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How can I eat Salmon?

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Created December 12, 2011 at 3:58 AM

I like fish and would like to eat a lot more Salmon but the taste makes me want to vomit. How can I get it in my mouth, down my throat, and keep it there? I have liked smoked salmon in the past but only on bagels with onions and cream cheese, with only the onions in my diet now. I'd rather not consume smoked foods as well. I have some frozen salmon burgers in the freezer now so that's a start.

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on December 14, 2011
at 05:15 AM

USDA regulations require sushi to be frozen before serving I believe to kill the parasites. I don't think it is followed though and it's a bit scary. Those things are parasites!

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on December 14, 2011
at 05:14 AM

Really? Maybe I'm not picky but I've had good sushi at Sato in Waltham and Fugaku in Brookline.

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on December 14, 2011
at 05:10 AM

I suspect so since he was probably generally pretty hungry and anything would have tasted good. I'm guessing that's why we're designed to eat so many leafy greens while not having a strong appetite for them (they're ok).

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on December 13, 2011
at 03:30 PM

This, for sure. Oh & I'm from Earth too! What a coincidence!

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:27 PM

He would if he were bulimic.

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:15 PM

Why oh why would would you buy food that makes you puke? I'd NEVER do that. Well maybe if it was on sale.

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:05 PM

Non sushi grade salmon is scary. I returned a piece to a market that had a live red worm in it. If I have any doubts I avoid it. Look out for cloudy eyes and bad smells.

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Yes. Grok invented puking. Given the state of food preservation in paleo times, Grok puked a lot.

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We need an alien Jane Goodall to observe us and try to explain our behavior to us.

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on December 12, 2011
at 07:06 AM

Best answer today. By a long shot!

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on December 12, 2011
at 05:24 AM

This .

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on December 12, 2011
at 04:53 AM

Foil not foul. Sorry--typo!!

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on December 12, 2011
at 04:08 AM

No one says you have to eat salmon. Why are you forcing yourself? However, it's one of my favorite fish and I like to bake it in the oven smothered with melted ghee + salt + garlic powder. I also love Chilean Sea Bass and cook it the same way.

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on December 12, 2011
at 05:00 AM

You might try making your salmon into burger or cakes, it obviously won't eliminate the taste of salmon but it will dilute it and tone it down. It might be a way for you to acquire the taste.

A good recipe that I've tried is here http://www.elanaspantry.com/sesame-salmon-burgers/

Whilst those burgers were yummy keep in mind I love salmon so YMMV :)

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on December 12, 2011
at 05:17 AM

Hello. I am from a planet called Earth. I saw your cry for assistance from across the galaxy. Apparently on your planet there is is a food (salmon) that "makes you vomit" when you eat it. You ask how to approach this situation skillfully.

How about: don't eat salmon.

A food makes you puke, and you ask for suggestion about how to adjust?

Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

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on December 12, 2011
at 12:00 PM

We need an alien Jane Goodall to observe us and try to explain our behavior to us.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on December 12, 2011
at 07:06 AM

Best answer today. By a long shot!

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on December 12, 2011
at 05:24 AM

This .

164ed7cd8d84c926bc66f366619bf853

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on December 13, 2011
at 03:30 PM

This, for sure. Oh & I'm from Earth too! What a coincidence!

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on December 12, 2011
at 11:23 AM

Hopefully, if you are eating Salmon, you're eating wild caught Alaskan salmon and not some fish farm CAFO equivalent - though the farmed stuff will likely have less of a fish flavor than the real stuff. (And there's a danger now that the farmed stuff is GMO to include extra growth hormones, plus it's been fed soy and other crap.)

I've never had issues with Salmon, in fact, I love the stuff, so not sure what to tell you other than to mess around with various recipes - if you want to .

Could it be the Salmon you just found nasty has gone bad or was near bad or you're subconsciously remembering a time when you ate some unfresh Salmon and now you have a reaction to all Salmon?

Some of the best I've had was ceder plank grilled, seems to come out with a milder taste.

Another is to make Lomi Lomi Salmon - assuming you're not avoiding tomato. (You can make it with smoked as well, and even add cilantro or parsley to it.)

Another thing you could do with smoked is to wrap it in lettuce along with onion and capers and a bit of lemon juice/zest.

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on December 12, 2011
at 11:10 AM

Would Grok have eaten something that made him puke?

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Yes. Grok invented puking. Given the state of food preservation in paleo times, Grok puked a lot.

Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:27 PM

He would if he were bulimic.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:10 AM

I suspect so since he was probably generally pretty hungry and anything would have tasted good. I'm guessing that's why we're designed to eat so many leafy greens while not having a strong appetite for them (they're ok).

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on December 12, 2011
at 05:37 AM

I agree with DoradoGalore, don't eat it if it tastes gross to you. Remember that really fresh salmon won't have as strong a smell or taste. Maybe the stuff you've had is old and smelly? I usually bake or BBQ it with grated orange peel/salt/pepper on top.

For smoked salmon sans crackers, try using an endive leaf as a boat, put some boursin cheese in and a little hunk of smoked salmon on top. You still get the crunch and the boursin gives a good contrast to the salmon.

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on December 12, 2011
at 05:20 AM

Don't eat it if you don't like it - you should enjoy your food. If you want to go full on into a piece of fresh I definitely agree with salmon cakes or just simply broiled with lemon, capers and rosemary.

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on December 12, 2011
at 12:22 PM

This may sound crazy, but you might have good luck eating it raw. My husband disliked fish, including salmon, when we first met. Then he had some raw salmon at sushi and thought it was tasty.* It was like his gateway to fish, and now he loves even cooked fish (at least whitefish and salmon, just not breakfast trout). The second step in his stage to loving fish was plank seared salmon. I second raydawg: make sure to get the good stuff, and grill it up on a cedar plank for extra tastiness.

*Caveat here: I'm talking about a good sushi restaurant here. In Portland, OR, that could also mean inexpensive. In Boston, I have yet to find a good sushi restaurant: I've had spoiled food twice now. So if you go this route, make sure to find a place with fresh fish. Or just get some sushi grade salmon at the grocery store and do it at home.

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:05 PM

Non sushi grade salmon is scary. I returned a piece to a market that had a live red worm in it. If I have any doubts I avoid it. Look out for cloudy eyes and bad smells.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:15 AM

USDA regulations require sushi to be frozen before serving I believe to kill the parasites. I don't think it is followed though and it's a bit scary. Those things are parasites!

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:14 AM

Really? Maybe I'm not picky but I've had good sushi at Sato in Waltham and Fugaku in Brookline.

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on December 12, 2011
at 04:52 AM

The best way I have found is lemon, dill, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper and a hunk of grass-fed butter . I wrap it in foul and bake it at 350 for 20 minutes. Easy and good

Df6e9b987bf189d59e63996f09a09168

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on December 12, 2011
at 04:53 AM

Foil not foul. Sorry--typo!!

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on December 12, 2011
at 04:18 AM

Eat the tail. It has the mildest taste.

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