Finally, A Fish

lobsterDo you like fish?


Lobster and sushi and oysters and crab squid and octopus and heck yes, freshwater fish?

I don’t.

I really don’t.


Which is kinda sad, as there’s the whole omega thing, food variety thing, and all the social drooling that occurs over various fish things–never mind mind a childhood with a fly-tying dad who provided much in the way of fish for the table.

So lately I’ve been trying this and that fish item.  On the whole, if I put enough ketchup on it (and that’s a lot of ketchup), there are a number of breaded fishes I can force myself to swallow.  Can’t you just see me elbowing to get in line for this?

Maybe not.

basaBut then, finally…a fish.

Isn’t it charming?

It’s called basa, and who knew?  It’s not too fishy in taste or texture.  It’s not too dry, either.  I can eat it with just a little bit of ketchup.  It’s not even outrageously expensive. At last, I can partake of fish now and then!



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7 Responses to Finally, A Fish

  1. Tina says:

    I have a friend who hates cucumber. Can taste it in anything – don’t make the mistake of calling it mild! You seem to hate the whole gamut of fishy things – slimy shellfish, chewy shellfish, firm oily strong fish, delicate flaky white fish. Shrimp? I’m assuming shrimp.

    It is a little hard to take in for me because a: I love all things fish and b: some of them are wildly different from each other – buttery swordfish steak vs chewy mussels, for example. So what is different about basa?

    P.S. I hate ketchup. Everyone has their own taste!

  2. Doranna says:

    Basa is simply the only thing I’ve tried that doesn’t taste…fishy! Or have the fishy texture…or the fishy smell…

    So basically I would have to say that I like it because to me, it’s the least fish-like fish-thing I’ve eaten. The un-fish.

    I’m not bad about cucumber, but I’m just that way with celery. I can smell it if it’s in the house; I can smell it on other groceries, if it’s touched them in the bag. Take it away!!

  3. Crysta says:

    I am not a big fish eater either, lol. I’ll eat tuna and salmon, and I like most shellfish (but not clams apparently).

    But I’m also weird and prefer sushi over cooked fish and am far more likely ts eat and enjoy fish that I prepare myself (though I will occasionally try some of my husband’s when we’re out to eat).

  4. Doranna says:

    If I had to choose between most cooked fish and sushi (as in, “You are on a desert island and you will eat fish or die”), it would be sushi, I think. It’s been a lot of years since I tried it.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Fish aren’t at the top of my list, but I do like some a fair bit. Not enough to order them at restaurants more than once a year, but that much, yeah. Shellfish–like. Shrimp especially, lobster and crab a fair bit. But again, not a regular item.

    Celery, though…celery for me is a staple. I cook with the leaves, eat the stalks raw or cooked, put it in a lot of things. If you ever visit, remind me to clear it out so it doesn’t bother you. Does cilantro affect you badly as well?

    What does bother me is melons–the smell of a cantaloupe or any similar melon turns my stomach. I don’t like the whole cruciferous family (except mustard as seasoning) and it causes me to produce…well, you know. But it doesn’t make me want to run out the door and toss my cookies the way an innocent cantaloupe sitting on a counter does. And peaches…ye gods, peaches. Cannot eat, and they’re only slightly less daunting by smell than melons.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, and I’ve reloaded this thing several times and have a blank box where a basa should be. Ideas? Running Win XP, Firefox.

  7. Doranna says:

    Elizabeth, you mean the fish piccie isn’t showing up? Shoot, no clue. I’d alt-click and see if “load image” (or whatever the exact choice is) doesn’t do it.

    I don’t know about cilantro. I’m guessing not–or I’ve somehow never encountered it, or if I did I didn’t realize what that taste was. I can see how melons could be in the category of things that are NO THANK YOU to some people; it’s such a distinct odor, and a bit clingy. I’m something of the same about peaches. Go figure!

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