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The health benefits of eating fish.

I'm not a huge fan of fish although I don't hate it so I have been trying to forego the pleasure of burgers, sausages and the like by eating fish at least one day a week, cod's ok but stinks the house out for days, smoked haddock and sea bass's nice and doesn't smell so bad but this week we bought basa from Sainsburys, nice mild taste no bones no smell, as usual for me I buy something and then look it up later so I was surprised to read that the fish basa is a type of freshwater catfish coming from the Mekong Delta in SE Asia, it is widely farmed and sold all around the world. Due to the airmiles and the fact that the UK has it's own fishing industry I won't be buying basa again.


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,219
    What are you doing to your cod to make it smell stronger than smoked haddock?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,359
    I used to have a pet 'basa'. It got fairly large but because they're very fast and skittish fish it turned out they don't make ideal pets. One day I switched the tank lights on and startled it so badly that it swam flat out into the glass and killed itself on impact :|
    Basa is certainly a better name than cobblers though. :#
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,219
    Or pollocks
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 2,651
    ...Castor's bro?...
    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    @B3 Pollocks to you too.

    I wonder about the amount of micro-plastics you consume when you eat fish.
    Or when you drink water, for that matter.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 2,651
    I'm the same - fish is ok, but fishy fish is a no no for me. I tend to do the smoked haddock in pasta (like a macaroni cheese/fish pie cross - cut up smoked haddock, peas and sweetcorn in the macaroni cheese - sometimes (as I'm a bit of a rebel), I even add a bit of curry or tandoori spice) - that stops the smell of it cooking. 

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • That sound like my kind of fish dish @steveTu I might give that a try.
  • Arbroath Smokie. Food of the gods. Either cold or warmed under a grill with a knob of butter.
    Sunny Dundee
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,310
    I can only eat fish that is freshly caught or frozen quickly otherwise the histamine levels are too high for me.
  • Kedgeree … with a bit of coconut milk stirred into the traditional recipe … heaven. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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