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    Buying and Thawing Fish Tip
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    Elaine Magee, MPH, RD posted:
    Since some of us are trying to eat fish a couple of times a week, I thought I would share a tip or two on buying and thawing fish:


    * Buy your fish at outlets that sell lots of fish. That way, you are more likely to get fish that hasn't been sitting around too long. Don't be afraid to ask which fish came in today. 
    *  Look around, too. If the seafood counter has a bad smell and looks unclean, chances are the fish isn't the freshest. 
    *  Buying frozen fish works well too and can sometimes be the best deal money-wise. Just put it immediately into the freezer if you aren't going to eat it within a day or two. If you are planning to cook the fish within a day or two, put it directly into the refrigerator to thaw (make sure it is sitting in a container so raw fish juices don't drip on other items in your refrigerator).
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    Tomato05 responded:
    Any tips on how to banish the fish smell from the house after cooking the fish?

    It seems to hang around the next day or two, unless my imagination is running wild...
     
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    Elaine Magee, MPH, RD replied to Tomato05's response:
    Great question. Here are a few tips:

    The fresher the fish, often that means the smaller the smell.

    Cook the fish the day your buy it or thaw it. 

    Run the vent full blast if you are cooking the fish over the stove. 

    Cook the smellier fish outside over the grill.


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