Are you a seafood lover? When it is done correctly, seafood can be incredibly tasty, and that is why it is commonly sought after all over the world. However, all too often, people do not know how to properly handle or prepare various types of seafood for human consumption. Here are just a few best practices for working with seafood.
If you are going to try your hand at preparing a seafood dish you need to be aware of proper seafood preparation. Every species of underwater cuisine needs to prepped in a particular manner. For instance, before shrimp can be cooked they must deveined. Another example would be the preparation of oysters. They always need to be rinsed and scrubbed to remove any grit.
Wash Your Hands
It can’t be overstated how important it is to wash your hands before and after handling seafood. If you want to eliminate the chance of cross-contamination, always be sure to wash your hand thoroughly! On top of that, some people have seafood allergies, and you don’t want to put them at risk because you neglected to wash your hands after preparing a meal. Also, do not forget to clean your cutting board or cooking station afterward.
Fresh Seafood Is The Way To Go
Although it is not uncommon for certain types of seafood to be frozen, seafood is always going to be better when it is eaten fresh. Not only is the taste going to be superior, but it is also a lot safer to eat to eat seafood when it is fresh out of the water.
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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!