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Amphitrite
02-06-2012, 08:58 PM
I don't know about you but I LOVE seafood. The fresher the better! Sadly that would be quite limiting if I refused to use the store since I live near the Great Lakes in the USA. Frankly I use anything from the store that looks fresh. Anyways, I thought we could use this thread to talk about what we like to eat from the water as well as how we cook it!


My favorite fish is salmon. I love it in cold salad. :D

Mermaid Saphira
02-06-2012, 09:00 PM
I LOVE lobster dipped in butter. Sadly hardly anyone can afford this rich seafood so I came up with a solution *drum role* Jumbo shrimp aka: poormans(mers) lobster LOL :lol:

Amphitrite
02-06-2012, 09:05 PM
I've had lobster once or twice. I really love clam chowder! WHITE please! :D

Princess Kae-Leah
02-06-2012, 09:35 PM
I don't eat ANY seafood, for environmental and ethical reasons...

Taz
02-06-2012, 09:36 PM
Fish are friends, not food ;)

Princess Kae-Leah
02-06-2012, 10:01 PM
Amen, Taz! I try very hard to push my beliefs on others, but here are some notes I've written on my mer-FB page that some of you may find interesting:
Why I Promote Abstaining From Seafood (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=343867222300101)
5 Reasons To Not Eat Tuna (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=343833008970189)
10 Reasons Not To Eat Shrimp (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=343820278971462)
15 Reasons Why Shark Fishing And Trade In Shark Meat/Shark Fins Should Be Made Illegal Worldwide(Source: Shark Savers) (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=340754772611346)
Don't Just Take This Mermaid's Word For It!: Anti-Seafood Consumption Quotes From Respected Environmentalists And Biologists (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=340084112678412)
More Reasons To Not Eat Seafood(Source: NMFS US National Bycatch Report) (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=334878199865670)
50 Reasons Not To Eat Seafood(Or At Least Reduce Your Fish Consumption To No More Than One Sustainable Fish Meal A Week!) (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=325909027429254)
Sustainable Seafood Guide (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=254395694580588)
Fish-Free Omega-3's! (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=254366244583533)

AniaR
02-06-2012, 10:13 PM
I actually dont LIKE any seafood. I've tried it all just dont like any. But, if you wanna eat make sure you eat sustainably. seachoice.org is a great site to help

ShyMer
02-06-2012, 10:50 PM
After all that I'm going to be a terrible person and share that I love tempura shrimp :)
There's something really great about panko and batter on a piece of shrimp. Of course, I love the veggies just as much, but then most things breaded and fried turn out delicious.

Also grilled shrimp. That grilled menu at Red Lobster? Very nice. <3

Taz
02-06-2012, 11:10 PM
Amen, Taz! I try very hard to push my beliefs on others, but here are some notes I've written on my mer-FB page that some of you may find interesting:
Why I Promote Abstaining From Seafood (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=343867222300101)
5 Reasons To Not Eat Tuna (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=343833008970189)
10 Reasons Not To Eat Shrimp (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=343820278971462)
15 Reasons Why Shark Fishing And Trade In Shark Meat/Shark Fins Should Be Made Illegal Worldwide(Source: Shark Savers) (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=340754772611346)
Don't Just Take This Mermaid's Word For It!: Anti-Seafood Consumption Quotes From Respected Environmentalists And Biologists (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=340084112678412)
More Reasons To Not Eat Seafood(Source: NMFS US National Bycatch Report) (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=334878199865670)
50 Reasons Not To Eat Seafood(Or At Least Reduce Your Fish Consumption To No More Than One Sustainable Fish Meal A Week!) (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=325909027429254)
Sustainable Seafood Guide (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=254395694580588)
Fish-Free Omega-3's! (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=254366244583533)

Knowledge is power; educate the consumer for better choices (hopefully). Good for you!

