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Need advice on trying fish to eat for the first time

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Snaps, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

    Apr 8, 2004
    SWPA sticks
    Long story short, right now I"m 33 years old but when I was about 10 years old my family was on vacation at the beach, I tried some crab and came a little too close to dying for comfort. After that I never ate anything that swimmed except gator.

    Wellllll turns out as of this week (allergist) I'm no longer allergic, so Im trying to figure out what would be a good kinda fish or seafood or whatever to try.

    I know i always hear people eating Cod, but I'm looking for ideas, something that's generally very good.
  2. Anchovies, kippered Herring, Lox and tuna in a can would be a good start. I don't care for much else in the line of fish. Oh, yeah, fish and chips would be good. I think that's cod usually in a good restaurant.

  3. mike g35

    mike g35

    Jun 23, 2011
    Charleston W.V.
    Orange roughy is a good white fish, swordfish or tuna is also good but its a darker meat.

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  4. G-Lock808


    Aug 17, 2009
    Mid Pac.
  5. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    Sep 20, 2003
    Penn's Woods
    Might not have been the crab; it could have been the restaurant that served it to you. :supergrin:

    Just so you know, any WHITE COLORED fish flesh that comes from a FISH WITH SCALES contains no purines, and is very good for inveterate meat-eaters to ingest and give their digestive systems a break for awhile by allowing their bodies to detox.

    Personally, I don't eat a lot of meat; and I avoid certain vegetables (like potatoes). I consider the popular national diet to be absolutely poisonous! (Looks like the Mosaic dietary laws weren't so far off after all - Doesn't it.) ;)
  6. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

    Salmon Patties are my favorite
  7. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

    Aug 2, 2002
    NKY/Cincinnati area
    Cod, haddock, ocean perch, Albacore tuna are good starts.
  8. Time to embrace your fears, go have a giant platter of sushi.
  9. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    Its kind of like saying I can now eat meat--what meat should I try?

    Too many choices to give you a good reply.

    Nobody does fresh fish better than the Japanese. Sushi is subtle, delicate, and extremely delicious. The first time you try it your preconception about raw fish will forever be erased.

    Try a meaty fish like swordfish or tuna grilled with some minimal seasoning--its like eating a steak!

    I take an inexpensive white fish like Tilapia and slowly braise it in butter. Decadent and easy to do.

    Fried fish is good too...but often overcooked thin pieces of fish that don't do the dish justice.

    Try some nice Salmon Lox (cured salmon) with some capers and lemon on a bagel with cream cheese.

    Try some of the better canned tuna in olive oil on a salad with some calamatta olives and a fresh tomato from the garden with a light vinagrette and some crusty bread.

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  11. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005
    This, though I hate canned tuna and lox with a passion.
  12. Tackle


    Jul 5, 2011
    Lutefisk. Will make you a happy man.
  13. JBnTX


    Aug 28, 2008
    Fried Catfish!


    Forget all that "girlie" fish like sushi and lox.
    Eat some fried catfish.

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  14. GLWyandotte

    GLWyandotte Señor Member

    Sea Bass, Halibut, Walleye are all mild and very good.
    For a first time fish eater, I wouldn't be eating anchovies, sardines, kippers, mackeral, bluefish- all very oily and strong; not a good starting point.
  15. Radam3


    Jul 22, 2011
    I'm not one for much of any seafood. With that said, PERCH is an excellent place to start imo. A few other that have already been listed i enjoy every once in a while. Most though, i wouldn't touch. But to each their own... good luck. New foods are always fun!

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  16. JJohnson

    JJohnson Call me Jeff

    Mar 3, 2002
    Des Moines, Iowa
    I love a nice piece of cod, halibut, or lightly seared tuna.

    I also love sushi, but work yourself into it slowly if interested. Stay away from the unagi, mackerel, and other oily fish.
  17. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

    Oct 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    How do you figure out that you will not be allergic to something at the end of the week?