Freezing Salmon

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Freezing Salmon Salmon

If you cannot finish eating the fresh salmon within a couple of days, it's best to freeze it to extend thier shelf life. To do so, wrap it well in plastic and place it in the coldest part of the freezer where it will keep for about two to whree weeks. Once frozen and thawed, it should not be refrozen.
  • Put whole salmon in a sealable freezer bag, making sure as much air as possible is removed, and freeze. 
  • Place steaks or fillets individually in sealable freezer bags. To ensure that the salmon freezes quickly, lay the freezer bags flat on the shelf, rather than in piles on top of each other .
  • If frozen in a sealed freezer bag, salmon will last up to six months in the frezzer. Defrost slowly at room temperature.
  • When the fish is defrosted, check the smell and ensure the flesh is firm and elastic.
In short, the length of time that salmon can stay fresh if stored the correct way depends upon how fresh it is when it was caught. Fish that was caught the day before you purchased it canbe stored for about four days, while fish that caught the week before can only be stored for about one or two days.

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