I am constantly being asked to provide more fish recipes, but how do we know we are buying the right fish? Perfect fresh fish is available all over Spain and as it doesn’t keep very long, it’s important to use it quickly.
It will keep in the fridge for a day or two, but check before you buy for signs of age. Fish should smell fresh and not fishy; it should not curl at the edges or be discoloured and should be firm and springy to the touch. Whether you are grilling, barbequing, cooking in salt or frying your fish, remember it is very easy to overcook fish, so always test with a knife. The flesh should appear opaque and flake easily when tested with a fork. Fish of course is very healthy and contains lots of ingredients that are good for us. Your local fish mongers will gut and clean your fish for you if you can’t tackle it yourself.