Fresh Fish available daily at Portomaso

Fish is a superfood. It is packed with vitamins and minerals, low in fat and high in protein,and is a major source of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating fish once or twice a week may reduce the risk of diseases ranging from childhood asthma to prostate cancer, depression to arthritis.  Eating fish during pregnancy may reduce the risk of a premature baby. Healthy ways to enjoy fish include baked, poached, grilled and steamed.

What’s available at the fish counter

At Arkadia Foodstore in Portomoso we pride ourselves on a large selection of fresh fish available daily. If you are a fish lover you should definitely check out our fish counter stocked daily with the latest catch.

Daily fish – Salmon, Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Bassa fillet, Gurbel, Perch fillet, Trout.

Wild catch– Red Snapper, Black Tail Bream, Black Bream, Striped Bream, Red Scorpion Fish, John Dory, European Heck, Monk Fish, Sword Fish, Tuna, Red Mullet, Mackerel, Wild Sea Bass, Dusky Grouper, Red Grouper, and many more

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Types of Fish cuts

The types of fish cuts available include:

  • Fillet – the boneless flank of the fish.
  • Dressed – with head and fins (entrails, scales and gills are removed).
  • Steak – cross-sections taken from a dressed fish.
  • Gutted – whole fish with entrails removed.

Healthy ways to cook fish

Healthy ways to cook fish include:

  • Baking – make shallow cuts along the top of the fish. Put into a greased dish and cover with foil. Flavour with herbs, lemon juice and olive oil. Bake at around 180°C and baste frequently.
  • Shallow frying – dry and flour the fish. Place a small amount of oil or butter in the pan. Fry the fish at a medium heat.
  • Grilling – cut slashes into whole fish to help the heat penetrate the flesh. Place fish on a preheated grill. Baste frequently.
  • Poaching – not suitable for flaky varieties. Place fish in gently simmering stock. Whole fish should be placed in a pan of cold stock, which is then slowly brought up to a gentle simmer.
  • Steaming – put fish in a steamer or on a plate over a saucepan containing gently boiling water. Cover.