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Old 07-20-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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what's a cheap....

I'd like to start eating more fish. Thing is is that Dh will NOT eat it. Hell I don't even know if he'll let me cook it in the house. But I want to start getting heathier, and what better way than with fish. So other thatn going out and catching my own...I do like fishing, I just don't wnat to do it all the time....what's a good cheap fish to buy at the store?

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:33 PM   #2
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I'd suggest just getting whatever is on sale. If it is cheap all the time, it won't be for long once everybody starts buying it.

Or so far that is what has happened with all the fish we have starting buying.
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k then what about flavor wise....I dont want something thats going to taste like dirt....any suggestions?
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:57 PM   #4
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Tilapia is a good fish that is fairly cheap and has great taste. Its farmed raised and is raised in refurbished dairy farms sometimes. It used to be called St. Peters fish, and it is thought it is the same biblical fish in the story of feeding the masses on the hill.

Stay away from Polluck though, or whiting. They are tastless sawdust for the most part.
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:01 PM   #5
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Tilapia is good. We also like grouper, flounder, perch, salmon.

Why doesn't your husband like fish?
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:25 PM   #6
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swordfish or marlin is usually pretty affordable as well, and it doesn't have a strong fishy smell or flavor. you can pretty much pair swordfish with almost any type of sauce, and it will stand up to it.

the best thing is to tell the fishmonger what price range you're looking at, and ask him what's the freshest and best quality fish available that he has in your price range.
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #7
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Tanis...sole is cheap these days and cod is always good. My kids will eat it if I brush garlic butter on the filets while they are still frozen (it hardens up immediately) and then toss em in the oven to bake. Butter gets a chance to soak in that way. Mmmmmmmmm.

Another good way is to mix equal parts of parmesan and bread crumbs. Sprinkle liberally on your filets, and then drizzle olive oil over it to set the coating...delish!

Let me know if hubby will eat either of those, my kids are PICKY eaters but I can get em to eat this stuff. Good Luck.
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:11 AM   #8
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I got a good deal on tuna steaks recently. All I did was coat them with a little liquid smoke and bake them. They turned out great! They were almost like eating a beef steak. Not a real fishy flavor.

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OMG!!!! HIM EAT FISH!! You got to be kidding! He hates the smell, , the looks, ,everything about them....they are slimy hea says! Maybe if it was just cooked right he'd be good with it. He wont even eat SMOKED fish and that aint anywhere NEAR slimy! Same with mushrooms...their slimy he says.....men!

I thought cod had a different taste.....wonder if the garlic will do any justice to my taste buds. I will have a look this weekend while I am shopping. He'll protest at me buying it but whatever....

Hey, once its cooked is there anyway to preserve it for a quick snack like on crackers or something? Does any of you have a recipe for this?

Thanks to ALL of you for answering my plea!!!
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Well it's not slimy or smells after it is cooked.

We grill it, stuff it, broil it, fry it....all good.

He needs to try it, it may surprise him.
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