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What does undercooked salmon look like?

Asked: Francis Lanteigne, Last Updated:

Salmon will change from translucent (red or raw) to opaque (pink) as it cooks. After 6-8 minutes of cooking, check for doneness, by taking a sharp knife to peek into the thickest part. If the meat is beginning to flake, but still has a little translucency in the middle, it is done. It should not however, look raw.

FAQ

  • Do crayfish need to come out of water?

    Note that being able to climb out of the water is an essential requirement if the water is not aerated or filtered; crayfish need lots of oxygen, and in still water conditions, such as in a tank without a filter or airstone, they will get the oxygen they need from the air.

  • What time of year do catfish bite best?

    "Catfish are caught year 'round but the late spring and summer months offer the best opportunity to catch catfish around the clock," said Rodger Taylor, catfish tournament angler and guide. "Some things are consistent for catfish success and one is targeting the right place to fish.

  • How long do you have to cook defrosted fish?

    Thawing fish in hot water is not recommended — this can cause the superficial meat to begin to cook while the inside is still frozen. When it is completely thawed, keep the fish in a refrigerator for no more than two days before eating it.

  • What is the best temp for salmon?

    125°F Salmon – 125°F While the FDA recommends cooking fish to 145°F, for a flakier, more moist and tender salmon filet many chefs find that it's best enjoyed when it's cooked to medium – 125°F.

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  • Can I leave clams in salt water overnight?

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