How Can I Tell If Fresh Fish Is Fresh?

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on January 22, 2015 · 1 comment

Fresh fish and shellfish have virtually no odor. Only when seafood starts to spoil does it smell fishy. Fresh fish has:

  • Clean eyes that bulge a little
  • Firm, shiny flesh and bright, red, slime-free gills
  • Flesh that springs back when pressed gently
  • No darkening around the edges or brown or yellowish discoloration
  • A fresh, mild smell, not a fishy or ammonia-like odor.

Tip – More nutrients are retained in fish that is baked or broiled rather than fried or

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