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Old 08-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #21
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I haven't seen that fish offered around here. Is it saltwater or fresh? I'm having a hard time Googling it other than it's a white fish.
I've posted about it here on DC a couple times. It's a catfish relative, grown in rivers in Vietnam. Apparently the French are nuts about it, and it is a recent addition to the States. Very inexpensive as compared to other fish. It's quite nice in the microwave. I also smoked it on my stovetop smoker, and it was very moist and tasty.

It comes in individually flash frozen packs in a bigger bag. It is a farmed fish, but from what I've read, pretty safe. Should be really good in fish tacos.

Sorry, probably TMI...
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:05 PM   #22
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Chipped beef on toast.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #23
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I've posted about it here on DC a couple times. It's a catfish relative, grown in rivers in Vietnam. Apparently the French are nuts about it, and it is a recent addition to the States. Very inexpensive as compared to other fish. It's quite nice in the microwave. I also smoked it on my stovetop smoker, and it was very moist and tasty.

It comes in individually flash frozen packs in a bigger bag. It is a farmed fish, but from what I've read, pretty safe. Should be really good in fish tacos.

Sorry, probably TMI...
Not TMI at all.
So where does it rank with tilapia? It looks to be thicker from the pics that I saw.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:16 PM   #24
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made pasties in my pie maker, plus sliced tomatoes,avocado,red onion sliced thin. homemade foccacia topped with sliced green onions plenty of evoo and salt. sliced peaches cooling in the fridge.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:26 PM   #25
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Not TMI at all.
So where does it rank with tilapia? It looks to be thicker from the pics that I saw.
Probably similar in taste. When I cooked it, it was quite moist. I found tilapia to be firmer, but I usually fry tilapia. You get nice, solid filets of swai. I can't handle fishy taste, and this was to my liking. Plus, it's all gone now!

It's kinda like tofu. Not much taste on its own, but picks up seasonings well. Not at all muddy, like our catfish sometimes can be.
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Chipped beef on toast.
I haven't had SOS in a long time. My Mom used to make that all the time when I was growing up. It was one of my Dad's favorite meals.

Tonight, I'm fixing Mark mac-n-cheese with hotdogs. He seems to really like that meal. I'm not complaining, since it's so inexpensive to make. He always goes back for seconds.
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Spaghetti with Emeril's Kicked Up sauce doctored with Italian sausage, garden peppers, and maybe some roasted tomatoes.
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I had a ham and Swiss cheese sandwich on Rye. My avocado is starting to soften a little, but not ready yet. Maybe tomorrow.
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Katie, I have yet to taste okra but have wanted to for some time. When our produce market gets some in next (they have it off and on), I will have to ask you for step by step instructions!

Beef diablo sounds great too!
No problem with the okra. Many folks don't care for it. Many think it's a bit "snotty," with the juice that runs from it. I've never had that experience. I find it a bit sticky but it's soooo yummy. I just finished canning 17 pints of it and will enjoy it this winter.
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No problem with the okra. Many folks don't care for it. Many think it's a bit "snotty," with the juice that runs from it. I've never had that experience. I find it a bit sticky but it's soooo yummy. I just finished canning 17 pints of it and will enjoy it this winter.
Never have understood some folks' aversion to okra. Love your description, Katie!
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