1. Besides using salt to extend the shelf life of food, what other ingredient is used to safely age foods?
- Olive oil
The answer is beeswax. Dry-aging with beeswax is an ancient technique. The wax layer keeps out light and moisture, which allows more of the natural oils in the fish to express themselves, giving a firmer texture and more of a bite to the fish rather than having a watery quality. It also adds a nice flavor and aroma to the fish.