Should the Skin on a Salmon Be Removed Before Baking?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 11:41:56 AM ET
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Skin does not need to be removed from salmon before cooking, and leaving the skin on actually helps with cooking. Salmon is typically cooked skin side down to prevent scorching the flesh of the fish. If desired, when the salmon is done, the skin is easily removed with a fork.