It’s salmon season! You’re probably seeing more salmon at the grocery stores and farmer’s markets. You might even have a good neighbor that offers you some of their catch.
We all know that salmon is probably the best fish in the world. It’s delicious, versatile, easy to cook, and extremely healthy. However, no one wants to eat salmon that has gone bad.
Here are some tips to figure out if your salmon is still good:
- If your salmon is whole, its eyes should be clear and shiny. Cloudy or blurry eyes means it is too old.
- If your salmon is whole, its gills should be clean and reddish pink.
- If you have fillets or a whole salmon, its flesh should not indent when touched. The flesh should, however, bounce back when touched.
- Finally, your salmon should NEVER smell “fishy.” A good piece of fish should be scentless.
One way to ensure that you are buying the freshest fish possible is by buying a whole salmon and having our fishmongers fillet your fish for you.
Make sure to keep your salmon in the fridge or freezer to keep it good for as long as possible. In addition, you can always ask our fishmongers for tips on how to store and cook your salmon.