A lot of scrumptious dishes are made with delicious and fresh seafood. Imagine baked oysters with cheese, grilled halibut, salmon salad and many more! Doesn’t that just make your mouth water? However, to buy seafood is one of the most challenging grocery tasks. Your seafood needs to be fresh for it to turn out as a great dish. That being said, here is a quick and easy guide on how to buy seafood.
Things to Look Out For
Frozen Fish – Don’t go for fish that is dehydrated and crumby; this means that the seafood you will buy has suffered freezer burn exhibiting the fish’ loss of moisture.
Fresh Fish – Give out a cucumber like smell. Eyes should be white and not red. Skin markings should be minimal and scales should not look ruffled.
Clams and Mussels – This is one of my family’s favorite! Buy seafood in a shell only if they are still alive. You can tell they are so if their shells are still tightly closed. If not, tap the shell and it should close. If it doesn’t, the seafood is dead.
Where to Buy Seafood
Harris Farm, my primary choice for seafood and other fresh ingredient needs. They are a market that supplies only the freshest seafood on a daily basis unlike other markets that keep fish frozen for a very long time and then unfreeze them once other fishes are sold out. They get it directly straight from fishermen and suppliers and they are delivered fresh right before the market opens. Once in their care, all the seafood is kept in the right temperature for it to stay at its best condition which is mainly for cooking. Moreover, Harris Farm reasonably prices their seafood. I get great deals all the time! Fresh and inexpensive, what more could you ask for?