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Best fish? For taste/enjoyment

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 14, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Not talking best as in healthiest here. But if you're going to go to an awesome, fresh seafood market or restaurant, what's your favorite thing in there?

Can't decide at all. Too many great fish out there and so much I haven't had.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on June 11, 2012
at 08:18 PM

There are not many fish so clearly in the "don't eat - vulnerable species" category as orange roughy are. They are slow to mature, and live up to 150 years! The craze for orange roughy some years ago caused great damage to their populations. Just FYI. :-) I used to eat them before I knew, too.

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on November 22, 2011
at 06:39 PM

A lot of fish from Bengal, India where I'm originally from! Grass carp, shad, hilsha, etc. Wild salmon, mahi, halibut, wild snappers, scup (pompfret), etc. Of course freshness and preparation matters!

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

(3499)

on October 07, 2011
at 03:07 PM

I'd call it paleo. It's a whole animal, after all.

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on September 16, 2011
at 04:40 PM

Yes, mackerel has a lot of omega-3 fatty acids. :) Good luck on your mackerel eating! Let us know what you think of it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 16, 2011
at 10:50 AM

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_resources.aspx There is a lott fissh which iss close to exttinction. Also some kind of cheap fishing technic is killingg a lot other fishes. A lot ddiversity in tthe sea willl be killed cause it is made to cheap animal foods. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vuNRseCmdc&feature=related the is ecocrimes on marinepariatry.

C6fabcde199b796d6969aae6956e324b

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on September 15, 2011
at 09:11 PM

I have never had 'Keriorrhoea' from the Escolar aka:'Super White Tuna' I've eaten, though I doubt I have come near the suggested 6oz limit. Can this be Good for me? Considered Paleo? Even if I limit how much or how often I eat it?

C6fabcde199b796d6969aae6956e324b

(118)

on September 15, 2011
at 09:09 PM

Turns out I am an idiot - it was Super White Tuna I was thinking of - which is apparently "Escolar" and contains Waxy Esters that can cause Keriorrhoea... Now I would really like a Paleo verdict, can this be good for me?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on September 15, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Meredith, you make me laugh!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 15, 2011
at 02:51 PM

I'm gonna try out this one. Is it a fatty fish?

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on September 15, 2011
at 01:26 PM

Grouper cheeks are the best!

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on September 15, 2011
at 01:24 PM

Walleye for the win!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 15, 2011
at 11:51 AM

yummmmmm.......

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 15, 2011
at 11:12 AM

Chilean Sea Bass? had to google that one, then realized it was trade name for "Patagonian toothfish" ;-) Sadly its overfished (thanks to illegal fishing)

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

(1164)

on September 15, 2011
at 10:50 AM

oak0y, could you expand on that?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 15, 2011
at 04:59 AM

crawdads........

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 15, 2011
at 04:21 AM

However you ate you crisped the high material nice of the skin and straight it from the hot tub of the fire straight into your mouth, which loves each bites and is pleased for the fish-like lovelyness?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 15, 2011
at 04:12 AM

Farm salmon tastes like library paste.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on September 15, 2011
at 04:04 AM

Just kepp relaax

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

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on September 15, 2011
at 03:37 AM

Unpleasant after-effects is an understatement. As a rule of thumb, if you ever ate chips with Olestra and didn't have a problem, escolar should be no problem. If you experienced steatorrhea, though, you may want to steer clear.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on September 15, 2011
at 01:00 AM

Give it a few minutes for it to show up on the board, Huey.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 14, 2011
at 11:12 PM

I agreeeeeeeee!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on September 14, 2011
at 11:03 PM

Halibut ANYTHING is awesome! I love that damn fish. Chilean Sea Bass is my favorite but you can't get that anymore so Halibut is my number one fish these days.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 14, 2011
at 09:44 PM

LOVE fresh Halibut.

Db56a3a7ef6f208222cb501f29741b64

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on September 14, 2011
at 09:12 PM

Does anybody else find farm raised salmon to taste much better?

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on September 14, 2011
at 08:57 PM

I put it in it's own thread, but it's not showing up. What gives?

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on September 14, 2011
at 08:51 PM

I'm gonna put this in it's own thread.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 14, 2011
at 07:56 PM

look was is is good for the marine live

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 14, 2011
at 11:12 PM

I agreeeeeeeee!

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on September 15, 2011
at 04:04 AM

Just kepp relaax

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

(1164)

on September 15, 2011
at 10:50 AM

oak0y, could you expand on that?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 16, 2011
at 10:50 AM

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_resources.aspx There is a lott fissh which iss close to exttinction. Also some kind of cheap fishing technic is killingg a lot other fishes. A lot ddiversity in tthe sea willl be killed cause it is made to cheap animal foods. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vuNRseCmdc&feature=related the is ecocrimes on marinepariatry.

