I eat fish a lot. I’m especially fond of buying fish that are deemed “Best Choices” from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. This is a bi-yearly report on the most sustainable species of fish to eat. They even have an App so you can check the guide from your phone when you’re at the store! I love this. I also loved the fact that May handed out the latest version along with our class recipes.

When you buy fish, it’s important to make sure your fish is fresh. Fish is highly perishable because of its high moisture content and high protein content. Fish should smell like the ocean. If it has a strong, ammonia-like smell, run away! A good fish department will have all fish stored on ice, and that ice should be fine, as larger pieces can pierce delicate fish skin.