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Western Australians are eating more and more seafood each year, but many Sandgropers still don’t know how to buy, store and cook fish.
Here are some tips to get you started. If you’re still unsure, ask our friendly staff when you visit Direct Seafoods O’Connor.
How to Buy/Thaw Frozen Seafood
It is a well-known fact that much of the seafood presented for display around Perth is frozen product that has been thawed. For example: Prawns, a Western Australian favourite, arrive in Perth from the northwest of WA in frozen cartons, having been snap frozen onboard to ensure...Read more
How to Buy Good Quality, Fresh Seafood
When buying fresh seafood, here are some tips to ensure you make a good purchase. Your seafood: Should be clean The eyes should be vibrant It should not be broken or badly squashed It should have a mild smell of the sea. Spoiled seafood has a strong offensiveRead more
How to Store Fresh Seafood
Cooked or uncooked fresh seafood should be kept for only one or two days in the coldest, non-freezing part of the refrigerator. It should be well wrapped to prevent drying out and to stop its distinctive smell from tainting other food. If you have to travel a modest...Read more
How to Cook Fish
Baking Make shallow cuts along the top of the fish. Put into a greased dish and cover with foil. Flavour with herbs, lemon juice and olive oil. Bake at around 180 C and baste frequently. Cooking Times 1cm thick 2cm thick 3cm thick 4cm thick 3 minutes 11...Read more
Health Benefits of Eating Seafood
We all know that seafood tastes great, but did you know there are many health benefits to eating seafood? Here are a few of the reasons why you should eat seafood at least once or twice a week. Seafood may reduce the risk of diseases ranging from childhood asthma to...Read more