Li Qing | Fishmonger Tips

Whether you love fresh seafood in Singapore or not, it’s hard to deny that seafood is an important part of the human diet. It’s nutrient-rich and contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for our health and deliver all the essential proteins without the excessive amounts of saturated fat.

However, in today’s day and age, false information is everywhere and the myths and misconceptions surrounding seafood are a-plenty. 

Fret not! 

In this blog post, Greenwood Fish Market is here dispel some of those myths and provide you with some solid facts about seafood so you can pig out with peace of mind. 

Fresh Fish Is Better Than Frozen Fish 

Fresh seafood is typically caught and then sold within a few days. This means that it has not been frozen and needs to be sold and consume within a short period. 

Frozen seafood, on the other hand, is typically caught and then frozen very quickly to preserve its nutrients and flavour. This means that it can be stored for much longer periods of time without losing its quality.

With modern freezing technology, especially on fishing boats, the frozen fish can retain the same nutrients and flavours that fresh fish can. 

Even better, vacuum seal the fish before freezing to ensure maximum freshness. If you are looking for a fresh seafood supplier in Singapore, skip the trip to the seafood market and order your seafood online and have it delivered to anywhere in Singapore

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Eating Seafood 

This misconception stems from the fact that seafood often contains small amounts of mercury, which in large doses, have been known to cause problems with the buns-in-the-ovens.

However, eating moderate amounts of seafood contain levels of mercury so low that it is negligible to a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Tilapia, salmon, trout and tuna have only trace levels of mercury, if any at all, making these fishes safe to eat during pregnancy. 

Seafood Is Expensive

Of course, importing a rare and exotic species might cost a pretty penny but if you buy what’s in season, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable seafood is.

Check with your friendly fishmonger at the nearby seafood market or shop for your seafood online and enjoy delivery throughout Singapore. The experts will be able to tell you where the best bargains are and give you recommendations for an affordable seafood feast!  

Cooking Fish Is Difficult

Yes, fish is more delicate than, say, beef or pork. However, there are SO many methods of cooking fish that a one-size-fits-all approach is impossible.

Depending on the fish, the dish, and the thickness of the cut, optimal ways of cooking can range from grilled and pan-fried to roasted, grilled, baked, steamed, or broiled.

While we all have our favourite fishy dishes, experimenting with different cooking methods and recipes is a lot of fun! 

All seafood has a strong, “fishy” odour

If your fish has a strong odour, unfortunately, it more than likely means your fish isn’t the freshest. Proper freezing and storage of fish is essential in preserving the freshness.

If you just got yourself a fresh fish, remove the packaging and wash it immediately. Pat dry, and place in an airtight container in the fridge to cook as soon as possible. Even better, vacuum seal it.

Refrigerating or freezing a fish without washing it first will retain much of its fishy smell and flavour. 

We are all seafood-crazy folks at Greenwood Fish Market that detest the smell of stale fish! Hence, we only sell the freshest seafood to our customers in our online seafood store in Singapore! 

Get The Freshest Seafood Delivered Right To Your Doorstep

Seafood can only be enjoyed fresh, and at Greenwood Fish Market, that’s exactly what our fresh and frozen seafood is. 

If you are wondering where to buy the freshest seafood in Singapore or can’t find something at your neighbourhood seafood market, check out our online seafood store for rare and elusive varieties of unique fish, crustaceans, and mollusks!