How to Freeze Fresh Salmon

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Salmon is a commonly eaten fish that has high protein and vitamin D. It also has a unique flavor that has almost no fishy taste. If you fish regularly, or know someone who does, you might receive fresh salmon on a regular basis. If you have an excess of salmon, you can freeze it so it will stay fresh for up to a month.


Freeze Fresh Salmon

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic Wrap

  • Lemon Juice

  • Paper Towel

  • Permanent Marker

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Casserole Dish

  • Fresh Salmon

Step 1

Pour lemon juice into a casserole dish until it is halfway full. Submerge the fresh salmon in the lemon juice and allow it to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 2

Remove the fresh salmon from the lemon juice and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Put the fish in the freezer and allow it to freeze completely. This can take up to an hour. Do not discard the lemon juice yet.


Step 3

Remove the fresh salmon from the freezer after it is thoroughly frozen and unwrap. Soak the fish in the lemon juice again for one to two minutes, and use a paper towel to gently blot it dry.

Step 4

Wrap the salmon in aluminum foil. Ensure that it is wrapped as tightly as possible to help prevent freezer burn. Label the package with the contents and date using a permanent marker.

Step 5

Place the wrapped fish back in the freezer until ready to use. Cook the fresh salmon within a month of freezing for the freshest taste. The salmon can be safely eaten later, but will lack the same flavor and texture.


A vacuum sealer can be used to package the fresh salmon before the final freezing. Fish stored this way will remain fresh for up to two months longer.