5 Rules for Buying and Storing Seafood
These five easy-to-remember rules will help you pick out the freshest fish and make sure it stays that way till it hits your plate.
Follow your nose
For every fish you can think of, there are others much like it; they're interchangeable. So instead of focusing on individual species, think of fish as belonging to one of three main groups (thick fillets, thin fillets, and steaks), then choose what looks best in each category.
If you're not sure, ask your new friend behind the counter to let you have a whiff and a close look.
Choose safe and sustainable seafood
Check out Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch, for one.
Keep seafood cold
Frozen seafood degrades with time, so eat it within a couple of months.