Are renowned for their fine, tender and firm texture with a delicate
flavor. Mostly sold as fillets.
These fish have fragile, soft white flesh. This fish is highly
mostly sold as frozen commodity.
Red Snapper & other Snappers
The meat is soft and is pinkish white when cooked. When buying, buy
on as this helps hold together its delicate flesh.
They get their pink color from eating Krill. It retains its color
cooked. It is also very meat and has mild flavor. Can be sold as steak
smoked Salmon is more flavorful.
Most popular fish. This is the fish Jesus multiplied to feed the
the Sea of Galilee and has a long history of feeding Pharaohs and
is called fish fit for the Kings. It is mostly farm raised, has a mild
sweet tasting flavor. Sold as whole or fillet.
in the U.S.A. is usually imported from Asia and
of it’s water quality and feed which are critical
to this fish.
The two popular types out of the many in it’s species
are the Sea trout and the rainbow trout. Trout
flesh is quite delicate and ranges from ivory to Salmon
reddish; their diet and habitat being more important
character than species. Wild caught looks exquisite
trout has good flavor and its texture is firm.
cooked, trout meat is ivory with fire flake,
and moderate fat.
It is also
great for smoking/grilling
and is available in boneless or boned. “Boned” does
not mean boneless, but rather the backbone has been
with the head still intact. “Boneless” means
the pin bones have been removed. The tiny pin bones
picked out at the table.
Mackerel are rich in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.
resemble their cousin Tuna but are much smaller
flattened from side to side. Mackerel spoils
fast because of their oily flesh; it should be
and stored properly.
Buy vacuum packed mackerel and do not store fresh
in the fridge more than 1 day. Other fishes can be
in the fridge up to 3 days. King mackerel that are
are usually sold in filleted form.
are three most common types of shrimp:
Tiger Black Shrimp
The largest of the three. Mild flavor, soft in texture of flesh
Pink Shrimp or (Honduras Shrimp)
the food industry shrimp is sold frozen as
is sold by count or pound (lb). They are sold as
medium, large or jumbo. They may also be sold as
cooked, peeled or unpeeled, tail on or tail off.
Why is Catfish, Basa and Swai sold skinned?
Fish with skin on will cook juicier whole than that without skin such
which will shrink and dry more quickly. Fish with soft flesh (meat)
blue fish are not skinned and are sold whole because they would fall
Catfish is skinned because its skin is in-edible. Its deep fatty skin
tasking layer is removed. Same reason why catfish, basa and swai have
no fishy smell.
I hate cooking fish because of it’s smell. What
option is out there?
You have the option of swai, basa or catfish fillet for reasons stated
How should I cook fish?
Cook on very hot pan for 10 minutes on each side as fish tend to give
Is A.E.S. Inc. whole tilapia fish cleaned?
Yes, it’s called G&S meaning gutted and scaled. Gutting is the
and cleaning of the fish stomach. All you need to do before cooking is
it under tap water to remove icing then prepare in your favorite way.
Is there an easy way to determine how long to
Yes. Measure the
of the fish and cook 10 minutes for every
of thickness. It’s often known as the “10
minute rule.” This doesn’t pertain to
cooking fish in a microwave.
How can you tell when fish is done?
USDA recommends 145°F (63°C) for doneness. Using a knife cut the
part of the fish, separate the flesh, properly done fish should flake
The center flesh should be nearly opaque.
How can you tell when mollusks are done?
Clam, mussel and oyster shells will open when they are done.
won’t open, discard them.
Is it safe to eat raw fish?
Millions of people do, however they run the risk of bacterial
portions of fish must cook to 145°F (63°C) to kill bacteria. Elderly
people, pregnant women, children and people with chronic illnesses
liver disease, alcoholic cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, AIDS and cancer
never eat raw fish or shellfish.
How can fatty fish be good for you?
So-called fatty fishes are high in omega-3 oils. These are beneficial
health. Omega-3s reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the
Which fish have the highest amounts of omega-3
Best sources of omega-3s are anchovies, sardines, herring, mackerel,
tuna, salmon, butterfish and pompano. Eel is the only fatty fish with a
level of omega-3 oil.
What is a “dressed” fish?
This is a fish that has been gutted, scaled and had the gills removed.
fish is one that is ready to cook. It's also called G&S (gutted
A special type of
fat found in seafood that helps lower
as well as provide other health benefits.
A term used to describe
large shrimp. It is also the name for
and fresh water shrimp.
Soft-boiled and often
hard-shelled animals, including snails,
clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, octopus and
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