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Last night I ate a pizza with 3 tons of fresh garlic on it. Then I sweated under the comforter all night. If you licked me, I'd taste like an auntie anne's garlic pretzel.

Cockamamie idea #4957: The Fish Challenge.

I was thinking this morning about how everyone says there is all kinds of good stuff in fish, good fats, minerals, what have you, that = healthy. And there is this entire component of people who detest fish and won't let it pass their lips (like, say, me). So I was thinking it would be neat to have a bunch of people who love cooking try to prepare fish in a palatable way for a bunch of people who don't like fish. Who's on which side in this challenge?

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ceciskittle
Nov. 19th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
My fish consumption has definitly changed over the years. I wouldn't eat any at one point, now I just won't eat the fishy fish. If someone could cook some of that fish that wasn't all nasty and fishy tasting I would try it. So I guess I'm on your side for this.
snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
I have only tasted fish that was not nasty and fishy tasting ONCE. at ruth's chris steakhouse i had a tuna appetizer that i didn't hate.
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angela_la_la
Nov. 19th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
Well, I am normally on the side of fish haters (tuna salad and fried fish n' chips only, please), but people have told me I'm a good fish cook. I can contribute recipes!
snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
I wonder if you fry the fish if it negates the healthiness.

How did you come to cook fish if you don't like it? Puzzling!
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peregrin8
Nov. 19th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)
hmm... I think I have some very unfishy fish recipes, but they involve loads of Indian spices/sauces -- do you like those?

One really should increase the stakes by having crafting_change bring a vegan contingent to try and convert the fish-eaters with their yummy, tricksy vegan recipes!
snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
Well, I like indian spices, but I can't speak for every fish-hater. :)
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cheetahmaster
Nov. 19th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
I'm all for trying more fish, as currently, I pretty much only like the sushi variety. Oh, and the stick fish.
snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
Sushi makes me gag. :(
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squeegibo
Nov. 19th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty good with cooking steaky fish, like salmon and tuna. Mostly I cook it just enough to make it edible, then add an asian-style glaze. It comes out kind of like sushi, or a really really rare sear. Mmm, I loves me some seared salmon with ginger-sesame-soy glaze and toasted sesame seeds. Also fried salmon skin is awesome, but might be too fishy for you.
squeegibo
Nov. 19th, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I've always wanted to try poaching fillets of whitefish in coeur boullion (sp?), but have not yet done so. That might be good. And I make an excellent ceviche (uncooked lime-soaked fish then marinated in a salsa-type mixture).
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zanramon
Nov. 19th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
Perfect solution to eating any kind of fish:

1) add breading.. lots and lots of it.
2) add malt vinegar and/or tartar sauce.

examorata
Nov. 19th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
Right!

Kim, with your garlic passion, I think you might actually like the "Garlic and Herb" breaded gorton's things. They are an inoffensive white type of fish inside, but the breading is so flavorful you don't even notice the fish!

And in other fishy things, I have learned to like a lot of fish over the years. The secret, as squeegibo notes above, is steaky fish seared well with a tasty marinade. Marinade's key for fish. And I tend only to like the less "fishy" fishes myself. I like tuna (but only steaks, i hate canned tuna with a passion) and salmon and mahi mahi and and...some others.
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paleotheist
Nov. 19th, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
Mmmm ... fish!
Pseudotheist makes a GREAT salmon, an AWESOME bluefish, and really tasty talapia which isn't very "fishy" tasting at all. I'm sure he could be convinced to cook for you.
snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Mmmm ... fish!
Ooh. Well, I'm always afraid of someone cooking fish for me in case I don't like it, and seem like a bad guest. Hence the challenge idea. :) That way people know what they are getting into :)
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nixieq
Nov. 19th, 2004 03:34 pm (UTC)
dude, i could totally cook some good fish. i'm all about spreading the fishy joy!
sonofmudflap
Nov. 19th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
On Fish. . .
I always think Fish is a good idea. Until I hit bone. Then I swear it off for another five years.

Sushi is an exception. I live for octopus. The Sweeteh is not such a big fan of it, though, so I rarely indulge.
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snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
excellent! all the benefits with none of the misery!!!!!! thanks :)
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keryx
Nov. 19th, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)
I would happily take anti-fish folk to restaurants (universally NOT seafood restaurants) that make tasty fishes. I only know a handful of fish recipes (baking/seasoning and kebabs), and I really only eat meaty fish (tuna, salmon, bonito, which are all better for you anyhow), but I can ORDER a mean fish.
keryx
Nov. 19th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
Also, avocado. If you like avocado, it's a decent nutritional replacement for fish (you know, if you get most of your protein elsewhere) with all its good fats and minerals.
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edamame
Nov. 19th, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC)
An alternative POV
I don't think you should try to force yourself to like fish if you don't. Think about the global damage caused by overfishing. And farmed fish swimming in their own filth. Canned fish tend to be extrelemy high in toxins such as mercury. Etc.

I used to eat a lot of fish and really enjoyed it, but now I don't eat any and I'm perfectly healthy.

(You're probably going to think that I'm being a huge downer now.)

:)
snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: An alternative POV
On the contrary! I prefer to keep informed. I hadn't even thought about the environmental side of it, liek a doofus. :)

I only wondered if the tastes could change because a few years ago, I wouldn't have touched a crab/shrimp/lobster with a ten foot pole, and now I love them, so I'm wondering if there is a secret door I can open in my little brain to change this too.

Perhaps I should be focusing this energy on vegetables instead. :)
y2kdragon
Nov. 19th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC)
I could do up a grilled tuna manrinated in soy and wassabi. Very tasty. Maybe add some sessame seed coating to the tuna.
tzel
Nov. 19th, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)
I'm your huckleberry. Got a preference in style of cuisine?
snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC)
heh, i prefer non fishy cuisine. that's the challenge - i can't tell you how to make it, it's the chef's job to win me over. ;)
bearly525
Nov. 19th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
I am on the "eew fish" side.

However, I can vouch for Chili's Ginger marinated salmon. It's cheap (as restaurants go), not fishy, and the ginger sauce is not too spicy (I have a zero tolerance for spice, except for garlic)

Ruby Tuesdays also has a good one, I think it was a herb crusted whitefish.

And for home cooking, "Mock Lobster" - it's actually haddock, broiled and served with a lemon butter sauce for dipping. I even ate this as a kid, when I was even more finicky than I am now!! LOL

And for the truly lazy moment - Lean Cuisine makes a baked fish and macaroni frozen dinner that is not bad, especially if you mix the fish and the macaronis!! LOL

I've been reading all the comments, and I want someone to make me a yummy fish now too!! :D
snidegrrl
Nov. 19th, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC)
Heyyy! How can you be "ew fish" and eat all that stuff!! ANd then use the word yummy and fish in the same sentence! I am skeptical.

I WILL say that mock lobster sounsd like a REALLY good place to start. I like lobster. Alot.
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