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Your 'go to’ Seafood Choice

Your 'go to’ Seafood Choice

Old Jan 29, 20, 9:24 am
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Your 'go to’ Seafood Choice

Is there one menu choice under the Seafood column that rules out anything else if you see it? Living on or near the Gulf coast for the last 7 years, for me, thatís grouper. I really enjoy almost any fish, but if I have trouble making up my mind, Iíll have the grilled grouper, please. The only exception might be if thereís a fish on the menu Iíve never tried.

In the northeast or on the west coast, of course itís different. Cod up north and sand dabs if I spot them out west. And in the Midwest, itís walleye.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 9:37 am
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I had a Pompano in Naples FL that was outstanding. Can't recall seeing it since, but if I did I would pull the trigger.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by xooz View Post
I had a Pompano in Naples FL that was outstanding. Can't recall seeing it since, but if I did I would pull the trigger.
A whole pompano is usually on the menu at my favorite Panama City Beach restaurant. And yes, itís delicious.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 3:01 pm
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It depends on where I am, but generally it's probably octopus for me. That assumes I'm at a restaurant I deem knowledgeable about cooking it. Oysters are right there as a close runner up.

The safe choice (let's say I'm in Kansas but want seafood and it's not a top class seafood place) for me is shrimp.

To the OP - I love grouper too, especially grilled, good choice. And walleye is excellent, especially for a Friday fish fry. If you haven't had fried Perch (WI, IL, MI, etc.) give it a try next time.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 3:27 pm
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I am a fan of most types of seafood, but I really, really love diver scallops.
Grilled wild salmon ( and even the farm-raised variety) is also a favorite and it is often my “default” choice if there are no other appealing seafood choices on the menu.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 3:50 pm
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I live on the Gulf Coast, so fresh seafood is plentiful.

Trigger fish is phenomenal. Also, there's nothing better than steamed Royal Red shrimp.

Lionfish is plentiful around here, mainly because they're a terribly invasive species, but they do taste pretty good.

When available, I'm partial to grilled Georgia Mountain Trout... usually needs cheese grits, bacon jam, and green beans on the side.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 4:59 pm
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While I like almost all seafood, Halibut is my fav. fish, and king crab legs are my fav shellfish.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 6:06 pm
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Does sushi count?

We have great seafood here in Maine. I have never really cared for lobster that much (too much work - though lobster rolls are good). I've started liking oysters since moving here. As a nice Jewish boy, I'll always love salmon.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 8:34 pm
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I’ll always love crab / lobster / lox and almost all mainstream seafood served at a good sushi restaurant.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 9:21 pm
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My 'go to' is usually what's 'local'.

Right now, I could go for a plate of BBQ oysters and a Red Tail Ale on Tomales Bay. Oysters so big, you need a fork and knife.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 3:28 am
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Geoduck. I'd order it every time were it not so expensive!
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Old Jan 30, 20, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by jeebus View Post
Geoduck. I'd order it every time were it not so expensive!
How do you like it prepared? Does it taste like a clam?
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Old Jan 30, 20, 2:18 pm
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Turbot, John Dory, black/Dover sole.

Dont get abalone at all.

I like lobster but would as easily have good crab instead.

But ďwhatever is fresh and localĒ usually works best. I try to avoid food miles for fish and seafood.
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Originally Posted by BamaVol View Post
How do you like it prepared? Does it taste like a clam?
I prefer to eat it raw and sliced thin - this is how I've usually seen it served in American seafood bars. I've also had it poached or sauteed, which is how I've seen it prepared in Chinese restaurants, but I feel the additional sauces tend to distract from the taste.
Geoduck has the chewy texture of a clam, but has none of the metallic taste. When eaten raw, there's also a little crunchiness to it. I'd compare the flavor and texture more closely to a very sweet lobster tail with a hint of clean-tasting clam juice.
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If the fish is fresh, and I am not feeling adventurous, grilled Dover Sole. You canít get better than that. But if the restaurant is a specialist seafood restaurant, then I would order whatever was landed that day.

Tomorrow evening itís Dover Sole for a special dinner. On Sunday it will be moules marinieres, both assuming the fishmonger has them in fresh tomorrow.
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