"This fish makes its home in cold water, giving it extra layers of fat. It temporarily increases your maximum hearts when used in cooking."
Hyrule Compendium

Hearty Salmons are items from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They are curative items that restore Link's health by refilling four Heart Containers. Link can roast them on an open flame or a very hot surface to make Roasted Hearty Salmons which restore some heart containers, or prepare Frozen Hearty Salmons in cold conditions which restore four heart containers. He can throw Hearty Salmons into a cooking pot to prepare dishes granted with a "Hearty" effect temporarily increasing the maximum hearts, such as Hearty Salmon Meunière. They can also be cooked with "Hearty" small animals such as Hearty Blueshell Snail, and Monster parts to create Hearty Elixirs. They are occasionally dropped by Grizzlemaw Bears.


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