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Tip of the day:

Any fish you are not planning on eating within a few days must be frozen. And properly freezing a fish does not mean tossing it will-nilly into the icebox. Here's what you need to know to have top-quality fish for months:

  • Air is your enemy. Any air that touches your fish will destroy it. It's that simple. So you must prevent air from contacting the fish by vacuum-sealing it, glazing it or wrapping it tightly -- this is in order of preference.
  • If you catch a lot of fish or buy lots of fresh fish from the market, buy a vacuum sealer. They're worth every penny.
  • If you are eating it withing a few days, wrap it tightly in wrap and put in a freezer bag. It will be fine.