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The Secret to a Great Summer Meal:
Fish for the Ingredients Yourself

Wall Street Journal, by Charlotte Druckman

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/12/2014 2:33:25 PM

LYING FLAT ON THE deck of a fishing boat was a twenty-pound striped bass, its gills rising and collapsing like the bellows of an accordion. "Purple is the color of adrenaline. That´s why the bass have a purplish tint when you catch them," explained Captain Sloan Gurney of Black Rock Sport Fishing Charters. Standing over the fish, grinning triumphantly, was chef Anita Lo, who had just won the battle with the formidable opponent on the other end of her line. Ms. Lo´s blood could well have been purple at that moment—she was exhilarated. She caught six fish that afternoon in

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Yes, indeed. Inspectors in our area regularly take samples from their dinner plates to the lab for analysis. Commercially popular fish like gag or black grouper, red or mutton snapper, and other diners´ favorites are sometimes replaced on restaurant menus by less desirable species, but are sneakily sold as a popular species. (It might even be good, but you should get what you´re supposed to get. The best restaurants are honest about what they serve.) If you have a fishing license, catching your own guarantees both freshness and authenticity.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/12/2014 2:41:32 PM     (No. 9921508)

My grandfather took me fishing in the summer when I was a kid. Loved it. I was so proud to be able to bring home some nice flounder for dinner.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 7/12/2014 3:34:52 PM     (No. 9921550)

Of all the fish in the world....I LIKE PORK THE BEST!!! I´m still trying to stomach the taste of fish....it will take a long time, I tell ya!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/12/2014 4:33:15 PM     (No. 9921588)

There´s no flavor comparison to a fish cleaned and eaten on the banks of the body of water from which it was taken. I´m catch and release unless I plan to eat the fish that same day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/13/2014 1:07:22 PM     (No. 9922517)

#1 Congratulations.

Never caught the knack of flounder fishing. They never arrived from hook to boat interior. Velcro attachments needed to keep them on the line. However, did hook and bring in a very large dolphin (mai mai) which was the best thrill and excitement ever!! What an experience, and photo!

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