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Old 09-24-2005, 12:39 AM   #11
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I have tried raw but yuk! I just cant take it.. Of course I could never take any fishey tasting seafood.. but scallops or skate wings broiled in garlic butter? Ill sell you my mother for them..


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Old 09-24-2005, 03:07 AM   #12
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Salmon is brilliant either way, well, it must be smoked if it is raw though... smoked salmon is about the only kind of raw fish I enjoy... well, the only kind of raw fish I would put into my mouth for that matter...So don't any of U guys ask me anything about sushi even if I happened to be born in Tokyo!!

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Old 09-24-2005, 03:30 AM   #13
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Oysters - any and every way. Everything else needs at least a little flame put to it. Being landlocked in North TX - "fresh" more often than not means they thawed it out this morning.
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Old 09-24-2005, 04:07 AM   #14
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I love fish and seafood, all ways.

I cannot comment on sushi, because I always order the sashimi. People keep waxing over the stuff, but I always opt for the raw fish. (Except for the octopus, which I find too chewy and not particularly tasty).

Was raised on raw clams, and prefer them to oysters, but I eat them often also.

Used to go along the beach and take the sea urchin roe.

But I also like seafood and fish cooked. Have tried raw lobster and quite frankly find the texture off putting. But I will stuff it and bake it and will be in heaven.

There is nothing better than a baked bluefish or striped bass.

Or a fried mess of smelt or fingerling catfish.

Or even a well done fish and chips. Yumm.

Cook it or don't, prepare seafood and fish properly and I will love it.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:49 AM   #15
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I agree with Micheal, oysters raw but the rest need the heat.
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Old 09-24-2005, 10:31 AM   #16
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um....aint it wrong to eat RAW fishy stuff? Cant you get sick? Aghhhh the thought makes my tummy rumble in not to pleasant ways.

I like fish and other seafoods but raw...ummm never! I like my oysters smoked as well as my salmon....ahhh raw...yuck!
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Old 09-24-2005, 10:39 AM   #17
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i like both, but if i had a choice i would choose raw. to me, seafood is much less fishy when it is fresh and raw. i love raw oysters!
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:20 PM   #18
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I'm on the cooked side here. I've tried a number of raw seafood preparations, but I just can't get into them. Most recently, fresh tuna sashimi with wasabi on Little Cayman (by fresh I mean caught by some of the resort guests in the morning and served with cocktails by 4 PM), but the texture makes it hard for me to appreciate it. I was past 40 before I ever tasted any raw seafood, and I guess my preferences were already locked in, because I can't get past the raw texture to appreciate the flavor.

On the other hand, almost any sort of seafood, seasoned and grilled, with or with out a sauce, is pure heaven for a lifetime inland landlubber. One of the great things about being a scuba diver is getting to vacation in places where fresh seafood is the norm.
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:33 AM   #19
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auntdot - I always said octopus was like biting into the cartiledge of your ear - right? It's terrible.

texascowgirl - you can tell immediately if your raw fish is ok because it doesn't smell like fish, it smells like a fresh glass of water.

pds - cooked salmon can be quite fishy. A lot of people can't eat it.

RP - I started eating the raw stuff on a regular basis after 40. I think if I concentrated on the texture I may not eat it. Since I concentrate on the clean flavor I can't stop eating it.

But as far as sushi, if you don't like raw, get the tempura rolls, or the unagi rolls, or even the vegetable rolls. I have even seen smoked salmon rolls. I guarantee the tempura shrimp rolls will be a hit. I'm just of the "school" that if I don't have raw I am not satisfied. I have turned many people onto the tempura shrimp rolls, spider rolls, and crab/cucumber/masago rolls. It's all good no matter how you like it.

But if you don't like the raw then you just don't like it. We all have our preferences and are old enough to determine what we like and don't like. My favorite to suggest is the tempura roll when it comes to sushi and someone doesn't either like the texture of raw or they are unsure.

Oh wait - sushi wasn't even mentioned was it?

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Old 10-09-2005, 02:00 PM   #20
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Live oysters on the half-shell are me and my wife's favorite food. We have a little ritual where we take turns watching each other eat them. Truly one of life's most sublime pleasures.

As far as fish I prefer sashimi most of the time, except for the hot-smoked salmon that I have perfected and I also love the way a good Chinese restaurant steams flounder or bass.

Last but not least live crab and lobster bought at the local asian markets steamed at home are one of the most enjoyable meals I can think of.

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