If you must eat seafood, do it sustainably. Check out Ocean Wise (http://www.oceanwise.ca/seafood) and Seafood Watch (http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_regional.aspx) for your best options.

malinghi
02-07-2012, 12:54 AM
I love seafood too, which is why I'm so disappointed with the fact that the commercial fishing industry is so despicable. I've started consulting guides to sustainable fish whenever I buy it, though I think the best option is probably to not eat any fish at all.

Joy&RaptorsUnrestrained!
02-07-2012, 02:38 AM
I love salmon, and try to eat it at least once a week. Flounder is delicious, and scallops can taste pretty good if cooked right. Calamari and Sepia are favorites of mine, and mussels taste awfully good, as do many other sea creatures (though I myself dislike crustaceans of all sorts, especially shrimp, and I don't like tuna, sardines, or smelts).

A number of different fish are alarmingly tasty, and guys, while the fishing industry causes a great deal of harm, there's something you anti-fish folks seem to be overlooking: there are over 7 BILLION PEOPLE on this planet and they all need to eat. Any food industry, by those numbers, is going to cause massive damage to the environment. Have you seen the conditions chickens are raised in? Have you spent any amount of time near farms? Do you know how badly the soil's nutrients are depleted every year because farmers desperately need to continuously grow corn or wheat or rice? That isn't even taking into account the red meat and the processes used to bring it to its tasty conclusion, and according to Wikipedia, the world produced around 168 million metric tons of sugar last year, so imagine the amount of sugar cane and sugar beets that went into making it all. The world is overpopulated, and we need food. Far too many people do not plan their families, believe using contraceptives is wrong (one of the many issues I have with the Church's stance, despite being a pretty dedicated Catholic), and depend on money from the state that they get for having more children at very young ages... and far too many people... and children... are starving or malnourished at this very moment. Also, the fishing industry employs who knows how many people, including the actual fishermen, fish sellers, fish markets, fish chefs and cooks, wait staff and a significant portion of all seashore tourist industry. Fish are going nowhere.

Now then... Princess Kae-Leah has a very nice thread going on about the dangers and negative side of the fishing industry and the downsides of eating fish. This thread is about the positives of eating fish... namely, FISH ARE DELICIOUS! Please respect that and stick to the topic of "what we like to eat from the water and how we cook it," as Amphitrite suggested in the beginning.

Winged Mermaid
02-07-2012, 02:50 AM
I LOVE seafood. I only eat it every so often though. Reasons include stomach intolerance, money, and also for enviornmental reasons of course. I tend to go for the yummy shell fish! I ate a little more the past two months, since I learned how to make sushi- the Japanese market I go to sells pre-cooked frozen tempura, pre-marinated fresh water eel, and pretty much anything else you could want (but those are my weak spots, haha)! Scaling it back down though.

I don't really tend to cook seafood myself when I eat it- I usually eat out. Keeps me from eating too much of it, plus always guarantees I won't mess it up when I do :P I cook well from what I'm told, but seafood can be finicky. About twice a year I find myself decimating the crab leg section at the buffet.. soooooo good. Every once in a while I'll buy a bag of pre cooked shrimp and eat that, or make sushi rolls or udon with imitation crab, tempura shrimp, unagi. I love making a roll with unagi, tempura shrimp, cream cheese, avocado, and cucumber with sweet eel sauce and tempura flakes on top. *drooool*


(And just as a reminder this is NOT a thread to debate on the ethics of eating seafood. We have other threads for that.)

Mermaid Saphira
02-07-2012, 07:07 AM
"Fish are friends not food"
-I don't actually like fish...I'm more of a shripm or lobster mer

Neria
02-07-2012, 08:50 AM
I can't stand the taste of seafood...... it's just yucky!

Amphitrite
02-07-2012, 09:06 AM
I grew up in a hunting/fishing family. My Uncle Mitch (who passed away a couple years ago) and my Dad taught me how to fish. I prefer the fish I can catch, but it's rare to go when I don't drive. My favorite fish, as I said, is salmon but a recipe I have for 'fish soup,' aka Cioppino, is really good. You use a bit of salmon, cod, clams, scallops, onion, tomato, garlic, thyme, parsley and pepper. I have to be honest. I never ever stick to the recipe! Also, Cioppino originates primarily from San Francisco, California. I found that one shouldn't use catfish in it as catfish is very strong.

