When you are not enjoying seafood at Costas inn, you may want to try your hand at preparing seafood at home. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of mistakes when they are cooking seafood. If you are a rookie when it comes to preparing seafood, keep reading for a few seafood preparation tips!
Do not thaw seafood on the counter at room temperature. Instead, you want to thaw frozen seafood such as fish or shrimp, keep it in the refrigerator, in the microwave, or by running it under cold water. When thawing packaged seafood from the store, you want to follow the manufacturer’s directions.
Washing Hands Thoroughly
Always be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling raw seafood. You want to be sure to use hot water and soap to rid your hands of all harmful bacteria that could cause you or others to get sick. You also want to be sure to clean counters, cutting boards, plates, and utensils the same way to prevent any cross-contamination.
Marinate Seafood In The Fridge
Fish and shellfish need to be kept in the refrigerator. People make the mistake of leaving it at room temperature, which can cause a person to get sick. The only time you can keep seafood out of the fridge or refrigerator is when you have it on ice.
Rinse Seafood before Cooking
It is always a good idea to rinse off seafood off with cold water before cooking it to remove any lingering surface bacteria.
YOUR SUMMER SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!