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Old 07-26-2018, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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.
that is very interesting and explains why I accidentally ended up with trout instead of Salmon last time at Sam's. I ordered on line, as I usually do, didn't read what I was ordering because I recognized the box from the picture. The problem was the box looked just like the box the frozen Salmon comes in. Talk about a stupid idiot, that was me that morning for sure. But regardless we love trout so it made little or no difference, but this trout did look and taste just like Salmon or almost,but a little milder. As for comments about Halibut, I absolutely love it, but unless we are out for a special celebration, it is way out of our food budget. Darn it has gotten pricey!!!!.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:08 AM
 
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Hah. Last night my dad with dementia had a choice between trout and cod at the restaurant we were in and he wrinkled his nose up. "Cod has worms in it this big" he said stretching his hands apart.

He went with the trout. The waitress was kind of weirded out, I think
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:09 AM
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Thank you everyone for all of your responses. It was helpful and of those two I would probably like the cod better. I usually like flounder, sole, swordfish, tuna(but not the ahi), and mahi mahi.


I wish there was some type of fish sampler for people. I would hate to order a new one and not like it.



We are not big eaters so we decided to each have the Bang Bang shrimp and two Caesar salads with the grilled chicken. It was more than enough food and we have leftovers. I gotta say though the Bang Bang wasn't as good as I remembered. My DH thought it was too spicy I liked it but I thought the sauce was a little too thick and clingy. For $6.00 you do get a really good amount of shrimp. I wonder if they could serve the sauce on the side to use for dipping
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:25 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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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.
Because they are farm raised and cheap. After seeing a documentary about the fish farming industry I quit eating both.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I like cod...breaded and fried in butter

haddock is another mild fish thats very good
Both used in all the UK fish and chip shops and favourites..
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:46 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Trout is a landlocked salmon .
Salmon and trout are a related fish species.

Salmon has a concave tail end, while trout has an almost straight tail end
Salmon has no black spots below the centerline of the fish, while trout does have black spots below the centerline.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:10 AM
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Hah. Last night my dad with dementia had a choice between trout and cod at the restaurant we were in and he wrinkled his nose up. "Cod has worms in it this big" he said stretching his hands apart.

He went with the trout. The waitress was kind of weirded out, I think
Your dad is not completely crazy. I distinctly remember reading about people catching fresh cod and cooking it and seeing parasites come wriggling out. It's apparently common with cod.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Hah. Last night my dad with dementia had a choice between trout and cod at the restaurant we were in and he wrinkled his nose up. "Cod has worms in it this big" he said stretching his hands apart.

He went with the trout. The waitress was kind of weirded out, I think
I have gotten either cod or haddock, never frozen, from Publix that had a worm in it. It was a small brown one that was still moving. Back it went, and it really put me off fresh fish after that.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Salmon and trout are a related fish species.

Salmon has a concave tail end, while trout has an almost straight tail end
Salmon has no black spots below the centerline of the fish, while trout does have black spots below the centerline.
They are it seems and both from the Char family ....
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:45 AM
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Salmon and trout are a related fish species.

Salmon has a concave tail end, while trout has an almost straight tail end
Salmon has no black spots below the centerline of the fish, while trout does have black spots below the centerline.
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They are it seems and both from the Char family ....

Well no trout for me as I really dislike salmon.
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