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Salmon: Does anyone know what the brown stuff is between the skin and the orange flesh?


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I always scrape it off because it tastes "fishy"...

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it's fat, and it's a big part of the reason salmon is good for you. 

I always think its grey but yea its important just eat it. Throw so tabasco on it if it tastes too fishy. ehe

Yes it isn't half bad I use to throw it away then I started eating everything. If it is too fishy add some lemon juice...very small amount I eat a whole lot of salomon and have been doing so for a year now!!!

That's the part the cats get when I'm cooking salmon!

Fish shouldn't taste "fishy", if it does I would question how fresh it is. Although I'm spoiled living in a fishing community fresh fish is abundant.

It's not fat and it's not cat-food....  Smile  It's simply darker-coloured flesh, usually found just under the skin.   Salmon skin is silvery-grey... the flesh just underneath is a similar colour. 

The fats are the oils within the salmon flesh as well as those little white blobs that sometimes form while it's cooking, especially if you're roasting it in the oven.

I just don't really like salmon at all. I never eat that dark fleshed area either.

Ohhhhhhh, i so love salmon.

I've been told that the darker patches are just bits of flesh that contain more blood...this was by quite an avid fisherman, not sure if it's true.

I eat it anyway........I don't waste a single scrap of salmon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Original Post by gi-jane:

It's not fat and it's not cat-food....  Smile  It's simply darker-coloured flesh, usually found just under the skin.   Salmon skin is silvery-grey... the flesh just underneath is a similar colour. 

i'm pretty sure it's fat.  every vertebrate has a layer of fat between the skin and the muscle; the ones who live in cold water particularly need it.

edit: maybe it's that "brown fat" we were talking about the other day ;)

the skin and the bottom part of the fish is my FAV part, whatever it may be.

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