Fishing, One of the Finer Things in Life!


Proper freezing of fish...

As with all seafood, including Salmon and Trout it is best to “deep freeze” your fish as quick as possible. To do this your freezer needs to be set at its coldest setting. Try not to over load or freeze too much at one time or you will not get a fast freeze. After your fish is frozen, you may turn your freezer back to your normal setting. Sea food is best kept at 0 deg F.

Proper thawing of fish…

Thawing is just as important as freezing your fish. The best way to thaw fish would be in an air tight bag in the refrigerator over night. If your fish is still frozen you may finish thawing using the cold water method.

The Cold water method is a good way to thaw your fish quickly, to do this you would put your fish in a water tight plastic bag, remove all air from the bag and tie it off. Place the fish in the sink and run cold water over the bag until thawed. A single fillet will take about 5 to 10 min, and larger or thicker fish will take more time.

You may also thaw fish in the microwave, but this may affect flavor and texture.

You should never thaw fish on the counter, or with warm water! This will result in bacterial growth, poor texture , and flavor!

Before preparing your fish…

Once your fish is thawed it is best to rinse it in cold water. All fish and meat should be rinsed, but wild game and fish should be rinsed extra well. This will reduce any bacterial growth, and take the “wild” or “fishy” taste out of it. So rinse, rinse it again, and then once more just for good measure.

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