Frozen seafood is often portrayed as second best to fresh but there are many reasons why selecting to purchase your seafood frozen makes sense.
Frozen seafood is generally more economical when compared to the equivalent fresh. Seafood is perceived to be an expensive food item, therefore only consumed on special occasions or as a rare family treat. Our seafood is competitively priced and great value making it affordable to consume 2 to 3 times each week as recommended by many health professionals.
Our seafood products are individually quick frozen to give you the flexibility to cater for your exact needs. Simply remove the amount of loose frozen seafood you require for your meal and leave the remainder frozen to be used at a later time – no unnecessary waste.
Worldwide many seafood products are harvested in restricted seasons throughout each year. Commercial freezing preserves highly perishable seafood and prolongs the shelf life enabling the consumer to enjoy their favourite seafood all year round. Freezing seafood allows us provide you with a much greater range to choose from. With seafood sourced from all parts of the globe we can offer fabulous variety every day of the year.
Snap freezing seafood soon after capture locks in taste and nutrition. Rapid freezing guarantees the moisture, flavour and texture are retained. Freezing seafood brings a swift halt to all microbiological activity which causes spoilage, hence preserving the integrity of the product. Many of our fish fillets are frozen at sea when in peak condition.
We have carefully selected products which have been quick frozen to lock in freshness. The thawing method used is critical to ensuring the benefits of being snap frozen are not undone. We recommend the following two methods;
Slow Thawing – Refrigeration
This method requires forward planning as the process can take 12-24 hours but does produce excellent results. Place your seafood in a sealed container, preferably raised on a drip tray or wire rack so that the seafood does not thaw in its own melt juice.
Put the container in a lower shelf (towards the back) in the refrigerator and monitor the process.