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Different Types of Fish

Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by Wendy, Mar 11, 2013.

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    Whenever we go to a restaurant I always tend to have steak, sometimes chicken and on some occasions salmon.

    I often see other types of fish on the menus, but as I've never tried them I'm always worried that it will be too strong or have lots of bones.

    Can you suggest a fish that I could try, I don't like a strong tasting fish that smells fishy :lol: I know it sounds silly as all fish smells but possibly something tasty and mild.

    I can't eat anything with crab in it as I'm allergic to crab.

    Any ideas :unsure:
     
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    Good fish should not taste fishy, or smell strongly of fish.

    I like a very mild fish with no "fish" taste what so ever. I like: Cod (Atlantic), halibut, haddock, rainbow (river) trout, and some soles. I like Chilean sea bass, but feel guilty eating it. :(
     
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    me too :yes:

    I was always told if it smells fishy, it's off or at the least, not fresh.

    I like fresh trout, salmon, cod and at V&A last time I tried Grouper! and to my amazement I liked that too
     
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    Wendy the only fish I've ever had with bones in it are certain cuts of Salmon and whole trout. Almost all of the fish served at WDW is fileted. I'm not a big fan of trout, but I will eat it if cooked properly and I'll eat the fish that Tink mentioned. I used to love sword fish but I'm not so big on it any more. I LOVE fresh tuna, seared or raw.

    It is hard to beat a piece of wild caught Alaskan Halibut.

    Tink, what is it about Chilean Sea Bass that makes you feel guilty?
     
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    The fishing practices, John. Same reason I rarely eat tuna any more and why I won't eat swordfish. Also, swordfish is very high in mercury as are some types of tuna.

    I will not eat catfish. Ick, ick, ick! :nono:

    Oh, I like smelts too, but only if they are caught fresh (and by someone I know) so I rarely eat those any longer.

    I tried to like grouper, but I just can't manage to do it. :sigh:

    I like shellfish and other crustaceans, crab, also squid, octopus, those sorts of things. It's just the fin fish that I have problems with.
     
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    I agree. I like 'meaty' fish. Try tuna, grouper, swordfish, monkfish. :)
     
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    Ok thanks, I often see Grouper on menus, is that a white fillet fish :unsure:

    Do you only eat fish from certain places or is most fish frozen anyway. What I mean is, would you eat fish at say the Olive Garden or a steak restaurant :unsure:
     
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    I will only eat fish from restaurants that specialize in fish for the most part. However, having said that I've had incredibly delicious rainbow trout at Longhorn and at another steakhouse in Cerritos, CA (when I have to go there for work).

    BlueZoo would be a good place to order fish, too.
     
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    About the only "fish" that I order at Olive Garden are Calamari and shrimp. I have ordered fish at YSH before, but generally do not go into a steakhouse with the intent of ordering fish.
     
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    Shrimp is something I'm very careful about ordering out. It's all too often unbearably mushy, or in the case of Jiko horribly overcooked and chewy.

    All seafood needs a delicate hand at cooking, but some places do it better than others. I think some steakhouses specialize in a fish dish to lure those who don't care for red meat or beef. If they do a nice fish, then the non-beef eater is more likely to be willing to dine there.

    Not sure about all of that, of course but it sounds plausible.
     
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    My DW eats a heck of a lot of fish, leaving me to be the carnivore in our relationship. :lol:
    So far she has never been disappointed at any of the restaurants both on and off site, however the Blue Zoo and the Flying Fish are among her favourite places on site.
     
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    Chris doesn't each fish, so it has to be somewhere that will have steak or pasta as well, so going to a fish restaurant wouldn't work.
     
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    Wendy, both of those places I mentioned also do some really nice meat dishes [or I`d think twice about going! :lol:]
     
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    Thanks Terry, I will take a look at their menus :)
     
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    My best fish meal was sea bass at CALFORNIAN GRILL
     
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    I think that the best fish is that caught locally. For us in the Mid Atlantic, we get things like flounder that is light and flakey. Fresh is best if you can get it. We get great tuna and simialar species (tunie, false albacore, etc).

    I guess norther species like cod, and pollock would fit the bill Wendy. I love both.

    I don't eat a lot of red meat anymore (payback for being a hamburger freak growing up (...curse you McDonalds) and I still try to have meatless Fridays (reminds me of growing up with an Irish Catholic mother) during lent. We are eating a lot of fish now!!:lol:

    Tilapia is ok. You can do a lot with it.

    Dear daughter Alex made us dinner last week. She made fish tacos (wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) She got the recipie from Pintrest. Fish tacos, wild rice that had lime, avacodo, and cilantro, and a homemade bean/corn/salsa. It was awesome.
     
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    Dan,

    the fish tacos sounds great! Do you have a recipe you can share?

    I love seafood but I don't cook it at home at all. I also don't fry foods at home. Just don't like the smell it leaves behind.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep the seafood smell out of the house?
     
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    Sorry, a bit late to the "fish party" but was wondering about Blue Zoo...where is that, please?

    Trying to come up with new and interesting places for Jon and I to try on our next trip and we both LOVE seafood :)
     
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    BlueZoo is Todd English's restaurant that serves primarily seafood. They do a very nice job, and you pay for it. It's at the ummmm...ermmmm...Dolphin? :unsure: Swan?? I can NEVER keep those two straight. (I have problems with straightness, don't you know)? :D

    I can take you there, but apparently I can't tell you how to get there. :sigh:

    They have a good selection of fresh fin fish, and then a nice selection of "seafood" (my catchall term for things without fins that come out of the sea/water). :D
     
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    Ooooh, sounds interesting...I'll have to take a look at their menu.
     

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