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Old 04-10-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Salmon questions

I have some atlantic caught salmon that I want to use for a asian style salad.

Using cedar planks to cook it on the grill

I have 2 questions.

1. Im not using all the salmon and thawed it all already (I will have 2 extra filets) Should I refreeze them, or not. Ill be out of town for the weekend.

2. What is the best way to cook them using the planks, they have been soaked in water/liquid smoke for a while.

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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I would cook them and then freeze the unused portion.

Where did you get Atlantic wild salmon ? Hard to comeby.
They have a couple of rivers in Maine that I saw had returning runs - but the
returnees were very few in number.
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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Cook them and then freeze the cooked fish, wrapped very carefully.

Mike, there is no such thing any more as "wild Atlantic salmon." at least not that is sold commercially. Sad but true. Here is a link to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program that is up to date on what is what in the oceans and rivers.
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:37 PM   #4
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Its marketed as "Atlantic Salmon" yet it says its farm raised on the package. Interesting. Thanks for the input the urge to grill beckons.
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Cook until the internal temperature reaches 131 degrees, then remove and let rest for 5 minutes. That gets it to the perfect 140 internal temp!
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:42 PM   #6
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It IS Atlantic Salmon Mike - just "farmed", not "caught".

As far as your cooking plans, I would cook all of it. While you could freeze whatever you don't eat - quite frankly, in a sealed container in your fridge the leftover cooked fish will be perfectly good & perfectly safe for you to indulge in when you return from your weekend trip.
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Cook them and then freeze the cooked fish, wrapped very carefully.

Mike, there is no such thing any more as "wild Atlantic salmon." at least not that is sold commercially. Sad but true. Here is a link to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program that is up to date on what is what in the oceans and rivers.
I think - may be wrong - that there are still fishable runs
in Ireland, Scotland, Norway and possibly
New Brunswick and certainly Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:46 PM   #8
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Canned Salmon....Farmed or Wild Caught????
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Canned Salmon....Farmed or Wild Caught????
I had heard that the vast majority of canned is wild.
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I think - may be wrong - that there are still fishable runs
in Ireland, Scotland, Norway and possibly
New Brunswick and certainly Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
was just in face to face discussions on this subject last week at IACP -- with Rick Moonen and folks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. No more wild Atlantic salmon. Extinct. Extremely sad.
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