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What is your favorite type of seafood?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 3, 2006

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Photo of Ian Legler

“Probably tilapia. I love it in fish tacos.”

Photo of Lindsey Owen

“Shrimp, and then salmon would be my next one. I like shrimp cocktails and shrimp scampi pasta.”

Photo of Brett Baugh

“I’m actually a big fan of calamari. I used to work with it a lot and kind of got attached to it.”

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“Salmon in particular, especially grilled.”


Kuku_Kansas 11 years, 6 months ago

Well my least favorite type of seafood is when my punk friends ask if I like seafood...

...and they open their mouth, SEE FOOD. Then they laugh like chimps.

Well, here...see for yourselves. I need new friends.

jonas 11 years, 6 months ago

Sushi ga daiski desu. Totemo oishii desu ne.



ruette 11 years, 6 months ago

I am always amazed when people say, "I don't eat ...." rather than "I don't like...." I have found in over sixty years of life, that some things I didn't like as a kid, I learned to relish later, maybe even a lot later. Didn't like yogurt, for instance, until I was 45!
So if you categorically "don't eat..." you may miss out on potential treats! Seafood, if you avoid the kinds that pick up toxins, is very healthful, especially wild salmon. Folks who "don't eat seafood" and instead do burgers and fried chicken do themselves no favors. My favorite fish is Chilean seabass, yum, yum, yum, but it's being fished out, sadly.

Kelly Powell 11 years, 6 months ago

ya chilean seabass was the bomb....I have to go with octopus.....i do not know why, but i could eat it three times a week easily.

sgtwolverine 11 years, 6 months ago


In unrelated news, there's snow on the ground up here.

geekin_topekan 11 years, 6 months ago

I had a little purple octopus on my plate once.I took it from the buffet and therefore had an obligation to eat it being how it gave it's life for food and shall not die in vain.Or at least taste it. It tasted fishy. Fish tacos with grilled orange roughy is fantastic.

Kelly Powell 11 years, 6 months ago

try it sushi style(no buffet...buffet bad) or if you can find a good greek place that serves it....there is one in portland that does octopus as a mrinated salad....frikin rocks!

audvisartist 11 years, 6 months ago

My favorite type of seafood is fresh seafood. Which, unfortunately, you can't find here in Kansas.

trinity 11 years, 6 months ago

lmao, hitme! gawd, that was unexpected this early in the day!

me? fish? bleccchhhh. the only fish i eat is during lent when sonics all over the place deem it acceptable to serve their fish sanniches again; i MISS those being on the regular old menu, why'd the H they have to change it??? :(

oh yeah i like tuna also. :)


geppetto 11 years, 6 months ago

I like Fish soup. But I also like Shrimp "Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... That's, that's about it."

jonas 11 years, 6 months ago

Mmmmm. . . . mermaid. Good on a mixed plate with equal portions of siren and harpy. Sprinkle some ground unicorn horn. . . tasty!

RonBurgandy 11 years, 6 months ago

Crab legs, there is nothing better.

An extremely close second - there is a restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine that has awesome breaded lobster.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

Sorry, have to be a food snob here, but doesn't seafood come from the sea? Isn't salmon, talipia, trout, perch, et al. just "fish?"

I love me some calamari! Also can't beat a good tuna steak when it is the perfect shade of pink inside. A nice swordfish steak is awesome. Shrimp is good when properly deveined...don't wanna eat the poop shoot! And I agree w/'s gotta be fresh! Think I'll plan a trip to Hawaii and get me some mahi mahi. :)

justthefacts 11 years, 6 months ago

Alaskan King crab, Main lobster, all other kinds of crab and crustateans, scallops, sea bass, talapia, orange roughy, mahi mahi, calamari (squid), love them all (and in roughly that order).... and just about anything that lives in the water. All are quite DELICIOUS (butter and lemon are good additions).

And I 2nd the motion on being open to tasting new foods: When my son was 7 years we went to an all you can eat sea-food buffet. We both decided the little purple raw octopus was not very tasty, unless you care for the taste of fishy rubber. However, he just about ate his weight in raw oysters (the wait staff lined up to see the 7 year old gobble them up).

Kat Christian 11 years, 6 months ago

Maryland Blue Crab, Atlantic Salmon, Fresh shrimp (not frozen) and Maine Lobster. I grew up on the East coast - really miss the real seafood.

irnmadn88 11 years, 6 months ago

Paella, now that is good eats.

I find it strange that in KS where beef is a local industry, fish costs less per pound than a nice cut of steak...

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

Py, I'll give you the salmon ('cause it spends time in the ocean) but talapia are mostly freshwater. There is a variety that will tollerate the brackish waters (maily off of Australia), but most of them are just grown like trout in big farm pond/hatchery type setting. I do love talapia, though. With a nice mango salsa to top it off.

