Better Buying Tips
Some of you may feel like you’ve been taken out to sea every time you visit the
seafood department! Just take a look at our helpful tips below and you’ll be ordering
like a pro next time you’re at the counter.
As a general rule when choosing quantities, count on
about 1 lb per person for whole fish; ¼ lb per person for fillets or
steaks; ½ lb per person for dressed fish. (Dressed fish look whole but
have been gutted and scaled for you.)
Whole fish requires the most prep time but it’s usually
the most affordable option. You can cook only as much as you need and freeze the
rest, plus the bones can be used to make fish stock.
Fresh seafood should always be cooked within 24-48 hours
of purchase, so plan your shopping trip accordingly. Otherwise you should freeze
it immediately when you get home to save it for another time.
For quick and easy prep, choose steaks or boneless fish
fillets and steaks that are already cut into serving portions.
If you can’t find fresh varieties, remember that frozen
seafood is often frozen at sea immediately after being harvested which results in
great quality and flavour.