ShyMer
02-07-2012, 09:10 AM
I wish I could find more eel in this area. We only have one asian grocery store over here and they don't carry it :(

Grilled eel with that special sauce is delicious on rice <3

Amphitrite
02-07-2012, 09:15 AM
I have never had eel, but if I remember correctly, I saw a 'Dirty Jobs' episode on tv where he went eel fishing. Didn't look like fun. :p Is eel a strong-tasting fish?

ShyMer
02-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Amphitrite- if you ever go to a Japanese restaurant or a sushi place and see unagi, you should try it. It's rather sweet, actually, and has an almost melty texture. Not strong tasting at all.

I imagine people might not like the idea of eel, thinking it'd be slimy or whatever but it's quite good. I haven't had it prepared any other way though.

Just in case you were curious, here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4KFCAX6X4o&list=UUpprBWvibvmOlI8yJOEAAjA&index=22&feature=plcp) an example of how it's made. Just because I love Cooking with Dog's channel. They're great <3

Lol that dirty jobs show. It's something else :)

-Annwyn-
02-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Here in Australia we have fish and chip shops everywhere and one of the main cuts of fish is actually gummy shark. The time before I went vegan I would prefer shark over any other fish when I did have fish and chips. It's so moist and succulent! Other then that I wasn't too crazy about seafood.

AniaR
02-07-2012, 11:46 AM
Lobster is insanely cheap here, like 5.99/lbs

Alveric
02-07-2012, 11:51 AM
I need to stay away from this thread while I'm hungry. Mmm...crab cakes (growl).

Alveric

Amphitrite
02-07-2012, 03:17 PM
I'm eager to try some eel (I mean, unagi ;) )! Thanks for the info, ShyMer. :)

Does anyone else like salmon? I'm looking for some new recipes and those tried by friends are best. :)

Joy&RaptorsUnrestrained!
02-07-2012, 03:20 PM
I love salmon... it's really healthy for you as well, and it is nice and tender. I tend to eat it baked with sliced peppers in different colors over it.

Amphitrite
02-07-2012, 03:50 PM
Are there any particular spices, herbs or sauces you like on it?

Mermaid Saphira
02-07-2012, 07:47 PM
^ Ever tried a butter herb sauce on salmon? I've never eaten a fish but I heard the recipe somewhere.......

Amphitrite
02-08-2012, 09:41 AM
A butter/herb sauce sounds really good.

I just found a good recipe on allrecipes.com. It's for salmon and has: soy sauce, garlic, olive oil, brown sugar and lemon pepper. It's broiled for 7-10 minutes. Sounds good. I will definitely try it out. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/delicious-salmon/detail.aspx In case anyone wants to see it. :)

Mermaid~Emi
03-25-2012, 09:44 PM
i love salmon~~~ I really love these salmon cakes my great grand-ma makes they are so delicious and mouth watering.

@ShyMer: Thanks for linking that channel! I really love Japanese food and it's nice to see a channel teaching on to make some.

ShyMer
03-25-2012, 09:52 PM
I love that channel- she has a variety of interesting recipes that I've been having a fantastic time learning about. I think they do a pretty good job of showing you how to make things, and it's fun to learn about foods that I've seen in anime or something but had no clue what they were. I think they have a nice variety of different kinds of Japanese food.

Unfortunately Chef has had a bad bicycle accident and has been unable to make any more videos since December or something. She's recovering though, and they post updates on her progress every once in a while.

Kanti
03-25-2012, 10:05 PM
I love fish but it's depressing how badly everything is regulated when it comes to it.
I try to eat less of it.

Mermaid~Emi
03-25-2012, 10:08 PM
@ShyMer: same goes for me! I love learning about new food especially if it is from a different culture! Oh My! I do hope Chef does gets well soon!

