Cover Up that Fishy Smell

Cover Up that Fishy Smell

Fish, yes, sometimes it’s a big issue. Not many people are willing to take a bite of a fish dish because of its stinky smell. So, what can you do about that? In this post you will find various ways to help you keep the stinkiness at bay.

Milk is the simplest way to eliminate the fishy odor. With the casein protein, it can boost the trimethylamine’s speed and effect – the cause for fishy smell removal.

Dip the fish into a bowl of milk and let it soak for about 20 minutes. Next, take out the fish and dry it with a paper towel. By then the trimethylamine that triggers the fishy smell will be removed. Then, proceed with whatever way you’d like to cook it up!

If you have a milk allergy or don’t have milk at home, search the spice cabinet. Are there any alternatives? Yes! We recommend turning to spice to remove the smell. There are many spice types to lend a hand to spare your nose. Great options are curry powder, Cajun spices, black pepper, chili or herbs. If you cannot find any of those in the cabinet, the “Asian-approach” of soy sauce, tamari or ginger can also help. Simply soak your fish in a tablespoon of spice and rub a bit of it on the fish. After that, just wait for about 20 to 30 minutes for the mixture to eliminate the annoying odor.

Another choice to help remove the fishy smell is to use acidic ingredients such as vinegar or lemon juice. The acidic mixture won’t affect the primary taste of the food and either its flavor, as it will mostly evaporate as the fish cooks. However, if you don’t have any of that in the kitchen, you can use baking powder instead because it can create a similar result.