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What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Carrie L. » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:34 am

I sort of asked this in the "Fishing for a new favorite fish" topic, but I'd really like to know what everyone's favorite fish is. I was going to do a Poll, but I think there are too many choices.

I'll go first--
If anyone had asked me a few weeks ago, I would have said: 1) Atlantic Salmon, 2) Chilean Seabass (Patagonian Toothfish).
Today, I do not have an answer...still hunting! :roll: I'll get back with you!
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:00 am

First thing that comes to mind for me is halibut.

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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Howie Hart » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:19 am

Fresh water perch, yellow pike, trout, swordfish, haddock.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Bill Spohn » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:30 am

Ahi.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Mark Lipton » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:38 am

Monkfish, followed closely by sable (black cod) and then wild-caught King (Chinook) salmon.

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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Shaji M » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:21 pm

Salmon, Red snapper, Tuna. Others include, although not to be found in these waters..Pomfret, Pearl spot, Bombay duck :(
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Carl Eppig » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:35 pm

Bluefish right out of the water and into the broiler with butter, salt, and paprika.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Redwinger » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:15 pm

Walleye.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:12 pm

When I'm eating animals, I tend to prefer shellfish to fish with fins, but in the latter category it's pretty much "what's on my plate."

Favorites, not marking up or down for sustainability, included: Sushi-grade tuna, wild Pacific salmon, cod, sole, and, only in sushi, mackerel.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Rahsaan » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:06 pm

I usually prefer whatever looks best in the market, but I have to say that something about cold-ocean white fish (cod, halibut, wolf fish) speak to me the most. Succulence and silkiness. (Like in my fruit and wine!)

That is for cooking.

Sushi/sashimi would be different. I used to love the delicate crunch of snapper or fluke, but it's been too long since I've had good sushi.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Doug Surplus » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:25 pm

I like most fish when it's fresh and properly prepared. I'm not impressed with most farm-raised fish, especially tilapia and catfish.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby John Treder » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:02 am

Umm, I'd almost say, "Whatever I just had." Tonight I had Monterey red sole, with "Tomato Saute' (an old Sunset recipe) and rice. I pan-fried it with a bit of bacon grease and put a dollop of fresh chive butter on it.
I just love Chinook salmon. King salmon, if it's very fresh, is almost as good. Fortunately, the salmon season is young.
In the cold months (well, cold for Sonoma County), I'll gobble up petrale sole or sand dabs.
But my favorite fish of all isn't a fish at all.


Dungeness crab.

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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Rahsaan » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:39 am

John Treder wrote:
Dungeness crab.


I'll eat to that.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:38 pm

Among smoked fish... sable (which I do not have often) and salmon (which I do).
Among fresh fish prepared warm... swordfish, salmon, trout, bluefish, walleye (visit Minnesota for it!), Patagonian toothfish, monkfish, skate, snapper.
Among fresh fish prepared cold... ahi (though I'm not a big fan of toro), salmon, eel (both types), mackerel (both types).
Among shellfish... raw, ceviche, or cooked, I like 'em all (even if they have awful names, e.g., "Moreton Bay Bugs").
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Jenise » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:33 pm

Yellowtail and it's cousin Amber Jack. As hamachi, in sushi, best fish I know. Cooked, still the best fish I know. Opa, the most mild and elegant member of the tuna family is right up there with them. Escolar is one I love, but we rarely see it on the west coast. Halibut in Alaska, where when it's THAT fresh it's like a whole different fish from what most of you think fresh halibut is. Sometimes we get it like that here too, early in the season.

Among the salmons, must throw in a vote for white king.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Jacques Levy » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:58 am

Wild mediterranean sea bass (Loup de mer in French, locus in Hebrew lu'oz Arabic).
Otherwise wild striped bass, wild black bass
Wild red snapper, red mullet (rouget), sea bream (daurade, orata, denis)
Halibut and cod. Also dover sole and wild king salmon (Copper River - yumm) are a treat but soooo expensive.

Wild trout is impossible to find but is so good. St Peter fish

Ok, I love fish.


I hate: basa, tilapia, farmed salmon, farmed striped bass (gross), catfish. I also don't like bluefish (I never get it less than two days old)
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Shlomo R » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:43 pm

Hard to name a favorite per se. Based on frequency, it would be albacore followed by wild Pacific salmon and raw yellowfin tuna. A few weeks ago my wife bought some halibut, and I re-discovered how much I like halibut, even though it had been years since I'd had any.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby MikeH » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:38 pm

Number one is wild Pacific or Copper River salmon, hands down. We don't even think of buying Atlantic farm-raised salmon.

Tuna, not from the can.

Halibut and swordfish.

Love softshell crabs but such a short season.

Shrimp and scallops anytime.

Chilean sea bass is nice but I never quite understand its price vis-a-vis its flavor....no one prepares it plain, it needs something, anything added to wake up one's taste buds....yet the price is pretty high.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Carrie L. » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:56 pm

MikeH wrote:Chilean sea bass is nice but I never quite understand its price vis-a-vis its flavor....no one prepares it plain, it needs something, anything added to wake up one's taste buds....yet the price is pretty high.


For me, it's the texture that I figure I am paying for. I just love the mouth feel of that fish. Especially with a good sear on both sides.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Carrie L. » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:58 pm

Okay my friends, I just bought some WILD King Salmon from Fresh Market. ($21.99 LB---Is that a lot?)
I'll report back after I make it tonight.
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:42 pm

Carrie L. wrote:Okay my friends, I just bought some WILD King Salmon from Fresh Market. ($21.99 LB---Is that a lot?)
I'll report back after I make it tonight.

Folks with access to Costco will say it's a lot. I pay $24/lb at my local oh-so-chic fishmonger.

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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby John Treder » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:27 am

I pay $18 - $20/lb from Santa Rosa Seafood (very good store!) It's usually marked "sushi grade", and I usually believe the marking. That's a couple of bucks higher than "previously frozen" at other stores, and worth it IMO.

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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Carrie L. » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:04 am

I made the Wild King Salmon last night and have to say it was delicious. Apparently I have never had that variety of wild salmon before. This had a nice moist texture and mild salmon flavor. The wild salmon I've had in the past has been darker red and a strange dry texture. I believe in some cases it was Coho. In other cases it was simply presented as "wild." So I'm a believer now that I can certainly enjoy wild salmon. Thank you for helping enlighten me!
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Re: What is your favorite fish to eat?

Postby Drew Hall » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:49 am

Here in Maryland, without a doubt.....Rockfish!
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