Get The Crispiest Salmon Ever With This Easy Hack

According to a report from the National Fisheries Institute, salmon is the second most-eaten seafood for Americans. Whether it's chinook (king), coho, chum, sockeye, pink, or Atlantic salmon, eating this tender, fleshy fish can bring a host of health benefits. Full of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon helps maintain a healthy heart and can be a superfood for skin, hair, joints, and hormone balance (via BBC Good Food). A study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition also suggests that eating oily fish like salmon can help reduce levels of inflammation in the body, an essential aspect of mitigating and managing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cancer.

There are so many ways to cook perfect salmon and maximize the rich benefits of this fish. You can poach it in a pot with garlic cloves, lemon slices, and a sprig of thyme. You can marinate and grill it to a crisp. You can pan-sear the salmon, but beware of overcooking it and drying out its robust, juicy flavor. You can boil, roast, braise, or bake the fish in foil, or you could step beyond your comfort zone and cure the salmon — the perfect accompaniment to a fresh bagel and a dollop of cream cheese. If you're looking for the ideal crispy texture, there's a hack you may want to know about.

Cube your salmon for the perfect char

There are plenty of mistakes you can make when cooking salmon. Maybe you've tried roasting and poaching and baking and grilling and a plethora of other techniques. Maybe you've set off the fire alarm a couple of times in the process, or you've been burned with a splatter of hot oil as you stand over a pan, waiting for the fish to sear and reach the right flaky texture. Now, there's another fun method worth trying to achieve the perfect char.

According to Epicurious, you can enjoy the easiest, crispiest fish dinner by cutting the salmon into bite-sized cubes, slathering them in a mixture of Greek yogurt, harissa, paprika, turmeric, and lime, and then roasting the tender cubed fish at the oven's highest temperature. One crucial step is allowing the oven plenty of time to preheat. In the meantime, you can wait for the salmon cubes to marinate in their yogurt sauce, then spread them out on a baking sheet and pop them into the oven for about 10 minutes.

The next time a craving for this succulent, pink fish arises, save yourself some time and stress and try out this easy hack.