Salmon is an excellent source of protein, vitamin D, B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. It has a mild flavor and can be prepared in many ways.
Salmon is available both wild-caught and farmed. Wild salmon is more expensive but also higher in nutrients such as omega-3s, selenium and vitamin D. Farmed salmon has been raised on a grain diet, which means it contains less healthy fat than wild salmon.
In general, raw salmon tastes milder than cooked salmon because the cooking process causes some proteins to break down into flavors that are not found naturally in the fish. Raw salmon has a slightly sweet flavor that can be enhanced by marinating the fish with soy sauce or other ingredients before cooking it.
The best way to prepare raw salmon is to cut it into thin strips or cubes and marinate it overnight in soy sauce or other flavorful liquids such as ginger juice or vinegar. Then you can grill or broil the pieces until they’re just cooked through (about three minutes per side).
Last modified: November 20, 2022