Mail order mackerel?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 21, 2013 at 9:49 PM

My wife is pregnant, and suffering through awful morning sickness. About the only (healthy) thing that she will eat is mackerel. The local fish market has it in stock only sporadically, so I was hoping to find a quality place (quality fish, from a good source) to mail order it. However, I have no idea where to order it from. I know vital choice for salmon, but don't know a quality mail order source for other types of fish. Any suggestions?

(and as a side-question, any suggestions for paleo friendly food for a woman with severe morning sickness who mostly feels like eating nothing but bread and who can't stand the way most food smells?)

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on April 21, 2013
at 11:17 PM

Sorry about your wife's nausea. No fun!

Ask if the fish market can special order for you. Mackerel is generally available year-round.

Here's a canned source, if not:


And here's a blog post I wrote that may be helpful:




on May 06, 2013
at 06:05 AM

Ugh, so been there. Give her my deepest sympathies. The food sight/smell aversions are the worst because you can be absolutely starving and not able to even touch food to make something for yourself.

I gave in and ate a lot of sushi because it was one of the few things that I could keep down easily. I know common wisdom puts it on the forbidden list, but I believe most of that was over parasite concerns because it wasn't understood that the fish gets a good solid freeze for weeks or months before it is served. The NIH has given it the green light, even though most practitioners still discourage eating it.

Oven pancake and crepes were something that I was able to eat too. If you use coconut milk or cream, rice or coconut flour, a ripe banana, and a bunch of eggs you can make some yummy variations on classic versions of those. For the oven pancake I would preheat the oven to 425, put 1 cup of liquid, 1 cup of flour, a banana, and 4 eggs in a blender and blend them really well until they were all bubbly, and then pour into a hot skillet with 1/4 stick melted butter in it for about 25 minutes. Homemade custard and smoothies I had success with too.


on April 22, 2013
at 04:52 AM

Ed, where are you located?

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