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Old 03-17-2009, 08:50 PM   #21
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Tilapia basically has no flavor. If you don't season it well, its rather tasteless and boring.

To me the safest fish to cook is Flounder. It is not fishy at all, has a nice sweet flavor, works well grilled, fried, baked, stuffed. Stuffed Flounder is my favorite way to eat it.

Make up some deviled crab cakes, stuff them into the flounder, bake or grill.. yummy..

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Old 03-17-2009, 09:03 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Callisto in NC View Post
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 Two Sides to Every Tilapia - washingtonpost.com
Thanks for reminding me of that. There are a lot of good reasons to avoid tilapia.

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:46 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Callisto in NC View Post
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.
Farmd and wild Trout are very different tasting. I was a fly fisherman
and only once did I eat the catch (used to return them to the stream)
and it had a stronger flavor than what is available in the fish store.
I had 'wild' Tilapia once in a restaurant and it had a much stronger flavor than farmed. A lot of Chefs think farmed Tilapia is on a par with Tofu
ie: completely tasteless.

Agree that flatfish - sole, flounder, fluke , halibut along
with cod and farmed catfish are less oily thus less fishy than
herring,bluefish, salmon etc.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:46 AM   #24
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Can you get trout? that's not fishy...more creamy :0)
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:08 AM   #25
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Alton made fish and chips last night using tilapia and it looked great. I'm going to try that.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:12 AM   #26
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I agree with the above Cod and Tilapi both very non-fishy and easy to find at the store.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #27
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yeah, Crappie is the bomb if caught in really cold water. when I was a kid my dad would take our used Christmas trees each year in the boat and pitch them somewhere in the cove with bricks tied to them to weigh them
down. it made a nest for them and they would populate it pretty heavily
by early spring. then he'd sit out there and catch a whole mess of them,
clean them and cook them. we'd have these huge fish-frys with the
Crappie, buttermilk slaw and hush puppies. some of the best memories
of my childhood.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:22 AM   #28
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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
Aaaaah, Bliss, you are taking me back to my childhood! The Kettle Moraine is where some of the best fish of my life came from, and also where I learned to clean the little suckers! (some not so little! )
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:33 AM   #29
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Whatever the fish, a squeeze of lemon juice takes away the "fishy" taste and just makes it taste sweeter.

I think any fish from cold water tends to be firmer fleshed and less fishy tasting. I'm a real fish-eater, though, so I love it all.

If I were you, I'd go with the cod...you can get nice thick fillets, and it has a good flavor. Tilapia leaves me kind of cold.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:37 AM   #30
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Never buy farm-raised seafood unless you are sure it's from the US. That includes catfish, tilapia, salmon, shrimp, etc.

Always ask to smell the fish before you buy it. If it smells fishy don't buy it.

I'd suggest cod or haddock.

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