February 21, 2013


... Fish.


Jimmy said...

Right I heard some "orange roughy" served in the UK turned out to be horse meat.

edutcher said...

This is why Mrs Paul did so well.

Scott M said...

I wonder where that fish has gone.
You did love it so. You looked after it like a son.
And it went wherever I did go.
Is it in the cupboard?
Yes! Yes! No!…
Wouldn’t you like to know? It was a lovely little fish.
And it went wherever I did go.
It’s behind the sofa!
Where can that fish be?
It is a most elusive fish!
And it went wherever I did go.
Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish!
A-fish, a-fish, a-fish, a-fishy, ooooh.
Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish!
That went wherever I did go.

Nonapod said...

I've always hated the taste of fish and shellfish. They're smelly and gross.

Mitchell the Bat said...

The thing used to be to punch holes in skate with a sharpened pipe and pass it off as scallops.

Probably still is.

lincolntf said...

Are fish and chips a thing in Wisconsin? It's the food I miss most from MA. NC restaurants try, but it's not the same.

Kit said...

lincolntf - yes, the standard Friday night fish fry. Usually, cod, but I prefer perch or bluegill.

lincolntf said...

Fish fry, that's what I was thinking of in WI. I haven't eaten blue gill since Webelos.

rehajm said...

Escolar as White Tuna

Sablefish as Butterfish

Swai as Flounder

Hake as Baby Cod

Haddock as Atlantic Cod

Pacific Cod as Atlantic Cod

Jeez- how gullible to they think we are?

sparrow said...

Been hearing a lot about food fraud lately, but better swai than horse.

Curious George said...

Fishy Fishy

traditionalguy said...

Red Snapper Fraud should be punished!

When down on the Gulf we have more faith, but still maybe we should see the raw fish first.

Scott M said...

Red Snapper Fraud should be punished!

Kuni: AH! Red snappah. Very tasty.

Sam L. said...

A palindrome from Riders In The Sky:

Doc, note, I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.

bpm4532 said...

I've known this for some time about fish in restaurants. The only red-snapper I've eaten, I've caught in Florida. Only way to be sure.

Sea-bass is another one. Often not explicitly labeled Chilean Sea Bass which is not bass and rebranded toothfish.

Also, pig rectum (bung) has been substituted for calamari. Tons of pig rectum is shipped to China where it essentially disappears, but may think it is repackaged and branded as calamari (the Chinese eat all sorts of things), though some of which might be re-exported to the US.

Fritz said...

If you can't tell the difference, you deserve to be cheated.

David-2 said...

You mean, that time I got scrod in Boston I might have actually been screwed?