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Fresh fish use by dates.... Help.

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Jaimx86 Sun 10-Apr-16 19:41:09

I got some haddock from Tesco fish counter yesterday but have decided to go out for dinner tonight rather than eat that.
The date that they person at the counter put on it is today (10th April). It seems odd to think it won't be fit for consumption tomorrow (48 hours after purchase). How can I check?

PseudoBadger Sun 10-Apr-16 19:42:08

Is it a fillet? Smoked or unsmoked?

Jaimx86 Sun 10-Apr-16 19:45:31

It's an unsmoked fillet. DP wants to make an omelette with it in.

PseudoBadger Sun 10-Apr-16 19:47:02

Ok it should smell of the sea, look moist and firm, no colour change and no gaping of the flesh. If it was fresh when sold it should be fine.

SaltySeaBird Sun 10-Apr-16 19:48:12

Oh same question - just noticed the salmon fillets we got are out of date today but we are having them tomorrow. Should we freeze them?

Sorry to crash in on your post!

Jaimx86 Sun 10-Apr-16 20:29:20

It's fine salty! I get a lot of fresh salmon so would be interested to know too.

PseudoBadger Sun 10-Apr-16 20:35:14

Salmon again should not smell too much; it has a very definite different smell when it's on the turn. Also salmon flesh can turn a bit opaque as it goes 'off'

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