Do you eat salmon skin with the scales on?

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  1. abefroman

    abefroman

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    Do you eat salmon skin with the scales on? Or do you scale it first?
     
  2. chefross

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    It would be best to scale the fish before you cook it.
     
  3. koukouvagia

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    Nope
     
  4. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah scale it.
     
  5. french fries

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    I scale it first.
     
  6. chefwriter

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    Any fish with scales should be cleaned of scales. While the crispy skin of most fish can be tasty, scales are generally not. I'm sure that somewhere on the planet there is a recipe for a fish dish with scales included but I have no idea where.
     
  7. french fries

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    Probably Viêt Nam. :D
     
  8. chefbillyb

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    I cook the skin on salmon filet and take the skin off after its cooked. The skin protects the bottom of the fish while it finishing in the oven......
     
  9. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Always scale a fish. Skin on with the salmon when it is done right it is one of the best parts.
     
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