Thursday, December 28, 2006

Fried Tilapia and other Fishy Tales

Tilapia. A fish known as Nile Perch, Hawaiian Sunfish, and St. Peter's fish, from the waters of the Mediterranean. "Tilapia is very hardy and can thrive in salt, brackish or fresh water... Tilapia eat primarily vegetation and algae eaters and are often stocked in canals and artificial lakes for algae and vegetation control."

The University of Florida says that four ounces (an average portion) yields 110 calories, 21 g Protein, 2.5 g total fat, 1 g total carbohydrate. And with that, a whopping 90 mg of Omega fatty acids.

Tilapia has a mild, bland flavor (some say it's slightly sweet) with firm flesh. It great for quick meals as it cooks quickly, 3 to 6 minutes, and it freezes well. The say you can freeze tilapia for up to 4 months. It's inexpensive, plentiful, has yummy omega stats, and there is a global food farm and distribution industry around them. Large corporations. Therefore we expect nasty fishy food fights. And we have them!

Enter "The Fish List", launched by the Blue Ocean Institute and announced with much fanfare to the media, nationwide. (Hmmm! that's serious money, has to be foundational in origin; yep, it is. Foundations are how corporations do backdoor deals to pacify "do-gooder$" while continuing to pepetrate sleaze - it is Hegelian, as in Yale Club Skull and Bones, it sews chaos among people, hence ensuring the duality required to maintain violence exists on this planet until we do ourselves in once and for all).

Here's what they say:

'Many consumers know that seafood is part of a healthy diet. It’s also clear that our ocean is in trouble from problems posed by certain fishing and aquaculture practices; increasingly, consumers are also learning about the safety of certain seafood items, such as mercury in tuna and PCBs in farmed salmon. “The Fish List” helps by providing information about broadly available seafood choices that are better for the environment and your health, as agreed upon by leaders of the seafood conservation community. Join Seafood Choices Alliance and partners for a press conference to launch “The Fish List,”'

And, tootsweet, they were shut down. Why, because they slammed ALL fish from Asia practically. That's elitist crap. People have to eat. No one is gainst sanity is fish farming, but for goddsakes can't people find a better way to go about righting wrongs than taking food out of starving people's mouths. Listen, these Blue Ocean people should go on a hunger strike for their principles, for environmental change, that how to put your money where your mouth is.

Here it is:

The Fish List

Blue Ocean Institute, Environmental Defense, and Monterey Bay Aquarium have complete information about these seafood choices. Please follow the links to learn about your favorite seafood choice.


Catfish (farmed)
Caviar (farmed)
Clams (farmed)
Crab: Dungeness, Snow (Canada), Stone
Halibut: Pacific
Mussels (farmed)
Oysters (farmed)
Sablefish/Black Cod (Alaska)
Salmon (wild from Alaska)
Scallops: Bay
Striped bass/Atlantic rockfish
Sturgeon (farmed)
Tilapia (US farmed)


Caviar (wild)
Chilean Sea Bass/Toothfish
Cod: Atlantic
Halibut: Atlantic
Orange Roughy
Rock cod/Pacific rockfish
Salmon (farmed or Atlantic)
Shrimp (imported, farmed and wild)
Sturgeon (wild)
Tuna: Bluefin

Blue Ocean Institute
Environmental Defense
Monterey Bay Aquarium

US farmed tilapia is extremely expensive. Imported farmed tilapia is not. These Blue Ocean snots are the same Marin woo-woo types whose kids wreck their Jags every weekend, who say you don't deserve a spot on this planet if you buy Tilapia from China, and who gang up on you and literally lynch you for keeping warm in a fur coat, or for eating beef. Sorry about the mercury, the lead, the arsenic, the this, the that and the other, but you can stop this by telling your Dirty Diddling Daddies to stop their corporations' dumping toxic waste into the ocean - can you hear me now? Charity for the world begins in your home, Jag girlznboyz, so keep your idle fascist hands out of working class kitchens trying to put food on their kids' tables.

90 grams of omega fatty acids per serving. Wow. My local health food store sells omega fatty acids for

Egg beer batter is common, some have gone as far as to pour vanilla cream over it, many bake it with sweet potatoes. Lots of sweet sour hot spicy standard fish approaches work. But I like to roll this fish like a big sushi - and fry in a lightly sesame oiled pan. Fried sushi?


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