How to purchase seafood

How to purchase seafood
What to look for and how to store your Christmas seafood.

Purchasing Seafood

What’s a Summer Christmas without seafood on the table? Picking seafood can be a daunting task for many, but these simple tips will ensure your table is laid with a feast of fresh and flavoursome seafood. 

  • Remember to bring an esky with you to the fish market and ask the fishmonger to pack whatever you purchase with ice. As soon as you get home, place all your seafood in the coldest part of the fridge. 
  • Seafood should always be purchased as close as possible to the time of eating. If you’re picking cooked prawns, always ask for a sample so you know what your buying – all fishmongers will be happy to oblige. 
  • Oysters should ideally be shucked at home, as they die within 20 minutes of being opened, if you can’t get your hands on them first thing, then put in a little bit of hard work and reap the sweet reward at the end of it. If you buy them live, then keep them covered in the warmest part of the fridge until ready for shucking. 

Finally, enjoy!

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