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How to Reheat Salmon – A Quick Guide

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Salmon is such a firm favorite in my house that I seldom have any leftovers when I make it for a family meal. So it’s not surprising that I almost never have to worry about how to reheat salmon. 

However, on the rare occasion when we do have a couple of pieces left, it is useful to know how to reheat salmon in such a way that it does not dry out and become rubbery.

Salmon is a versatile fish that can be prepared in many different ways. I love salmon baked in a tasty sesame seed and teriyaki sauce. It is not only delicious, but it is also ridiculously easy to prepare. At the end of this article, I will share my own special recipe with you.

In addition to being simple and easy to make, salmon is known to be exceptionally healthy. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and is a highly nourishing source of protein. Salmon is filled with Omega 3 fatty acids, which are known to be good for heart health.

With all of these benefits, it is no wonder that salmon has become a very popular dish in recent years. If you cook salmon and want to reheat it afterward, there are numerous ways to do this.

How To Reheat Salmon In The Oven

When reheating salmon, the biggest problem is that it can dry out very easily. Dry salmon is hard and unappetizing, so this is what you want to avoid. The best way to do it is to reheat the salmon in the oven. 

Preheat your oven to 300° Fahrenheit. Take an ovenproof dish and spray it lightly with olive oil. This will prevent the salmon from sticking to the dish. Place the salmon in the dish, in a single layer.

Cover the dish tightly with tin foil and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. Your salmon should be heated through, and still nicely moist inside. Take care not to let your oven get too hot, or to leave the salmon in for too long. These will cause your salmon to get dry.

Remove from the dish carefully with a lifter, taking care not to let the salmon flake and fall apart.

How To Reheat Salmon In The Microwave

When reheating salmon in the microwave, you need to do it in stages, turning it after a minute and checking frequently if it is hot enough. It is best not to use the microwave on its highest power setting. This will cause the salmon to become over-cooked. 

Place the salmon in a microwave-safe dish and cover with a lid or a plate. This will prevent splattering and making a mess in the microwave. Switch on the microwave for one minute, on 50% power. After a minute, turn the salmon and put it back for another minute. Keep checking until it reaches the desired temperature.

How To Reheat Salmon In A Pan On The Stove

how to reheat salmon

Reheating salmon in a pan on the stove is a quick and easy method, but it is not ideal, as the salmon can burn and get overdone very easily. You need to watch it carefully to make sure that this does not happen.

Use a non-stick pan if possible, and spray with a few drops of olive oil. Place the pieces of salmon in the pan and heat it over a medium flame, turning it after 2 or 3 minutes. It should become heated through after only a few minutes on each side.

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Ridiculously Easy Baked Salmon Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 filleted side of Norwegian salmon, skin on, cut into pieces

¼  cup soya sauce

¼  teriyaki sauce

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey

Salt and pepper

Sesame seeds

METHOD

Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Spray an ovenproof dish lightly with olive oil. Place salmon pieces in the dish, skin side down, in a single layer.

Mix the soya sauce, teriyaki sauce, and lemon juice together in a cup. Brush the salmon generously with this mixture. Drizzle lightly with honey and sprinkle a little salt and pepper. Don’t overdo the salt, because the sauces contain salt. Sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds. 

Cover tightly with tin foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the foil, spoon juices over the salmon, and put it back in the oven uncovered for another 20 minutes. Serve the fish steaming hot with mashed potatoes and veggies of your choice. 

This is so scrumptious that you probably won’t have leftovers, so you will not have to worry about how to reheat salmon.

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Jason Adamson

Jason Adamson

Jason lives in Osaka Japan and has an infatuation with raw fish, ninjas and sake. Originally from Australia he has a Masters in Communications and a Le Cordon Bleu Masters of Gastronomic Tourism. He also owns a very old Nintendo.
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