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- #SlowFish Wednesday: To be responsible consumers and true connoisseurs, we must choose short distribution chains, able to guarantee the origin and freshness of seafood, whenever possible. Here are some tips on how to recognize fresh fish: - In general, try to buy whole fish instead of fillets: It is easier to tell if they are fresh and they cost less. Then, if you want fillets, a good fishmonger will be able to cut them for you. When you buy fresh fish, assess the following: - Smell: Fresh fish should have a slight scent of the sea and seaweed and should never smell unpleasant. - Overall appearance: Fresh fish is shiny and moist, with a slightly viscous surface. It should be firm to the touch; when no longer fresh, the flesh becomes soft and tends to fall apart. - Eyes: These should be clear, bright and shiny. Stay away from gray, cloudy, opaque eyes. - Gills: Located at the base of the head, they should be pale red or pink, bright and moist, not sticky or discolored. Checking the gills is one of the easiest and most effective ways of confirming freshness. - Scales: These should be firmly attached or completely removed. - Flesh: This should be firm and springy to the touch. In fillets, it is hard to judge the consistency of the flesh. However, depending on the species, it should be a pearly white color, with pinkish shading towards the backbone. - A fish that has been gutted should have a pale-colored abdominal cavity. If there are traces of blood remaining, they should be bright red, while the backbone should be firmly attached to the flesh. To keep fish fresh for longer, transport it in an insulated cooler bag. As soon as you get the fish home, carefully remove any guts, rinse it under running water then pat dry. Store the fish in the lower part of the refrigerator, wrapped in tinfoil, and use it within three days at the most. #SlowFoodBarbados #Barbados #Sustainableseas #sustainablefishing #sustainableliving #freshfish
- #SlowFish Wednesday: To be responsible consumers and true connoisseurs, we must choose short distribution chains, able to guarantee the origin and freshness of seafood, whenever possible. Here are some tips on how to recognize fresh fish: - In general, try to buy whole fish instead of fillets: It is easier to tell if they are fresh and they cost less. Then, if you want fillets, a good fishmonger will be able to cut them for you. When you buy fresh fish, assess the following: - Smell: Fresh fish should have a slight scent of the sea and seaweed and should never smell unpleasant. - Overall appearance: Fresh fish is shiny and moist, with a slightly viscous surface. It should be firm to the touch; when no longer fresh, the flesh becomes soft and tends to fall apart. - Eyes: These should be clear, bright and shiny. Stay away from gray, cloudy, opaque eyes. - Gills: Located at the base of the head, they should be pale red or pink, bright and moist, not sticky or discolored. Checking the gills is one of the easiest and most effective ways of confirming freshness. - Scales: These should be firmly attached or completely removed. - Flesh: This should be firm and springy to the touch. In fillets, it is hard to judge the consistency of the flesh. However, depending on the species, it should be a pearly white color, with pinkish shading towards the backbone. - A fish that has been gutted should have a pale-colored abdominal cavity. If there are traces of blood remaining, they should be bright red, while the backbone should be firmly attached to the flesh. To keep fish fresh for longer, transport it in an insulated cooler bag. As soon as you get the fish home, carefully remove any guts, rinse it under running water then pat dry. Store the fish in the lower part of the refrigerator, wrapped in tinfoil, and use it within three days at the most. #SlowFoodBarbados #Barbados #Sustainableseas #sustainablefishing #sustainableliving #freshfish
- #SlowFish Wednesday: To be responsible consumers and true connoisseurs, we must choose short distribution chains, able to guarantee the origin and freshness of seafood, whenever possible. Here are some tips on how to recognize fresh fish: - In general, try to buy whole fish instead of fillets: It is easier to tell if they are fresh and they cost less. Then, if you want fillets, a good fishmonger will be able to cut them for you. When you buy fresh fish, assess the following: - Smell: Fresh fish should have a slight scent of the sea and seaweed and should never smell unpleasant. - Overall appearance: Fresh fish is shiny and moist, with a slightly viscous surface. It should be firm to the touch; when no longer fresh, the flesh becomes soft and tends to fall apart. - Eyes: These should be clear, bright and shiny. Stay away from gray, cloudy, opaque eyes. - Gills: Located at the base of the head, they should be pale red or pink, bright and moist, not sticky or discolored. Checking the gills is one of the easiest and most effective ways of confirming freshness. - Scales: These should be firmly attached or completely removed. - Flesh: This should be firm and springy to the touch. In fillets, it is hard to judge the consistency of the flesh. However, depending on the species, it should be a pearly white color, with pinkish shading towards the backbone. - A fish that has been gutted should have a pale-colored abdominal cavity. If there are traces of blood remaining, they should be bright red, while the backbone should be firmly attached to the flesh. To keep fish fresh for longer, transport it in an insulated cooler bag. As soon as you get the fish home, carefully remove any guts, rinse it under running water then pat dry. Store the fish in the lower part of the refrigerator, wrapped in tinfoil, and use it within three days at the most. #SlowFoodBarbados #Barbados #Sustainableseas #sustainablefishing #sustainableliving #freshfish

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