The Ways Wild And Farmed Salmon Differ (And How To Cook Both Perfectly)

Salmon is salmon, right? Not when you take a closer look at the differences between farmed salmon and wild salmon. Here's how they differ, and how to make sure each variety is cooked to perfection.

In this video from the America's Text Kitchen YouTube channel, Chef Dan Souza explains how important internal temperature is when it comes to cooking meat - even fish. Overcooked salmon can quickly go from tender and moist to chalky and dry if you're not careful.

The internal temperature usually recommended for fish is around 52 degrees Celsius, but farmed Atlantic salmon are actually a lot different than wild-caught salmon. Wild salmon has firmer flesh than farmed salmon, and wild varieties also contain a lot less fat than farmed salmon. Because of those differences, wild salmon is best cooked to a lower temp of 48 degrees Celsius. Check out the video for a deeper explanation.

Science: How Wild Salmon Differs from Farmed Salmon and How to Cook Salmon to the Right Temperature [YouTube]


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