All fish share two traits: they live in water and they have a backbone —they are vertebrates. Fin fish like salmon have gills, are covered in scales, and reproduce by laying eggs. Is a salmon an invertebrate or vertebrate?
Then, how many pairs of Fins does a salmon have?
This is what we discovered. • Fins: Salmon have two sets of paired fins (pelvic and pectoral) and four single fins (dorsal, caudal, anal, and adipose). Except for the adipose and caudal fins, the others are used basically to maneuver and balance the fish in the water. The adipose is a small, fleshy fin which serves no known purpose.
Does salmon fillet have bones?
Although the bones are removed in salmon fillet, sometimes in the processing of them some of the bones are missed. This is why it is extremely important for you to take the time to carefully look through your salmon fillet to make sure that no bones have been left in.
What do you do with the bones of salmon when cooking?
We also grill or roast the bones of salmon and pick off the meat for salmon salad or salmon cakes. Sometimes we won’t even cook the bones first. We use a spoon to remove all the meat from the carcass, chop it roughly and use it for salmon burgers or patties.
One source claimed you don’t ever see salmon heads and bones at typical American markets. But if you ever visit ethnic markets, you’ll most likely find parts of fish that you didn’t even realize can be cooked!
Does salmon have omega-3s?
Salmon, like the rest of us, store most of their fat in their bellies. And this, friends, is a Mother Lode of those omega-3 fatty acids people are all talking about. I actually got a full-on glob of salmon fat in one bite, which, if you can imagine it, was both alarming and tasty.