Take the 2-minute tour ×
Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
Resources for reheatable meals, specifically fish?
How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer?

Is it okay to refrigerate Cod (and other kinds of fish) once cooked and eat the next day?

If so, can you reheat it before eating?

share|improve this question
    
I disagree it is a duplicate. I'm interested in refridgeration of fish after being cooked and its shelf life, also whether it is safe to reheat. The duplicate question makes no mention of how to store once cooked and the length of time it can be stored in that way. It instead looks at what recipies reheat in the microwave well, which i'm not intrested in. –  Chris Diver May 22 '12 at 12:39
1  
Isn't it clear that it's safe to reheat from that question, and that it must last at least a day in the fridge? (And what cooked foods aren't safe to reheat but can be eaten cold?) –  Jefromi May 22 '12 at 15:03
    
Thanks @derobert I think that covers it. –  Chris Diver May 22 '12 at 16:00
    
Can I make the suggestion you alter the second question, so it comes up when you search for terms like fish refrigerate etc... If I could have found the question by search I wouldn't have had to ask. Cheers for the down votes though. –  Chris Diver May 24 '12 at 12:29
    
Chris, we can't directly control search results. I can see if there's anything obvious keeping it from ranking, but stackexchange search isn't amazing. This is why we have the duplicate mechanism - to point people to what they didn't or couldn't find by searching. –  Jefromi May 24 '12 at 13:57
add comment

marked as duplicate by Mien, derobert, Jefromi, rumtscho May 23 '12 at 8:37

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Yes, it's fine to refrigerate cooked fish. Many types of fish are excellent (better, even) served cold -- shrimp and salmon are good examples. If you can eat it cold, it's hard to see how reheating would pose any additional risk.

There are some other considerations, though. It's easy to overcook fish, which leaves it dry and less than tender, and that goes double if you're reheating. Use low heat (or low power in a microwave) and be careful not to cook too long. Some sauce will help keep the fish reheat, but avoid storing the fish in a strongly acidic sauce (like lemon juice) as acid will change the fish over time even in the fridge. And avoid reheating fishy things in the microwave at work if you value your relationship with your coworkers -- the smell often lingers.

share|improve this answer
1  
great advice thank you. –  Chris Diver May 22 '12 at 17:15
    
Shrimp is fish? Lol –  Jay May 23 '12 at 18:14
    
@Jay Zoologically speaking, no. Gastronomically speaking, close enough. –  Caleb May 23 '12 at 18:25
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.