Eating fish is one of the healthiest ways to get protein into your diet. It is low in calories and depending on the type of fish, full of omega-3 fatty acids. The Bay Area is well known for the fresh fish caught off of the California coastline. Farmers’ market fishermen bring their latest catch and can help you select what you need.
Depending on the season and the fishermen at the farmers’ market, you might find sardines, fish bellies, heads, and other parts used in cooking. You can also find salmon fillets, cod, tuna, halibut, shrimp, scallops, and more throughout the year
Solid white to pink
Fresh fish should be firm and resilient with no strong odor.
Keep fresh fish in the coldest part of your fridge. Ideally, cook it the same day you buy or the next day at the latest. Do not store raw fish in water as it affects flavor and texture.