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How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Pepper Pig » November 9th, 2017, 7:45 am

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -pollution

I have no problem at all eating double the recommended amount per week. :oops:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 9th, 2017, 8:28 am

Neither do I PP , especially at this time of year when the herring shoals are off the East Anglian coast. I have at least one whole crab a week, herring, mackerel or sardines and a meal of salmon. That doesn't take into account the smoked salmon and trout that we have quite often because the Farmshop gets offcuts at a very reasonable price.
All the above are fresh ... There's also always a few tins of sardines in the cupboard for impromptu lunches.
I love oily fish and really can't relate to the rather pejorative description at the beginning of the article.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Suelle » November 9th, 2017, 8:52 am

Nowhere near enough. OH didn't like it, but there's no reason I can't try harder to get enough now, apart from habits formed over many years.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby StokeySue » November 9th, 2017, 8:53 am

I love fish and when on holiday I'm often more or less pescetarian
But many weeks at home I often just make the recommendations, not sure why because I have a good fishmonger on my high street, I just don't feel like cooking and eating it sometimes, probably cooking smell has something to do with it. I do eat a lot of canned (sardines especially) and prepared fish (rollmops, smoked mackerel etc.) in salads and sandwiches for lunch

But I know a lot of people who are terrified of fish bones and who do find the term "oily fish" off-putting, as if they want oily fish you get a shudder, ask if they'd like a smoked salmon sandwich or nicoise with fresh tuna and they grab it! :lol:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 9th, 2017, 8:56 am

Oily fish gets a very bad press and the start of the article won't help matters :rolleyes:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby aero280 » November 9th, 2017, 9:59 am

I take a couple of fish oil capsules a day. I’ve done it since my heart attack in 2011.

But there is a fairly cheap source of salmon. Costco are doing 1kg tubs of smoked salmon trimmings for £8.59. Ideal for dishes where it would be chopped up anyway.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Seatallan » November 9th, 2017, 10:02 am

Love oily fish and both me and Mr S eat loads of it. Having said that, I can understand why some people can't abide it. My sister, for example, tried and tried to like oily fish but it just turned her stomach (and she was a foodie). I think it's one of those Marmite things.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 9th, 2017, 10:14 am

aero280 wrote:I take a couple of fish oil capsules a day. I’ve done it since my heart attack in 2011...


I ought to add that in addition to the fish I eat, I now have two teaspoons of Extra Strength Cod Liver Oil every day ... greasing the joints ;)
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby northleedsbhoy » November 9th, 2017, 10:47 am

I eat a lot of oily fish but rarely cook it as I prefer it from tins, like Sue it may be the smell. In any case, with the exception of smoked, I prefer tinned to fresh. I also buy offcuts of smoked salmon for sandwiches because if it's between 2 slices of bread who cares :lol:

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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Gruney » November 9th, 2017, 11:21 am

I'm sure I read somewhere that tinned fish is just as good for you as fresh - apart from tuna. Apparently there is something in the canning process that destroys the Omega 3 oils.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby scullion » November 9th, 2017, 11:42 am

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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby StokeySue » November 9th, 2017, 11:45 am

Gruney wrote:I'm sure I read somewhere that tinned fish is just as good for you as fresh - apart from tuna. Apparently there is something in the canning process that destroys the Omega 3 oils.

Yes, that's right, salmon, sardines, pilchards etc. keep all their nutritional value, tuna not quite. Still tasty and a good source of protein and minerals
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 9th, 2017, 11:56 am

Love fresh salmon and tinned but don't eat it often. I have had a tin of wild salmon in the cupboard for weeks, also a tin of sardine fillets in sunflower oil. I have no idea where the sardines came from, I certainly didn't buy them.
On having a bone density blood test yesterday I discussed with the lovely nurse at the surgery my diet. She told me to up my oily fish intake, so that is the plan.
Any nice ideas for these sardines? I don't even know what to expect when I open the tin. Bit wary! Never eaten sardines before! The salmon I may mix with mayo for a jacket potato topping or sandwich filling with cucumber. :chops:
Strangely enough, when I worked my way into veganism aged 14, I gave up red meat and dairy easily, that was a doddle, but I could not give up tuna for ages. Then, a couple of years ago when I started eating salmon again, I tried a tuna sandwich and I physically threw it back up. I couldn't eat tuna now if you paid me. :sprout:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 9th, 2017, 11:58 am

If the sardines are tinned in oil or water then I love them on toast, whacked under the grill and squirted with lemon juice ... a great lunch.
I'm not so keen on them in tomato sauce, but OH likes them and he has those on toast too.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby StokeySue » November 9th, 2017, 12:02 pm

I like sardines in tomato sauce mashed with finely shredded spring onion and chilli sauce in a sarnie or on toast
Sardines in oil also on toast or with lemon on a rice or bulgar salad
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Ratatouille » November 9th, 2017, 2:21 pm

Love it fresh or tinned. Not sardines or pilchards in tomato sauce though, always in olive oil.

