Smoked salmon is always an appetizing treat thanks to its great flavor, smooth texture and a huge variety of options for cooking. So, it’s hard to say NO when seeing a big sale on a large packet of delicious smoked salmon when you are in the supermarket, right?
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Take it now and don’t worry when you have some leftovers after dinner since you can easily freeze the smoked salmon, not only to prolong its life but also maintain the taste, texture, and quality.
Of course, we will guide you how to do.
Aside from sticking to four above ways, please notice the amount of time that you can keep the frozen smoked salmon in the freezer. Normally, it can last around 3 months. In case you keep it in a place where has the maximum freezing point, it can last over 6 months. Although the salmon is still eatable after this time, the quality is no more good.
Take a sufficient quantity of salmon that you wish to thaw and then put the freezer bags in the refrigerator now. Depending on the sizes of the pieces that you covered, the thawing process might take about 24 hours. It’s necessary to keep the fish still cold when it thaws. And avoid leaving the smoked salmon on the countertop or use hot water to thaw because germs will grow in the fish.
Since the smoked salmon can be eaten cold, you can enjoy when it’s totally thawed.
For reheating, avoid using the microwave because the high heat might dry out the smoked salmon. Furthermore, it can leave some cold spots in the fish and bacteria can easily grow in there.
Additionally, make sure you finish it within the next 2 hours after reheating the frozen smoked salmon or the formation of bacteria can (again) make you sick. Therefore, just reheat when you’re ready to eat. And if there are still leftovers after 2 hours of reheating, you just put them back in the freezer.
Watch this video below to know how to store, freeze and defrost the smoked salmon
Why do you just reheat the smoked salmon to eat again and again? Why don’t you learn new recipes to make your meal delicious and healthy?
A creamy and savory sauce from cream cheese and smoked salmon will make your snack time more appetizing.
Let’s mix ½ cup sour cream, 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 teaspoon drained horseradish, 1 teaspoon minced fresh dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together in the electric mixer. After getting a smooth mixture, continue adding 4 ounces of minced smoked salmon and mix well.
Spoon out a small bowl and serve with crackers, vegetables or fruits that you like.
The smoked salmon is truly a wonderful addition to any meal from breakfast to lunch and dinner. While it might come with a high tag on each packet, it’s not hard to freeze and keep for a long time, which makes your purchase reasonable in the long run.
And it’s no more difficult to process different stunning dishes with any leftover smoked salmon you have in the freezer. Except for three above recipes, you also find out more and more healthy and easy ones online.