Deep Fried Salmon Head

I always ignore the Salmon fish heads whenever I see these in the Supermarket. I always thought, “Who would eat the fish heads?”.

This thinking had changed a whole lot when I’ve had tasted the deep fried Salmon fish heads in a restaurant on Pembina. I was so amazed and surprised by the succulent taste the very first time I’ve tried it. The Salmon cheeks’ fatty goodness melts in my mouth. It is so delicious!

I thought to myself that I had to cook it at home as the buffet price is so pricey. So, I bought the Salmon fish heads and fried these with batter. It turned out the same taste as I had it at the restaurant!

This recipe is definitely a must try! Serve it hot, with or without any dipping sauce. Best if served with Ginger Soy sauce.  Follow the link here.

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Deep Fried Salmon Head

Shey A.
Try out this recipe.  You’ll sure to love and make this one of your favorite dish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 people


  • 2 pcs Salmon head cleaned
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper (per Salmon head)
  • a pinch Salt (per Salmon head)


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups oil for frying


  • Clean the Salmon heads, remove the gills and pat dry.  Season with a pinch of salt and pepper per fish head.
  • Place your pot over the stove top.  Turn on to medium heat.  Put oil in the pot no more than half full.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, water, salt and pepper.  Mix the batter well until smooth.
  • Dip the fish in the batter and shake off any excess before frying.  Fry the fish until golden brown.
  • Drain the fish on paper towel.  
    Serve hot.   Best if served with Ginger Soy sauce.  Follow the link here.
Keyword Deep Fried Salmon Head

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