How to Prepare:
- There are many ways to cook fish but for best tasting results do not overcook the fish.
If baking the product, allow 10 - 20 minutes at 450 degrees F for the 1st inch of thickness.
Add about 10 minutes per additional inch.
If barbecuing the product, cook about 4 inches from the coals for 5 to 6 minutes on each side
or until fish flakes when tested with a fork.
- If poaching the product, boil for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
If pan frying, fry fish until golden brown on one side, turn and brown the other side.
The complete cooking time should be approximately 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
*These are just general cooking guidelines, always use your own personal judgement.*
Cutting Fish & Seafood
How to Prepare:
- When cutting seafood for fillets, steak or portions one has to be delicate with the product to avoid any breakage.
- This is especially true for softer fish like Whitefish or Arctic Char.
- Portion Control: The more accurate the cut, the less food waste, the less expensive the portion!
Fish & Seafood Shelf Life
- Normal shelf life is 5 days when the product is received, some products last longer but must be kept fully covered in ice.
- You should never buy more than 3-4 days supply and use a First-In First-Out inventory policy.
- Steaks and fillets must be in a closed bag with ice on top.
- Rinsing the fresh fish helps maintain it better.
- If ice melting occurs – drain the water and re-ice the product.
How to Store
- Fresh Seafood should be stored between the temperatures of 0 to 4 C.
- Ice should be kept directly on top of all fresh fish, seafood and shellfish with the exception of coloured seafood such as Salmon, Tuna, Swordfish & etc. For coloured seafood, ice should be kept in a plastic bag on top of the fish to avoid discolouration.
- Frozen Seafood should be stored between the temperatures of -15 to -21 C.
- Frozen product should be kept packaged at all times while in the freezer to avoid freezer burn.
How to Thaw
Frozen Seafood should be thawed out in the cooler overnight or 1-2 hours at room temperature before
the product is required.
- It's always recommended and preferred that the product should be thawed out under refrigerated conditions.
- If required, cold water can be used to speed up the thawing process.