Always look for a salmon that is firm to the touch, but bounces back if you press the flesh. The cut shouldn't have any liquid pooling around it and the meat should also be translucent and moist.
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Next: How to Store Salmon
Salmon can be stored in its original packaging for up to two days. For optimal freshness, unwrap the salmon, gently pat it dry, and wrap the filet tightly in plastic wrap. Fish like salmon usually fare best at the bottom of the refrigerator.
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Next: How to Freeze Salmon
It is important to capture as much moisture as possible. Wet the salmon, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and wrap again with aluminum foil. Place the filets in a freezer bag and keep away from the door to ensure a consistent temperature. If the salmon has been previously frozen, do not re-freeze.
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Nothing says satisfying comfort meal like fajitas, that Tex-Mex dish of seared meat and vegetables served family style, so everyone can scoop up exactly what they want. Here, salmon stands in for the usual chicken, beef, or shrimp. You start by getting the oven hot, then slathering a single chunk of salmon fillet with a mixture of olive oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, chile flakes, and salt. Toss strips of red, green, and yellow bell pepper and onion in the same mixture, then pile them on and around the fish. After 20 or 25 minutes, dinner is served, garnished with crumbled Cotija cheese and cilantro, with plenty of tortillas for impromptu taco-making.
For more, check out our Basic Chicken Fajitas, Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas, and Easy Chicken Fajitas.