How can you tell if your fish has been frozen?
If you press your finger on the flesh and water pools in the indentation, it was frozen.
There are a number of different ways that frozen fish can be packaged, including fish fillets frozen into a block and wrapped in plastic or paper and placed in a cardboard case individually frozen fish fillets packed in bulk with a single liner inside a cardboard case individually frozen fish fillets each wrapped in a plastic sheet or bag and placed in a cardboard box with or without a plastic liner. individual fish fillets that…
I assume you mean thawed - unthawed is refrozen! As long as that was the only time they have been frozen, they will be perfectly good. Most shell food and fish is perfectly good after being frozen, but beware, many supermarket fish/shellfish, have been frozen before being defrosted and put on display. Check the label to be sure.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, frozen fish fillets that have been thawed under refrigeration and have been defrosted for no more than 2 days, can be safely refrozen. The safety may be fine, but the quality will likely be affected. If the fish was thawed using a different method, then refreezing is not an option. Other sites suggest the fish not be refrozen unless it is cooked.
Battered fish is normally deep fried, especially if it is fresh fish freshly battered, however if you bought the battered fish frozen, the fish will have been deep fried just long enough to part cook the batter, but not the fish before it was frozen and packaged. In this case you can deep fry it, or bake it in a hot over, grill it or fry it in a dry frying pan.
Most fish will remain safe to eat for up to six months. Fish that are fatty, such as salmon and tuna should keep for 2-3 months when frozen. Fish that are lean, such as cod and catfish will keep for up to 6 months when frozen. It would not be safe to eat fish that was frozen for 2 years because it would most likely be spoiled and could cause food poisoning.
It is always best to clean them as soon as possible, they should be put on ice or frozen soon after they die. You can freeze them and clean them when they thaw, but for best results clean them, then either use them that day, or freeze them..Even frozen fish should be used within four months of catching them. Never leave fish out at room temperature for more than 30 minutes.
Catch of the day refers to a fish caught within the last 72 hours or the fresh fish shelf life (usually 72 hours) that has not been frozen, canned or otherwise processed except for the Cleaning of the fish. Some places use this term but serve frozen fish that is not usually on the menu, this is not the catch of the day but a Fish special but venders find customers like to hear catch…