Salmon – like all fish – has almost no collagen, which means it will start to lose moisture more quickly than beef. While the FDA recommends cooking fish to 145°F, for a flakier, more moist and tender salmon filet many chefs find that it’s best enjoyed when it’s cooked to medium – 125°F.
Fish & Seafood Key Temperatures and Tips
Halibut is a great fish to incorporate into any recipe that calls for whitefish, and can even be used as a substitute for chicken in the right dish. When grilled properly it is firm and flaky, and surprisingly mild.