Is My Seafood Done? A Comprehensive Guide

Is My Seafood Done? A Comprehensive Guide

Matt Caudle

How to tell if your seafood is done:

Most seafood should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F. However, even if you don't own a food thermometer, there are other ways that you can tell if your food is safely cooked.

  • Fish: Slip the point of a sharp knife into the flesh and pull it aside. The flesh should be opaque, and separate easily. If you cooked the fish in the microwave, check more than one spot to ensure doneness.
  • Shrimp and Lobster: The flesh becomes pearly-opaque.
  • Scallops: The flesh turns milky white or opaque and firm.
  • Clams, Mussels, and Oysters: Watch for the point at which their shells open, which means they’re done. Throw out the ones that don’t open.

That's all there is to it! You're all set to serve up a delicious, healthy plate of seafood for your next meal or dinner party.

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