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how much salmon to purchase for 10 guests

I'll be preparing salmon baked on rock salt for 10 and am wonder how much salmon to purchase. Any advice?

asked by Fairmount_market over 6 years ago

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added over 6 years ago

Make sure all of your guests like salmon. I've been invited to dinner twice with salmon being served, and it's one of the few things I can't even force myself to eat.

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em-i-lis
em-i-lis

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added over 6 years ago

3 pounds should be sufficient as I assume you'll also be serving sides?? Yum!

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ChefJune
ChefJune

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added over 6 years ago

I always plan on 6 ounces of fish per serving for a main course. I would probably buy 4 pounds, because should an extra guest materialize, you could wangle an extra serving .

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff

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added over 6 years ago

I'd also get 4 or maybe even 5 pounds, depending, of course, on how much else you're serving. When it comes to salmon, I always try to have leftovers and all-too-seldom actually get them.

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amysarah
amysarah

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added over 6 years ago

I'd err towards 5 lbs. - accounts for any unusable bits of a whole fish, plus I prefer having a bit too much than too little - I find it makes serving a 'communal' fish a little more relaxed. (With a filet pre-cut into individual portions, or salmon steaks, I'll be more precise and figure 6-8 oz/person.) Also, as Greenstuff said, leftover salmon is a great reward the next day.

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