Don’t let your leftover seafood go to waste! Leftover seafood can be safely reheated up to four days after it has been cooked. However, we do suggest that you’re careful when reheating your seafood so that you don’t dry it out or give it a fishy taste/smell. Here are our best tips for reheating leftover seafood:
1. Avoid the Microwave
When you reheat food in the microwave, it’s a common occurrence for the outside of the food to be scalding hot, while the inside remains cold and dry, it’s also known that reheating seafood in the microwave can cause it to become rubbery and fishy smelling.
We recommend avoiding the microwave altogether, but if you’re in a pinch and needing to use it, make sure you add a splash of water to your seafood and cover it before you begin to microwave it.
2. Reheat it in the Oven
When reheating your seafood, we recommend doing it low and slow. The slower reheating process will ensure your seafood doesn’t come out with a “fishy” smell, because it helps prevent the breakdown of fatty oils within the fish.
All you need to do is preheat your oven to 200F, and gently heat your seafood for about 15 minutes. If you’re worried about drying out your seafood, make sure you cover it before you stick it in the oven!