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Old 05-29-2006, 08:29 PM   #11
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Groupers also can carry certain toxins in their flesh, particularly in large specimens. From what I understand, though, the toxins carried in Groupers (& in other fish that inhabit tropical waters) normally present a flux of symptoms relative to food poisoning rather than just a laxative effect.

Just like with Escolar, some people are extremely sensitive to the toxins found in grouper, & if you're one of them, it's best to steer clear.

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Old 05-29-2006, 08:36 PM   #12
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Yes, my symptom was accompanied by a mild tummyache, though I had had it much worse in other previous occasions. (But it was not very pleasant all the same!!) It was the first time any fish bothered me in this way (and no, I was not in the Airplane! movie... ), but well, seems like I should better stay clear of any groupers... thanks very much for the info, BC!!

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Old 05-29-2006, 08:42 PM   #13
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Not prepared to take a chance. There are plenty of fish in the sea...

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Old 05-29-2006, 09:47 PM   #14
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For those brave enough to take the plunge. You can use butterfish (ideal sub.), halibut, or sea bass in place of the escolar:

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Old 07-04-2006, 07:29 PM   #15
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Just an update on our Escolar adventures - DH had me toss the remaining piece we had in the freezer! First he thought, well we'll just cook it and give it to the dogs - then - naaaaah!

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