A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking Great Fish and Seafood

Take the Mystery Out of Cooking


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    One of the biggest misconceptions is that buying fresh fish better than frozen. This is not necessarily true. Why? Quite often, your ‘fresh fish’ was previously frozen because most fish are frozen right on the boat.

    Also, some seafood, such as lobster, do not travel well, so you’re actually getting higher-quality food if it’s been frozen. This is…MORE particularly true if you do not live near the seafood’s origin.


    School of Red Snapper

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    Some types of fish are not readily available for a good reason: they are endangered. Many fish and seafood are among the world’s most threatened species and even if they are available, it’s best not to promote their use.

    Within the list are Bluefin tuna and red snapper, two of the best-tasting fish. Yet, you can find substitutes like black sea bass or yellowfin or bigeye tuna (known as ‘ahi’ in Hawaii).


    Fish on ice

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    It is not difficult to store fish, but it is different than storing other meats. In order to preserve the freshness of your fish, skip the plastic freezer bags and opt for containers of ice instead. The bag method will be good for a few days, but not in the long term.

    Before your next fishing expedition, you might also want to brush up on a few tips for your catch. There are a few key steps that can ensure your fish stay as fresh as possible until they reach the table.



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