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Old 06-03-2006, 03:35 PM   #11
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Here it is $2.99 lb. for fillets. I like tilapia, but now I'm not so sure after what IC mentioned about it possibly coming from contaminated streams, canals, etc.
The farmed tilapia you seen in stores should only have been raised in brackish water, but not contaminated water.
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Old 06-03-2006, 03:38 PM   #12
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Costco has filets for $4.49 per pound.
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Old 06-04-2006, 06:58 AM   #13
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Generally, here we see it in the $3-$5/lb range, sometimes as cheap as $2, sometimes as much as $6-$8. Depends on the season and the store.
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:44 AM   #14
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Here in DE, Tilapia goes for $5.99/lb. and sometimes on "sale" for $4.99/lb. fileted at a local fresh seafood market. It is practically the only fish filet we buy, except for salmon and/or tuna steaks. My husband and I like Tilapia even better than flounder because it does not have a "fishy" taste and grills up nicely after a bit of marinating for flavor. By the sound of the prices the rest of you are generally paying, our price here seems on the high side.
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:58 AM   #15
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Actually farmed tilapia (not from a murky tank, however) is one of the OK fish, according to an article on our food pages this past week.
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:24 AM   #16
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1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. paprika


2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. butter
Lemon

Dredge 3 Tilapia filets in the mixture then pan fry in the oil and butter 1 minute on each side or til browned. Sprinkle liberally with lemon juice. Awesome!
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:20 PM   #17
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Tilapia fillets go for $3-$4 dollars a lb. here. I can occasionally get the whole fish, which I prefer for grilling.
I like tilapia, but then I never met a fish I didn't like.
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:41 PM   #18
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I would never eat Nile perch.
This report from the UN shows why.

http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cd...E/T0037E00.htm

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Wow! Just got me some tilapia for $5.99 a pound yesterday. Prices sure are going up on this fish.
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:18 PM   #20
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The farmed tilapia you seen in stores should only have been raised in brackish water, but not contaminated water.
I dont recall if it was farmed or wild tilapia. I'll have to check next time I go to the grocery store.
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