal|
|-Saturated fat||0,1 g|