I used to love clam chowder (the New England variety) until the Dr's told me NEVER to eat it again. tear slides down cheek

RI, the kiddies are fine w/ eating dolphin. They know there is a difference between the dolphin they eat and Flipper. They love seafood but if you order calamari...better dig in first 'cause all manners are out the door and they will inhale the stuff. (And, yes, they know it's squid.) They'll eat just about anything seafood including sushi w/ the raw fish.

geekin_topekan 11 years, 6 months ago

I would not recommend blackened fish sticks or blackened Mac and cheese.

Shelby 11 years, 6 months ago

I think I love it all, except for baby octopusses.....had some at a sushi place in salt lake and they were HORRIBLE

I love large octopusses though, especially marinated octo from the Sun Ray Cafe, a greek seafood joint in KC.

SpeedRacer 11 years, 6 months ago

I love lobster! But, I do like mahi mahi and talipia. Grilled seabass is da bomb!

ms_canada 11 years, 6 months ago

sgt - it is snowing here also. Sea food - yummm our province of Prince Edward Island has a multutude of small bays and everyone of them has a mussel farm. there are buoys by the hundred floating in the bay. Descending from the buoy is a rope with baby mussels attached. Two meals stand out in my mind as to die for. One was a plate of PEI mussels, so good dipped in garlic butter. But best eaten in PEI. The second meal was consumed in Haines, Alaska. Fresh Dungness Crab also dipped in garlic butter. The restaurant owner goes out every morning and traps them. Can't really decide which I love better. Love all shellfish except oysters, but hubby makes up for that. He loves em

mom_of_three 11 years, 6 months ago

I always like breaded shrimp as a kid, but never learned to like other seafood until I met my husband. Any kind of grilled shrimp or scampi (forget the pasta), crab, or lobster. Not a big fan of clams, but maybe when I grow up more. Octopus - never.
Salmon is my favorite fish - grilled with my favorite marinade, or blackened. I have only tried a few others. I am still kind of picky.

ms_canada 11 years, 6 months ago

I_P - does the grilled snapper with pecan flour place also do mussels? If so, I am on my way.

ms_canada 11 years, 6 months ago

sunflower - pray tell, why did the dr. tell you never to eat clam chowder again? Alergic reaction? Golly don't ever go to Newfoundland then or the tears will be copious. That is the best place in the world to eat clam chowder.

Shelby 11 years, 6 months ago

wasn't tilapia supposed to be the type of fish that fed the multitudes (bible)?

ranger73 11 years, 6 months ago

too bad no one likes that exotic non-native carp coming up on the Missouri and Mississippi-they just jump into the boat and there looks like there are plenty for everyone!

Kontum1972 11 years, 6 months ago

sperm whale steak..with emperor penquin saucee'

yum yum...

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 6 months ago

Lobster from Dave's Fish Mah-ket! . . . oh, wait no. Shrimp scampi! . . . oh, wait, no. Scallops! . . . oh, wait, no. Blackened Ahi Tuna Steak! . . . oh wait, no. Dungenous Crab in Ginger Sauce. AHHHH! I CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND. I love seafood. Don't think much of fresh water fish, though crappie is some good eatin' if I do say.

We had Paella last week. I have a ercipe that was in the LJW 15 years ago that I liked so much that I clipped it and kept it.

Tony Kisner 11 years, 6 months ago

OK - one of my favorite jokes from Peanuts

  • Snoopy ask Woodstock "how do you grill a swordfish?" answer - "Ask it a lot of tough questions!" - Snoop then falls off house laughing.

Grilled salmon is very good, and often cheaper than beef + good for you.

Linda Endicott 11 years, 6 months ago

I love shrimp, and I love crab legs. I love tuna, but all the talk lately about mercury levels in tuna has really turned me off of it. I don't care for lobster or clams. Tried squid once, and I wasn't impressed.

Are oysters seafood? I absolutely love oysters!

Celeste Plitz 11 years, 6 months ago

I don't eat any seafood or fish anymore, as I'm vegetarian. However, when I did eat it, I was a seafood junkie.

I turned vegetarian over ten years ago, and I feel so much better for it, both physically and mentally. The reason I won't eat seafood is because of overfishing-that has been a problem for quite a few years now. Not to mention the untold thousands of dolphins, sea turtles, and other assorted critters that die in nets every year.

Anyway, seafood sure is tasty, but not tasty enough to kill everything in the ocean for. jmo.

sgtwolverine 11 years, 6 months ago

Py, can I send you the cold weather just for today? I have to be outside at a football game tonight, and while I like colder weather, it's less enjoyable when I have to work in it (in this case, taking pictures). I'd take slightly warmer weather just for tonight, and then I'd want the cold back.

Oh, and back to the question: I also like ice cream, particularly when it is in a "sea" of hot fudge. Would that make it seafood?

