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  • #16
    Originally posted by noodletoy View Post
    pastured eggs are a good source of omega-3. i can't tolerate the smell of canned tuna, but i do love it sashimi style or as a grilled steak.
    Some many mention how much they enjoy eating fish. I'm not one of them. I am concerned about my omega 3 levels since I eat a lot of beef. I intend to slowly expand the variety of fish I eat. I would like to find some frozen fish that isn't breaded or sauced, something similar to how Gorton's is packaged, that I can just heat quickly. I just Googled Gorton's to be sure the name is spelled right and I notice they offer a great variety of fish, some of which looks like it hasn't been breaded.

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    • #17
      Have you tried clams? They have a relatively neutral flavor.

      It's hard for me to advise because I love all sea food with the exception of lobster, and I have never tried oysters.

      EDIT: I also love liver. (Sigh)

      BUT! Yes, I can relate in some way, because I hate olives. But I can tolerate some green olives now & actually like them. Not black yet.

      On the other hand, I don't like sweet potatoes, so I don't eat them often. Not that I gag or anything....
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Leida View Post
        Have you tried clams? They have a relatively neutral flavor.

        It's hard for me to advise because I love all sea food with the exception of lobster, and I have never tried oysters.

        EDIT: I also love liver. (Sigh)

        BUT! Yes, I can relate in some way, because I hate olives. But I can tolerate some green olives now & actually like them. Not black yet.

        On the other hand, I don't like sweet potatoes, so I don't eat them often. Not that I gag or anything....
        Yes I do like clams, usually in chowder or deep fried which, I think, means battered too. I don't mind the tuna salad, after all it was a staple lunch, as a sandwich, when I was growing up. I just want to be sure that I eat enough every week that I don't have to supplement with fish oil. I am going to make a serious effort to look into frozen fish filets. Why frozen? I'm not a fussy eater and don't bother with too much creative cooking. Surprising, actually, 17 months ago I weighed 244.8 lbs. (I now weigh, thanks to Primal, 147.6) to achieve that obese weight, I'm only 5'4", I happily ate most everything. Simple, easy cooking is fine. Frozen to plate by way of the microwave suits me and my lifestyle right now. Unlike my husband, I don't really hate liver, especially if I don't have to look at it in it's raw state. I may have to eat it out to get it but eventually I want to just cook it myself. This eating out business can get expensive.

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        • #19
          deep fried do not have to be battered. The best deep fried squid I ate was actually unbattared with just a dusting of red flakes. That's the only way I make it... erm, all two times I made it in a few years. You might try stir-frying clams with coconut oil maybe and coco-flakes?

          I do frozen fish fillets all the time, cod and stuff.

          Also, for cost cuttings and the best fish ever, I again recommend salmon heads and trimmings - they cut them off from the bestest fish, and the thick soup you can make from it is fantastic - and you can add your fillets as the 'filler' in, it will be flavored by salmon and all yer spices (I recommend red chillis, cloves, celery, onion and peppers). Just tie the heads and spices in a cheeseclth, and if you loath to eat stuff off the head and trimmings (I would though, stuff in salmon's head is the fattiest and the richest in O3 and the tastiest) you can just drain, squeeze out with the back of the spoon, and toss the bag in the garbage.

          With liver, the coolest recipe I made so far was curried liver (I have been experimenting with finding a liver way my soon to be 6 yo would eat it). Yum.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Leida View Post
            deep fried do not have to be battered. The best deep fried squid I ate was actually unbattared with just a dusting of red flakes. That's the only way I make it... erm, all two times I made it in a few years. You might try stir-frying clams with coconut oil maybe and coco-flakes?

            I do frozen fish fillets all the time, cod and stuff.

            Also, for cost cuttings and the best fish ever, I again recommend salmon heads and trimmings - they cut them off from the bestest fish, and the thick soup you can make from it is fantastic - and you can add your fillets as the 'filler' in, it will be flavored by salmon and all yer spices (I recommend red chillis, cloves, celery, onion and peppers). Just tie the heads and spices in a cheeseclth, and if you loath to eat stuff off the head and trimmings (I would though, stuff in salmon's head is the fattiest and the richest in O3 and the tastiest) you can just drain, squeeze out with the back of the spoon, and toss the bag in the garbage.

