We all love our salmon for various reasons. what reasons you may ask? For starters it’s very much available in your local supermarket, fishmonger or local grocer, its tender, has a very mild taste and is quite versatile with any dish. Furthermore it’s extremely easy to cook as the fatty texture allows to keep the fish moist and tender.
However as much as there’s a lot to love about salmon, shopping for it and buying it can be quite intimidating. But not to worry we are here to help you ease the process and highlight a few tips to follow.
Identify Vibrant Fish at the Store
Let’s dive in. For starters if you’re close enough to the salmon to smell it, you shouldn’t really smell much of anything and you certainly shouldn’t smell fish. What you should be looking for is a pleasant suggestion of a salty ocean breeze. Once you’ve had a chance to smell you must also be able to use your eyes as sight is just as important as smell, when it comes to assessing the freshness of fish. Look out for Salmon that appears moist in texture rather than dried out. This is due to the fact that moisture content is a key indicator of freshness and how carefully the fish was handled. You must also look out for salmon that has any browned spots on its belly, around the edges of the fillet and where the skin has indication of browning or curling up.