Get seafood savvy
If you’ve purchased seafood at the market and noticed a slight fishy smell to it, that’s actually normal, says Lyon. “Just rinse the seafood under cold water and pat dry, and the smell will disappear,” he says. “That said, if the fish has a strong odour like ammonia, discard it immediately.” Always investigate your local market’s delivery schedule and make sure there’s plenty of turnover. “Many smaller markets get deliveries daily with the exception of Sundays,” says Bell. “We depend on quicker turnovers in inventory to keep product at peak freshness. A ‘shopped’-looking fish case at the end of the day means you’re getting fresh fish first thing in the morning.”
Here’s how to get rid of the fish smell in the kitchen.