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BUYING FISH

FILLETED FISH TIPS

  • Fillets should be opaque
  • skin should be vibrant
  • flesh should be firm
  • fillets should smell like sea water, NOT fishy

WHOLE FISH TIPS

  • look for bright eyes
  • skin should shinny
  • should smell fresh, NOT fishy
  • gills should be deep red

TIPS ON STORING SEAFOOD

Storage tips to help maximise quality and freshness:

  • Take your seafood out of plastic bags as soon as possible
  • Place on a china plate or bowl
  • Cover loosely with glad wrap or paper towel
  • Store in the coldest part of your fridge
  • Consume as soon as you can after purchase

SELECTING FRESH SEAFOOD

  • mussels should be heavy and closed
  • prawns should be firmly connected to the body
  • oysters should be plump and nearly translucent
  • shells of fresh, live shellfish should be shiny and moist
  • fresh squid skin should be cream coloured

MISTAKES PREPARING SEAFOOD

  • overcooking seafood
  • overpowering the seafood with strong sauces

BUYING FROZEN

  • frozen fish and shellfish should be well packaged
  • discuss best way to thaw with your fish monger
  • avoid the package defrosting during the transportation

Fish High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids

All fish contain Omega 3 but those fish with Higher traces of Omega 3 include:

  • Tuna
  • Sardines
  • Marlin
  • Kingfish
  • Swordfish
  • Mackeral
  • Kingfish
  • Spanish Mackeral
  • Moonfish
  • Bonito
  • Atlantic Salmon
  • Tailor
  • Ocean Trout

FISH FLAVOURS

Mild Flavoured Fish:

  • Ling
  • Orange Roughy
  • Flake
  • Basa
  • Nile Perch
  • Blue Eyed Cod
  • Monkfish
  • Groper
  • Bream
  • Murray Cod

Medium Flavoured Fish:

  • John Dory
  • Flathead
  • Red Emperor
  • Snapper
  • Atlantic Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Silver Bream
  • Perch
  • Coral Trout
  • Tailor
  • Sand Whiting
  • Parrot Fish
  • Silver Dory
  • Barramundi
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Garfish
  • Leather Jackets
  • Ocean Trout

Strong Flavoured Fish:

  • Tuna
  • Sardines
  • Marlin
  • Kingfish
  • Swordfish
  • Mackeral
  • Kingfish
  • Spanish Mackeral
  • Moonfish
  • Bonito