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Old 11-21-2011, 04:00 PM   #11
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Definitely smell the fish before you buy. If it smells fishy, don't buy it. And, always cook it the day you buy it. You can also ask when the fish arrives. I don't see an area where you are, but if there is a locker plant or fish plant near you, that might be a good place to buy fresh fish. I personally only like cod, walleye, sole, and salmon. I don't really care for oily fish and I am partial to white fish. Oh, and really fresh tuna.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:09 PM   #12
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Why indeed force yourself to eat something you don't like? If you are worried specifically about DHA and EPA, use fish oil capsules. For omega-3's in general, there's flaxseed, chia seed (becoming very "in" at the moment), and even eggs, especially eggs from chickens specially fed to up their omega-3 content. But, also, imitation crab or lobster meat is often pollock fish. Pollock is high on the list, higher than cod. The added crab or lobster flavor tends to take over. And pollock is also the common fish in "fish sticks" and such, and being fried, is often more palatable to fish haters.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:24 PM   #13
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I find that certain things help mask the fish flavor. Onions, garlic, parsley for starters, so I load up on that when cooking. Rinse the fish well before cooking and eat it the same day you buy it or thaw it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:33 PM   #14
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I don't eat a lot of fish either, but I eat shrimp and scallops to get those kind of nutrients instead.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:37 PM   #15
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Proper fish is not supposed to smell 'fishy' - if it does - it has gone 'off'

Some of the hints so far here probably give some idea how to recover some fish in this situation

But that isn't really the way to go forward - people should have a sniff of fish BEFORE they buy - and then do everything possible to keep it ice cold - and cook it as soon as possible.

They should also squawk at their retailer to keep FRESH fish.

It's just ridiculous to keep fish-eating in a Ground Hog Day syndrome - and trying to find methods of disguise and obfuscation.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #16
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cod is mild flaky, can be pan fried (dust in flour, dip in egg, roll in cracker meal) nice and crispy served with cocktail or tartar sauce
flounder cooked in butter with fresh lemon
catfish...get the cajun marinated and fry as above
plain catfish, cut bite size, a little saki, 5 spice powder, stir fry with veg serve over rice

enjoy!
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:59 PM   #17
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cod is mild flaky, can be pan fried (dust in flour, dip in egg, roll in cracker meal) nice and crispy served with cocktail or tartar sauce
flounder cooked in butter with fresh lemon
catfish...get the cajun marinated and fry as above
plain catfish, cut bite size, a little saki, 5 spice powder, stir fry with veg serve over rice

enjoy!
I can't handle fishy, and would agree with Robo's list and the recs of others. I would also add swai, a very mild catfish relative, available frozen at most grocers, along with walleye.

We're lucky to enjoy really fresh fish during our forays to Mexico. Here where we live in the states, we're kinda stuck with frozen.

I really like smoked salmon, don't care for it otherwise.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:43 PM   #18
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If the fish is fishy, there's something fishy going on. Maybe it's not fresh.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:27 PM   #19
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How can I get ahold of fresh fish? The ones I buy at the market are most certianly not fresh... In fact I kept my cod in the fridge 2 days after I bought it
And I just want a healthier alternative I guess. I literally eat no fish so I feel the mix up will do my diet good.
Moderation is often cited as the key to a good diet. Less often mentioned is its flip side -- variety. If that's your motivation, Mischief, then I commend you. But, if you think "healthy"="fish," then I would again suggest that you're misled. As for fresh fish, many people don't have a fish monger/market nearby, so...

1) ask your meat/seafood attendant, or store manager, 2) buy frozen. Either way, don't forget to bring cooler + ice unless your store is a two minute drive away.

The distinction should be made between fish-i-ness and fish-ness. If your problem with fish is the latter, no amount of flavor-masking will get you past the aversion.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #20
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If yo hate fish that much. Don't eat it. Find other ways to eat healthy.
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