After the surprise confession by Mr R that he really dislikes salmon, in any form I have been somewhat limited because we live so far from the coasts where oily fish is readily available. We can get smoked mackerel and haddock and even the odd kipper. Love sardines in Olive oil on toast with chopped raw onions and herbs and a good splash of tabasco. I almost always choose fish when we eat out and I cook it as a main meal at least once a week.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Badger's mate » November 9th, 2017, 2:38 pm

Mackerel in tom sauce. crusty bread, chilli sauce, cup of tea.... :chops:

Cley kipper, butter, crusty bread, cup of tea... :chops:

During the Keswick mill years, I used to go to Norwich market on a Saturday morning and come back with a bloater for tea. Crusty bread, cup of tea... :chops:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 9th, 2017, 2:45 pm

Trouble with Yarmouth bloaters :chops: is the salt content ... case of swings and roundabouts I suppose :lol:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Badger's mate » November 9th, 2017, 4:20 pm

Compared to red herrings, bloaters are a health food! :D
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 9th, 2017, 4:53 pm

:tu: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 9th, 2017, 5:42 pm

:lol: :lol: That should be on the Daily Yoke thread! :lol: :lol:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Catherine » November 9th, 2017, 7:10 pm

I've recently been getting tinned pilchards for my dog and I give him one and a half pilchard on top of his dinner in the evening. He has inflammatory bowel disease and has problems digesting food so is underweight for his breed. He is perfectly healthy, just quite skinny. I am hoping the fish will add something to his diet that he can digest because I can't increase his feed as it just goes straight through him as bulk. He certainly seems to love them ....(what am I saying , he's a cocker spaniel, he loves food)
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby liketocook » November 9th, 2017, 7:38 pm

I love it but don't eat as much as I should, I eat more of it in the summer with salads etc. I do like tinned pichards in a pie topped with cheesy mash. I did have sardines on toast for lunch today though (and hadn't seen the article at that point :) )
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby WWordsworth » November 9th, 2017, 8:18 pm

Feeling virtuous, salmon for dinner tonight.
Fish is only once or twice a week though.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby earthmaiden » November 9th, 2017, 8:44 pm

I like oily fish. Sometimes I'll eat quite a lot and other times I don't. It depends what else is in the house and where I will be eating.

I don't much like mashed tinned sardines. There is something nice about seeing them lying whole on a piece of toast :chops:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Badger's mate » November 10th, 2017, 8:33 am

I also like them with pasta. I've never done a proper 'pasta con le sarde', but used to have puttanesca or a smplified version thereof quite regularly. Mrs B isn't one for tinned oily fish, or olives for that matter, so it's less often for me now. She will eat Swordfish, tuna or salmon steaks and has a particular fondness for smoked salmon, so makes up her intake that way.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 10th, 2017, 9:19 am

I saw Man v Food yesterday where they showed Fry Sauce which I had never heard of before. Basically an American version of our Marie Rose sauce. I whipped up a batch a moment ago to have with my tinned salmon in a sandwich at some point. :chops:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree- ... ce-3091494

I will do the sardines on toast Sunday night I think.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby StokeySue » November 10th, 2017, 10:05 am

Well, that answers a question Teresa :)

I always wondered what happened to poor old Marie Rose in the USA, as what they call Shrimp Cocktail Sauce is an overly intense tomato based sauce, no mayo

Here's a very spicy version from Ina Garten (I think Ree's is simpler and milder)
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby StokeySue » November 10th, 2017, 10:06 am

PS seafood other than fish is also good for you
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Ratatouille » November 10th, 2017, 1:14 pm

Thank goodness. I'll have a dozen oysters then :drool: :drool:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Catherine » November 10th, 2017, 6:02 pm

Ratatouille wrote:Thank goodness. I'll have a dozen oysters then :drool: :drool:


Ha not quite as good a source as other oily fish but still a relatively valuable source. Anyway, oysters are my ultimate food love, so I'm happy to chew down 12 of the gorgeous things anytime
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Zosherooney » November 10th, 2017, 6:33 pm

Hands up ! I'm guilty ! I have good intentions but meat always seems to work its way into our menus. Having said that, I have a tin of mussels in tommy sauce (bought in Spain) and I have all the ingredients for a Paella in the next few days....

