Fish on a Budget
5 tips for getting the best for your grocery dollars
Randy Mayor, Text: Aliza Green
Frozen fish can be a great value.
Tornetta sells frozen wild Bristol Bay sockeye salmon when fresh wild salmon are out of season. “I also sell imported frozen―but
not gassed [carbon monoxide used for color retention]―fish fillets like Greenland turbot and mahimahi.” Ask your seller for
guidance when considering frozen options. Some processors use tripolyphosphates, a type of phosphate sodium preservative that
increases moisture in frozen fish fillets (which may be defrosted for sale). The price may be lower, but you’re buying water
and preservatives along with your fish.