It's Called Albumin, & It's Safe to Eat!
Have you ever noticed the white stuff that oozes out of your salmon as it cooks? Maybe you’re wondering what it is and if it’s safe to eat…we have good news: It’s TOTALLY safe to eat.
The white stuff that oozes from your salmon is called “albumin,” and all it is is coagulated protein. As salmon cooks, the muscle fibers contract, causing the fish’s internal protein (or albumin) to wring out.
Though it is perfectly safe to eat, we totally understand if that “white stuff” just isn’t your cup of tea. If you want to avoid it, we have a few tips:
- Allow your salmon to soak in a standard brine (salt and water) for just 10 minutes before cooking.
- Cook the fish at a lower temperature! Lower & slower.
Whether you’re eating the “white stuff” or not, we hope this blog post helped you form a better understanding of what it is and how to avoid it if you want to.