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Gordon Ramsay's Scoring Tip For Perfectly Crisp And Flavorful Salmon
In a video for The F Word on YouTube, chef Gordon Ramsay revealed his key technique for achieving a perfectly cooked, crisp, and flavorful salmon: scoring the salmon.
Scoring refers to cutting shallow slits into the surface of the salmon. Ramsay notes that this "allows the salmon to cook quicker" and "helps get that skin nice and crispy."
The scoring also helps ensure that the salmon is as flavorful as possible. When you season the salmon on both sides, rub the seasoning into the slits made from scoring.