Often times, people are afraid to purchase fish because they don't know what a great fish entails. Buying an unhealthy, bad fish can lead to sicknesses and overall ruin your dinner. However, a perfect fish can be found easily if you know what to look for. Here are the top factors to consider when purchasing a fish:
First, you must make sure you are purchasing your fish fro ma reliable source or store. Check out reviews and speak to the local fisherman or store keepers in order to ensure that the fish is in the best form and quality. When coming to a store and looking at fish, always remember that they should be displayed on ice and not surrounded by any items which make constitute to bad taste of the fish. Check out the eyes of the fish to ensure they are bright and big, not low and sunken. Also remember to look for a bright red colour in the gills of the fish. Keep in mind that a healthy and fresh fish should be firm and resilient to any touch. If you get a chance to see the fish close-up or hold it, check the fish's scales, looking for intact and moist scales all over. The skin should be silky smooth and covered with some slime, but never purchase a fish if it has a foul fishy smell or discoloration of any sort.
With these factors, you can get a delicious and safe to eat fish. Make sure not to keep your fish in the fridge for too long, as it should only be kept in your fridge for 24 to 36 hours.