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What fish doesn't taste fishy?

I am not very adventerous when it comes to eating fish. I eat canned tuna and fresh salmon. Last night I tried Mahi in a macadamia nut crust with mango salsa and really liked it. I want to expand my menu options to include more fish, but I don't really like cod or other really fishy fish.
Can anyone give me recommendations?


Mon. Jan 30, 7:13pm

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Grouper, but not "red grouper". If you can get Grouper, that the raw fish is white-ish, its really freakin yummy. I just lightly dust it with flour and pan fry in a tiny bit of OO and Butter. salt and pepper.

Mahi Mahi is also good done that way.

Flounder is another good blande one. I like combining it with other seafood, like a crabmeat/shrimp "stuffing" (which is more seafood than anything else like binders)

Monday, January 30, 2006, 7:15 PM

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Tuna steaks are great.

Monday, January 30, 2006, 7:25 PM

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I dont like fishy fish eighter........

But i like to eat Scrod :) and tuna :)
Good luck!

Monday, January 30, 2006, 8:10 PM

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fresh Halibut is wonderful
Ono Waho is also a lovely firm-fleshed and mild fish

Both are excellent poached in seasoned vegetable stock and served with a caper sauce (made by reducing the liquid left after poaching and adding a tsp of capers and a few drops of lemon juice per serving)

Monday, January 30, 2006, 8:12 PM

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Okay, just to let you know that if the fish smells "fishy" its not fresh. I have never had fresh fish that smelled or tasted fishy. Be careful when you buy it. If you want a mild flavor try cod or most white fish, sword fish is great. Tuna fish in a can is cat food, it the worst you can buy. If you can afford it buy fresh tuna and make your own tuna fish, I swear you'll never eat tuna from a can again. But heres a little tip, if you have a fish that is strong in flavor and you want to make it not so strong you can soak it in milk for 8-10 hours, overnight is even better.

Monday, January 30, 2006, 9:20 PM

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There are definitely fish that have stronger "fishy" tastes than others. I personally cannot stand catfish but some people love it. I like milder fish like cod, tilapia, salmon & halibut. These are also low mercury fish.

Monday, January 30, 2006, 11:25 PM

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To the OP,
I'm surprised you like Tuna or Salmon in the can-- those are both VERY flavorful fish! As others have pointed out, fish that "smells" or "tastes" fishy are not fresh.

A lot of people get weirded out by sushi, because they expect the fish to TASTE fishy-- however, sushi (properly prepared) and extremely fresh has only a light "sea" taste, vs. being fishy (If you are ever offered Sushi or sashimi that really smells fishy, then it's not fresh.)

Fish that are oilier or fattier tend to have more flavor, since the oils carry the flavor. I'm really surprised that you like Salmon, because lots of people who don't like fish steer away from Salmon.

Some good mild-flavored fish (to me)

Orange Roughy
Yellow Pickerel (aka Walleye) - a Lake Fish-- very good!
Mahi Mahi

The worst fish (in my opinion) in terms of taste and texture (if you get it frozen and in a "block" are things like Pollock and Cod....

Lake fish tend to have higher mercury content, I think, due to being close to civilization....

One of the best salmon that I have ever tasted is "Copper River Salmon"... It only runs for about 2 weeks in the spring... VERY pricey (about $18-22 a lb), but well worth the splurge. The taste is very "sweet' and mild, unlike other types of salmon. Even my friend who doesn't like Salmon was impressed by the dellicacy of the flavor. however, the only place I seem to have seen it is at the Whole Foods store near my house... :-(

Other ways to "reduce" the fishiness...

Try cooking it "Chinese Style" (i.e. WHOLE if possible)

When shopping for a whole fish, make surre the eyes are bright and glossy and not milky in color. That indicates freshness. If you are squeamish about eating a whole fish (with the head and tail attached) you should go to a fish market that will skin and fillet the fish for you. If you buy it whole, then you can be absolutlely sure about how fresh the fish are....

