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So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:36:06 AM »
People keep saying great tasting, or this is a good eating, etc etc.  What makes a fish taste good, compare to other fishes?  I've noticed, freshwater fishes don't taste that good.

Crappie?  I find them tasteless.
Carp? Smelly and too many bones.
White bass? Tasteless
Walleye? Tasteless
Striper?  Broth actually tastes good but meat is kinda tasteless too.
Buffalo? Smelly, too many bones, but it absorbs the flavor from the herbs when you make larb out of it so that's a plus.
Catfish? If you don't eat it often and try it, you can taste the mud in the meat.
Sturgeon? Meat is kind of tough and has similar texture to beef even, but if you overcook it, it becomes dry.

In most cases, you'd batter the filets, then deep fry it so you can taste the flavor in the batter and tolerate the fish meat.   Hmong like to put lots of herbs in them. That really helps with the flavors, but again, it's kind of tasteless without all that.

Some saltwater fish does taste better, like salmon and albacore tuna has a nutty flavor if you eat it raw.  Chilean Seabass is the best tasting fish I've ever had.  I also like the Pompano, the way Hmong people cook it.

So someone defend their favorite fresh water fish?  I know some people say Walleye is the best, but it doesn't taste that good to me. Just has more meat since it's rounded and not flat.



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 09:51:00 AM »
i agree, when comparing fresh water fish to salt water fish... fresh water fish are more tasteless to me as well... it's more of texture than taste when it comes to freshwater fish... i'm not a fan of crappy even though i'll eat them... they're a little too mushy once they get into the 13 to 15 inch range...

walleye on the other hand, to me has the best texture and taste... walleye if you taste very carefully has a sweet fish taste to it... or at least to me it does... white bass is the preferred fresh water fish among many hmong but if your palate is like mine... i still eat them... they have a blood line that makes them less tasteful... to me at least...



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 10:03:58 AM »
The water where the fish live
And seasoning when you cook them

Also how fresh the fish are



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 10:25:49 AM »
Once a keeper fish is caught, you might want to slit the gills to bleed them out. 

The white man's trick for better tasting.  Try it if you haven't done so. 



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 11:07:46 AM »
Once a keeper fish is caught, you might want to slit the gills to bleed them out. 

The white man's trick for better tasting.  Try it if you haven't done so.
Interesting. I might just try that.



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 11:33:31 AM »
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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2019, 01:53:50 PM »
your fish dish is tasteless because you don't know how to cook!  gotta cook it properly with the right ingredients.

crappie is good for making broth.
carp/buffalo is good deep fried and/or to make laab with.
striper/whitebass are good steamed
walleye is best deep fried than bathed in pork striped house sauce.
catfish is best when steamed in banana leaves
tuna and salmon...eat it raw..sashimi!
last but not least, as for mermaids, best to eat them alive!

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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2019, 02:50:35 PM »
your fish dish is tasteless because you don't know how to cook!  gotta cook it properly with the right ingredients.

crappie is good for making broth.
carp/buffalo is good deep fried and/or to make laab with.
striper/whitebass are good steamed
walleye is best deep fried than bathed in pork striped house sauce.
catfish is best when steamed in banana leaves
tuna and salmon...eat it raw..sashimi!
last but not least, as for mermaids, best to eat them alive!

ha!
so basically, you need to flavor them.  I bet with that flavoring, a boot will taste good. lol.

Mermaids? If they're anything like dolphins, they're used to getting raped.



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2019, 04:08:31 PM »
so basically, you need to flavor them.  I bet with that flavoring, a boot will taste good. lol.

Mermaids? If they're anything like dolphins, they're used to getting raped.

same could be said for just about any kind of meat right...? even steak needs to be seasoned... lol!



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2019, 08:02:48 PM »
People keep saying great tasting, or this is a good eating, etc etc.  What makes a fish taste good, compare to other fishes?  I've noticed, freshwater fishes don't taste that good.

Crappie?  I find them tasteless.
Carp? Smelly and too many bones.
White bass? Tasteless
Walleye? Tasteless
Striper?  Broth actually tastes good but meat is kinda tasteless too.
Buffalo? Smelly, too many bones, but it absorbs the flavor from the herbs when you make larb out of it so that's a plus.
Catfish? If you don't eat it often and try it, you can taste the mud in the meat.
Sturgeon? Meat is kind of tough and has similar texture to beef even, but if you overcook it, it becomes dry.

In most cases, you'd batter the filets, then deep fry it so you can taste the flavor in the batter and tolerate the fish meat.   Hmong like to put lots of herbs in them. That really helps with the flavors, but again, it's kind of tasteless without all that.

Some saltwater fish does taste better, like salmon and albacore tuna has a nutty flavor if you eat it raw.  Chilean Seabass is the best tasting fish I've ever had.  I also like the Pompano, the way Hmong people cook it.

So someone defend their favorite fresh water fish?  I know some people say Walleye is the best, but it doesn't taste that good to me. Just has more meat since it's rounded and not flat.

Depends ...on the individual as taste is subjective.... FACT!



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2019, 08:56:28 PM »
Steamed, soup, larb, grilled, and stuffed are the best. If you have never had traditional Lao larb pba, you donít know what youíre missing.



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2019, 10:05:12 PM »
Steamed, soup, larb, grilled, and stuffed are the best. If you have never had traditional Lao larb pba, you donít know what youíre missing.

Share some recipes! Most of the fish dishes I had the pleasure to eat made from a Laotian have been spectacularly delicious except for the dishes at the Lao restaurants which disappointed.



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2019, 05:54:25 AM »
gotta have the right amount of fat to meat ratio for tastes.  O0

people who insist on eating meat as fresh as possible are into that nasty muddy taste  :P



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2019, 06:00:42 AM »
Share some recipes! Most of the fish dishes I had the pleasure to eat made from a Laotian have been spectacularly delicious except for the dishes at the Lao restaurants which disappointed.

I don't cook too well like the way my mom does so it may not be as good. I can't make larb, but if you know Lao people ask them about larb pha dib and they will know what it is. Other dishes I may be able to help, which one do you want?



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Re: So.. What makes a fish "great tasting"?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2019, 08:47:42 AM »
same could be said for just about any kind of meat right...? even steak needs to be seasoned... lol!
could be, but good steaks naturally tastes good on its own, you just add seasoning to add to the flavor. When you need enough seasoning to make a cardboard box taste good, then it's not the meat anymore.



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