True North Salmon - storing salmon

By: G.m.g. Fish Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: Fish, Atlantic Salmon

Storing fresh whole fish - Dos and Don'ts

Do

  • Keep Heritage Salmon moist.
  • Store at a consistent temperature of 1-2 ºC (34 - 35 ºF).
  • If you use flaked ice, place fish gently on the ice then cover with a layer of flaked ice. Only layer fish up to 18 inches deep.
  • Check the ice flakes and replace them as needed.
  • Drain all water and ensure it melts away from the Heritage Salmon.
  • Handle True North Heritage Atlantic Salmon with care. Use both hands to pick up the fish.
  • Rotate inventory. Bring older product up front and place fresher product in the back.

Don't

  • Pick up salmon by the tail.
  • Handle roughly or unnecessarily.
  • Alter the temperature, as this reduces the Heritage Salmon's shelf life.
Storing fresh steaks, fillets and portions - Dos and Don'ts

Do

  • Keep fish away from water or moisture.
  • If wet, remove fluids on cut Heritage Salmon by scraping gently with a knife's blade. Simply hold the blade at a right angle to the Heritage Salmon and move with the grain. This way the Heritage Salmon will be clean and appealing.
  • Rotate inventory. Bring older product up front and place fresher product in the back.
  • Drain melted ice away from fish.

Don't

  • Allow fish to come into contact with water.
  • Wash or moisten the Heritage Salmon.

Want to use ice to keep salmon steaks, fillets or portions cold? Place in a sealed plastic bag first. Then, layer Heritage Salmon on a bed of flaked ice and cover with a layer of flaked ice. You can layer fish this way for up to 12 inches.

Keywords: Atlantic Salmon, Fish

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