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Fishing for Fresh Market Fish: How to Choose Fresh Fish From Crabdaddy Seafood Market

Did you know the average American eats about 15.5 pounds of fish a year? Fresh fish is jam-packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins to help your body.

Did you know the average American eats about 15.5 pounds of fish a year?

Fresh fish is jam-packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins to help your body. They also contain important minerals like zinc, iron, and iodine.

Yet, the real reason, you’re in the market for fresh fish, is the taste. Light, clean, quality pieces of meat, that melt in your mouth. Salmon, walleye, seabass, and trout are just a few of the best-tasting fish out there.

To buy the best and most fresh fish, you have to know what you’re looking for. Read on to find out how to choose the freshest fish from CrabDaddys Seafood Market.

CrabDaddys Seafood Market

If you’ve never been to the CrabDaddys Seafood Market before, you’re in for a surprise.

We specialize in seafood from the Gulf Coast, yet we also fly fish in from all over the world. Here’s a short list of the places we buy our fish from.

  • Gulf Coast
  • East Coast
  • West Coast
  • South America
  • Europe
  • South Pacific
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • New Zealand

All of our suppliers are real-life fishermen, making sure we can provide a quality selection. Similar to when you’re shopping for fruit or vegetables, some are more delicious than others. Next, we’ll tell you how to check the eyes for maximum freshness.

Check the Eyes

There are several ways to determine how fresh a fish is. Yet, the eyes are one of the least messy ways to do it. Here’s a checklist of what you want the eyes to look like.

  • Clear
  • Bulging
  • Dark pupils
  • Lifelike

What you don’t want our eyes that look cloudy, or where the pupil is hard to see. Next, we’ll explain how to use your nose to find the tastiest meal.

Smell Matters

Do you smell something fishy?

Any foul, or unpleasant odors, could be the sign of a bad fish. If everything smells good as you approach, go in for a closer smell. Take a long breath in and see what you find. A good piece of meat will smell like the sea, after all, it was there not too long ago.

So far we’ve been discussing hands-off ways to check your fish. Next, we’ll explain how to handle the fish to inspect its gills and scales.

Gills and Scales

Looking into the gills, find out if the insides look red. The fresher the fish is, the brighter the inside will be. Over time, the gills will begin to darken, and eventually turn a dark brown or black color.

Next, look at the scales. Just because they appear to be in good condition, doesn’t mean they are. Instead of just visually inspecting the fish, run your hands on the scales.

You should detect a certain amount of firmness. If the scales are slippery, weak, and falling off, the fish isn’t as fresh as you want it to be.

Enjoy Your Visit

Now you know what to look for when you visit CrabDaddys Seafood Market. We are proud to provide our customers with the best selections around.

Finally, you can enjoy shopping somewhere with a rich family history. Our story dates all the way back to the late 1800s. After journeying to America, our Grandfather began working hard to help create our wonderful market.

If you love to fish, but don’t feel like cooking, why not let us do the cooking for you? Check out our menu options, and explore everything we have to offer.