Fresh Fish/Seafood Buying Tips
When purchasing fish/seafood, look for a few things to ensure the freshest product. If buying whole fish/seafood, check that the eyes are clear and the gills are bright red. The flesh should feel firm and spring back when pressed and it should smell fresh, like the ocean. For fillets, the flesh should be translucent, firm and appear shiny and moist, not sticky. If you are ever in doubt, ask your fish/seafood monger what is freshest or purchase frozen packaged fish/seafood, which are generally a good option.