by Nicole Yorio, REDBOOK
How to get past the slime, scales, and fish eyes to shop like a chef.
1. Check for freshness. Whole fish are usually cheapest and freshest, so have one filleted instead of buying pre-cut pieces. When selecting a swimmer, look for bright, clear, protruding eyes and shiny skin. On fish fillets, the skin should also be glistening and metallic. And all seafood should smell of the ocean or clean water. At home, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and set it on ice in the fridge until you cook it.
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