Eatting Salmon

By powersintexas Latest Reply 2014-01-24 19:42:25 -0600
Started 2014-01-05 13:33:42 -0600

I am not fond of Salmon. What other fish is allowed to obtain the needed nutrition.

15 replies

GabbyPA 2014-01-12 15:27:14 -0600 Report

Cod and Mahi-mahi are two of my favorites and there are some good recipes here to cook them. I try to get wild caught of what ever kind of fish I purchase. However, for Omegas, Salmon is one of the best.

Copperchef 2014-01-12 14:14:30 -0600 Report

I am not a big fan of Salmon either. I think I have cooked, smoked, poached and grilled as much salmon as I can stand. No more for me.
However, I love pickled herring. Let me clarify that, I love pickled fish including pickled herring. Not the creamy stuff, just the regular stuff. Makes a great snack, plus it is high in omega-3's and nutritional Vitamin D. Of course, being a cook, if it is not marked poison or bite me first, I'll eat it. May not like it but you can't learn if you don't try.
I live in the Midwest, so all my fresh fish is freshwater. With the benefits of omega 3 in short supply here, My all-time favorite seafood to eat is the classic Italian mixed seafood salad made with calamari, shrimp, clams and scallops, dressed with stuffed green olives, kalamata olives, olive oil, kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and lemon juice and lemon zest..
Find yourself a good Italian Deli. Try sardines, anchovies(rinsed to remove the salt) You might be surprised at what you find. My deli has pickled monk fish(porr man's lobster) which is delicious.

powersintexas 2014-01-24 15:59:24 -0600 Report

I am unsure about sardines and anchovies.. The shrimp, scallops, clams are perfect for me. I like Albacore Tuna, I have just had enough Salmon. I do not like the fishy smell. I remember someone soaking catfish in milk with dried mustard before cooking to take away the fishy taste.

Copperchef 2014-01-24 19:42:25 -0600 Report

First of all, Fish that smells fishy, is nothing I would eat. There should be no odor to any fish when it is fresh!. Period.
Soaking catfish is usually done in buttermilk. the muddy taste in catfish and tilapia comes from the blue-green algae in the water they are raised in. The acidity of the buttermilk takes that out in about a 1-2 hour soak. Dried ground mustard is a way of trying to mask the dirt flavor called "geosmin".
I buy Italian olive oil packed anchovies. They come in a jar, a little pricy, but oh so tasty. Just rinse them gently under some cool water to remove excess salt and try them in a salad or mash three or four filetsof them up in a small bowl, add some lemon juice, Dijon mustard, whisk in some olive oil, salt and pepper and use as a dressing for your salad. either way you are getting your omega-3. Sardines, I like the ones in mustard sauce and a little artisan bread. If you like smoked fish, try smoked sable(which is Black Cod). Very high in omega-3.

powersintexas 2014-01-06 13:50:45 -0600 Report

thank you all for the suggestions I will try them
I have baked cod and I really like it. I was not sure of its health qualities

jigsaw 2014-01-06 08:50:27 -0600 Report

Cod and Hake are very mild (no fishy flavor) white fish. They cook up flaky and can be blackened or baked, and flavored a variety of ways. They have most of the benefits of wild caught salmon such as omega 3s. They are considered both healthy and safe.
Farm raised versions of salmon and other fish have anti-biotics used in their farming. Best to stay away from farm raised. I have also read that tilapia has little health benefits.
Here is a link that you may find helpful:

powersintexas 2014-01-24 15:53:41 -0600 Report

I really like Andrew Weil. I have not seen his website. Thank you for the link. I printed it off for future resource. I have never heard of Hake. I have learned that Orange roughage has a low fishy smell and I guess that is what I do not like about Salmon.

jigsaw 2014-01-24 17:44:17 -0600 Report

I find the info put out by Andrew Weil to be accurate and helpful also.
If I remember correctly, Hake is related to Cod, might even be a type of cod. It is similar in flavor. It is also lower in mercury content then cod.

Nick1962 2014-01-05 15:30:23 -0600 Report

Just about anything. Wild caught (vs farm raised) is better. My wife likes Tilapia and Orange Roughy for it's lack of "fishiness". I like trout and especially catfish - higher in fat but crazy high in protein.

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