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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

MONEY MATTERS WITH SHEILA--FRESH VS. FROZEN


photo by Jebulon

Bait and Fish

I learned something interesting the other day that I’ll bet most of you didn’t know, either. Most fish are cleaned and frozen aboard ship right when they’re caught. So all that “fresh” fish you see displayed on ice at the fish counter in your local supermarket is most likely previously frozen, then thawed.

If you’re shopping for fillets such as tilapia or salmon, skip the fish counter and head instead to the frozen foods section. Thawing the fish yourself can save you about half on your fish purchases, and the quality will be the same. The only difference? You’re thawing the fish instead of the supermarket.

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