Shelby 11 years, 6 months ago

and sea urchin roe......that stuff's just plain gross.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

Ms_C, my body just up and decided to become allergic to shellfish. My punishment for eating it almost nightly. I swelled up like a puffer fish. The funniest thing to see. My sis was doing imitations of "Rudy" (the guy where all you can see are his big lips) off of "Fat Albert" because thats what my lips literally looked like. I had to scramble to get my rings off my fingers (those days I wore several) and I could not get my shoes on. Luckily, the ER was only a couple minutes away from home and I got my shot of steroids in time. A week later, I repeated the whole episode (young, immortal, and stupid) and that's when they said "Honey, get it through your thick will die if you eat this again." Haven't had it since. Apparently, though, an allergist told me that after so many years, your body loses it's maybe I'd be good for a bowl of the stuff now. (But just 1 bowl.) :)

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

I'm w/ Shelby...caviar is nasty! Might as well slap some vegemite on a cracker and eat that!

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

Py, you can't mention a recipe and then not post it. Bring on the fish soup recipe!

samsnewplace 11 years, 6 months ago

What a question for lawrence, ks oh well, has to be crab....

ms_canada 11 years, 6 months ago

ceallach - it's a date. I am sure I_P would take us out for that snapper and if possible I'll have an appetizer of mussels. Speaking of fish soup - years ago I made a big kettle of that famous San Francisco fish soup - cioppino. You know, that soup does not have a drop of water in it. Just a couple of bottles of white wine. And it is yummy, believe me. Especially if you throw that second bottle of vino in after it is cooked. :o) If I can remember, it has a base of tomatoes, the fish is cod chunks and then loads of shellfish. I will have to see if I can find that recipe. Yes, indeed.

RonBurgandy 11 years, 6 months ago

Celeste - I was talking to someone who claimed they were a vegetarian but they still ate fish. This, in a small way, blew my mind b/c I have always considered fish to be a no no on a vegetarian's dinner plate. Since that encounter, I have come across others who also claim fish can be eaten by someone who is considered a vegetarian. Have you come across those like this?

Cait McKnelly 11 years, 6 months ago

Fried calamari, red snapper, Atlantic cod, shrimp in any form, clam chowder (especially in a cannon bowl from any of the Mo's up and down the Oregon/Washington coast), fried fresh clam croquettes, steamed razor clams with drawn butter. Hatehatehate oysters in ANY form. They make me gag.

sgtwolverine 11 years, 6 months ago

Oh, and I think tuna-safe dolphin is particularly tasty.

Mari Aubuchon 11 years, 6 months ago

garlic grilled oysters + a pint of Guinness + brown bread and butter = food of the gods

Ceallach 11 years, 6 months ago

I like most seafood. My favorite is fresh gulf shrimp stuffed with crab. . . ms_c, I would appreciate it if you could pick me up on your way to Texas, okay? (It's a whole other country ya know, best to have a guide :)

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

jonas, I'm out of powdered unicorn horn and can't find it in the stores anymore. Do you have a good supplier?

Ceallach 11 years, 6 months ago

Ron, I worked with a woman who was having some health issues and her doctor recommended that she add fish to her diet. She was a strict vegetarian, for spiritual reasons, but she spoke with her mentor and he approved eating fish until she was better, then occasionally thereafter to maintain her health.

I come from a long line of omnivores :) and much to my chagrin, there are only a few foods I do not like.

Katara 11 years, 6 months ago

Courtesy of Barnes & Barnes...

Fish heads fish heads roly poly fish heads Fish heads fish heads eat them up yum

In the morning laughing happy fish heads In the evening floating in the soup

Ask a fish head anything you want to They won't answer they can't talk

I took a fish head out to see a movie Didn't have to pay to get it in

They can't play baseball they don't wear sweaters They're not good dancers they don't play drums

Roly poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino In Italian restaurants with oriental women yeah

Fish heads fish heads roly poly fish heads Fish heads fish heads eat them up yum

Katara 11 years, 6 months ago

Ron, I have never understood why people don't consider fish to be a meat product. I mean, it is still flesh of a living thing.

Don't Catholics do this on Fridays (especially Lent) too?

Shelby 11 years, 6 months ago

"spiritual reasons"?


Is this some weird pagan or something?

sgtwolverine 11 years, 6 months ago

Plants are alive too!

Okay, I'm just saying that to be contrary.

sgtwolverine 11 years, 6 months ago

R_I, I always thought it had something to do with a deep-seated aggression towards plants.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

Isn't today "national housewives day and sandwich day?" Fish on a bun and the wives don't cook or something?

RonBurgandy 11 years, 6 months ago

I am not much of a fish eater, in fact, fried catfish is about the only "fish" I will eat. So all this talk about fish soup has got my insides all tangled up and curled around stuff.

