How to Care for Your Catch
By: FloridaSportsman.com Staff
How to care for your catch and wow your dinner guests
Not many of us treat our meat fish as we should, and there are steps you can take to improve the dinner you make for your family.
First off, understand it’s the blood and body fluid that make fish taste “fishy.” Generally speaking, pelagic and other bloody fish such as red snapper taste stronger than deep water bottom fish whose flesh is firmer and carries less blood than most shallow water species. That doesn’t mean there’s not a lot you can do to make your fish taste better.
For starters, you need to understand that fish bruise just like you do. Drop a fish to the deck, and you’ll often be able to see the bruises afterwards at the cleaning table. A bruise is nothing more than blood rushing to the site of an injury to help the healing process.
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