Fish for people who don't eat fish

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  1. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    Tilapia is the light beer of the fish world. It really doesn't taste like anything. Try that out first.
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    To the OP: I think you just need to try a lot of fish. We all have different tastes. For instance, I hate tilapia. I find it to be unappetizing, probably due to the farming conditions (put a pound of crap in the water, get a pound of fish out). Salmon I do find to be extra "fishy" on a regular basis. Tuna is very meat like.

    I would agree with what is being called Chilean sea bass. Very rich and firm fish. Try mahi and ono, very mild and firm. Try orange roughie. Find your way to cook them. For instance, poached ono with wasabi aoili is incredible. For roughie, you can lightly coat in panko then back with a little spritz of olive oil.

    I think you just need to taste and try.
     
  3. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    Red snapper is a good middle fish, I think. It has [good] fishy characteristics, but not overwhelming to someone new to fish.

    As said before, swordfish and tuna steaks are more meat-like. Chilean sea bass, which can be a bit difficult to find now given all the hoopla going on surrounding their near-extinction status, is a great fish to eat (one of my favorites) because the meat is sweet and succulent.

    Like Pio, I'm not a fan of tilapia. They're pretty flavorless.

    Wild caught salmon is phreaking delicious.
     
  4. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Yes, the Patagonian Toothfish suggestion is a good one. Talk about a name change and blank canvas turning a little-known nothing into a worldwide hit (and threatened species).
     
  5. gdl203

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    Poach your fish in some milk if you want to remove the "fishy" taste. Grilling or searing is clearly not the way to go if you don't like the taste/smell of fish - it will bring it out.
     
  6. Sunnydale

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    I'm with you, I do not enjoy fish meals. Don't know why, just don't. If I can avoid eating fish, I will. Since fish oil is healthy for ones mental and physical well being, I take fish oil capsules along with some krill oil. So long as I keep the fish oil refrigerated, I don't get the common fish burp. I listened to this pod cast about fish oil and mental health yesterday. http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/...tter%2BProduct & fish oil good at preventing fatal heart attacks. http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/20...r-greater.html
     
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    Pollock.
     
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    CMJTperry Senior member

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    Haddock is awesome its very white, flakey and mild.
     
  10. Cavalier

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    However, I've never enjoyed making sushi at home, which is a shame because I have access to plenty of high quality sushi/sashimi at local Japanese markets.

    Sashimi [​IMG]
     
  11. baileypayne

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    Tilapia is the light beer of the fish world. It really doesn't taste like anything. Try that out first.

    Well said! Tilapia is one of the least fishy fish. Try it with parm, lemon, tomatoes and simple seasonings. Yum!
     
  12. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Awfully hard to beat a cold-water walleye.
     
  13. Mr. White

    Mr. White Senior member

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    Can't understand why people are recommending fishes like salmon and tuna, which are relatively fatty and oily, and have fairly strong flavors.

    I'd be eating really bland white, flaky fish... like flounder or cod.


    +1
     
  14. Oyaji

    Oyaji Senior member

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    As you are used to sushi/sashimi, I believe you have access to Unagi/Anago, give them a try.
     
  15. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    Second (and thirding) recommendations for cod, tilapia, and halibut.
     

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