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Old 07-25-2018, 03:19 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't much like fish and I will eat cod, if it is true cod and not something cheaper labeled as cod. Cod is mild, has a good texture and is much less likely to have bones in it.

Trout is a landlocked salmon . It has more fat than cod does. The flesh should be pinkish in color. It will be milder than ocean caught salmon, but I still don't like it.

Rainbow trout is land locked steelhead salmon. In a restaurant, it is almost guaranteed to be farm raised. My family fisherman does catch and release on trout which are stocked fish because he doesn't like farm raised trout. Only if he is fishing some place where he knows the trout aren't stocked will he keep and eat trout.

If they have kokonee, with is landlocked Sockeye salmon, that is very mild for anything in the salmon family, and the meat is barely pink ( the deeper red the color of salmon, the higher the fat content and the richer the meat )

Halibut is a good choice for someone who isn't crazy about fish (except that it is awfully expensive). It has a very distinct pronounced flavor, but it isn't a fishy flavor.
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:32 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Very true about Halibut. It was the only fish my husband would eat.
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Cod, halibut, haddock, or flounder or I'm ordering a steak.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:28 PM
 
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I like both, but for different reasons. Cod I prefer battered and fried like fish and chips or as a base for chowder. It has the body to stand up to it. Trout, which is most likely farm raised in a restaurant, is a very mild tasting colder water fish. I really don't like my trout fried because I don't think it can stand up to the batter, just too light and mild. Favorite ways for trout are grilled or broiled, with maybe some lemon juice. It's really a very delicate flavored fish that will quickly get lost in most batters and sauces.


Not a real fan of sea bass though it's pretty popular these days. Favorite salt water fish are halibut, snapper, and swordfish, though good tuna is really good. While I also love good salmon, I'm not a big fan of farmed salmon. They just don't have the richness and depth of flavor that wild salmon does. For freshwater, I'm also a fan of walleye and crappie, but really dislike catfish and tilapia. Don't know why so many menus feature both, but they both taste like mud to me.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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Cod caught that day is amazing. Cod in my local fish market a few miles from the largest fishing port in the country is good. The fish was swimming 2 or 3 days ago. Older than that and the quality drops off quickly. I don’t think most people have been exposed to really fresh cod.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:21 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I usually prefer cod just for the texture, but smoked trout is also really good. Do we get an update later lisa?
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:20 PM
 
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Cod, halibut, haddock, or flounder or I'm ordering a steak.
^^^Those four, plus black sea bass, red snapper, and pollack - with an occasional porgy.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:15 PM
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Location: Somwhere
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^^^Those four, plus black sea bass, red snapper, and pollack - with an occasional porgy.
Well, if we're just listing favorite fish, I'd go with mahi mahi, ono, swordfish, and opakapaka. I'll pass on the ahi.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:06 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I had halibut for the first time last year at Delmonico's, the famous NYC steakhouse.

I don't eat meat but I eat fish, and I was having lunch with my two Muslim bosses and their Jewish friend who is also my former coworker. None of them could eat meat there because it is neither kosher nor halal, so we all got halibut.

So a Christian, a Jew, and two Muslims were having halibut at New York's oldest steakhouse...it sounds like the beginning of a joke.

Since then I also had halibut at a fish n chips place. It was really good.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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I prefer cod deep fried and trout pan fried
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