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Sharolyn Jackson
Sharolyn Flaming Jackson
K-State Research and Extension
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The Dish on Fish

salmonEating more fish is one of the healthiest changes you can make to your diet. Health benefits are greatest from seafood that broiled or baked – not breaded and fried.

Seafood is easy to prepare and cooking time is short – truly a fast food! Start by choosing fresh fish at the store. Select fish that is firm to the touch, bright in color, and a sweet smell. Avoid fish that has brown spots, discoloration, a slimy surface and strong smell. Fishy odors mean that it is old.

Fish and other types of seafood can be prepared in a variety of ways. Fish is done when the color turns from translucent to opaque (white) or has reached 140 degrees F. to 145 degrees F. internal temperature. Do not overcook!