7 Different Ways to Eat Raw Salmon

7 ways to eat raw salmon

If you love salmon as much as I do, then you are in for a treat. Eating lots of salmon is linked to improving the brain as well as decrease the incidences of depression. Salmon is also chalk-full of vitamins, contains high levels of DHA (decosahexaenoic acid) which helps boost learning capabilities and academic performance and Omega-3s. Sounds good right? Wrong.

7-ways-to-eat-raw-salmonAs much it is good for you, it is really easy to ingest bad salmon. To gain all the nutrients, you should be eating Wild Atlantic Salmon instead of Farmed Salmon.

The difference between the two is that farmed salmon has been known to be fed soy and corned based-food which is not good for the fish at all. There are also many instances where there is pink dye present in the food so once the salmon eats it, it gets absorbed into the salmon to keep their colour.

All in all, you are eating meaningless salmon if they are farmed-based instead of caught in the wild.

But for some of those germaphobes out there, there is a simple reason why people can eat raw salmon. It is because its been cured. What cured salmon means is that the fillet of salmon has been through a safe cleansing process where salmon will become ready to eat. If you want to learn how to cure your salmon at home, here is a step by step process. Once your salmon is cured and all ready to go, here are some raw salon recipes you can follow to fall in love with the most satisfying fish in the world!

7-ways-to-eat-raw-salmon1. Lomilomi Salmon

Lomilomi salmon is an appetizer that is popular in Hawaii. It is a mixture of salted salmon, fresh tomatoes, and fresh onions. Just think of it like a salmon salsa!

2. Fresh Salmon Carpaccio

Another appitizer on the menu. Thinly sliced salmon combined with simple ingredients, sign me up!

3. Salmon Tartare

Normally seen in high-end restaurants, salmon tartare is to die for!

With the freshness of lime, the creaminess of mayonnaise and the buttery texture of salmon – it just melts in your mouth!

4. Smoked Salmon Crostini

When I was in LA for two weeks, guess what I ate almost everyday… this! The smokey flavor of the salmon combined with the creaminess of the cream cheese is a winner in my book.

5. Salmon Sashimi with Ginger and Hot Sesame Oil

Anyone here already salivating? With salmon sashimi already its separate portion on the 5 food groups (yes, I said 5), this recipe is a nice twist on the ever popular ayce experience- just at home.

7 ways to eat raw salmon6. Hawaiian-Style Poke

Do I see a re-occurring trend here? Raw Salmon dishes are super popular in Hawaii and for good reason.

However, there are many Japanese supermarkets that sell this popular dish as well.

If thick-cubed salmon is up your alley, give this one a try!


 7. Marinated Salmon Sashimi Salad

Finally, here’s a recipe that simplifies the whole raw salmon experience. Jenny from IchigoShortcake writes about the first time she’s had raw salmon and how she felt about it. Plus, she has amazing food porn shots!


Tell us,

How do you feel about eating raw salmon?

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