When you prepare salmon fillets, sometimes you buy a whole or half salmon and you need to butcher it into individual servings. But how can you now what sizes to cut? How big is one salmon fillet? How much does a salmon fillet weigh?
I gathered some information on how big a typical salmon fillet is to help you prepare this beautiful fish. I give you measurements in grams, pounds and ounces, but also in cm and inches. This way you will get an exact idea on how large you should cut your salmon fillet servings. For a perfect baked salmon fillet recipe click on the link.
Typical Salmon Fillet Size
One typical serving (slice) of salmon fillet is usually about 7 ounces or 200 grams, just under a half pound. That’s a 2 – 2 1/2 inches or 5-6 cm cut.
Please note that this slice or serving of salmon fillet might be considered too big for some, but I wouldn’t serve a smaller portion. Also if you go to a restaurant you’ll get a fillet around this big.
These are raw salmon weighs. Salmon fillet looses around 25-30% of its weight when baked or pan fried. So a 7 oz salmon fillet (a typical serving) will be around 5 oz when cooked.
Different People — Different Servings
Different people might eat different size servings. It also depends on how will you serve your salmon. If you serve it with a side dish and part of a three-course meal, a smaller portion would be definitely enough. Also this is the case when you cook for people who eat smaller portions.
1/3 pound is a good measure for a smaller serving of salmon. That’s about 150 grams or 5.3 oz, and around 1 1/2 – 1 4/5 inches or 4 – 4.5 cm.
Salmon Fillet Size Q&A
People often ask the following questions related to salmon fillet size.
A typical salmon fillet is between 5 and 7 ounces when raw.
One serving of salmon fillet is between 1/3 and 1/2 pounds.
Depending on how much you eat, between 10 and 14 ounces, or 2/3 to just under a pound.
You need a 7 oz raw fillet to yield 5 oz of fried or baked salmon. That’s around 413 calories, but please note that some fat (also calories) are lost during cooking. It depends on the fish and the baking process, but 5 oz of fried or baked salmon is around 350 calories.