Favorite Fish

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    Halibut. Everytime I want to cook with it though I have trouble finding it.
     


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    Halibut. Everytime I want to cook with it though I have trouble finding 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.
     


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    St. Peters
    Branzino
    Rainbow Trout
    Mahi Mahi

    Honorable mention goes to freshly caught walleye and smelts
     


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    Lately it's been yellowtail (amberjack) and unagi... been on a sushi jag. Had tea-smoked unagi recently that was [​IMG]
     


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    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.

    Yes. En papillote is probably the best way. I also like to grill it to make fish tacos too. Probably blasphemy I know.
     


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    ^Not blasphemy, just really nice fish tacos [​IMG] Okay, serious answer time Tasmanian Ocean Trout Branzino Halibut Turbot Unagi Not counting shellfish or roes.... otherwise the list would have been a lot longer!
     


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    I don't like halibut.

    Mine are, for now, black bass, sardines, rouget, turbot and dory. I don't really need to go past the last three, though I do crave sardines from time to time. I don't like soft, white fish much, which can be tough around here.
     


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    ^Really? Halibut, sous vide with olive oil and lemon zest can be just [​IMG] I don't think i've ever had the pleasure of having rouget.
     


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    ^Dory/roughy is also a fav though it's become very scarce and $$$ in the midwest the last few years... along with most other species for that matter...
     


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    grouper
    salmon
    tilapia
     


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    Surprised no one has mentioned smelts yet, they are pretty damn good during their short season.
     


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    ^Dory/roughy is also a fav though it's become very scarce and $$$ in the midwest the last few years... along with most other species for that matter...

    Coastal Seafoods gets Dory occasionally.
     


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    Coastal Seafoods gets Dory occasionally.

    Yeah- last time I had it was from Coastal.

    I should add there's nothing wrong with the local brook trout and walleye up here in d' nord' either.
     


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