columbia wrote:So other than convenience, there's not necessarily a reason to buy "fresh" wild salmon?
I definitely prefer 'fresh wild caught'; superior texture and flavor, imo. Parasite infections are pretty common in Alaskan coastal villages, and it's not a terribly dangerous thing to have one of those tapeworm thingys in your gut..... but they can cause anemia, are known to grow to like 30 feet in length and can live for decades. It's a matter of measured risk.
count2infinity wrote:could always get some liquid nitrogen, tif. gotta love that stuff.
LN2 is insanely
dangerous to use if you don't know what you're doing. If you get any of it on your arm in a sufficient quantity (i.e. pouring over before any evaporates), it would be no different than if you dunked your hand in a Fry-o-lator. Stuff boils at -196°C / −321° F. There was a story about a girl in Britain who was served an LN2 cocktail that was improperly prepared; she was served the drink before the liquid had boiled off, so when she drank it the thing froze her stomach..... which had to be partially removed to save her life.
I do love the effects you can achieve with LN2.... but I'm happy to leave that stuff to the pros.