On this week’s Midnight Snack, I decided to get healthier but also not burn my wallet, so I wandered into the frozen section at Sam’s Club. I doubt that frozen, wild caught salmon is as fresh as, say, this:
But darn it, the finished product here comes pretty close for cost and convenience. At least I think it does. Not tryna wrestle with that furry guy to find out. That’s why I settled for Morey’s.
Imagine that it’s 12:38 on a weeknight and you just realized you need your omega-3 fatty acids. Looking in the pantry, every can of tuna’s gone and every respectable seafood store in town’s closed for the night. But then, your eyes dart to the freezer when you realize there might be one Wild Caught Salmon left from Salmon’s Clu-er I mean, Sam’s Club. Bam, you’re set. In terms of the level of healthiness with these things: very. very healthiness.
This one I had came in a pack of 6, 5 0z fillets. Each individual fillet was wrapped in these easy to open, air-tight plastic pouches:
Friendly suggestion: don’t get olive oil on your hands then try to get this open.
There’s a little part in the cooking instructions that mentions covering the fish filet with a paper towel or wax paper. You may also notice that I did not do that. Our microwave paid the price…
The cooking instructions strongly recommended thawing overnight and then putting it in the oven, but who has time for that when there’s a straight to microwave option? For some reason, most of the seasoning that spread out was pretty crusty:
Now came the fun of getting all the skin off. Plus that grey stuff, too, which I’ve been told isn’t great to eat for most of my life. After some basic research, though, it looks like it’s okay to eat. Lessons were learned here today.
I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger and didn’t have to mess with scraping out the grey fish stuff, but whateva.
Once the grey stuff that didn’t really need to be scraped off was removed, I put my ready-to-eat fish on the plate for one last glance before it met its fate:
Even though this article makes the process look a little bit longer to prepare our Morey’s, it probably took a grand total of 6 minutes. That’s also taking into account that I only needed to get rid of part of the skin. Would this be the best thing to try and eat late at night? Depends on how much you can think when you go to cook it. If you can line up all your brain compartments and remember to cover the fish and cut the skin off when it’s done, you’re golden.
Midnight Snack rating: 8.4/10
Recommend? Know what, I think so.