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Favorite Fish

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by itsstillmatt, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    Perch

    Walleye

    Octopus at Crofton on Wells ; baby octopus - chorizo, grilled radicchio, white anchovy gremolata, smoked paprika oil

    Snapper

    Scallops
     
  2. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    My mom used to put a ton of milk, butter AND creme fraiche in mashed potatoes. Needless to say, it was good.

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  3. Piobaire

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    Interesting to see how few people had a fresh water fish in their list.
     
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  4. Douglas

    Douglas Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to see how few people had a fresh water fish in their list.

    SF is a pretty white crowd.
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    SF is a pretty white crowd.

    I'm not white now? [​IMG]
     
  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Well-Known Member

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    I'm not white now? [​IMG]

    You're a hick. We're a different breed from the SF whites.
     
  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to see how few people had a fresh water fish in their list.
    I'm not a fan, in general.
     
  8. blazingazn

    blazingazn Well-Known Member

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    salmon.
    canned tuna.
    halibut deep-fried.
    rainbow trout is easy to eat too.

    sturgeon.
     
  9. gomestar

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    jeez, i couldn't even narrow it to 5: sardines, mackerel, salmon, petrale, lingcod, rex (sand dab), swordfish ... and then there's shellfish!

    +1 the more that I think about it.

    The only type of fish I usually avoid is tilapia.
     
  10. philosophe

    philosophe Well-Known Member

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    Sturgeon
    Swordfish
    Monk fish
    turbot
    perfectly fresh, filleted and cooked on the spot bluefish (any other bluefish is dreadful)
    Wild salmon
    anything in the sea bass group
     
  11. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Well-Known Member

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    Jellyfish. Love a jellyfish salad.

    Trout.

    Snapper.

    Tuna

    Salmon

    Bass (only if I've caught it)

    John Dory (hay Matt!)

    Anchovy

    others I can't think of ATM.
     
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    Grouper
    Cod
    Eel
     
  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    If we're going to mention shellfish as well, I have to bring up something I discovered very recently and knocked my socks off: Caicos Lobster. So much tastier and satisfying than Northern Atlantic lobster IMO. Completely different animal, no claws - very meaty too.

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    Also, ecrevisses (crawfish?) and langoustines are amazing.
     
  14. foodguy

    foodguy Well-Known Member

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    i believe that's the same species as the spiny lobsters we get here. i'm sure there's a difference between warm water/cold water, but i really love them, too. they're much leaner and with almost a minerally taste.
     
  15. kaxixi

    kaxixi Well-Known Member

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    ^ Damn, that's one scary critter.

    Interesting to see how few people had a fresh water fish in their list.

    One of the best fish I've had was a tandoori trout outside Manali, India. Trout can be fantastic, or very boring.

    The only type of fish I usually avoid is tilapia.

    I practically live off of Safeway individually frozen tilapia filets.
     
  16. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Well-Known Member

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    Cool thread. I don't even know what most of those fancy-schmantsy fish you guys are talking about are. Generally I love good tuna, salmon, scallops. Had skate wing a few times at a restaurant here. Very nice.

    I don't really dislike any fish I've had except Sea Cucumber, if you consider that a 'fish'. Stuff is NASTY. I generally won't pick a straight up white fish (tilapia, etc.) more on the theory that life is too short to eat boring food than on the basis that I don't really like it.

    i've always had trouble cooking halibut. seems to dry out really fast. i did have some luck steep-poaching it -- put it in a bowl and pour hot liquid over, let it sit until done. also nice cooked en papillote ... as long as you get a thin piece so it cooks quickly.

    Wish I'd read this a week ago. My market had some Halibut this week so I picked some up on whim, figuring I'd try it out. Didn't realize how hard it was to cook. Filet was fairly thick. Wound up being a pretty big fail.
     
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    I practically live off of Safeway individually frozen tilapia filets.

    i avoid tilapia, too, but it's not the fault of the fish, per se. any farm-raised fresh-water fish can pick up a kind of mossy, muddy flavor if it's not carefully cared for. it just seems that almost all of the tilapia i've tried has had it.
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Salmon
    Scallops
    Crab
     
  19. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Well-Known Member

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    FYI. One of the women I'm dating right now doesn't eat any poultry or seafood and only eats her beef well-done.

    We may not have any future together.
     
  20. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    i avoid tilapia, too, but it's not the fault of the fish, per se. any farm-raised fresh-water fish can pick up a kind of mossy, muddy flavor if it's not carefully cared for. it just seems that almost all of the tilapia i've tried has had it.

    yes, that off flavor that it gets is what I don't like. In college I bought a big bag of frozen tilapia fillets, but after tasting the first I had to load the others with garlic just to drown out some of that flavor.
     

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