Infrared Assisted Microwave Cooking of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

Pilavtepe-Celik M. , ÖZER N. P. , ÖZKOÇ S. Ö. , SEYHUN N. , DEDE N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, cilt.14, ss.659-665, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4194/1303-2712-v14_3_08
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.659-665


In this study, infrared microwave combination heating was used to cook Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) samples, and the optimum cooking conditions in infrared-microwave combination oven were determined. Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was used to identify optimum values of cooking time (4, 5, 6 minutes), halogen lamp power level (80%, 90%, 100%), and microwave power level (20%, 30%, 40%) regarding of four responses internal temperature, cooking yield, L* and b* values. A three-factors modified Box-Behnken design was carried out to estimate the model coefficients. The derived secondorder polynomial models sufficiently represented the experimental data. Optimum conditions were predicted as 5 minutes of cooking time, 100% halogen lamp power level, and 30% microwave power level by using the target values obtained in conventional cooking (at 200 C for 15 minutes). This study showed that infrared assisted microwave cooking is a promising alternative method for fish and other seafoods with reduced cooking time and color formation on the surface of salmon.