Does everyone out there eat fish?
I’m a big Asian fish fan, that is, I usually prefer it Asian style–either Chinese style or Japanese sushi style. It’s healthy, it’s clean, and it requires very little in terms of marinating, rubbing, etc. There’s a clean feeling that comes from eating fish that doesn’t exist with other “meats.” It’s good eating too–it won’t clog your arteries with cholesterol, and there are health benefits from the fact that most fish contain Omega 3. Plus, fish don’t release large amounts of methane into the atmosphere like cows. Fish contain protein, which is essential to a healthy lifestyle.
The NY Times’s Mark Bittman had an interesting article a few days ago on eating fish and the environment. See it here. It most definitely is something to think about.
For me personally, I think I’m fairly safe. I buy tilapia, which, according to the wikipedia, breed like rabbits and aren’t even close to ever being endangered. I also buy regular sea bass and pompano, along with an occassional carp, and none of these are on the endangered list. I buy mackerel once in a while. The only environmental question for me is salmon, which, because this is the Pacific Northwest, are sold all over the place.
By the way, I was proud of myself yesterday after successfully removing the gills of a fish with my knife. I learned it here:
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