I told the person that I was talking to about eating fish/being a vegetarian that I didn't think she was a vegetarian at all. I think I told her.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

My hubby making dinner=paying the bill when the waiter brings it...I like it that way.

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 6 months ago

Wierd pagan thing? OW!! Shelby!! You're stepping on my toes, babe!!!

Not all pagans are vegan or vegitarian. A lot of us go organic, or not. I am an omnivorous pagan and I am seriously considering going organic but I wonder what kind of hit my household budget will take for it.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

Funny egg story: I was raised a city chick...kind of. Meaning that my momma was a farm girl through and through. She always bought eggs from a farmer and they were brown (probably from a barred rock). Anyway, at one point, mom was in a pinch and got some eggs from the store. My sister and I opened the carton and horror of horrors, they were white! We yelled to mom that there was something wrong with the eggs. That must have been funny for her. (Her poor, sheltered children!)

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 6 months ago

Don't know about that, R_I. My parents went organic when I was in my teens and I haven't had that diet since I left home. What's been bugging me mostly is what they are giving the animals, growth hormones and such. I eat vegetables and need to eat more of them, but I eat a lot of animal products between meat, cheese, milk, eggs (which are having some really strange shells lately) and I've got a funky feeling about what those animals are eating. I haven't really worried about what's being put on the vegitation though I probably should.

Ceallach 11 years, 6 months ago

Shelby, she practices an eastern religion, not sure which sect, but they follow the teaching of a guru, I think he is in Colorado. I haven't worked with her for some time so my information on him is dated.

RI, I think you are safe with apples or poms. So many people have different ideas of what it really was . . . doesn't matter . . . they were kicked out of garden. If I had a dollar for every theory on the fruit I would be able to play on the community boards all day instead of fighting templates, browsers and style sheets :{

btw, you are right!! If they are eating fish there's no way they can claim that higher level of human existance known at vegetarianism :)

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

RI, Maybe those funky eggs come from all different kinds of chickens being fed table scraps, among other things. Maybe you should just be thankful that they are washed (sometimes). I hear those kind of eggs make some darn fine deviled eggs. When in doubt, always choose the funky looking eggs. They do taste way better. :P

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 6 months ago

More about eggs . . . I used to work with a gal that riased chickens and I'd save my egg cartons for her. She's comp me eggs from time to time. You have to be careful with those farm fresh ones! You have to break them in a separate bowl first to be sure that you haven't just dumped a fertilized one in with the other 7 or so you were going to make the family omlets with.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 6 months ago

A_A, did she not collect them every day? A fertilized egg will not even start to develop until the chicken starts to set. I once had a Bantee that had to wait until she had about 18 eggs in the nest before she thought it full enough to sit on. Her little body barely covered those eggs. The first egg laid was more than 18 days older than the last laid egg. They all hatched on the same day.

ms_canada 11 years, 6 months ago

I, as a farm girl, went one summer to work in the big city as a maid for a family of strict vegetarians. Among my many duties, I was required to crush the egg shells to a fine powder which they sprinkled on their food to give them calcium. There are different categories of vegetarians and these were, I now beleive, ovo-vegans. They ate only veg, fruit and eggs. No flesh of any kind. Strange people, I thought at the tender age of 15.

ms_canada 11 years, 6 months ago

Well, when I was fifteen, it was a tender age. Not so now, I believe.

oldfashiongirl 11 years, 6 months ago


I didn't get to read yesterday's posts until this morning and wanted to comment about someone thinking that Ann Coulter was a man. I graduated high school with her mother in 1945. When we had our 50th reunion in 1995 we were sent forms to list several things about us. Her mother, Nell, filled in the space for "children, names and ages" as 2 boys and Ann, aged 33. As for grandchildren she listed 2 female names, so assume Ann gave birth to them or they could be stepchildren. I really doubt that Ann is a man.

As for Bush, I can only say that the Republicans are out planning, scheming, coercing and wracking their brains(?)to figure out how they can manipulate this election, how to make the voting machines work in their favor and to steal the election as they did in 2000. How do you like those changed employment figures for Sept and Oct? I wouldn't put it past them to have the Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chou, who happens to be the wife of Kentcky's senior Senator, Mitch McConnell, put out the revised figures just 5 days before election. Stinks!!

I saw a news strip on internet that 8 incumbent Republicans in Kansas were going to change their party affiliation to "Democrat."

As to seafood I love Alaskan King Crab Legs. I discovered at Sam's Club they sell 2 pound frozen legs for $16.88. I get 3 servings from a package and sure beats paying Red Lobster $22.95 for theirs. Did you read that in 30 years about 60% of the seafood we now eat will no longer be available.

trollkiller 11 years, 6 months ago

Ah, one of the great things about this country is anyone can state their opinion. No matter how inaccurate.

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