You've Been Storing Fish WRONG The Whole Time

30 seconds is what it takes to get it right.

Posted on

25 April 2017

How to keep fish fresh

With all the talks of spring cleaning — fish seems to be an obvious choice of the meat. But eating it requires A LOT more than just getting rid of the foul odour and we are not even talking about de-boning it.

Whether you fancy pan-seared chunks brushed with olive oil or a flaky fish fillet with tartar sauce, it goes without saying that this rich in protein food HAS to be fresh.

You may think that tossing a fish fillet in a refrigerator shelf will do the job but this is actually the opposite. Even the freshest seafood item degrades noticeably after 24 hours, especially at 38°F (3°C), which is about the temperature that most home refrigerators maintain.

And although eating a day’s old fish won’t kill you — it certainly won’t be as flavorful as before.

Fish storing hack

Here's a 30 second hack to keep your fish fresh for 3 days:

Rinse your fresh stack of fish fillets, carefully pat them with dry towels and place them in a single layer in a plastic freezer bag. Avoid stacking as this will allow bacteria to grow.

Once done, seal the bag and put it inside a layer of ice pack on a tray. Keep your fish at the bottom as this is the coldest part of your fridge.

Laying your fish underneath ice or ice packs will lower the temperature to about 0 °C, which will keep it from degrading in quality for up to three days.

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