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May 7, 2012 8:57 AM
Give me some ideas of what fish to try; non-fishy fish. I've tried tilapia a few times but it is too fishy for my taste. I've got some grouper and mahi mahi (which I LOVE) in the freezer now. What other fish should I try. I like them to have a nice, firm texture as well.
  4614081
May 7, 2012 9:55 AM
Have you ever tried salmon? I have never tried it, that's why I ask!

I love fish. Normally I just get the Haddock at the market, it's my favorite! I season it with a little oil and some cajun seasoning and then bake it. It comes out so good!

I've also never had Mahi Mahi, what's your recommendation on cooking it?
May 7, 2012 9:58 AM
I was going to suggest grouper. I get it fresh here on the Florida coast & I think it's amazing & not "fishy" good luck!

Btw, I won't touch Tilapia, it's usually farm raised in Asia and loses most of it's nutritional value.
May 7, 2012 9:58 AM
If you don't really like the texture/smell, I recommend blending any fish with any veg, add an onion, spices and an egg then fry in a pan with light oil or bake.

Personally find cod a bit too fishy, but a previous posted said haddock is quite light. White fish are normally lighter and less fish. Tuna steak is awesome!
  1400765
May 7, 2012 9:59 AM
Salmon is super fishy.

Halibut, Catfish, Sea Bass, Tuna. Most of the white fishes will be less fishy. You might have had some bad tilapia if yours was fishy.
May 7, 2012 9:59 AM
Halibut
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May 7, 2012 10:00 AM
Orange roughy
  18472072
May 7, 2012 10:00 AM
Salmon is great baked with a little lemon pepper seasoning and Tuna steaks are great on the grill marinated in some italian dressing.
  7443258
May 7, 2012 10:00 AM
QUOTE:

Salmon is super fishy.

Halibut, Catfish, Sea Bass, Tuna. Most of the white fishes will be less fishy. You might have had some bad tilapia if yours was fishy.


I've never had salmon, I almost tried some last week but then I decided not to because the dinner party I went to had it smothered in some cream sauce and it didn't look too good!
May 7, 2012 10:01 AM
QUOTE:

Salmon is super fishy.

Halibut, Catfish, Sea Bass, Tuna. Most of the white fishes will be less fishy. You might have had some bad tilapia if yours was fishy.


I've never had fishy salmon and I eat it alot.
  7443258
May 7, 2012 10:01 AM
Halibut
May 7, 2012 10:05 AM
Tilapia...fresh or frozen. Both are nice and mild smile
May 7, 2012 10:05 AM
Stop buying frozen.

Problem solved.

When fish is fresh (and I mean actually fresh...most grocery stores just thaw out frozen fish) it doesn't have that fishy smell/flavor.
May 7, 2012 10:06 AM
Please don't eat Orange Roughy because:

"Orange roughy is a fish that has no business playing any significant role in our seafood industry. The animal simply isn't built to withstand heavy fishing pressure. First off, it reaches market size well before sexual maturity -- a lamentable characteristic, since this results in many roughy being eaten before they've had a chance to reproduce and repopulate the fishery. Second, the animal itself can live to a tremendous age -- 90-year-old roughy are not uncommon (at least, they weren't before we started eating them all). Fish that live that long are generally not built to reproduce in great numbers; they have evolutionarily invested in longevity rather than in quantity of offspring.

To worsen matters, orange roughy is caught using wantonly destructive bottom trawl nets, and its flesh is a simple, flaky white fillet (there are other, more sustainable sources for this type of product.) It's best to avoid this species altogether."

Source: http://www.alternet.org/water/150407/4_fish_we_should_never_eat/
  9349543
May 7, 2012 10:17 AM
I love salmon. It's never been fishy tasting to me ( I generally hate fishy fish) I usually just pan sear it for about 7 minutes on either side and voila!
  21581354
May 7, 2012 10:20 AM
QUOTE:

Stop buying frozen.

Problem solved.

When fish is fresh (and I mean actually fresh...most grocery stores just thaw out frozen fish) it doesn't have that fishy smell/flavor.


This! I'm very grateful for where I live, amazing seafood
May 7, 2012 10:23 AM
It's interesting seeing the different opinions regarding the salmon. I myself have never had it...hubby got some last week and that thing LOOKED fishy lol I wasn't going near it lol
May 7, 2012 10:24 AM
Soak your fish in skim milk for 20-30 minutes.
Drag through bread crumbs.
Bake at 500 degrees for 8-12 minutes.

The milk takes away the "fishyness" (trout and perch are my favorites to do this with and tend to be on the inexpensive side).

Also, I agree with buying fresh if possible.

But seriously, this is the tastiest, best textured homemade fish technique I have ever used.
May 7, 2012 10:25 AM
I used to love salmon, tuna and cod before I was vegetarian, and I wasn't the fishy type. For E.G mackrel was a BIG no no for me then.
  3123985
May 7, 2012 11:28 AM
Thanks! I live near the gulf and have an abundance of fresh seafood. The mahi I actually got fresh and then froze it myself. I generally do not buy store bought frozen fish since one of my husband's good friends owns a seafood place on the gulf. I appreciate everyone's input. Shrimp are actually my go to (is those can even be considered fish!) Thanks again!
  4614081
May 7, 2012 11:34 AM
QUOTE:

Stop buying frozen.

Problem solved.

When fish is fresh (and I mean actually fresh...most grocery stores just thaw out frozen fish) it doesn't have that fishy smell/flavor.


Indeed. Makes me want sushi now. I love fresh yellowtail (i.e. Japanese amberjack or himachi ).
  7394180
May 7, 2012 11:42 AM
A firm "non-fishy" fish is Cod or Scrod which is also surprizingly good frozen.

I agree that most so called "fishyness" is fish that is thawed or older than it should be.

Really fresh Atlantic Salmon is terific and should not have a fishy tast or smell.
  20974556
May 7, 2012 11:43 AM
good info.
I'm new to fish too
May 7, 2012 11:43 AM
Cod. Tilapia. Mahi-Mahi. Tuna Steaks. Salmon.
  21265533
May 7, 2012 11:45 AM
All fish is good. If you are not sure if it will be fishy, let it soak in some milk, (skim, 1%, 2%, unsweetened almond, rice etc.) It will remove any smell or fishy taste. I love seafood, cooked or raw. I happen to love pickled herring myself. But I don't eat it often. just as a treat now and then. Happy fishing!

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