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    Man I hate fish, but I may have to figure out how to get over that. This study by Harvard School of Public Health and University of Washington indicates that the biggest improvements were found in those going from 0 to 400mg per day. I should be a good candidate.

    Omega-3 Levels in older adults
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    Love fish. Now you just need to find someone who prepares fish well and have her/him teach you. You could theoretically live off of canned fish, but fresh is really lovely when done correctly.

    Also, how can you hate salmon?
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    • #3
      The trick to fish in my opinion. Don't overcook it. I leave the fish a little raw in the center and then leave it tented under foil and let the residual heat finish it. Not much worse than over done fish.

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      • #4
        I love fish - if it is REALLY FRESH. You can tell, because it is firm, bright eyed and doesn't smell. Older fish, on the other hand, smells too "fishy" and doesn't taste as good. I'm fortunate, I live near enough to the sea to get freshly caught fish and I can freeze that.

        But for someone who doesn't like fish, you need to mask the flavour / smell. Do you like Thai food? A green curry with some fresh fish pieces cooked in that will make a delicious meal. Grilled over charcoal with lots of fresh herbs - dill or thyme or tarragon are good with fish - is very good. And well flavoured fish cakes can disguise the taste of fish really well too! Herring roes (milts) tossed in paprika and fried in butter are good in a salad. Then there are prawns (shrimp), mussels, crab etc - all count as great sources of omega 3 and loads of minerals and vitamins.

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        • #5
          I could eat raw fish for the rest of my days and be perfectly happy. If only sashimi weren't so darned expensive. /sob

          Cooked fish...meh. But for me, there's no beating the sweetness and buttery mouthfeel of a good, fatty piece of raw fish. And I'm a former vegetarian.
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          • #6
            Of course to get omega-3 you need to eat oily fish from cold water. You won't get much omega-3 from tilapia fillets.

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the responses. For me the biggest turnoff is usually the smell. My wife really loves Halibut and Salmon, I guess I need to start letting her cook it indoors and get used to it. The fresh fish thing might be tough since I live about as far inland as you can in the US -- 1,500 miles to either SoCal or Houston.
              "But the question is, are you going to die sitting on the sofa - or doing something interesting?"
              - Robert Ward

              "Kharma means I can rest easy at night, knowing all those people I treated badly today really had it coming!"

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              • #8
                Start with a milder fish like the Halibut, or some cod. Jumping right into Salmon, especially if you can't get it really fresh, is a recipe for never getting used to fish. Milder fish is usually a little more tolerant of overcooking also.

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                • #9
                  If you have a smoker, salmon is excellent hot-smoked for a couple of hours...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lumifer View Post
                    Of course to get omega-3 you need to eat oily fish from cold water. You won't get much omega-3 from tilapia fillets.
                    Really? That's lame. Tilapia's my favorite fish.

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                    • #11
                      How about starting with some seafood chowders?

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