            With liver, the coolest recipe I made so far was curried liver (I have been experimenting with finding a liver way my soon to be 6 yo would eat it). Yum.
            Thanks, it's nice to meet someone that doesn't mind being a "heat n' eat" type of cook. It also sound like you are a pretty accomplished cook too. What's the brand of frozen you buy?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
              How many average sized cans of tuna, not little mini ones or big family sized ones, would it take to satisfy my need for Omega 3? Not a big fish eater but I'm working on it, I can manage tuna salad, whole can each, using bell pepper "scoops" suggested by another poster, about twice a week.
              Why don't you just take a supplement? Tuna is actually pretty low in Omega 3 vs. other fish anyway. Plus if you stop eating the canned tuna you'll lower your BPA consumption. Most canned foods have high levels of BPA in them because of the packaging so even if you were eating canned fish with extra omega3, you're kind of defeating the purpose by ingesting all the extra estrogen mimicking chemicals.

              ...I'm just saying.

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              • #22
                Albacore is the largest of tuna and has the greatest amount of mercury -- it is the type of tuna I avoid the most. Jack Tuna comes from smaller tuna fish and has less mercury. A good friend of mine is a grocery store manager and we've had many discussions about types of tuna to eat. Eating 2-3 cans of tuna per week is harmless...any more than that, then you are looking at increasing mercury levels. As a substitute, try eating Kippers --- high in Omega oils, and tastes great when drenched in butter.
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                • #23
                  As a change, try the tins of smoked oysters. I carry a few tins in my purse in case of hunger --- no can opener required as it's a 'pop top'.
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                  Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                  Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                  Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                  • #24
                    For a discussion of the tradeoff between O3 and Mg intake in eating fish, see Elsevier In short, they don't recommend against eating canned fish because the O3 benefit outweighs the mercury risk. Exceptions are for children and women who are bearing or may bear children

                    Albacore is a mid-size tuna (yellowfin spp and bluefin spp are typically bigger). However, in the USA at least, it is the species that tests highest for Mg in canned fish
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Iron Will View Post
                      Why don't you just take a supplement? Tuna is actually pretty low in Omega 3 vs. other fish anyway. Plus if you stop eating the canned tuna you'll lower your BPA consumption. Most canned foods have high levels of BPA in them because of the packaging so even if you were eating canned fish with extra omega3, you're kind of defeating the purpose by ingesting all the extra estrogen mimicking chemicals.

                      ...I'm just saying.
                      But good "saying". I'll consider it. I tried to figure out the DHA and EPA ?) so I was taking the correct amount. I don't think I ever got it right and decided it was easier to just eat fish. If you or anyone else knows the correct amount and a good, reasonably priced supplement, I'd far rather do that. Thanks.

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                      • #26
                        Are canned clams healthy? I can see making a primal (with dairy) chowder--shallot browned in butter, grated lemon rind, a can of clams, heavy cream, maybe some bacon. I live in a fairly rural area not close to the ocean so I'm not comfortable with the quality of most of the seafood I can get here. I don't want to eat oysters (or clams) that came from polluted areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Does Whole Foods have frozen clams (not in the shell)?
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Pamsc View Post
                          Are canned clams healthy? I can see making a primal (with dairy) chowder--shallot browned in butter, grated lemon rind, a can of clams, heavy cream, maybe some bacon. I live in a fairly rural area not close to the ocean so I'm not comfortable with the quality of most of the seafood I can get here. I don't want to eat oysters (or clams) that came from polluted areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Does Whole Foods have frozen clams (not in the shell)?
                          I'd love to see an answer to this too.

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                          • #28
                            i have seen frozen oysters, mussels and clams in asian markets, but not in more western-style markets. they simply do not take well to freezing.

                            canned clams pretty much have the texture of pencil erasers, so i'm not a big fan of those either.

                            trader joe's sells plenty of frozen, non-breaded, fish filets, if there is one near you. living in new england, i have access to excellent fresh fish, so never buy anything frozen besides shrimp.
                            As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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                            • #29
                              I get to spend my summer vacation on the coast in New England, which is what spoils me for seafood elsewhere. But the nutritional value of clams is so dramatic that I can see making something with canned clams and tasty ingredients if I would still get the benefits and not a lot of contamination. We do have Trader Joes 45 minutes away but my husband won't eat fish that has been frozen.
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                              • #30
                                i could see making a sort of asian-inspired soup with them -- coconut milk, lime zest, lemongrass, chili sauce, etc.

                                i do enjoy smoked oysters sometimes.
                                Last edited by noodletoy; 07-29-2012, 10:57 AM.
                                As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                                Ernest Hemingway

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