How to select seafood

HOW TO SELECT SEAFOOD WHY buy frozen seafood? If done correctly, freezing any food is a fantastic way to secure the quality and nutrients. Once thawed, you’re getting the same quality you would if you used freshly caught seafood. BUYING FROZEN SEAFOOD As frozen seafood can get spoilt if the fish thaws during transport or […]

How to thaw seafood

HOW TO thaw SEAFOOD To ensure that seafood is thawed safely, it mustn’t get too warm during thawing as this may lead to spoiling. A chilled temperature must be maintained during the thawing process.Here are a few dos and don’ts. Do’s Remove any packaging and leave it in the fridge overnight. Rinse and pat it […]

How to prepare seafood

HOW TO prepare SEAFOOD for cooking There are a couple of steps you need to take to prepare seafood products for cooking.  prawns If you want to cook the prawns in their shells, remove the head by twisting and pulling it off. Next, cut a slit in the back with a sharp knife to expose […]

How to cook seafood

HOW TO cook fish Most seafood should be cooked to an internal temperature of 63°C . frying Cooking time: 5-6 minutes for thinner portions of fish and 6-7 minutes for thicker fillets. Prepare by seasoning or crumbing the fish portions or fillets. Put oil in pan and add the fish once the oil is hot. […]

How to store seafood

HOW TO store seafood Put seafood in your fridge on a plate or in a container, and cover with a damp cloth followed by plastic wrap or the lid and use within 2 days of purchase.  If you’re only planning to cook it later, wrap it properly in plastic or foil and store in the […]

How to prepare seafood for cooking

HOW TO prepare SEAFOOD for cooking There are a couple of steps you need to take to prepare seafood products for cooking.  prawns If you want to cook the prawns in their shells, remove the head by twisting and pulling it off. Next, cut a slit in the back with a sharp knife to expose […]

How to fillet a fish

HOW TO fillet a fish If you have ever wanted to learn how to fillet a fish, now is your chance. Aside from it being far more cost-effective to buy an entire fish rather than a filleted fish or portions of fish, it is also something very useful to add to your personal skill set […]

How to cook seafood

HOW TO cook fish Most seafood should be cooked to an internal temperature of 63°C . frying Cooking time: 5-6 minutes for thinner portions of fish and 6-7 minutes for thicker fillets. Prepare by seasoning or crumbing the fish portions or fillets. Put oil in pan and add the fish once the oil is hot. […]

How to cook shellfish

HOW TO cook shellfish Most seafood such as prawns, shrimps, mussels, and clams should be cooked to an internal temperature of 63°C.  how to cook prawns Prawns should be cooked minimally, because they can get dry and rubbery if overcooked.  Cooking time: Stir-fry (2-6 minutes according to size), grill or barbecue (3-4 minute per side), […]

How to cook squid

HOW TO cook squid (calamari) Squid, also called calamari, can be tenderised by scoring the connective tissue of the body. It is often deep-fried but can also be stewed or braised. Quick cooking is best because squid can become quite tough and will need to be cooked a long time to tenderize. Cooking time: Fry […]