Keeping Fish Fresh in the Refrigerator

One of the most frequently asked questions at the Meat counter is:

“How long can I keep fish in the refrigerator?”

The answer is that if done correctly, your seafood will keep well for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

The key to keeping fish in the refrigerator is to remember it has to be kept colder than the refrigerator.  This is because the water the fish were swimming in when they were alive is much colder than the air, so they need to be kept extremely cold. When you bring the seafood home, take the seafood out of it’s packaging, place it in a storage bag and then emerge the bag in a large bowl of ice.

Change the ice frequently and you’ll find that fish bought 2 days prior will be just as fresh. I do suggest that if your dinner plans change and the seafood has to be kept longer, place storage bag in the freezer after a few days.

Here at Paradise Foods we take great pride in the Seafood we offer to our valued customers.

Steve Emerson

Steve Emerson, Director of Meat & Seafood

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