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Old 03-11-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I buy frozen fish from Publix a lot. Last night we had haddock, and I have some grouper in the freezer. It is dry packed in individual pieces, and itís perfectly fine.

The exception to that is, I donít seem to like frozen swordfish or tuna as much. It seems tough and dry, compared to fresh.
I agree with you on the swordfish and tuna. I love both of them fresh but I've had some frozen that were close to inedible. I bought 2 swordfish steaks and my husband's was fine and mine was tough, chewy and had a bad flavor. They looked the same frozen though, so how do you know what you're going to get?

I was really happy to see wild caught USA origin Mahi-Mahi in our HEB this week. The USA fish is smaller than the stuff they'd been selling from Peru and I figure it's probably got a better shelf life if it doesn't have to travel as far. As per the usual, I asked for a still frozen filet in the cryovac and got one that is 1.4 pounds, which is about perfect for 2 meals for us. It was only $7.97/ lb. I'm going back tomorrow and get a few more for the freezer. Mahi-Mahi is probably my favorite white fish. Great texture and flavor.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Yeah the Publix brand frozen Cod is one of my go-to's whenever they don't have fresh cod on display (i.e., when I end up in the store 10 minutes prior to closing and it's been put away.) It's perfectly fine.
I've had other brands of frozen cod as well, and I like them too.

That said, I wouldn't buy frozen tuna. First, it loses its color. It also loses lots of moisture and taste. It's one of the few fish that is recommended to NOT freeze prior to prepping for sushi (it also does not contain parasites.)

Other frozen fish I've had luck with are Mahi-Mahi, flounder, wild salmon (no luck with farm raised.)
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Frozen salmon tastes so bland and dry. The brine they used to freeze the fish removes the natural salmon flavor. This means it's less nutrient dense since the salmon oily taste is where the omega-3 comes from.

The only frozen fish that still taste ok is Cod and giant Scallops.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Frozen salmon tastes so bland and dry. The brine they used to freeze the fish removes the natural salmon flavor. This means it's less nutrient dense since the salmon oily taste is where the omega-3 comes from.

The only frozen fish that still taste ok is Cod and giant Scallops.
Since salmon is readily available fresh, I donít buy it frozen. Besides frozen scallops, cod and haddock, I buy orange roughy, red snapper, and grouper, and they are fine.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Frozen salmon tastes so bland and dry. The brine they used to freeze the fish removes the natural salmon flavor...
The frozen salmon I buy doesn't have any brine added. I only eat raw or cold-smoked salmon, so it has to have been frozen for me to eat it.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The frozen salmon I buy doesn't have any brine added. I only eat raw or cold-smoked salmon, so it has to have been frozen for me to eat it.
As soon as this weather gets fit I'm going to dry brine a side of frozen wild caught salmon and slow smoke with apple wood or alder wood.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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When we go to the coast we stock up on fresh seafood and put some in the freezer. It’s usually a whole lot better than most commercially frozen fish I’ve tried. That always tastes off, too musty, and the texture is crumbly. It shouldn’t, so I wonder if it’s just the cheaper fillets that go to the big chains.

I buy canned oily fish and make little canapťs and such with little dabs of it. That often satisfies my cravings.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:30 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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The MSC certified Atlantic salmon (Norway) from Whole Foods is great. So is the frozen 10-15 count shrimp at Costco (Cox Seafood brand). Have not seen the Kirkland halibut in a while.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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The only fish I buy frozen is octopus, shrimp and calamari. Most other fish tastes better fresh IMO.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I've never had frozen fish taste good when heavily battered period. Batter soaks up a lot of nastiness. Mild white fish when flash frozen are as good to me as fresh. Keeping fish not frozen but chilled on ice for me takes away flavor faster than freezing as they come over the side of the boat they were caught. Sometimes within minutes of being caught.
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