If you choose to vacuum-seal salmon because you cannot cook all of it at once, know that you can keep sealed-up salmon in your refrigerator for up to two days. You can eat it even after the two days are up, but its taste and texture may be different.
Why Vacuum-Seal Your Salmon?
Since salmon is a fish, you’ll want to prepare it properly right from the beginning. If you love salmon and buy a lot of it, it’s a good idea to freeze what you aren’t going to cook as soon as you get it home. Let’s say you bring home salmon for a dinner party that’s several days away, but you want it to taste fresh for the guests. Freezing it is your best option, but you should vacuum-seal it first.
Vacuum-sealed salmon can stay in the fridge for up to two days. Ideally, you should eat the salmon after that two-day period, or go ahead and place it in your freezer. There’s a good chance you can eat it after the two days are up, but to be on the safe side, you should either eat it or freeze it at that point. If the salmon is vacuum-sealed and placed in the freezer, just make sure you take it out and eat it within six months.
Can Salmon Go Bad?
Just like most other foods, salmon has a “shelf life” and can go bad. When you take your salmon out of the fridge or out of the freezer, check for signs such as an ammonia-like odor, a dull or whitish color, or a slimy or mushy texture when you touch it. If this is the case, it’s time to throw it in the garbage can.
Never take a chance with fish. If you have any doubt whatsoever about its freshness, you should discard it just to be on the safe side.