How to Get Rid of the Smell of Salmon Cooking

Salmon is a healthy meat that can be prepared a variety of ways, but often you get left with a fishy smell as you prepare the meal.

Remove salmon odor with vinegar.Remove salmon odor with vinegar.
The salmon smell can linger for days afterward, leaving the home smelling stale and unpleasant. Luckily you can quickly remove the odor, and even prevent it with use of a few inexpensive items.

Mix 2 cups water with 2 tbsp. white vinegar and simmer on low heat as you cook the salmon. The vinegar will naturally absorb the fish odor and prevent it from lingering through the home.

Place a few bowls of either vinegar or baking soda around the kitchen, or place one or two bowls of each. Both work as natural odor absorbents.

Simmer a homemade freshener on the stove. Mix about 2 cups water, 2 sticks cinnamon or 2 tbsp. cinnamon, and 4 cloves in a pot. This emits a fresh, clean smell throughout the kitchen and masks the salmon odor.

Remember to open windows or turn on your stove hood when cooking so the fish scent can air out.

Things You Will Need

  • Pot
  • White vinegar
  • Bowls
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves

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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.