Frying Tilapia fish in cooking pan.
The Foolproof Way To Get Rid Of The Smell Of Fried Fish In Your Kitchen
By Haldan Kirsch
There's nothing worse than the pungent smell lingering in your kitchen after you fry fish, and this strong odor is created because fish produces a chemical called trimethylamine oxide while it is cooked, which is similar to ammonia. However, there is a way to eliminate this potent smell with simple household items.
America's Test Kitchen says to simply take one part water to one part vinegar (nothing in particular, whatever you have in the pantry will do), put it in a saucepan, and leave it to simmer for a quarter of an hour. The acetic acid in the vinegar will then neutralize the smell of the fish still lingering in the air.
You can add other aromatics into the mix, such as cloves, cinnamon sticks, or slices of citrus, to help cover up some of the vinegar smell while leaving a scent that’s a little more pleasant. Another way to minimize the smell of fish is to use the best freshwater fish, as they tend not to smell as much as saltwater fish.