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    Andy Guest

    Default Rethinking Cod.

    Saw "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel, where Mike was out to sea on a cod
    fishing boat. They were in "the factory" below deck preparing the cod for
    packaging and they had bins for scraps, bins for the filets and bins for cod
    stomachs that are exported to Japan.

    Their long stomachs have to be squeezed of their contents by hand. Mike said
    what have you found inside and the fisherman assisting said they eat
    anything... coke cans. Mike is squeezing out stomachs and onto the table
    another whole cod is squeezed out! I found that half disturbing (eating their
    own) and half "I'm OK with that" (cod IS good fish).

    Came as a surprise to me, anyway!

    I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the episode. Are
    other fish that opportunistic?

    Andy

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    > I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the
    > episode. Are other fish that opportunistic?
    >
    > Andy
    >

    Don't you remember 'Jaws'? Mmm, shark steaks (Sorry Blinky!) But yeah,
    they eat anything. Cod is wonderful fish.

    I try not to think to hard about what my food eats. It's better that way.

    Jill



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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    > I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the
    > episode. Are other fish that opportunistic?
    >
    > Andy
    >

    Don't you remember 'Jaws'? Mmm, shark steaks (Sorry Blinky!) But yeah,
    they eat anything. Cod is wonderful fish.

    I try not to think to hard about what my food eats. It's better that way.

    Jill



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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    On 2008-04-29, Andy <q> wrote:

    > other fish that opportunistic?


    Easier to list the one's that are not. Most fish eat their own.

    nb

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    On 2008-04-29, Andy <q> wrote:

    > other fish that opportunistic?


    Easier to list the one's that are not. Most fish eat their own.

    nb

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    Andy wrote:

    > Saw "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel, where Mike was out to sea on a cod
    > fishing boat. They were in "the factory" below deck preparing the cod for
    > packaging and they had bins for scraps, bins for the filets and bins for cod
    > stomachs that are exported to Japan.
    >
    > Their long stomachs have to be squeezed of their contents by hand. Mike said
    > what have you found inside and the fisherman assisting said they eat
    > anything... coke cans. Mike is squeezing out stomachs and onto the table
    > another whole cod is squeezed out! I found that half disturbing (eating their
    > own) and half "I'm OK with that" (cod IS good fish).
    >
    > Came as a surprise to me, anyway!
    >
    > I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the episode. Are
    > other fish that opportunistic?


    If you can handle the idea that cod flesh has to be carefully checked for worms
    their diet shouldn't be much of a concern.



  7. #7
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    Andy wrote:

    > Saw "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel, where Mike was out to sea on a cod
    > fishing boat. They were in "the factory" below deck preparing the cod for
    > packaging and they had bins for scraps, bins for the filets and bins for cod
    > stomachs that are exported to Japan.
    >
    > Their long stomachs have to be squeezed of their contents by hand. Mike said
    > what have you found inside and the fisherman assisting said they eat
    > anything... coke cans. Mike is squeezing out stomachs and onto the table
    > another whole cod is squeezed out! I found that half disturbing (eating their
    > own) and half "I'm OK with that" (cod IS good fish).
    >
    > Came as a surprise to me, anyway!
    >
    > I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the episode. Are
    > other fish that opportunistic?


    If you can handle the idea that cod flesh has to be carefully checked for worms
    their diet shouldn't be much of a concern.



  8. #8
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:04:46 -0500, jmcquown wrote:

    >> I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the
    >> episode. Are other fish that opportunistic?
    >>
    >> Andy
    >>

    > Don't you remember 'Jaws'? Mmm, shark steaks (Sorry Blinky!) But yeah,
    > they eat anything. Cod is wonderful fish.
    >
    > I try not to think to hard about what my food eats.


    Or how often it took a bath...

    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

    Is that chip on your shoulder edible?


  9. #9
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:04:46 -0500, jmcquown wrote:

    >> I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the
    >> episode. Are other fish that opportunistic?
    >>
    >> Andy
    >>

    > Don't you remember 'Jaws'? Mmm, shark steaks (Sorry Blinky!) But yeah,
    > they eat anything. Cod is wonderful fish.
    >
    > I try not to think to hard about what my food eats.


    Or how often it took a bath...

    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

    Is that chip on your shoulder edible?


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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    jmcquown said...

    > I try not to think to hard about what my food eats. It's better that way.
    >
    > Jill



    Jill,

    Good advice! I will try that. Gimme a couple days!?

    Andy

  11. #11
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    jmcquown said...

    > I try not to think to hard about what my food eats. It's better that way.
    >
    > Jill



    Jill,

    Good advice! I will try that. Gimme a couple days!?

    Andy

  12. #12
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    On Apr 29, 10:47*am, Andy <q> wrote:
    > [snip]
    > (cod IS good fish).
    > [snip]
    > I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the episode.