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on September 14, 2011
at 07:46 PM

I tend to reach for salmon, wild caught highly preferred.

It takes a hollandaise sauce so well, and I loves me some pastured egg yolk & pastured butter sauce of deliciousness.

Db56a3a7ef6f208222cb501f29741b64

(30)

on September 14, 2011
at 09:12 PM

Does anybody else find farm raised salmon to taste much better?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 15, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Meredith, you make me laugh!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 15, 2011
at 04:12 AM

Farm salmon tastes like library paste.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 15, 2011
at 04:21 AM

However you ate you crisped the high material nice of the skin and straight it from the hot tub of the fire straight into your mouth, which loves each bites and is pleased for the fish-like lovelyness?

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 14, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Halibut cheeks are awesome!

And mercury be damned, marlin is so tasty I don't even care.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on September 14, 2011
at 11:03 PM

Halibut ANYTHING is awesome! I love that damn fish. Chilean Sea Bass is my favorite but you can't get that anymore so Halibut is my number one fish these days.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 14, 2011
at 09:44 PM

LOVE fresh Halibut.

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on September 15, 2011
at 11:12 AM

Chilean Sea Bass? had to google that one, then realized it was trade name for "Patagonian toothfish" ;-) Sadly its overfished (thanks to illegal fishing)

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on September 14, 2011
at 07:51 PM

seared tuna steak...still blue on the inside

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6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on September 15, 2011
at 04:55 AM

I absolutely LOVE mackerel! It's been my favorite since I was a kid. It has a more meaty taste, in my opinion, compared to other fish, and it's juicy, never dry.

The way my mom makes mackerel is she filets it open and sprinkles each of the halves with pepper and a little salt. Then, she'll bake them in the oven in a foil-covered tray. It comes out SO delicious!

I like other fish as well, but mackerel is a true winner for me for the fact that it's truly filling, has a meaty delicious flavor, and is juicy. For example, I like salmon, but it can be dry sometimes, and the flavor isn't the best I've ever tasted. I also like tuna, but again it can sometimes be dry and doesn't really have a strong flavor on its own. There are other fishes I've eaten, but don't remember the names... so I can't comment on those.

But mackerel? Give me mackerel any day, any time...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 15, 2011
at 02:51 PM

I'm gonna try out this one. Is it a fatty fish?

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on September 16, 2011
at 04:40 PM

Yes, mackerel has a lot of omega-3 fatty acids. :) Good luck on your mackerel eating! Let us know what you think of it.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on September 14, 2011
at 08:19 PM

Copper River Salmon is my favorite.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 14, 2011
at 07:54 PM

Forget fish - Oysters! Oh.. sweet sweet delicious shuckers of my dreams. Actually, just deliver me a seafood plateau and a bottle of bubbles and I'm happy. Happy as a CLAM.

I cook fish enough at home so when I go out I want sashimi, crustaceans, molluscs :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 15, 2011
at 04:59 AM

crawdads........

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 15, 2011
at 11:51 AM

yummmmmm.......

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 15, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Steelhead trout - whole fish - head on - enjoy the lovely time!

2
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 15, 2011
at 04:12 AM

Wild sockeye salmon.

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on September 15, 2011
at 12:49 AM

Grouper, blackened or grilled. Melts in your mouth!

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on September 15, 2011
at 01:26 PM

Grouper cheeks are the best!

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94a4a87e3d2e1e9160b6ed77678b4bea

(1311)

on September 14, 2011
at 10:21 PM

Sashimi all the way - why ruin great healthy fish by cooking it! Don't get the image in your head of Gollum ripping through a raw and wriggling fish... I don't mean to that extreme... Think more filleted salmon, tuna or kingfish with chopsticks and some garlic rub.

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on September 14, 2011
at 07:45 PM

Walleye, catfish, salmon and tuna are my favorites. All the other white fish to me tastes the same.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on September 15, 2011
at 01:24 PM

Walleye for the win!

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C6fabcde199b796d6969aae6956e324b

on September 15, 2011
at 02:27 PM

My favorite fish is White Salmon, never eaten it outside of sushi, which I dont eat anymore, since going paleo. I am desperately trying to find a local source of it for my own sashimi uses... this stuff is so damn delicious, almost sweet. It would be a shame to even cook it!

God I hope someone doesn't tell me its something other than Paleo Good!

C6fabcde199b796d6969aae6956e324b

(118)

on September 15, 2011
at 09:09 PM

Turns out I am an idiot - it was Super White Tuna I was thinking of - which is apparently "Escolar" and contains Waxy Esters that can cause Keriorrhoea... Now I would really like a Paleo verdict, can this be good for me?

1
Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

on September 14, 2011
at 11:05 PM

it all depends where you are and what's in season. Fresh and local trumps everything else.

1
Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

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on September 14, 2011
at 10:31 PM

Wild Salmon!! I make it in my crockpot in parchment packets.

