How to choose the best fish

When it comes to choosing high quality, fresh and properly handled fish at the grocery store or the market, we can all learn a few tricks. 

For the best whole fish: 

 

  1. Check for eye clarity 
  2. Find a fish with healthy fins
  3. Non sticky, firm flesh = good fish 
  4. Choose Bright red gills over dark brown red gills 
  5. Shiny & firm scales = healthy fish 

For the best filleted fish: 

  1. Avoid cracks, breaks or pooling water in the container
  2. Look for flesh that's wet and glossy 
  3. Find out when/how it was frozen (should be right after caught) 
  4. Thaw fish slowly, in the fridge for best results 

Learn more about how to choose fish here