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Getting more seafood into your diet couldn’t be easier. We have lots of top tips about buying seafood from picking up oven-ready fish cakes, fish fingers and scampi to helping you learn more about buying different types of seafood.

Fish vans

In the UK many of us get the fish we eat delivered straight to our door by a fish van, from individual ‘sole’ businesses to companies like Regal Fish who...

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Buying online

When it comes to buying seafood online there are lots of options. Nowadays it’s easy to buy fresh, frozen or tinned seafood as part of your online grocery shop. All...

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Whole fish

Whole fish are great to bake in the oven or cook on the barbeque. Breams, sea bass, mackerel, salmon, trout, snapper and a whole range of other fish are commonly...

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Thawing frozen fish

You can cook fish directly from frozen in the oven or microwave but if you want to thaw first here’s how you do it.

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Prawntastic Prawns

Just as seafood comes in all different sizes, prawns do too. In the UK, we simply love prawns they are some of our favourite fish to eat. So for prawns...

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Buying sustainably

With issues such as illegal fishing and the depletion of fish stocks making the news on a regular basis these days, buying sustainable seafood is a high priority for modern...

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Stretching your seafood

Risottos and kedgeree dishes are a great way to feed your friends and family with just a little fish or you can even just use leftovers. All these dishes are...

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Buying fresh fish

Odour: Seafood products should possess a pleasant 'marine' smell - similar to the aroma experienced from smelling fresh seaweed. They should not smell strongly 'fishy' or have any unpleasant odours...

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Smoked fish

Smoked fish has a fantastic distinctive flavour that works so well in loads of dishes and it’s also really good value for money too!

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Shellfish

When selecting shellfish, choose shells which are tightly closed and without any gaps or cracks - discard any shells that are open prior to cooking.

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Fresh vs frozen

It’s up to you but a simple approach is to buy fresh fish from a fishmonger when it’s in season and frozen fish from the freezer cabinet when it’s not...

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Frozen - as fresh as fresh

Freezing food is one of the oldest preservation methods of all time. Yet according to a 2015 survey, 32 percent of Brits think frozen food is inferior to fresh.

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Fresh, frozen or tinned

It’s all good! As one of the best sources of minerals and vitamins essential for a healthy lifestyle, seafood can help you with everything from weight management to improving your...

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Frozen products

The surface of frozen seafood products should be free of any sign of freezer burn, which usually appears in the form of opaque, dry sections on the surface. Any protective...

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Eating seafood

The eating qualities of seafood (including texture and flavour) vary widely between different species and when cooked you should taste the flavour characteristics for the particular species. If the seafood...

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Guide to labels

Seafood products are often displayed with a variety of labels and certificates which are designed to help consumers to make informed choices when buying fish and shellfish.

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Preparing seafood

Most of the time we buy fish pre-prepared at the supermarket or the fishmonger’s – but if you fancy cooking seafood from scratch, you’ll need to know how to prepare...

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Flesh – buying fresh

The flesh of fish should be firm to the touch and shiny in appearance.

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Odour – buying fresh

Seafood products should possess a pleasant 'marine' smell - similar to the aroma experienced from smelling fresh seaweed. They should not smell strongly 'fishy' or have any unpleasant odours -...

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Scampi

In the UK we love scampi and it’s the 10th most popular type of seafood we enjoy as a nation, spending £48 million on it every single year.

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Ready-to-eat

Lots of people say seafood is complicated but when it comes down to it there are many ready to eat options.

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Ready-made, no fuss

Fish doesn’t need to be complicated, you can easily take the fuss out of fish by choosing some of the fantastic seafood options from the chiller and freezer aisles.

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Preparation

Don’t worry about the preparation. Short of actually cooking it for you, your fishmonger can do anything you ask – just say if you want something boned, filleted or skinned.

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Plan

Plan your meals! Meal planning on a spreadsheet, notepad or just in your head will save money, time and stress as you'll never find yourself staring into the cupboards and...

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Fussy eaters

Are your kids really fussy? Well, we don't like certain foods ourselves but one good way to get kids eating more things is actually get them to help in the...

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Ask your fishmonger

If you’re unsure about anything, don’t hesitate to ask; fishmongers know their stuff and will be happy to give you some tips.

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Budget savvy

You can maximise your budget and stay savvy by buying seafood when it’s on offer or deal.

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Canned

You can with a can! There's such an amazing range of tinned fish available: mussels, mackerel, crab, sardines, tuna and so much more.

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Farmed

You can with a can! There's such an amazing range of tinned fish available: mussels, mackerel, crab, sardines, tuna and so much more.

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Fish and chips – a takeaway treat

When it comes to takeaways, our iconic fish and chips is full of nutritional elements for you. The fat and calories in the average portion of fish and chips is...

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Fish fingers

In the UK we have been enjoying the humble fish finger since it first appeared on our plates in 1955. Since then generations of children have grown up to enjoy...

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Fish pie

A firm favourite in the UK, we love our fish pies. When it comes to fish pies there are many different ways you can buy these:

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Freezing fresh fish

Lots of us will freeze fresh fish for convenience – it’s a great way to organise what you are going to eat and when. To freeze, place fish in airtight...

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Buying from Markets

Markets are a great source of inspiration when you’re buying seafood. The choice of fish and shellfish on offer means you can often try different varieties you might not find...

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