When it comes to fish, it is somehow common knowledge, that never reheated is as good as freshly baked. And, it is true. Not to lie, you will hardly get that perfect taste of freshly baked fish once it has cooled, especially if you’re doing it on a grill.
However, this by no means, means that reheated fish should be bad. The same is the case with salmon. If you know how to warm it up well, you will have a beautiful juicy salmon the day after. And, with a few tricks, you will avoid that unfortunate smell of fish that appears when reheated.
Remember that your best friend is the oven for heating salmon, whether it is roasted or smoked salmon.
Reheating Cooked Salmon
The best result for reheating cooked salmon will be achieved in the oven at a medium temperature. By no means, overheat the oven, as the salmon will dry out and probably get an unpleasant odor. So take your time and reheat your fish delicacy properly.
Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 275 °F
As we noted, the temperature must not be too high. So set the oven to 275 degrees and let it heat up. This time, prepare the salmon leftovers for reheating.
Step 2: Cover the Salmon with Foil
Use a shallow pan on which to stack the salmon pieces. First, put baking paper, and then arrange pieces of salmon on it. It is best to have space between them so that each piece is nicely warmed on all sides.
You can also add a little olive oil for better juiciness. Then cover the salmon with aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out.
Step 3: Bake for About 15 Minutes
Put the prepared salmon covered with foil in the oven. Leave to bake for about 15 minutes. It should be long enough to warm up nicely. When you take it out, immediately remove the foil, and serve it to eat. Do not leave the salmon to cool again.
Reheating Smoked Salmon
The process of reheating smoked salmon is actually very similar to cooked salmon. There are small shades that will give a somewhat tastier result. Here’s how to best heat smoked salmon.
Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 325 °F
In the case of smoked salmon, the temperature should be slightly higher. So set your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and let it heat up thoroughly.
Step 2: Put the Salmon on a Baking Sheet and Add the Oil
On a baking sheet, place the baking paper so that the salmon does not stick to the bottom. Then arrange the salmon pieces so that there is little space between each. Then add a little olive oil to each piece to make the fish juicier. You can use other oils as desired, but traditionally olive oil goes best with fish.
Step 3: Bake for 5 to 7 Minutes
Put the salmon in the oven and leave for 5 minutes. When you take it out, make sure it is warm enough. If not, put it back for an additional 2 minutes. Remember that the temperature is a little higher, so the result will be fast.
Salmon is a really nice lunch treat. The problem is that it cools down very quickly, and what you just ate will not be warm for a long time. So, it is good to know the reheating techniques to have a tasty meal, especially from salmon leftovers. However, remember that salmon can be eaten cold too and will be great actually, especially on a crisp salad or in a sandwich.
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