    Think about salt cod. It's as far removed from the live critter's
    actions as you can get. Here's a link to a recipe for Bacalao--salt
    cod pureed with mashed potatoes. I'm not sure about using the food
    processor, but otherwise the recipe has all the right ingredients to
    be particularly delicious. The page also has a biography of a woman
    who made it to the top chef job, for those wanting inspiration after
    reading about the male advantages in the field. -aem
    http://www.supermarketguru.com/page.cfm/20955

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    aem Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    On Apr 29, 10:47*am, Andy <q> wrote:
    > [snip]
    > (cod IS good fish).
    > [snip]
    > I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the episode.


    Think about salt cod. It's as far removed from the live critter's
    actions as you can get. Here's a link to a recipe for Bacalao--salt
    cod pureed with mashed potatoes. I'm not sure about using the food
    processor, but otherwise the recipe has all the right ingredients to
    be particularly delicious. The page also has a biography of a woman
    who made it to the top chef job, for those wanting inspiration after
    reading about the male advantages in the field. -aem
    http://www.supermarketguru.com/page.cfm/20955

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    Andy wrote:
    > jmcquown said...
    >
    >> I try not to think to hard about what my food eats. It's better
    >> that way.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    > Jill,
    >
    > Good advice! I will try that. Gimme a couple days!?
    >
    > Andy


    Hey, email me, wouldja? I've got a photo of that car my bum cousin sold.
    You'd love this car!

    Jill



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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    Andy wrote:
    > jmcquown said...
    >
    >> I try not to think to hard about what my food eats. It's better
    >> that way.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    > Jill,
    >
    > Good advice! I will try that. Gimme a couple days!?
    >
    > Andy


    Hey, email me, wouldja? I've got a photo of that car my bum cousin sold.
    You'd love this car!

    Jill



  16. #16
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    jmcquown said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >> jmcquown said...
    >>
    >>> I try not to think to hard about what my food eats. It's better
    >>> that way.
    >>>
    >>> Jill

    >>
    >>
    >> Jill,
    >>
    >> Good advice! I will try that. Gimme a couple days!?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Hey, email me, wouldja? I've got a photo of that car my bum cousin sold.
    > You'd love this car!
    >
    > Jill



    Jill,

    You wanna make a grown man cry, again?

    Andy

  17. #17
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    jmcquown said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >> jmcquown said...
    >>
    >>> I try not to think to hard about what my food eats. It's better
    >>> that way.
    >>>
    >>> Jill

    >>
    >>
    >> Jill,
    >>
    >> Good advice! I will try that. Gimme a couple days!?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Hey, email me, wouldja? I've got a photo of that car my bum cousin sold.
    > You'd love this car!
    >
    > Jill



    Jill,

    You wanna make a grown man cry, again?

    Andy

  18. #18
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    aem said...

    > On Apr 29, 10:47*am, Andy <q> wrote:
    >> [snip]
    >> (cod IS good fish).
    >> [snip]
    >> I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the episode.

    >
    > Think about salt cod. It's as far removed from the live critter's
    > actions as you can get.



    Aem,

    I remember the salt cod sitting in open-air baskets at the fish markets in
    San Diego.

    Haven't shopped it in Philly.

    Andy

  19. #19
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    aem said...

    > On Apr 29, 10:47*am, Andy <q> wrote:
    >> [snip]
    >> (cod IS good fish).
    >> [snip]
    >> I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the episode.

    >
    > Think about salt cod. It's as far removed from the live critter's
    > actions as you can get.



    Aem,

    I remember the salt cod sitting in open-air baskets at the fish markets in
    San Diego.

    Haven't shopped it in Philly.

    Andy

  20. #20
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Rethinking Cod.

    On Apr 29, 1:13*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > Andy wrote:
    > > Saw "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel, where Mike was out to sea on a cod
    > > fishing boat. They were in "the factory" below deck preparing the cod for
    > > packaging and they had bins for scraps, bins for the filets and bins forcod
    > > stomachs that are exported to Japan.

    >
    > > Their long stomachs have to be squeezed of their contents by hand. Mike said
    > > what have you found inside and the fisherman assisting said they eat
    > > anything... coke cans. Mike is squeezing out stomachs and onto the table
    > > another whole cod is squeezed out! I found that half disturbing (eating their
    > > own) and half "I'm OK with that" (cod IS good fish).

    >
    > > Came as a surprise to me, anyway!

    >
    > > I'll have to rethink cod. I'm on the fence after watching the episode. Are
    > > other fish that opportunistic?

    >
    > If you can handle the idea that cod flesh *has to be carefully checked for worms
    > their diet shouldn't be much of a concern.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I regularly buy large cod filets at the supermarket, and have never
    found any worms. They might be there, but I haven't found any....

    N.

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