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Old 09-29-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
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Salmon Question

We had poached salmon Sunday evening, and I have quite a bit left. It's been kept refrigerated, and I was thinking of flaking it up to make salmon croquettes tonight.
Do you think it would still be all right, or is 4 days pushing the safety limits?

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Others might beg to differ but I toss fish/seafood after the 2nd full day
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:07 PM   #3
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Same here, I throw it out after two days. Better safe than sorry!
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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We had poached salmon Sunday evening, and I have quite a bit left. It's been kept refrigerated, and I was thinking of flaking it up to make salmon croquettes tonight.
Do you think it would still be all right, or is 4 days pushing the safety limits?
Since the salmon is already cooked through it should still be fine. However when you cook the croquettes, you should make sure that the internal temp. reaches at least 165 degrees for at least 15-20 seconds. This will help prevent possible foodborne illness that can come from reheating previously cooked foods.
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:08 PM   #5
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Trash it. Four days to way too long IMO.
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:20 PM   #6
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I'd trash it too.

The USDA says 3 to 4 days. Here's a nifty CHART
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:15 PM   #7
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I appreciate the advice, friends. That is a cool chart, Jenny.

The salmon was a slightly rare, the way we like it, so I'm afraid it's right on the verge. I'm aggravated with myself for not doing something with it sooner.
Oh well, Queenie the pitbull will be thrilled with it. I found a package of ham'n beans in the freezer. It's cold tonight, so that will taste great.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:14 PM   #8
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I'd take a little taste, and spit and toss if nasty, and make dinner if ok ...seriously. you will not get sick from already cooked fish that tastes ok and is going to be recooked. But it might not be the freshest tasting stuff for a cold salad on day four!
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Old 09-30-2005, 05:02 AM   #9
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The USDA says 3 to 4 days. Here's a nifty CHART


Thanks jenny, here is a clever and amusing chart that lists the shelf (or fridge) life of condiments

http://backtable.org/~blade/fnord/condiments.html
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:52 AM   #10
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That's really clever, IC, and quite useful, too!
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