It can be a task to keep the home smelling clean and fresh when you love to cook and eat fish and meat. The odor of fish lingers around for long. The odor of fish can vary before and after cooking. You may have often wondered how to get rid of that smell of raw fish before you cook it. There are different remedies to reduce that smell. You can use soda and salt and add it to water to soak fish. It can be a wonderful and easy way to get rid of the smell.
One area where you need all possible help is to get rid of raw fish smell. You can get rid of the smell that you get from the store. You can do it by soaking fish in a mixture made from 1 quart of water, 2 tablespoons baking soda and little bit of salt. Soak fish in this mixture for about an hour before cooking. Rinse fish well and pat dry before cooking. The mixture helps rid of the fish smell before it is cooked.
Some people also create a mixture of one cup of vinegar added to two gallons of water. Soak the fish for an hour before cooking. Then rub the fish with salt inside out and rinse it thoroughly. Do not worry; the mixture does not affect the flavor of fish when cooked.
Even when you store fish you can keep a box of baking soda in the refrigerator or freezer where you are storing it. Baking soda is a good deodorizer. When you clean the refrigerator, do it with lemon added to water when boiling it.
The same mix can be used before cooking wild game. The fishy smell and unwanted taste is greatly reduced.
It is commonly seen that the meat that you eat in a Chinese (or any other) restaurant is mostly soft and tender. At home when you cook it, it somehow you may not feel it like being thoroughly cooked. To make meat tender you can wipe it with baking soda. Before you cook rinse it well.
Further, when you have finished cooking fish, and you want to wash items like boards and knives, baking soda comes to the rescue again. Mix one or two tablespoons to one quart of water to clean these items.
Similarly, when you want to get rid of the smell after a fish from your tank dies, use a mixture of baking soda and water. It helps reduce the smell. Further use dishwasher detergent to clean the fish tank.
Baking soda is a simple thing that’s present in most homes. You may use it for cooking as well as cleaning. Baking soda or soda as it is most commonly called is a wonderful item to use as cleanser and deodorizer. Soda is naturally found mineral and is available at most grocery stores. It is extremely safe for you as well as your environment. It is not just useful for cooking but also helps make meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, etc ready for cooking.