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Old 03-17-2009, 05:06 PM   #11
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In my opinion - & this is just personal opinion - I find all freshwater fish much blander & thus less "fishy" than any saltwater fish. This would include Tilapia, Trout, & Catfish, with U.S. farm-raised Catfish my favorite of the three. But make sure it's U.S. farm-raised - not imported. U.S. farm-raised catfish are raised under very sustainable & hygenic conditions as compared to other farmed fish, & the flavor is delicate, versatile, & anything but fishy.

My favorite ways of preparing it are baked with a topping of mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, & herbs; "marinated" in a spicy Cajun dry-rub ("Emeril's Essence") & then baked or fried; or tossed with highly-seasoned flour &/or cornmeal, fried, & served with tartar sauce.

As far as saltwater fish, which I will always favor over freshwater, having been born & raised on the waters of Long Island, NY, you can choose any of the flatfish for mildness - flounder, sole, halibut, etc. Cod, even though it's "white", can still be a bit fishy (although I do love it).

Where you're located, WILD salmon is definitely a good choice. If you didn't care for it your first time around, I'd experiment again with a different recipe, perhaps with a nice sauce that compliments the fish. Salmon isn't considered mild or strong - sort of in the middle - thus it lends itself to all sorts of sauce possibilities. I like it with a teriyaki or other soy-based glaze, or even just dressed with a lemony Hollandaise (Knorr makes a great packaged one if you're like me & rarely make your own from scratch - lol).

Regardless - keep trying!! Seafood is a great medium to experiment with, & so very good for you!
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:16 PM   #12
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The only trout I've ever eaten was hand caught by myself or my family when I was growing up. I've never bought trout from any market. I always considered it fishy in nature so I am very interested in those that say it isn't. Tilapia is definitely lighter than trout. I love trout, don't get me wrong, I just find it fishy.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #13
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I love most any kind of fish so I don't find trout fish at all.

Like Andy said earlier, the more oily the fish the more "fishy". As far as salmon, I find it less fishy if it's cooked to medium rare or rare. I prefer mine on the rare side and that has very little fishiness to it.

You will find a lot of fish only requires a good sprinkling of kosher salt, pepper, and some fresh-squeezed lemon. After that you can do lots of things - fresh oregano and feta cheese for a Greek note; lime, cilantro, tomatoes for a Mexican note; capers, rosemary, kalamata olives, tomatoes for an Italian note.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:07 PM   #14
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Tilapia and Flounder come to mind.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:11 PM   #15
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A few notes, in addition to what others have said:

- overcooked fish gets a "fishy" odor and flavor
- sole is very expensive in the U.S. - anything marketed as sole for under $20/lb. is probably something else
- imo, frozen is often better than "fresh," unless you're buying from a fishmonger whom you KNOW is buying fresh each day from fishermen. Much fish is frozen on the boat these days, so what looks "fresh" in the grocery store has often been frozen and then thawed for display, so it's not as fresh as it seems. Ask how often the fresh fish is delivered and whether it has ever been frozen.
- I stopped eating tilapia when I read that most (95%) of the tilapia sold in the U.S. comes from China, where it's grown under unsanitary conditions and given chemicals that would be illegal in this country.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:29 PM   #16
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Wondering about the "China tilapia" I googled and found something that's more of a reason to not eat the fish than where it may or may not come from: Popular Tilapia Might Not Help Heart - US News and World Report

Another interesting article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...080700470.html
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:28 PM   #17
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Are there certain kinds of fish that are less fishy than others?
Chicken fish and Beef fish.

I like blue gill fillets the morning after fishing.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:07 PM   #18
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If you have it, Crappie is really good. I don't care for any other freshwater, too fishy and dirty in taste.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #19
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If you have it, Crappie is really good. I don't care for any other freshwater, too fishy and dirty in taste.
Ah Texasgirl, come on up here to a spring fed lake and taste the rest of the fresh water fish though I love Crappies in the spring too. The area I live in (Wisconsin), especially the Kettle Moraine area, have fresh water lakes, springs everywhere, the fish are great. We even have springs above land here. Fish do so much better in cold lakes. (certain fish) Next time you are in my area, let me know and I'll share. We'll go fishing, clean 'em up and cook them while they are fresh. It will be a girl's night out. ~Bliss
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Ah Texasgirl, come on up here to a spring fed lake and taste the rest of the fresh water fish though I love Crappies in the spring too. The area I live in (Wisconsin), especially the Kettle Moraine area, have fresh water lakes, springs everywhere, the fish are great. We even have springs above land here. Fish do so much better in cold lakes. (certain fish) Next time you are in my area, let me know and I'll share. We'll go fishing, clean 'em up and cook them while they are fresh. It will be a girl's night out. ~Bliss
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