Frozen Mackerel

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What Is Mackerel?

In summer, mackerel is constantly on the move in search of food throughout the European coastline. They are midwater fish from the Scombridae category. They feed on small species, including sand eels as well as plankton and krill.

Mackerel is popular throughout the UK both as hot smoked mackerel and cooked from raw. It is also preferred by Japanese sushi and sashimi consumers. It is a great source of widely desired human dietary omega-3 fatty acids as a fatty, oily fish. Their flavour quality is sometimes compared to that of salmon, where basic seasoning is often advised to highlight the fish’s flavour.

Processing Mackerel

Right away after the catch, mackerel are frozen within an hour; fish with high-fat content should ideally be frozen within 12 hours. Frozen mackerel can be preserved in great condition for at least 6 months if it is appropriately glazed and stored in cold storage at -30°C. If mackerel is wrapped in polyethylene bags that are filled up with water and frozen in vertical plate freezers, the cold storage life can be stretched to one year. The ice block is doubly covered by the encasing ice and by the wrapping against oxidation while in storage. Gutting is not required and can be a drawback, before freezing. For manufacturing, old or noticeably spoilt mackerel should never be used. Stale fish have red or brown eyes that are sunken, and blurry. The fish’s skin has lost its shine and has lost the strength and brilliance of its colours. Gills are deep brown or red, and from the gill covers, oozes a dark bloody mucus. The scent of the gills and fish’s body is unpleasant, moist or extremely oily; there is also a scent of ammonia sometimes.

Benefits Of Frozen Mackerel

– Mackerel is a significant source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, with 2991 mg of fatty acids provided just from one fillet. It contains more omega-3 than any other fatty fish, and mackerel is also an inexpensive fish. Omega-3 fatty acids have a wide array of health effects, and inside the body, they have anti-inflammatory functions.

– It also contains high amounts of vitamin B12, an extremely imA cooked mackerel fillet that gives 279% of the RDI for B12el fillet. It is relevant for our nervous and immune systems and serves a role in the development of DNA as well.

– Mackerel is an exceptional source of protein, which ensures an adequate quantity of the essential amino acids.

– 71 percent of the required dietary intake for selenium is also provided by Mackerel. It is a vital mineral that functions as an antioxidant, controls thyroid hormones and plays an important role in our immune system’s health.

– It is an abundant source of several vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D, zinc, magnesium and potassium, which are linked with improved heart health.

Why Buy Frozen Mackerel From Us?

All our fish are frozen, including the mackerels. The fish that is frozen immediately upon harvest is impossible to distinguish from fresh fish, once it is cooked and served. Our frozen fish is the best here at Frozen Fish Direct as compared to the defrosted fish being offered as fresh in several supermarkets. And we can give the broadest possible variety at all times by freezing all our fish. Our frozen fish are properly packaged and wrapped, and always delivered frozen.

Frozen Mackerel Nutritional Facts

A 100-gram serving of Mackerel fillet provides:

Calories: 290
Calories from Fat: 207
Total Fat: 23g
Cholesterol: 90mg
Sodium: 570mg
Carbohydrates: 0g
Sugar: 0g
Fibre: 0g
Protein: 21g
Calcium: 20mg
Iron: 1.4mg

Frozen Mackerel Recipe

FAQs

How long am I supposed to keep the frozen mackerel?

Our Frozen Mackerel is vacuum-sealed suitable for frozen storage and will stay in excellent condition even after several months of refreezing. There are no restrictions on frozen storage as far as food safety is concerned, as long as you keep it tightly frozen, it will still be safe for use even after a year or more.

How do you properly defrost Frozen Mackerel?

For the highest quality possible, it is better to defrost your frozen fish overnight, just be sure to cook it the very next day. But you can quickly thaw the pouch by submerging it in cold, flowing waters.

Is it still possible to consume my mackerel if it has been thawed out and the gel pack becomes soft upon arrival?

Your fish order may take a maximum of 2 days to arrive but in rare cases, it might be defrosted upon delivery. But even after a few hours at room temperature, our frozen mackerels would not spoil quickly and continue to stay in excellent quality. Freeze your fish instantly upon arrival.

Is it a big mistake to freeze fish twice?

Almost always, the frozen fish you purchase has been already been refrozen. It is shipped frozen then defrosted for processing and frozen again in its entirely new final product. Our fish products are manufactured from fresh mackerel and frozen on that day within an hour or so. We highly advised you to leave out a certain number of fish packs that you expect to use over the next several days and keep them on the chiller. Freeze the leftover mackerels to guarantee outstanding quality until you thaw it again.

Is the mackerel to be cooked, or is it ok to eat it raw?

The frozen mackerel we offer is raw and should be cooked. But if you want to experiment and taste it as raw, it'll still be safe. No danger is posed by parasites.