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18 Fresh Fish and Seafood Tips: From Purchase to Preparation

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18 Fresh Fish and Seafood Tips: From Purchase to Preparation
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Learning how to purchase and prepare fresh fish and fresh seafood can open up a whole new world of culinary possibilities as well as increasing your expertise in the kitchen.

Preparing fresh fish and seafood is really a matter of confidence and experience. Once the fear factor disappears and practice has made perfect, you might even begin to see fresh fish and seafood appear on your menu at home. 

Healthy and generally quick to cook, fish and seafood are a great option for a light lunch or dinner, particularly in summer months, served with a refreshing white wine.

With this collection of handy guides we will walk you through the whole process from the purchase to the cleaning of the fish or fresh seafood. Removing the fear, we arm you with all the information you need, so the next time you step into a fish market you will be inspired.

How to recognize fresh fish: 7 Hints

Firmness, bright prominent eyes, shine and red gills are just some ways to recognise a fresh fish. Have a look at this guide to make sure you have all the information you need to feel like an expert when selecting the freshest fish.

How to Clean a fish: 7 tips

Once you've bought your fresh fish, you're going to have to clean it. This seven step guide makes it easy.

How to fillet a fish: Sea Bass, Red Mullet and Sardines

Different types of fish need to be treated differently when it comes to filleting. Sea Bass, Red Mullet and Sardines are all covered in three neat videos.

How to choose and open oysters easily

Bringing home fresh oysters from the maket is one of life's pleasures. That is until it comes to opening them, when it can all go horribly wrong. Wtih the right technique and equipment it's really quite simple and you will be a pro in no time with this handy guide.

How to peel, devein and store shrimp and langoustines

Fresh langoustine or shrimps are a versatile shellfish to work with and adapt well to a number of recipes. By learning how to select and prepare them opens up culinary avenues.

Step by step Guide how to clean squid

Calamari are actually very easy to clean and once you master the simple technique, cleaning calamari is no longer a chore but a pleasure.

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