Moonflower
03-25-2012, 10:11 PM
I grew up on the East Coast and love all sorts of seafood, but sushi is my favorite. Except uni (sea urchin), way too fishy for my taste. I only eat seafood maybe about once a month, though, only because I can't usually afford it (and I'm not a fan of the deep-fried variety).

Theta
03-26-2012, 08:53 AM
Sam's Club used to carry an uncooked cut of salmon that was marinated in some kind of bourbon sauce. Take it home, throw it in the oven for twenty minutes, and BAM!!!! melt in your mouth deliciousness.

I'm also kind of a freak for swordfish, although I almost never get to eat it.

Omnnom nom nom nom.

Blondie
03-28-2012, 08:30 PM
I have some seafood eye candy for you :3

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Sorry that took up a lot of space :\ It just looks SO good!

MermaidMisty
03-28-2012, 09:26 PM
My goodness, suddenly I'm starving! I LOVE seafood, grew up on the east coast eating it all the time. But now living with my fiance and his family I'm not allowed to cook seafood; his mother claims that the smell of cooked fish makes her nauseous and that she can smell it for days afterward. And I can't afford to eat in restaurants... once or twice a year I scrape together money for sushi, though. I LOVE Japanese food soooooo much that I cannot possibly adequately express it <3 I also enjoy New England Clam Chowder if it's cooked fresh... I tried some of those little microwaveable soup containers in an attempt to get around the 'no seafood' rule but it didn't taste right to me. As far as recipes, my mother used to make grilled tilapia stuffed with crab meat that was amazing <3

mermaidcatherine
04-06-2012, 12:45 PM
I LOVE SEAFOOD. OHMYGOODNESS. Seafood is the sole reason I'm not a full vegetarian. (Technically I'm a, pescetarian but no one really seems to know what that means...) I'll also let myself have bacon every once in a while, too. Anyhow, my dad's family is from Baltimore, so we have crab a lot, and crab and salmon are my favorites.

As far as recipes, sometimes we marinate salmon in soy sauce, and grill it. We also put shrimp in our stir fry, which is fantastic.

Winged Mermaid
04-06-2012, 04:04 PM
I LOVE SEAFOOD. OHMYGOODNESS. Seafood is the sole reason I'm not a full vegetarian. (Technically I'm a, pescetarian but no one really seems to know what that means...)

I know what that means! It means the only meat you eat is fish, right? I have a friend who is pescetarian :)

mermaidcatherine
04-06-2012, 05:18 PM
I know what that means! It means the only meat you eat is fish, right? I have a friend who is pescetarian :)
Yes, that's what it means. Some pescetarians also eat fish- I do, but only when I'm home from school, and that's because my parents eat mostly chicken and I have to eat what they eat. Yay for pescetarians!

Bellasea
04-14-2012, 12:52 PM
I love fish! Salmon is the best.

Amphitrite- My step dad makes some of the best smoked salmon. I don't know the exact marinade recipe, but I do know that he mostly uses soy sauce and worcestershire sauce. I have another recipe for spaghetti with tuna (it's not in a tomatoe based sauce), and it is fairly easy to make.

MermaidHailey
04-18-2012, 05:52 PM
Not many people like 'em, but I LOVE 'em! What am I talking about? SARDINES! I like 'em on bread with mustard or on crackers or even alone! I absolutely love sardines!

Bellasea
04-18-2012, 08:16 PM
Not many people like 'em, but I LOVE 'em! What am I talking about? SARDINES! I like 'em on bread with mustard or on crackers or even alone! I absolutely love sardines!

I love sardiens, but sometimes I can't stand the smell. I hate the smell of fish. Every once in a while I make my tuna spaghetti with sardines also, sooo good. mmm... :)

Gem Stone
04-19-2012, 03:01 PM
i absolutely love seafood as well as my family but we ONLY eat what WE catch. we never go out to get seafood. ever. my favorite is fried king fish. it is the best ever. and to keep our friends from going and buying fish at the store (and because one fish can feed a lot of people...) we'll invite over thirty people for a pool party/fish fry. everyone loves it and it keeps us from suporting the horrible industrial fishing companies.