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Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

on September 14, 2011
at 09:26 PM

For me it's more about the preparation.

Blackened mahi Blackened halibut Halibut with creamy dill sauce (ie homemade mayo with fresh dill and tarragon) Wild Salmon with Butter, Creole seasonings and fresh Thyme Any of the firmer whitefish (incl halibut) done Picatta

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93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on September 14, 2011
at 08:18 PM

There's a rough fish species called buffalo, looks like carp, maybe it is, but it has wonderful flavor and terrible bones. I mean, bones that bifurcate and trifurcate into multiple forks, a real nightmare for filleting, but okay for casual finger pickin'. It's in the grocery story dirt cheap here in Minnesota, anybody else tried it? Anybody got good advice how to eat it without expending more calories that you take in? It is tasty.

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on September 14, 2011
at 08:57 PM

I put it in it's own thread, but it's not showing up. What gives?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on September 15, 2011
at 01:00 AM

Give it a few minutes for it to show up on the board, Huey.

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on September 14, 2011
at 08:51 PM

I'm gonna put this in it's own thread.

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Ea0154532caf2b4f600f8d30d74b0d3a

(112)

on September 15, 2011
at 03:01 PM

On the East Coast Blue Fish is a good cheap option with loads of Omega-3s. They don't farm it because it is is somewhat strong flavored, but the price is great and it is great with some butter and a cajun rub!

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E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

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on September 15, 2011
at 01:32 PM

I have commented on a couple of people who recommended walleye pike, mackerel and grouper. And if you ever get to Florida or anywhere along the gulf coast and get a chance to try hogfish, that is absolutely the BEST. Sorry everyone else, but we keep it all here and don't ship any of it away!

Actually, that's really because hogfish can't be netted or hooked - it is generally only caught by spearfishermen. One of the saddest days of my life was when my husband stopped diving anywhere but springs and caves - no catching fish in caves. :(

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 15, 2011
at 06:10 AM

Salmon is available about 2-3 monhts year here. I eat alot of it in season. But I am happy with any whole fish that is fresh and from local waters. Freshness is important to me. Salmon prepared sous vide 42-45C (no oxidasing any fat or loosing flavour, its cooked under vacuum) is my favorite meal. Have to wait the nex summer....

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B36613e945134be5813e6526f9a3a86c

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on September 15, 2011
at 04:08 AM

As people have said, whatever's freshest is usually the way to go. That said, I really will go for salmon (which I like best raw, smoked, or just seared) or for hard-shell shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels, scallops) when I have those options. Yellowtail and swordfish are also great, hearty, "meaty" fish varieties.

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C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

on September 15, 2011
at 03:33 AM

Tuna, tuna, and tuna, if I'm eating it raw or barely seared (like sage_ said elsewhere in this thread). Tekka maki always has a place on my plate.

King salmon is a close second for raw/seared preparation if good tuna isn't available.

For cooked fish, I like haddock or catfish as a fillet, especially deep fried. For flake fish applications like fish tacos, either tilapia or swai is perfect.

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on September 15, 2011
at 01:54 AM

I've spent most of my life trying to solve this riddle. It depends on what's fresh. Beyond that, there was that grilled halibut fillet on thin sliced cabbage in Anchorage.

Or maybe the poached sockeye. Or that grouper slathered in butter. Or the bar cooked over grape twigs. Or the brook trout pan fried in the woods.

The best fish lately is the apple smoked coho.

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on September 14, 2011
at 09:46 PM

I love horse mackerel, but escolar/walu is my favorite -- it's very buttery and rich and makes even the best salmon seem watery and tasteless. It can have some unpleasant after-effects until you're accustomed to it.

C6fabcde199b796d6969aae6956e324b

(118)

on September 15, 2011
at 09:11 PM

I have never had 'Keriorrhoea' from the Escolar aka:'Super White Tuna' I've eaten, though I doubt I have come near the suggested 6oz limit. Can this be Good for me? Considered Paleo? Even if I limit how much or how often I eat it?

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

(3499)

on September 15, 2011
at 03:37 AM

Unpleasant after-effects is an understatement. As a rule of thumb, if you ever ate chips with Olestra and didn't have a problem, escolar should be no problem. If you experienced steatorrhea, though, you may want to steer clear.

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

(3499)

on October 07, 2011
at 03:07 PM

I'd call it paleo. It's a whole animal, after all.

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65660697ed243c7980725fd014eb00e0

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on September 14, 2011
at 08:41 PM

I haven't found anything I enjoy more than orange roughy and flounder.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on June 11, 2012
at 08:18 PM

There are not many fish so clearly in the "don't eat - vulnerable species" category as orange roughy are. They are slow to mature, and live up to 150 years! The craze for orange roughy some years ago caused great damage to their populations. Just FYI. :-) I used to eat them before I knew, too.

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