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Old 08-28-2006, 03:08 AM   #1
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Is Tilapia A Good Fish?

Let me start by saying I don't care for fish all that much, except for salmon, and things like tuna. Anything too fishy I am not into. But I bought a 10lb box of frozen for tilapia not really knowing what it was, mostly because it was cheap. So I rolled them in wheat flour with cajun/creole type spice blends, and fried them up. Not bad at all! Anyone have comments on this species of fish?


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Old 08-28-2006, 03:20 AM   #3
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I've enjoyed it. Just panfried it also.
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Old 08-28-2006, 08:20 AM   #4
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I actually don't care for Tilapia all that much. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it, just my opinion.

It's a mild flavored fish and can be done a lot of different ways to suit your likes and dislikes.
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Old 08-28-2006, 08:23 AM   #5
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I can't get enough of it. It is a very good fish for frying. I like mine with a splash of hot sauce.
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Old 08-28-2006, 08:31 AM   #6
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i like tailpea..but lately i have fallen in LOVE with mahi mahi....if u want you firsh not fishy...thats the way to go IMO.

holds up great on the grill as well. try making grilled mahi mahi fish tacos...they are fantastic!!!
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Mahi>Talapia...x-100000, imo.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:36 AM   #8
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well it is a flat white fish with a flaky texture. It needs a sauce or coating and condiments. Good for pan frying or sauteeing. Falls appart in chowders. Taste is mild. Farm raised.

My faves: sword, salmon, cod, walleye, bass (of various types), cat, blue, trout, ... talapia simply doesn't have the individuality of these other fish. But for a fry up or quick flat surface grill, it's very nice fish. And the price is right. I like to smoke it (mesquithe) in my weber, and use it cold in salads. Really surprises people that way.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:45 AM   #9
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Tilapia is a neutral white fish. You can pretty much fix it to taste however you want...kinda like boneless, skinless chicken breast! I wouldn't say I DISlike it -- I really love fish of any kind -- but it's not one of my favorites. Salmon, Tuna, Cod, Walleye, Trout, Lake Superior Whitefish, Sole, Skate.... all way ahead of tilapia.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:19 AM   #10
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When we use to run out of fish at the restaurant we often sub. with Tilapia a lot of people do really like it..

Its nice breadcrumbed fried in butter.. but like june said its really like a plain chicken breast!

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