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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Usually seen with tuna, poke (poh-keh) is the California craze that’s slowly infusing the rest of the U.S., first in metropolitan cities. It’s a raw, sushi-grade fish salad popular for decades in Hawaii, kind of like ceviche or tartare in other cuisines. The protein is usually marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil, then combined with other ingredients that can vary widely. The name comes from the Hawaiian, “to cut or slice.” The traditional version is just the cubed, high-quality raw fish, seasoned and placed cold atop a bowl of hot sushi-grade rice.
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