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Buying fresh fish at the grocery store can be quite a hassle, especially if you are new to it. Seafood delivery in Sydney allows you to get the fish delivered at your place. But if you want to purchase it yourself, here are a few tips:
1. Check the temperature it is kept at
Always check if the fish is stored at the recommended temperature and put in ice. Fish is a perishable food item and it can go bad quickly if not kept properly.
2. Always check the smell
The freshest fish should smell like sea water, or even a cucumber. Surely it should have a strong smell, but if it seems too strong and funny, you need to check some other piece.
3. Its eyes
If you are planning to get a whole fish, you need to check whether its eyes are still clear, shiny, wet and you can see water filled in the sockets. If the eyes look dry and dusty, the fish is probably on the shelf for a long time.
4. Scales and texture
Remember, the more moist the fish is, the better it will taste and the fresher it will be. Always look for moisture. If you feel that the fish is dry, don’t buy it. For fillets, try pressing it. If it leaves a fingerprint, the fish is stale. If its hard, it’s fresh!
5. Skin and gills
If there is still some skin left on the fish, it should be shiny and metallic. The gills should be bright red and not dull, if you are looking into getting a whole fish.
Always purchase the freshest fish. Cooking an old fish will only ruin your appetite!