Also question is, do you flip salmon when frying?
There is no need to flip. Unless you have a well seasoned cast iron grill or one of the really cheap portable grills with thin grates, the flesh of the salmon will most likely stick. To avoid the “sticking panic” cook salmon skin side down and don’t flip.
Accordingly, how does Gordon Ramsay cook salmon in a pan?
How long should salmon be cooked?
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The blackened areas on charred and grilled flesh foods (meat, poultry, fish) are a source of carcinogenic chemicals. These chemical directly damage DNA, our genetic material, and initiate mutations that can lead to the development of cancer.
Like charred food, blackened food also brings up health concerns. The smoke from cooking the meat at such a high heat is believed to release acrylamide, the same chemical in charred food, into blackened food and cause cancer.
Food Safety Magazine notes that eating raw or undercooked fish like sushi, sashimi, and ceviche increases the risk of becoming infected with the parasite. In addition to tapeworms, raw salmon can harbor other dangerous parasites, viruses, and bacteria that can make you sick (via Healthline).
You may be wondering how blackening differs from grilling. The difference between grilled and blackened salmon lies in the spices. While you may season your food before grilling it, the cooking method doesn’t rely on those seasonings. Blackening requires spices in order for the cooking method to work.
Arguably, peak salmon season is from June to August in which pretty much every popular type of wild salmon is being caught and is available for sale. That said, due to the way this fish is prepared, the best time to buy salmon starts in early summer and goes through till the end of the calendar year.