This question may raise quite a few eyebrows. Perhaps because the query sounds like it’s coming from a naïve child speaking off the top of his head, asking mum out of curiosity.
A deeper look, however, reveals a more serious question that every adult should take heed. You see, fish is not only food that can satisfy any person’s appetite, it is one of the healthiest sources of protein. Keeping your fish as fresh as possible for longer is therefore, the first order of the day.
Fish vs. Meat
Fish is no doubt good for us. For starters, eating fish lowers the risk of death from heart disease by as much as 36%.
Sadly, you can’t really say the same for meat. The fat that comes from fish is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, a substance not otherwise found in other meats such as beef or pork. Also, considering that meat has highly saturated dense fats, fish definitely is a prized part of anyone’s diet. There is one aspect, however, where meat gets the upper hand: storage.
Unlike meat, fish rots rather easily. If you always keep in mind that fish is not the same as meat, then you could save yourself the trouble of always throwing it out.
Store your fresh fish in the fridge immediately once you arrive home. For best results, put your fish inside a plastic container with crushed ice. No, not just ice but crushed ice. To always have a ready supply, consider looking at the available models for sale of ice machines in stores or online.
Make sure you punch small holes in your plastic container. Then, you will have to put the whole set-up inside a larger container. Once the ice has melted, pour out the liquid and replace with new crushed ice. In doing this, you may be able to extend the freshness of your fish for a few days to a whole week.
It is still best to consume fish immediately for best results. If you need to store it, however, keeping it iced for up to a few days will still give you a good product to cook.