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After buying an entire fish from the supermarket, I was wondering if it is better to clean an entire fish before or after putting it to a freezer for storage (not long, abound a few days)?

Or the solution depends on the kind of fish? Today I bought some butter fishes. Before, I have bought porgy, bluefish, mackerel, pomfrey, ...

Thanks and regards!

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Yes the fish should be cleaned and prepared before being frozen. Reference: http://www.helpwithcooking.com/food-storage/freezing-fish.html

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Thanks! I wonder whether the contact with water during cleaning the fish will not be good for storing the fish in the freezer? –  Tim Dec 19 '11 at 2:17
    
@Tim The ice will actually protect the fish from air. Here is another good source on this: fishcooking.about.com/od/howtochoosefreshfish/qt/… –  Bizorke Dec 19 '11 at 2:26
    
It has been my experience when buying commercially frozen uncleaned fish is that cleaning it as it unfreezes and starts to rot is truly upsetting. Not recommended! –  Doug Dec 22 '11 at 1:27
    
I would never buy a commercially frozen uncleaned fish. If you're going to buy an uncleaned fish it better be freshly slaughtered. –  Bizorke Dec 22 '11 at 2:36
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