Tips on Buying Fish + Meat at the Wet Market
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New to market shopping? Keep these pointers in mind so you get the freshest meat, fish, and chicken available:
Eyes must be bright, flesh should be firm, and it should have no foul smell. If it smells like the sea, it’s perfect. The scales adhere tightly to the skin of the fish.
Should have a bright cherry red color, without gray or brown spots. Should be firm to the touch, not soft. Should not be hold excess liquid nor is it warm to the touch.
Should have slightly shiny skin, but not wet. Its skin should be uniform in color and have no bruises. Check the wings too—they should be supple when moved.
Should be pinkish in color, not red. Firm to the touch, not soft.
Text originally appeared in the Yummy Meals in Minutes book (2009)
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