How to preserve fresh fish…

Ever since I read the book Adrift by Steven Callahan, and after subsequently been blown away by his survival instincts and perseverance to stay alive…I wanted to learn how to preserve fresh fish.fishguide

Fresh fish is delicious in ceviche, fried, steamed, on the grill, soups, etc…if we were not able to consume/refrigerate…preserving it, either by salting or air drying would be another option of food and protein.

Other ways of preserving fresh meat are smoking and canning, but I don’t think these methods would be practical on a boat.

Interesting fact: Before refrigeration, people used various methods to preserve foods. Salting food was a popular choice, both because salt is an abundant material and because of the simplicity of preserving food with it. People along coastal areas in particular used salting — also known as curing — to preserve fish. Salt curing removes the water from fish, postponing the onset of rotting. Salted fish may be left unrefrigerated for several weeks, but will last longer if kept cool after curing.

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