[Sca-cooks] Beware of the fish

Stephanie Ross hlaislinn at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 7 09:39:53 PDT 2006

Going off on a tangent, I heard the strangest thing on the radio 
today. Supposedly some reporters went to a bunch of Florida 
restaurants that had grouper on their menu. They ordered the 
grouper and took DNA samples to find out what kind of fish it 
really was. Six out of 11 served another kind of fish without 
telling the customer. 

Yeah, it's true. Grouper is only available a couple of times a year. It
gets overfished and then they impose a ban on keeping them. Scallops are
sold the same way. If they are big and uniform in shape then they are
shark. Real scallops are smaller and a variety of sizes (and very
expensive). I craved blackened grouper when I lived in Atlantia. Grouper is
a very meaty, rich fish with a texture resembling chicken. Very good eating.

Et si omnes ego non.

"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the
first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jefferson to
Maryland Republicans, 1809.

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