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Thinking of preparing seafood for dinner? Luckily for you, there’s no shortage of fresh seafood delivery here in Singapore, so you have a huge range of protein options to try.

In fact, that very same range may even cause you some grief at first. We all know how hard it can be to make a choice when so many great options are available! 

To help you out there, we’re going to take you through the 5 best types of seafood to enjoy at home if you’re having the ingredients delivered in Singapore. Let’s start with one of the favourites – super-fatty tuna!

Ootoro

If you’re a sashimi lover, ootoro hardly needs introduction. It’s very often ordered by enthusiasts whenever fresh sashimi delivery is involved, and for good reason.

Ootoro is basically tuna. It’s not just any tuna, though. It’s the fattiest, most prized part of tuna, so delicate and sweet that it practically melts on your tongue.

That’s why ootoro is so popular among tuna connoisseurs. The decadent, rich flavour is unmatched and addictive, and even preparation of it can be fairly simple, as you barely need to add anything more to it to make it shine.

The only downside to ootoro, as you might expect, is that it's also the most expensive part of tuna. Still, we think it's well worth the price!

Crab

Can you be Singaporean if you don’t like crab? This wonderful crustacean features in some of our most popular dishes, including chilli crab and a slew of mainstays in Chinese celebratory menus.

Our advice for buying crab that you plan to prepare at home is to get ones that have high meat-to-shell ratios, by the way. That’s usually indicated by grades.

If a crab is Grade 4, for example, the meat-to-shell ratio is 50%. That’s pretty low, so Grade 4 crab is often fairly inexpensive, since you get so little meat out of it.

Moving up the grades obviously means getting more meat too. Grade 3 crabs are often in the 60% meat range while the Grade 2 ones have around 80% meat-to-shell.

The best crabs are the Grade 1 crabs, with a meat-to-shell ratio of 90%. These are the ones truly worthy of being served on days when you want something special or need to celebrate!

Uni 

Uni or sea urchin is another serious contender for the title of the best seafood to enjoy and prepare at home. In most cases, you don’t even need to prepare it if you get it through fresh sashimi delivery services, as it comes ready to be scooped right into your waiting mouth!

Uni’s renown comes from its sweet and umami richness. The taste of the sea in a piece of flesh that melts like a splash of butter on your tongue – what’s not to like about that?

Just remember to try and get top-grade uni so you can enjoy the true flavour of this seafood at its best. You want it to be creamy and rich.

Eel

Eel is actually a great fish to have at home, especially since most eel is now packaged so there’s little trouble filleting or preparing it before cooking. Depending on the type of eel, it can be firm or delicate, but it’s generally sweet.

It’s also quite versatile in a kitchen, as it can be cooked in so many ways. You can grill it, broil it, deep-fry it, and more! 

Prawn

These crustaceans are fairly often prepared by home cooks and are also famously versatile as ingredients. They can be used in soups, pastas, and salads – you name it! 

Just bear in mind that when you buy prawn, you should be sure to get it from a reputable vendor. Look for prawn that has no limpness or sliminess and be on the lookout for any whiff of ammonia. 

When it’s fresh and high-quality, prawn is rich and wonderful. Since its taste can hold up on its own, you can even just boil it by the potful and serve it up that way with some slices of lemon or a simple sauce!

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