Specifics for frozen seafood
» Open or crumpled packets should not be bought.
» Packs with ice crystals indicates extended frozen time or re-frozen
(frozen-thawed-frozen), therefore should not be bought.
» Frozen packs stored on the edges of the freezer have a good chance of
getting spoilt, therefore should not be bought.
Preparation time handling
Frozen seafood is best when thawed slowly where the temperature
decreases gradually. For this you can shift it from the freezer to the
refrigerator the previous night. For quick thawing wrap the seafood
in a plastic bag and immerse it in the cold water.
Seafood cooks faster than any other meat. At times it might be difficult
to understand the difference between cooked and over-cooked seafood.
Here are few tips
ο Flesh of fish will be opaque when cooked and easily separable with a fork.
ο Flesh of prawns will be opaque and pearly when cooked and juicy when eaten.
ο The shells of shell fish will open up when cooking. Discard the un-opened ones.