Here's a very simple recipe for a Chinese-styled Whole fish, The fish should have its skin (scaled), head and tail... :-)

You can also do this with fillets as well.
1) Rinse the fish thoroughly to make sure that there are no left-over scales on the fish.
2) Rub very lightly with a little bit of sesame or vegetable oil (sesame is much more flavorful)
3) Juliene some ginger and green onion / Scalloions into small slivers.
4) Place fish in an oven-proof dish (preferably pyrex or corningware type of dish) and sprinkle the Green onion/scallions and ginger on top
5) Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until the fish is translucent and firm, but not dry.

Do the following about 5 minutes before the fish is done baking:

1) In a separate pan, mix about 1 TBS Honey (or Agave Nectar--lower in glycemic index), 4 TBS of soy sauce, 1 TBS jullienned strips of ginger & 2 Green onions / Scallions julienned into small slivers, Bring the mixture to a boil.
Set aside and proceed to the next step.

Do the following right after the fish is finished baking

2) Sautee a whole clove of garlic in about 3 tbs. of vegetable oil until the garlic turns black and the oil starts to smoke a little. Remove the garlic and set the pan aside. (Be careful not to allow the oil to burst into flames!)

Once the fish is done baking, remove it from the counter.

Pour the garlic oil mixture (Make sure it is HOT) onto the fish-- this will "crisp the skin and the garlic flavor will be infused into the fish.

Pour the Soy Sauce & Honey or Agave Nectar mixture onto the fish to give it a little extra flavor.

Note: I understand that some people may be leary about adding oil to the fish, so if you want to reduce the oil content, you can reduce the amount, or perhaps you can mince the garlic and bake it with the garlic and green onions instead of using the hot oil afterwards....

The Sauce could als be brushed on towards the end of baking as well, although it adds moisture to the juices from the fish (that come out while baking) to create a very tasty sauce.

Eat this with some steamed white or brown rice and steamed Asian veggies...
(I like to sautee chopeed up Napa Cabbage with dried shrimp, a dash of sesame oil and salt to taste, but to lower calories, you can steam it instead... :-) ) Dried shrimp is very salty and kind of strong in flavor, so you could steam the napa with frozen or fresh shrimp instead, or fresh Shitaake Mushrooms... :-)

Very delicious!!

My mom usually uses this recipe with Pickerel, but I've also used it with orange roughy or Salmon as well, and it tastes very yummy. :-)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 12:04 AM

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Oh, I forgot to mention in my post above...(the Chinese Recipe)
Fresh ginger is the secret spice to "reduce" the fishy flavor... :-)

IT is also very good for digestion... :-)


Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 12:05 AM

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To the long poster:

Just the mention of walleye makes me hungry!!! I spent a few weeks in Northern Minnesota this summer, and I couldn't get enough of it. Great fish suggestion.


Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 11:02 AM

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Swordish tastes a LOT like an actual piece of meat to me (i recently started eating fish and haven't eaten meat in 7 yrs, but that's what i think). it has a similar texture and is really very delish. only prob- high in mercury, so don't have it more than once every week or two

Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 11:20 AM

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Thanks so much for the posting above. I've always wanted to know how to cook fish and you are an absolute fountain of information!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 11:42 AM

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Tilapia known as a mild tasting fish...

Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 12:26 PM

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You're welcome--I learned to cook from my mom! My measurements are approximate (based on my mental picture of what I use to season with) Definitely taste the sauces as you go to make sure it suits your own tastebuds! By the way, for those on low-sodium diets, low-sodium soy sauce will work as well. ;-)


P.S. I think there are some federal suggested guidelines in which fish to eat or not to eat--especially by child-bearing aged women... which is unfortunate, because I could eat fish every day! :-D

Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 1:44 PM

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Non fishy tasting fish

I, like you don't like fishy tasting fish. I have recently tried both Whiting, and Tilapia. Neither one of them are fishy. Actually, the Tilapia is kind of sweet. You may enjoy either one of those.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 2:16 PM

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shrimp and scallops....

Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 6:25 PM

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I think some fish taste fishier than others, and they all came from different places and times so freshness doesn't matter.

Tilapia is pretty fishy to me. My mom brought some fish home the other day and it was fresh and really fishy.

I usually have catfish and thats about it.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006, 6:57 AM

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Fresh, marinated and well cooked salmon (I buy it at Whole Foods) does not taste fishy at all. Very delicious if marinated in a little lemon, pepper flakes, salt, pepper

Saturday, April 21, 2007, 10:26 AM

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I always thought salmon tasted fishy. Not so?? What is the difference between the red and white. Do some taste fishy, but not others? I would love to eat this, but am afraid to try it.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 4:23 PM

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bass, pollock (sp?), walleye, and mahi mahi are my favorites. i can't stand the taste of salmon, too fishy for me.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 4:32 PM

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shark does not taste fishy at all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 4:40 PM

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Opah is excellent although hard to find. Every now and then Whole Foods will have it fresh. Its delish!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 6:46 PM

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fish that is truely fresh should NOT smell or tasty fishy!!! It may smell like the ocean, but not "fishy"!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 11:49 PM

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Halibut is my favorite and thankfully very mild.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 12:05 PM

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There is no such fish as "scrod." It simply means "fresh catch of the day."

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 12:22 PM

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 8:26 PM

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Fish will always taste fishy.

Why would you want to make it taste like something else. FISH WILL ALWAYS TASTE FISHY! PERIOD! IT'S A FISH! Dont listen to people who tells you it should taste like the ocean. Those people just read that in a cookbook and have no experience in fish.

Friday, November 12, 2010, 12:57 AM

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Fish will always taste fishy.


Friday, November 12, 2010, 1:00 AM

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If this fish is fresh, only the outside of the fish has an odor. All to often the meaty part of the fish is contaminated (usually by hands or the knife or the cutting board). If you caught the fish yourself and were dilligent about cleaning and processing it in an area outside of your kitchen, you would have an entirely different dining experience.

Friday, November 12, 2010, 2:47 PM

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Tilapia is fish that doesn't taste fishy

Tilapia. My favorite and really cheap too. You can bake it for 9 minutes and it's light and flaky and not fishy at all.

Monday, November 15, 2010, 10:35 AM

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walleye (pickerel) best fish in the world mild flavor

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 5:40 PM

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If fish is fresh, it usually doesn't taste fishy. Go for fresh.

Friday, November 19, 2010, 11:00 AM

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Ok, this will sound really boring, but I love tuna! I could eat tuna probably every day. It’s so delicious and I don’t think it tastes “fishy”. Actually it depends on what you mean with tastes fishy. Most fish don’t really smell “fishy” unless they are raw (or rotten). I also love Salmon, especially on Sushi. If you like Sushi there are so many variations you can try. Good to get a mixed box set, so you can try out little bits of many various types of fish.

Thursday, November 25, 2010, 10:13 AM

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tilapia should not be fishy at all... try it again, I once bought a bag of frozen from somewhere and it was horribly fishy... but never again, always super mild

Saturday, November 27, 2010, 10:03 PM

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Freshly cooked cod and halibut almost always taste great. They are very good for you as well.

Your first serving of cod and halibut are free on the PEERtrainer Cheat System. We will say that both Cod and Halibut are fish that are not eaten often, so if you do find yourself eating a very big serving, don't sweat it.

In general, you'll find that the Cheat System is flexible enough that it lets you make some good decisions on your own.

You can download the list for free at the link above.

One more tip- fish oil is very good for you as well, and THAT can taste fishy as well.. There is a brand called "Pharmax" which makes fish oil capsules that don't taste fishy. No burps...


Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 5:26 PM

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