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Old 02-27-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Long Island,NY
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I find that the bagged frozen fillets at Walmart and BJs to be great. I buy the salmon and cod. If you find cod strong try the pacific cod. I think its milder and it is easier to find.

I have found that I have better luck using the quick defrost method as when I defrost it overnight I either forget about it or it comes out of the vacuum package very wet. Just put the packaged portion in a bowl and cover it with cold water. Weight it down so it is submerged. Even thick pieces should be defrosted in 30 minutes or so and you may need to change the water once. Some of the packages say to run it under cold water but I find that wasteful and unnecessary.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I find that the bagged frozen fillets at Walmart and BJs to be great. I buy the salmon and cod. If you find cod strong try the pacific cod. I think its milder and it is easier to find.

I have found that I have better luck using the quick defrost method as when I defrost it overnight I either forget about it or it comes out of the vacuum package very wet. Just put the packaged portion in a bowl and cover it with cold water. Weight it down so it is submerged. Even thick pieces should be defrosted in 30 minutes or so and you may need to change the water once. Some of the packages say to run it under cold water but I find that wasteful and unnecessary.
That's how i do it, too. Put it in a bowl of cold water.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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All fish that you buy at the supermarket is “frozen”.
Depends on where you're located. Depends on the market. It just depends. This isn't true everywhere.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I buy the frozen bags of unbreaded catfish nuggets, and panfry them, dipped in cornmeal.. They're good enough. Taste like catfish.
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I absolutely refuse to buy any frozen fish from China/Asia, and so much of the fish at Albertson's comes from Asia. No thanks!

I'm glad to see Wal-Mart is now offering more frozen fish from other parts of the world. The Steel Head Trout from Peru is awesome.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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It is worth the trip to a seafood market or grocery store with a fresh seafood counter.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We're making a serious attempt to eat more fish. Getting fresh fish means two trios to the grocery store for me, and I'm rarely happy with the prices. Typically, we eat salmon, catfish, tilapia, whole trout and ahi tuna.

Frozen fish would be really, really advantageous - no trip to the grocery and it's better priced. But I have never found frozen fish fillets that taste remotely good - it's either tasteless or fishy tasting.

Excluding shrimp and other shellfish, does any frozen fish taste GOOD?
Oh, I so agree.except I don't even think Shrimp tastes as good frozen. We got some fresh Shrimp a few weeks ago at Sam's. A lot more than we normally pay for our entree at night,but I had forgotten how really good it is. The one fish, I think is ok frozen is Salmon. I know, it isn't the same, but for the price, is what we normally can afford. Sometimes if the price is right I will buy a good size fresh piece, cut into to 2 or more meals and freeze it. I like that better than buying frozen from the freezer compartment at the grocery store. The one that I will never buy frozen again is tuna. I have tried it about 3 times; no flavor period.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:43 AM
 
Location: MID ATLANTIC
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Costco sells individual frozen fillets of marinated salmon, which I absolutely love. I can't remember who packages them. We use to be able to get individual frozen flounder fillets with crab stuffing. About 3 years or so, they stopped selling them. Sea Pak packaged them and they were my reliable go to quick light meal. They diappeared overnight.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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We too like the flexibility of frozen seafood and have found several types at Publix. All are flash frozen and under the Publix branding. Our favorite is the grouper - 2 filets to the bag. We roast in oven with old bay on top and a squeeze of lemon juice to finish. Each fillet is about 130 calories. Delicious and very filling.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: USA
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We're making a serious attempt to eat more fish. Getting fresh fish means two trios to the grocery store for me, and I'm rarely happy with the prices. Typically, we eat salmon, catfish, tilapia, whole trout and ahi tuna.
Frozen fish would be really, really advantageous - no trip to the grocery and it's better priced. But I have never found frozen fish fillets that taste remotely good - it's either tasteless or fishy tasting.
Excluding shrimp and other shellfish, does any frozen fish taste GOOD?
I grew up on coast (eating lotsa FRESH fish- usually same-day we CAUGHT them); I feel your pain!

Only 'sure-fire' tips I can give is to ALWAYS dip the 'non-fresh' fish in fresh-squeezed lemon juice BEFORE marinating/spicing, AND remove skin always before cooking/baking (UNLESS grilled over a fire - leave skin on). Nowadays the 'flash-frozen' fillets are fairly decent, but still not as great as fresh-same-day.
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