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.

Technological advances in freezing mean that fish can maintain its quality very well, especially when freezer trawlers allow the catch to be processed and frozen within a very short time of leaving the sea.

Be aware that, legally, if a fish has been frozen and then thawed, it should be labeled as ‘chilled’ instead of ‘fresh’.