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the answer is not to neutralize the odor - fresh fish should not have any fishy odor. The reason should be for flavor!

Decomposing fish is what causes an odor. Muscle in fish contains a chemical substance called trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) that breaks down when fish decomposes creating aromatic amines called trimethylamine and dimethylamine. The amines create a "fishy" smell.

...and by the way Tango loves smelly sardines!

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Q: Why do people marinate fish in lemon juice?
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