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What is your favorite kind of seafood?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 10, 2011

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“Fresh seafood.”

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“Lobster. It always has a real mild taste and it’s not too fishy. I don’t mind the bib.”


RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

The saltwater bug, ocean roach, Lobster of course! If they lived on the prairie and ate other bugs (in their case crab, urchin, starfish) we would probably try to eradicate them.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Calamari has become a favorite in recent years although I wouldn't want to make an entire meal of it. I've only eaten it fried, is there other ways of preparing it that anyone can recommend?

notaubermime 5 years, 1 month ago

I've always preferred the sauteed preparation. I'm sure that you can find a number of recipes for this, but if my memory serves, you saute it on a fairly low heat (I'm hazy on what temp..) with some garlic butter and olive oil. Cook until firm, but not rubbery. It goes well with a spicy marinara.

The problem with frying it, in my experience, is that it cooks the calamari too quickly and causes it to become more rubbery/chewy. If you cook it slower and at a lower heat, it should avoid that.

sikerd 5 years, 1 month ago

Genovese used to do a REALLY fabulous salad with white beans, grilled calamari and fennel in a lemony dressing. It sounds like the strangest thing on the planet, but when you took a bite, it really, really worked. They changed it a bit, and it's still very good. So, you might see what you can find online with grilled calamari.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Scallops were big on the list years ago, but I discovered most commercially packaged scallops were actually shark meat. Hey, if you're gonna serve me shark say so! Still good, but left a feeling of being served horse meat when I asked for steak!

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

They say Rhipolema esculenta is edible and very popular. I would want it on toast, I think . . .

notaubermime 5 years, 1 month ago

I've always been partial to clams. Mmmmmm

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

I'm thinkin' the LJW is planning a special dinner for we the posters. (Your favorite drink, favorite seafood, etc.). Lord help us if they take all our suggestions seriously . .

trinity 5 years, 1 month ago

i don't-you have to pour water out of the little squares, total p-i-t-a.

on the question-none. unless the Sonic fish sannich served during Lent counts. i'm a turf girl.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Here you go autie! a waffle maker just for you!

I will caution everyone else, be careful googling waffles. especially when color is mentioned


rumor_man 5 years, 1 month ago

Long John Silvers.

They're the best. Especially when they have the grease just right to get everything to taste exactly the same.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Anybody else get a whiff of bad tuna?

boxers_or_briefs 5 years, 1 month ago

Is that Seafood hanging from Ryans chin? Must be a cuzin of Roe or Auties.

purplesage 5 years, 1 month ago

Something that doesn't taste fishy and has good breading on it for flavor.

Kontum1972 5 years, 1 month ago

whale fries....mmmmmmmm......drool......

kernal 5 years, 1 month ago

Cap'n Joe tried to kill off my favorite seafood back in 1989. Have been making do with shrimp.

Scott Morgan 5 years, 1 month ago

Double Yellow Perch filets, cole slaw, homemade fries, rye bread Friday fish fry any Northern bar, maybe some smelt too.

Bill Lee 5 years, 1 month ago

Dillons doesn't carry smelt anymore, not even frozen. I miss it.

Scott Morgan 5 years, 1 month ago

Yellow perch a cousin to Walleye was abundant in the Great Lakes. Nothing better to me than the beautiful white thick sweet meat. ummmmm. Fun to catch as well. Me thinks about 3/4 to a pound @.
Not Catholic but loved the Friday fish fries. Every bar tried to out fry each other.

At least in Lake Mich they are dying out.

Smelt would run soon after the ice breaks, just millions of the little wonders. Fun fun fun, meant the long winter was over and night fishing off bridges and banks.

So many smelt some working class bars would fry them up and put them out as we would peanuts. Of course heavily salted I may add.

Scott Morgan 5 years, 1 month ago

They have smelt from time to time. Too much money for I'm used to seeing them cheap.

I do think Kansans, and other Great Plain states due in part of the cost raise children not enthused about seafood. Too many forced to eat improper cooked and cleaned local caught.

My wife took many years before she began enjoying fish.

Her first memories of seafood were her dad and gramps wrestling a bloody catfish in the sink. Later when cooked tasted like mud, many others tell me similar tales.

K_Verses_The_World 5 years, 1 month ago

I fish for bullheads I catch a lot sometimes too many

rumor_man 5 years, 1 month ago

"I prefer beef or pork, slowly and properly" That's what she said.

countrygirl 5 years, 1 month ago

Do crawfish count as seafood? I love the tails--the hubby loves crack and eat the whole ones. I can't do the suck the brains thing though. Crawfish Alfredo is yummy!