I did buy (reduced) a pot of smoked mackerel and horseradish pate in the farm shop so that will be on the lunch menu tomorrow. It will be a selections of tapas and bready types.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 10th, 2017, 7:14 pm

Popped to Southwold Harbour on my way home from visiting DS and bought 6 lovely plump freshly line-caught herring for £3 .... fifty pence each ... what a bargain!!! :D :tu:

We had one each for supper just now on toasted sourdough with a green salad ... the others have been scaled and gutted and are in the freezer :D
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby WWordsworth » November 11th, 2017, 6:51 pm

I enjoy the flavour of herring but those tiny hair-like bones do my head in.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Badger's mate » November 11th, 2017, 7:01 pm

I love herring in all its forms; hard roe, soft roe, freshly cooked, smoked or pickled in all the various ways. If I were limited to eating one animal species, the herring might well be my choice.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby StokeySue » November 11th, 2017, 7:06 pm

I like matjes (pickled young herring), the Dutch German word matje is basically "maiden"

I also like roll mops
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 11th, 2017, 7:08 pm

Badger's mate wrote:I love herring in all its forms; hard roe, soft roe, freshly cooked, smoked or pickled in all the various ways. If I were limited to eating one animal species, the herring might well be my choice.


I could go with that BM :D
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Badger's mate » November 11th, 2017, 11:21 pm

Pickled herring meant rollmops when I was a boy, but then I discovered matjes, and the cider vinegar ones at Cley and all the creamy mustardy variants. I once stayed at a B&B on the Faroes with 4 types of pickled herring for breakfast - heaven!

Lidl do nice pickled herrings in a couple of different sauces. They're MSC certified, from Lithuania, Baltic presumably, in oval plastic pots.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby StokeySue » November 12th, 2017, 12:49 am

I used to like the Orkney pickled herrings but alas they are no more
My fishmonger sells the Silver Tide herrings, from Speyside
I'm not keen on Lidl roll mops, overly sharp pickles and the cucumber spear is nasty
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Pepper Pig » November 12th, 2017, 5:01 am

The IKEA ones are very good too.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Badger's mate » November 12th, 2017, 8:46 am

I was trying to remember the Scottish ones, ('Silver something' ), that I get from Sainsbury's! Ta :D

If I'm feeling flush or desperate, I get the ones from Orford.

I didn't appreciate that Orkney Herring had gone bust but that would explain why I haven't seen them recently :(
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Seatallan » November 12th, 2017, 12:36 pm

When Mr S and I were 'babysitting' my poorly friend in NW Scotland recently, a local called in with two freshly caught herrings. She thought friend might fancy them but leaving all else aside, friend is a vegi so Mr S and I had said herrings for our tea. They were delicious. :chops:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby Ratatouille » November 13th, 2017, 2:13 pm

Ikea is where our Danish friends usually get theirs but yesterday they showed me the ones their son had brought them from Denmark recently.

It was called Fiskemandens and is specialy made for Christmas and is done with salt and vinegar (Danish vinegar which is a bit like UK malt) and brown sugar.

We had a little as an extra appero with a glass, or three, of scnapps/ The galsses were tiny I might add :lol: I think I might have found it a bit difficult minus the snapps.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby aero280 » November 13th, 2017, 2:22 pm

The Danes do a roll mop in a sweet marinade with finely chopped onions. Really delicious.
I've never found it in the UK and I didn't have time to look when I was in Denmark last year.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 13th, 2017, 2:24 pm

Seatallan wrote: ... NW Scotland recently, a local called in with two freshly caught herrings. .......They were delicious.


Of course they were ... there is nothing better :chops:
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby cooksalot » November 14th, 2017, 11:51 pm

I eat fish at least once a week. Sometimes “oily”sometimes not. I love fresh sardines on holiday but a bit smelly to do at home. Tinned, either in oil or tomato sauce on toast is a great lunch at least once a fortnight. As I’m on hormone tablets following breast cancer I need to ensure a good calcium intake (greater risk of osteoporosis apparently) and bony tinned sardines are especially good (and delicious)! Am I odd in preferring fresh salmon to smoked?
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 15th, 2017, 7:02 am

I like both fresh and smoked salmon , but they're different ... I couldn't say which I prefer.
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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 15th, 2017, 9:27 am

suffolk wrote:I like both fresh and smoked salmon , but they're different ... I couldn't say which I prefer.


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Re: How much oily fish do you eat?

Postby suffolk » November 15th, 2017, 10:31 am

Two panfried herrings each for supper last night, with a fennel and orange salad. OH had new potatoes with his. :chops:
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