How to Refrigerate Baked Salmon & Reheat It Later

Updated February 21, 2017

Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins and niacin. Most of the fat found in salmon is considered "good" fat because it raises "good" levels of cholesterol. Baking salmon is a healthy method of preparation. If you bake salmon, you may want to refrigerate and reheat the leftovers. This is simple to do as long as you follow certain guidelines concerning refrigeration and reheating.

Place the salmon on a glass dish or in a glass bowl and cover it with cling film.

Place the salmon in a refrigerator that is set at 4.44 degrees Celsius or lower. You can safely keep the salmon in the refrigerator for one to two days.

Take the salmon out of the refrigerator and remove the cling film.

Cut the salmon into bite sized pieces to allow for quicker and more thorough heating.

Cover the fish with a microwave dish cover or a paper towel.

Heat the salmon for 30 seconds.

Check the fish to see if it is warm. If not, continue to heat it for 30 second intervals. Re-check the salmon after each 30 second period to see if it is warmed adequately. It usually takes about two minutes total to heat eight ounces of refrigerated fish.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish or bowl
  • Cling film
  • Paper towel or microwave lid
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
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