Do you ever wonder if your salmon is bad?
Or maybe you want to learn how to tell if your fish is safe to eat?
There are many ways to tell if your fish has gone bad.
Some of these include looking at the eyes, smell, color, texture, and even taste.
In this blog post I will teach you how to tell if your salmon is bad and should be thrown out.
Is it Fish or Fishy?
If you buy salmon from the store, chances are good that it was caught far away from the ocean. It’s likely that the fish was raised in a tank and fed pellets instead of natural food. This process removes the omega 3 fatty acids found only in wild-caught salmon. To check if your salmon is bad, take a bite. If it tastes fishy, throw it out. If it doesn’t taste fishy, but still seems off, toss it out anyway.
Visual Signs of Spoilage
Salmon spoil quickly because it contains a lot of fat. To prevent this, you should always choose fresh salmon. Fresh salmon looks bright pinkish red and firm. The flesh should not smell fishy. If it does, discard it immediately.
Storing Raw Salmon To Keep It Fresh
To store raw salmon, place it in a plastic bag and refrigerate it. Do not wash it until you are ready to eat it.
Storing Cooked and Canned Salmon
Canned salmon is usually packed in saltwater. This keeps the fish from drying out and prevents spoilage. Store canned salmon in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration is not necessary. How to Freeze Salmon
Signs It’s Time to Throw Cooked Salmon
To freeze cooked salmon, place it in a freezer bag and freeze it. To thaw frozen salmon, remove it from the bag and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Do not refreeze thawed salmon.
Illnesses Due to Eating Spoiled Salmon
Salmon is a very nutritious fish. However, if you buy it from the store, chances are it was caught far away from where you live. This means that the fish could have been exposed to harmful bacteria and other contaminants. These contaminants can affect your health. If you eat spoiled salmon, you can get sick. Symptoms of illness caused by eating spoiled salmon include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, weakness, and fatigue. You can avoid getting ill by buying only fresh salmon. Fresh salmon comes from wild salmon that swim in clean waters.