5 Things to Keep in Mind When Reheating Salmon

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Reheating Salmon

What do you do when you cook so much salmon there’s something left for the next day? The first answer would be to reheat it, but you have to know that's not easy. There are a few rules to follow so that the reheated salmon has a pleasant taste and smell so that you can eat it without problems the next day, at lunch or dinner.

1. Do not heat the salmon to a high temperature

The biggest mistake you can make when reheating a piece of salmon (or any other type of fish) is to leave the temperature too high. Overcooked salmon becomes dry and no longer tastes good. It is better to reheat the fish slowly, at a low temperature. Start by heating the salmon for 15 minutes in the oven at a temperature of 275-285 degrees Fahrenheit. If necessary, add a little water.

2. Do not heat the salmon in the microwave

Reheating the salmon is safe and you get the best results if you do it in the oven, rather than in the microwave. The high temperature of the microwave can dry the salmon, but it will also give it a specific smell. We do not advise you to heat salmon in the microwave at home and not at the office! If you have a normal oven at hand, use it.

Put the salmon in a greased pan and cook it at 375 F for five to seven minutes. It is also possible to pour a little olive oil in a pan and heat the salmon on your stove.

Salmon cannot be stored forever, so when you remove the leftovers from the oven, give the contents the "smell" test. If the salmon smells bad, you've probably waited too long. Play itsafe and eat something else.

3. Don't forget to cover the salmon when you heat it

Cover the salmon with aluminum foil when heating in the oven. This will prevent any unpleasant odors and ensure that the edges of the fish do not dry out until the middle is completely heated.

Also, to avoid drying the fish, there are several methods you can use: put a little water in the pan, squeeze some lemon or put a tablespoon of olive oil on the surface of the fish. Using olive oil, it preserves the natural flavor that the fish had after it was cooked.

4. Don't expect salmon to taste the same when you reheat it

Even if you used all the above tips to reheat a salmon, it is very possible that the fish will not have the same taste the next day. Another way to eat salmon is to make it into strips and use it in a new dish, such as salmon meatballs.

5. Try to taste unheated salmon

Honestly, the salmon eaten the next day is better unheated, because it maintains its flavor even when it cools. You can consume it as such, you can even use it instead of tuna in a Nicoise salad or you can put it in a sandwich with mayonnaise and lemon juice.

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