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For the consumable in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Cooked Salmon.

Cooked salmon is a food item obtained by cooking raw salmon.


Mob loot[]


Salmon always drops 1 raw salmon when killed, unaffected by Looting.[1] If it is killed while on fire, it drops 1 cooked salmon instead.

Guardians and elder guardians[]

Guardians and elder guardians have a 2.5% chance to drop a random fish, with 25% of them being raw salmon, which drops as cooked if the guardian was on fire. The chance of getting the fish drop is increased by 1% per level with Looting (for a maximum of 5.5% with Looting III), but the type of fish is not affected.

Polar bears[]

Polar bears have a 25% chance of dropping 0–2 raw salmon when killed. The maximum amount can be increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 with Looting III. If killed while on fire, they drop cooked salmon instead.


Cooked salmon can be obtained by cooking raw salmon in a furnace, smoker, or on a campfire. Each piece of cooked salmon removed from a furnace output slot gives 0.35 experience (22.4 experience per stack).

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Salmon +
Any fuel


Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Cooked Salmon Buried treasure Chest 2–4 75%


Apprentice-level fishermen villagers have a 50%‌[Bedrock Edition only] or 23[Java Edition only] chance to sell 6 cooked salmon for 6 raw salmon and an emerald.



To eat cooked salmon, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Eating one restores 6 (🍗🍗🍗) and 9.6 saturation, the same as cooked mutton.


In Bedrock Edition, cooked salmon can be fed to wolves only if they are not at full health, healing them by 6♥♥♥. Cooked salmon does not accelerate the growth of baby wolves and cannot be used to breed them.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
EatingPlayersWhile a player is eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eatvaries [sound 1]0.8-1.216
EatingFriendly CreaturesWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat1.00.6-1.416
BurpPlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.player.burpsubtitles.entity.player.burp0.50.9-1.016
  1. Can be 0.5, 1.0, or 1.5

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
PlayersWhile a player is eating somethingrandom.eat0.5-1.10.8-1.2
PlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingrandom.burp0.50.9-1.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormItem tagsTranslation key
Cooked Salmoncooked_salmonItemfishesitem.minecraft.cooked_salmon

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Cooked Salmoncooked_salmon269Itemitem.cooked_salmon.name


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Lion HunterGain the trust of an Ocelot.15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-rawFishy Business
Catch a fish HusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch any of these fishes: husbandry/fishy_business
Advancement-fancy-rawA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods: Other foods and consumables can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.7.213w36aCooked Salmon JE1 BE1 Added cooked salmon.
1.814w02aCooked salmon can no longer be traded by villagers.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the cooked_fish IDs have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 349 and 250.
18w08bSalmon has been added as a mob, which drops raw salmon when killed (cooked while on fire).
Cooked Salmon JE2 BE2 The texture of cooked salmon has been changed.
18w10aCooked salmon now generates in buried treasure chests.
19w11aFisherman villagers can now convert raw salmon to cooked salmon, if paid with emeralds.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Cooked Salmon JE1 BE1 Added cooked salmon.
v0.12.1build 1Salmon now restores hunger instead of health.
v0.16.0build 1Salmon is now dropped by guardians and elder guardians.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta has been added as a mob, which drops raw salmon when killed (cooked while on fire).
Cooked Salmon JE2 BE2 The texture of cooked salmon has been changed.
1.11.0beta salmon can now be obtained from trading with fishermen villagers.
1.16.100beta now drops cooked salmon when killed on fire.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Cooked Salmon JE1 BE1 Added cooked salmon.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Cooked Salmon JE2 BE2 The texture of cooked salmon has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Cooked Salmon JE1 BE1 Added cooked salmon.


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See also[]

  1. MC-212795 — Salmon & Fish mobs are not affected by Looting