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Old 02-24-2008, 06:49 PM   #41
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I was at a large primarliy chinese food market Friday, and the fish there were in great variety and really fresh. They even had several tanks full of live Tilapia, looked about a pound or so in size. I believe with fish that the fresher the better, Talked to the proprietor, and she told me that the chinese customers would not buy fish if it was not truly fresh. I don't know if this is typical in other areas, but you can bet that this will be my fish store of choice. I like Thai style fried fish, and I will try the fresh Tilapia next week. The tanks and the counters were full, so I am guessing that delivery is taken on Friday mornings.

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Old 02-24-2008, 06:57 PM   #42
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My favorite are Crappie, no, it is pronounced Croppie
and Snapper.

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Old 02-24-2008, 07:24 PM   #43
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BigJim - I've seen tanks of Tilapia, & eel, & whatever at Asian markets as well. Just be sure before you buy that you take a good look at the tanks as far as their cleanliness. Fish swimming around in copious amounts of their own feces aren't necessarily "fresh", even though they're still alive.

This is one reason why I continue to steer clear of Tilapia.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:04 PM   #44
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I like Salmon, Bass, Walleye, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Oysters (but only if they're fried, can't get the raw ones down the throat). I don't get to eat much of the Snapper, Grouper and Swordfish as they are on the depleted list, but it's a treat when I do find a restaurant or store that has them.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:48 PM   #45
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I generaly like all salt water fish. As long as it is not overcooked.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:21 PM   #46
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Oysters (but only if they're fried, can't get the raw ones down the throat).
I hear a lot of people say this, and it baffles me. I've literally eaten 3 dozen raw oysters in a sitting. I think it's probably my favorite seafood item, aside from *maybe* raw salmon belly. I guess it's a texture thing, but I just adore the slippery briny little guys.

Anyway, my favorite fish are:

-Salmon (raw)
-Dover Sole
-Mahi Mahi
-Butterfish/Sable/Black Cod

Misoyaki Butterfish is probably my favorite of all fish preparations. I think I might have been Hawaiian in a past life or something.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:42 PM   #47
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In order:
Brook trout, or any trout caught in the cold stream that empty into Lake Superior, no larger than 14 inches.

Swordfish, grilled over charcoal

Ahi Tuna, Grilled over charcoal


yellow Perch




Orange Roughy

Bullheads (out of clean, pristine water)

Any properly smoked fresh water fish.

For other marine life (and all of these equally well):

squid (especially deep-fried in batter)
frog legs

That's not all by any means, but it's a good start.

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Old 03-13-2008, 04:47 PM   #48
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wild trout - first, last, always
lake perch
wild salmon
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:54 AM   #49
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Ahi Tuna, Grilled over charcoal
I haven't actually eaten cooked tuna in forever, aside from canned.

I've been trying to find Ahi Poke in DC, but it appears to be impossible. Again, another wacky hawaiian thing I have an affinity for even though I've never been there.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:59 PM   #50
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My favorite fish is tilapia because it is so light and most often buttery. That being said, I have not tried many different types of fish. I hear snapper is very delicate which I am interested in trying. I have had salmon about once every other week for my whole life so right now I am pretty sick of it.
I also had a bad experience with orange roughy when I was young. Have been frightened of the fish ever since (food-wise).

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