Can you tell what kind of fish your eating?

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Can you tell what kind of fish your eating?

Post by mysty »

Apparently some fish resturaunts are serving you shark.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment /2020/jul/08/seafood-why-your-mediterranean-swordfish-might-actually-be-shark
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nothing wrong with shark.....

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Post by whyme? »

Monsieur3seas wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:45 am
nothing wrong with shark.....
Not unless it's the shark eating you.

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Post by Mrs Archy »

Well I know what it says on the tin :lol: We tried shark in a restaurant - we tried it cos we didn't recognise the word on the menu but then that happens frequently the sword fish was very nice when we discovered that's what it was when we got the dictionary out :lol:
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Simples, don't eat fish. :lol:

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Post by Le Démerdeur »

I know that I am eating genuine Surimi and not some other fish pretender but have problems knowing what is the head and tail.

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Re: Can you tell what kind of fish your eating?

Post by exile »

Well having in the past bought frozen packs containing one Tuna steak, one swordfish steak and one shark steak, once cooked I am not sure I could tell them apart. I could well believe that it would be possible for a restaurant to pass one off as another. But whatever, it is fish and it does taste good.

Edit: Incidentally once cooked could you reliably tell the difference between cod, haddock, coley, pollack or sole, Dover sole, dab (young plaice), lemon sole?
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Otherwise
Name That Tuna.

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OH ordered a pizza last week from our local boulangerie - pizza with anchovies. Now I like anchovies that I buy filleted in oil in a small jar from the cold section in the supermarket but.........the pizza came with a display of many anchovies all complete with heads :? .......I just cannot eat any fish if it arrives with its head and eyes staring up at me makes me quiver so he had to remove them all and replace my section with those from the jar. This week it's back to a my favorite margherita!
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Re: Can you tell what kind of fish your eating?

Post by TriciaF »

@ exile - I agree about white fish - to me it all tastes the same. Except maybe fried sea bass but thats expensive.
Also herring and mackerel, but they're not really whitefish? We eat a lot of mackerel, especially smoked.

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