Cooking seafood at home

I absolutely love seafood for dinner, and it is very good for you, but it can leave a rather fishy smell behind. 

Depending on your cooking method the residual fishy aroma will change in potency. Pan frying will leave the worst aroma and fish wrapped in baking paper baked in the oven the least. Whichever you chose there will be a leftover unwanted smell that needs to be dealt with.

This is what you will need to clear it up:

  • Vinegar
  • Lemons
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Room spray
  • Castile soap and water with lemon essential oils added

The best solution it to clean up fast after cooking and use bicarb soda and lemon juice to clean the pans. Just sprinkle a liberal amount of bicarb soda onto the pan and squeeze the lemon juice. If you have cooked in a frying pan then it is a good idea to clean the range filters too. Just put them in the dishwasher on a hot cycle. 

Once the pans are clean the stovetop can be wiped clean with vinegar and lemon, then finished with a few drops of neat lemon essential oil splashed onto the surface before polishing off. Give the room a once over with a eucalyptus and lemon essential oil room spray. Also, wash all the tea towels and dishcloths that have come in contact with the cooking. 

If you do these things you will be able to enjoy a fishy dinner on one night and not remember it by smell the next.