MarcoPogo 5 years, 1 month ago

"the hubby loves crack"

That's not seafood.

countrygirl 5 years, 1 month ago

Sorry grammer police, "to crack"

What's wrong with mud bugs? They live in water, just not salt water. Poor man's lobster.

George_Braziller 5 years, 1 month ago

I could eat shrimp every day. I've loved it since I was a kid.

On the other end of the spectrum is oysters. I'm not sure which I hate more, oysters or liver. Can't choke either one of them down.

ilovelucy 5 years, 1 month ago

Let's see...Alaskan king crab legs, lobster, shrimp, halibut, tuna, mahi mahi, tilapia, etc. etc. etc.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

fluxie must be terribly lonely to be paying so much attention to me. So sad, so pathetic. Five of he/sh/it's last ten comments directed at me. Hang right in there though fluxie! Help is as close as your telephone.

(I can do this . . . . . fo-evahhhh . . )

blindrabbit 5 years, 1 month ago

Reticent: Mammatus clouds are called that because they look like mammaries (breasts); the Tetons (also breasts) in Wyoming should be renamed the Mammatus Mountains. Clouds hanging down like stalactites and mountains pointing upward like stalagmites. Those French explorers had quite an imagination.

Back to the subject at hand: Blue crabs (have to be eaten in Maryland) with newspaper, wood mallets, vinegar and of course plenty of Old Bay, lots of time and plenty of beer. They beat the heck out of the other crab interlopers King, Snow, Dugeness. One step upward, soft shell Blue Crabs!

kernal 5 years, 1 month ago

My dad used to take me out for Alaskan King Crab legs on my birthdays years ago. Still my all time favorite seafood - and memories.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

"Definition of FLUX 1 : a flowing of fluid from the body: as a : diarrhea b : dysentery 2 : a continuous moving on or passing by (as of a stream) 3 : a continued flow : flood"

camper 5 years, 1 month ago

Sardines. Not because of taste, but the sheer nutrition and Omega 3 fat that they provide. And because they are a small fish (low on the food chain), they have the slightest amount of mercury and metalic poisons. Watch out for ones packed in cottonseed or vegetable oil tho. Olive oil or water is best.

Seaweed is also good. Again, not for taste. It literally provides hundreds of trace elements that we do not normaly get in our land lubber diet. But it is not to bad actually. Yu can find it in the merc. It is most commonly used as a sushi wrap.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Not to worry though. My guess is he/sh/it gets online before his mom changes his diaper in the morning. He/sh/it will continue to harass me until someone else gets in his/her/its pablum. Not bothering anyone else when I have he/sh/its attention, so I don't care. Probably will get TOSsed if history means anything.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Wait! Did CW say flux was angry with me? . . I was thinkin' more like "enamored"

blindrabbit 5 years, 1 month ago

Gandalf: The KU Museum of Natural History has a coelacanth in it's collection; one of the very few in the U.S. I doubt if you could get a sample for taste from them; it would be kinda hard to flush the formaldehyde from the flesh. Best place to look is in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar! Good luck!!

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

sniff guess I'm not trying hard enough . . .

riverdrifter 5 years, 1 month ago

I'm probably gonna have an engineer after me after a late post last night.

LadyJ 5 years, 1 month ago

Ok you guys, this is your fault. How could I not post a link to the brief safe after all the discussion about "poop stains" The remarks made by the bloggers are hilarious to boot. What's really hilarious is that they were being sold by Sears. Multi will love the site.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

kin ya git one them with a holster for my colt magnum?

LadyJ 5 years, 1 month ago

Ok, I didn't even realize there was a video. I couldn't stop laughing, that is the funniest thing I have seen in a long while. Whitney will probably hit the disappearding button on that link when she gets back tomorrow. Hope Multi gets to see it before she does.

RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

Aw shucks, y'all act like fluxie is upsettin' me . . :-( Truth is, I like playin' at the edge of the pond, ya know, where the mud stinks the worse on a hot summer day. I gots a name for the stinkin' ooze that squeezes up 'tween the toes. Can you guess what that name is??

LadyJ 5 years, 1 month ago

LOL, our horse used to love to roll in the stinky mud at the edge of the pond. Talk about stink. He would also go in the pond a lay down in the water, didn't matter if he had a saddle and rider on him or not. Needless to say you never rode him near water.

bolshavik_vw 5 years, 1 month ago

Fish is all I like. Anything else is disqusting. I refuse to eat anything that walks and Poops in the bottom of the Sea. (Ocean)

salem58 5 years, 1 month ago

good ol farm raised microwavable salmon from Mass. st Dillons

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