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1. FAQs When Cooking Frozen Salmon
1.1. How do you Defrost Frozen Salmon?
If you forget to take the salmon from the freezer to the fridge, to thaw slowly then don’t worry too much about it. Because in this article, I’ll show you how to bake frozen salmon without defrosting
This method works well for salmon fillets smaller than 6 ounces to help you can enjoy the taste of salmon in the fastest way. For larger pieces, you should use the standard thawing method
Do not to rinse frozen salmon fillets under running water or soak them in water before cooking, because this will cause the salmon to become soggy.
1.2. Is Frozen Salmon Healthy & Safe for You?
Oh of course. If you cook frozen salmon fillets that reach an internal temperature of 145 ° F according to USDA recommendations, it will be safe to eat. Also, they retaining nutrition and fresh taste!. This oily protein-rich fish may be available as a wild or farmed variety. The wild ones contain a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. On the other hand, the farmed ones are safer as they have lesser contamination.
Note that when buying frozen fish, if the packaging is transparent and visible inside, it is necessary to observe the snow layer or the frozen ice inside the product, do not choose the fish fillet with snow or ice too thick and hard, as this indicates that the fish has been left too long or has been thawed and then frozen again.
2. How to Cook Frozen Salmon in the Oven
- 1 frozen salmon fillets (6-oz)
- Good quality aluminum foil
- A baking dish
- Some delicious sauce or spice mix to go on top
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425 ° F and place the fish fillet skin-side down on the baking dish. Top with some sauce/spice mix.
Step 2: Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil tightly and start to bake fish within 15 minutes. At this step, the moisture released from the frozen fillet will be trapped by the foil and this helps to soften the salmon
Step 3: Uncover the fish and remove the foil then continue roasting the salmon for 15 minutes. You’ll know the fish is done when it achieves an internal temperature of 145 ° F (you can use the food thermometer probe to check it) or flakes easily with a fork. Note that the cooking time depends on the thickness and weight of the fillet and the type of salmon you use:
Usually, it takes about five minutes for each ounce of salmon to cook. If you have 6 ounces, you will need 30 minutes. Also, if your fillet is more than 1 1/2 inch thick, you will need another 5 minutes.
Besides if you use farmed salmon, you will need to add 2 more minutes than wild salmon. Because through some testing, I have found that farmed salmon seems to take a little longer than wild salmon.
Step 4: Take the salmon out of the oven and serve with salad, bread, pasta, or steamed broccoli.
If you have leftovers after eating, you can put leftover salmon in a plastic container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
Frozen salmon is a great solution for busy housewives, hope after reading this article you can cook salmon from frozen at home easily at home and have a dinner great