When it comes to purchasing Salmon you may have bought Salmon from an online or physical shop. Perhaps you may not have bought Salmon from any shop before. Whatever the case may be, one thing is clear: there is a whole world of different cuts of Salmon to explore that you may or may not have heard about. Are you curious to enter this seemingly mysterious world? Join me as we go on a fascinating exploration together.
The first cut of the Salmon that we shall discuss is a cut that is typically called Salmon Sides. As its name implies, this cut of Salmon is the cut of the side of a Salmon. They typically are the length of a whole salmon (approximately 150 centimetres/59.1 inches). Typically, Salmon fillets are derived from Salmon Sides.
Let us now discuss Salmon Fillets. As mentioned earlier, Salmon fillets tend to be derived from Salmon sides. They also can come from other parts of Salmon such as the belly. Salmon fillets can be sold at different weights from 100 grams to a 1 kilogram on average.
We now move on to the cut of Salmon known as Salmon steaks. This cut of Salmon is so named due to it being cut the form of a typical fish steak. Salmon Steaks can weigh up to approximately 800 grams.
Another cut of Salmon that is sold in a variety of shops is Salmon Heads. This part of a Salmon can either be cut in half or whole when on display in shops be they online or physical outlets. With regards to their weight, Salmon Heads can weigh approximately 400 grams.
The next cut of Salmon that we will be discussing is Salmon Bones. This cut of Salmon is special in this sense: it Salmon flesh on bones and is typically used in broths/soups. In general, Salmon bones that are sold in shops weigh approximately 1 to 2 kilograms depending on the amount of cuts that are packed.
Skin on and Skin off
Yet another thing that you may come across is Salmon cuts that either still have the Salmon skin on them or are skinless. They can be fillets or other kinds of cuts of Salmon. Furthermore, the weight and sizes of these Salmon cuts can vary with some having a weight range of approximately 500 grams to about 1 kilogram depending on the number of Salmon cuts that are in a package.
|Name of Salmon cut||Unique attributes||Average length or weight|
|Salmon Sides||Other cuts like Salmon fillet are derived from it.||About 150 centimetres/59.1 inches.|
|Salmon Fillets||Salmon fillets can come from different parts of the fish including its belly.||Average weight ranges from 100 grams to 1kilogram.|
|Salmon Steak||This Salmon cut is uniquely shaped to make steak dishes.||Average weight is about 800 grams.|
|Salmon Heads||Salmon Head cuts can either be marketed as being cut in half or kept whole.||Salmon Heads weigh approximately 400 grams.|
|Salmon Bones||Salmon Bones still have meat on them and are used in broths/soups.||The weight of Salmon Bones can vary depending on the amount that is packed. Generally they can weigh between 1 to 2 kilograms.|
Shops where you can purchase different cuts of Salmon
You can purchase different cuts of Salmon from a variety of shops. They include online shops like Shopee, Pickme and Redmart to name a few. You can also purchase different cuts of Salmon from physical shops or supermarkets such as NTUC Fairprice, Giant and Sheng Shiong for example.