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Mussels have a strong flavour and are tender and juicy. If overcooked they become slightly chewy. They are best steamed, poached, grilled or barbecued in the shell, but can also be purchased pre-cooked, and out of the shell and marinated.If steaming or poaching, let the mussels cook in their own juice to retain natural flavours. Avoid using too much liquid as the natural liquor of the mussels and...Learn More
Seafood is a perishable food. The moment it is harvested its quality is at its highest. Producers are aware of this and take measures to maintain this quality, either through storing the seafood on ice, freezing it, or keeping it alive.
The Australian Seafood Quality Index (AQI) manual is an accurate method for measuring changes in chilled seafood through the whole chain, from the point of harvest through transport, auction, distribution and sale. It was developed by Sydney Fish Market (SFM) based on work from within Australia and overseas.
It provides highly reliable way to assess seafood quality. The Quality Checklist provided below provides a simplified overview that will help seafood consumers choose their seafood.
The waters surrounding Australia have some of the best quality seafood anywhere in the world and the demand for this seafood from commercial, recreational and indigenous sectors is greater than ever before.Learn More