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How to Reheat Salmon – Everything You Need to Know About Reheating Salmon

How to Reheat Salmon – Everything You Need to Know About Reheating Salmon

All the salmon lovers, gather here! 

I simply love to devour salmon, whether it’s smoked, baked, or fried! To me, it’s undoubtedly the most delectable and fancy fish that you can have.

There are just so many ways that you can cook and serve salmon. The best bit is that you can cook as much of it as you want and simply reheat the leftovers to have them at a later time.

This is what I do; I reheat my leftover salmon and have it in salads or with stir-fried veggies!

✔ Check out this mouth-watering recipe of  Lemon and Dill Salmon with Herbed Salad!

If you are wondering how to reheat salmon, then read on to find out!

How to Reheat Smoked Salmon 

Smoked salmon is a classic dish and a true favorite at my Sunday brunches!

If you are anything like me, then you probably cook a bunch of smoked salmon just so that you can enjoy it later on as well.

So, here are some simple steps to warm up smoked salmon: 

Things You Will Need

• Smoked salmon
• A shallow baking dish or sheet
• A little butter or some olive oil
• A serving dish
• A cooking thermometer

Instructions 

1. Preheat your oven and keep the temperature at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Take your smoked salmon out of the fridge and put it in a baking sheet or a shallow baking dish.
3. Lightly coat the smoked salmon fillet with some olive oil or a little melted butter.
4. Put the sheet in the oven and warm the smoked salmon for around 5 minutes or more, depending on the heat of your oven.
5. After about 5 minutes, use a cooking thermometer to see if your reheated salmon has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. If it hasn’t, then continue reheating the salmon in two-to-three-minute increments till it reaches the desired internal temperature.
7. Take it out of the oven and serve it on a platter!

Pro Tip: Make sure that you don’t leave your reheated salmon sitting around for too long. This is because it can grow bacteria if it is left for too long after reheating. 

How to Reheat Cooked Salmon

Cooked leftover salmon tastes scrumptious as long as you how to reheat it the right way. The best way to reheat cooked salmon is to reheat it in an oven.

Even though this process takes some time, the results are definitely worth it!

Here’s how you can reheat cooked salmon in the oven:

Things You Will Need

• Leftover cooked salmon
• Aluminum foil
• A baking sheet
• A serving dish
• A cooking thermometer

Instructions 

1. Preheat your oven and set the temperature to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Take your salmon out of its container and cover it loosely with a piece of aluminum foil. This will prevent the edges of the reheated fish from drying out.
3. Put the cooked salmon on a baking sheet and put the sheet in your preheated oven.
4. Reheat the salmon for around 15 minutes or more depending on the thickness of your salmon fillet.
5. Use a cooking thermometer to check if the reheated cooked salmon has reached an internal temperature of 125 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. 
6. Serve the salmon on a serving platter! 

The Best Way to Reheat Salmon in the Oven

The best way to reheat salmon in the oven is by wrapping the salmon fillet up in an aluminum foil pocket and slowly cooking it for 15 to 20 minutes till it reaches an internal temperature of 125 to 140 degrees.

The amount of time it takes for the salmon to reheat completely depends on the heating of your oven and the thickness of the salmon fillet. 

How to Reheat Salmon in the Microwave

If you are really short on time, then you can reheat your leftover salmon in a microwave. With that said, reheating cooked salmon in the microwave results in a lingering fish smell.

To reduce the smell, keep the heat low and reheat the salmon in small increments.

Here’s how to reheat salmon in a microwave:

Things You Will Need

• A microwave-safe dish
• Leftover salmon
• A pair of tongs
• A serving dish

Instructions 

1. Set your microwave at about 35% power or a low heat setting.
2. Put your leftover salmon in a microwave-safe dish and put the dish in your microwave.
3. Microwave the salmon fillet for around 30 seconds.
4. Use a pair of tongs to flip the salmon and put it back in the microwave.
5. Reheat it in 30-second increments until it reaches the desired internal temperature.
6. Serve the reheated salmon on a serving platter. 

How to Reheat Salmon Patties

Wondering how to warm up salmon patties? Here’s how:

Things You Will Need

• A skillet
• Salmon patties
• An oven
• A pair of tongs

Instructions 

1. Preheat your oven and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. While your oven is preheating, take your frozen salmon patties out of their container and pan-fry them in an oil-coated skillet.
3. Use a pair of tongs and fry the patties on both sides until they have a nice golden-brown color.
4. Place your pan-fried patties on a baking sheet and put the sheet in your oven. 
5. Reheat the patties for about 10 minutes or until their centers are nice and warm.
6. Serve the patties right away! 

Pro Tip: If you plan on reheating salmon cakes, then freeze them when they are fresh! 

How Do You Reheat Salmon Without Drying It Out

Wondering how to reheat salmon without drying it out? It’s pretty simple; just stay patient and use aluminum foil!

When it comes to reheating salmon, the one mistake that you can make is blasting it in the oven at a high temperature.

It always leads to the reheated fish becoming dry and flavorless, which isn’t something that you want! 

So, the trick is to reheat your leftover cold salmon at a low temperature. Reheat it at a slow pace so that it stays moist and flaky, which is exactly how you want it to be.

Additionally, don’t forget to cover the salmon with aluminum foil before reheating it in the oven. 

This will prevent the edges of the salmon fillet from drying out before the center of the fillet is warmed through. 

✔ Wondering how to tell if your cooked salmon has gone bad? Check out this helpful link!

Can you warm up salmon in the microwave?

Yes, you can absolutely warm up salmon in the microwave. The trick to heating up salmon in the microwave is to do it slowly in short time increments. We also recommend that you cover the salmon before reheating it. 

We provide step-by-step instructions above. 

Can you eat salmon cold the next day?

If salmon was properly cooked previously, you can eat it cold the next day. The key factor is to make sure that the salmon was thoroughly cooked and stored properly.

If the salmon was stored in the refrigerator shortly after being prepared it should be perfectly fine to eat the salmon cold. We do it quite a bit ourselves by using the leftover salmon in a salad the next day.

The Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed reading this guide on how to reheat salmon. Make sure to try the various methods mentioned above to reheat smoked and cooked salmon and salmon patties.

Keep the salmon from drying out by covering it with aluminum foil and reheating it at a low temperature. 

How to Reheat Salmon

How to Reheat Salmon

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

How to reheat salmon. The best way to reheat cooked salmon is in the oven. 

Ingredients

  • Leftover cooked salmon
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking sheet
  • Meat thermometer

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven and set the temperature to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2.  Take your salmon out of its container and cover it loosely with a piece of aluminum foil. This will prevent the edges of the reheated fish from drying out.
  3. Put the cooked salmon on a baking sheet and put the sheet in your preheated oven.
  4. Reheat the salmon for around 15 minutes or more depending on the thickness of your salmon fillet.
  5. Use a cooking thermometer to check if the reheated cooked salmon has reached an internal temperature of 125 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  6. Serve the salmon on a serving platter! 

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Andi Reis

Sunday 26th of July 2020

One of the best ways I've found to reheat any fish is in a saute pan on the stove with some white wine, lemon and butter, gently simmered on low.