Post # 1
Hi all. Wanted to get your thoughts on a fish entree. FI hates fish and so he’s leaving this part up to me. We will also have a choice of beef (steak with butter sauce) and chicken (not entirely decided this one yet either).
Fish options include swordfish, haddock, salmon and sole. Right now, I’m between the sole and salmon (but open to suggestions!). Here are the descriptions:
Sole Florentine: Shrimp and Spinach stuffed Sole with Lobster Cream
Grilled Salmon fillet with choice of sauce (probably lemon dill).
Post # 3
I voted for Salmon, but I do love me some Sole…but not everyone does. Salmon might appeal to more.
Post # 4
I like pretty much all fish, but I find more people will eat salmon compared to other types, so I’d go with salmon.
Post # 5
The sole is probably the fishiest in the sense it comes with a lobster cream and stuffed with shrimp too…which might able to a fish lover like me but maybe not to the masses, like you’ve pointed out.
Originally, I totally wanted the swordfish…love it and order it out as a treat on occasion (it’s a tad expensive, not to mention the high mercury counts). Mmmm…
Post # 6
Fellow fish lover here 🙂
I would probably go with the baked haddock. That is usually prett light and “safe”. I know a lot of people that like fish but find salmon too fishy.
All your options sound yummy though so you cant go wrong.
Post # 7
FI had thought that baked haddock would be mildest/safest option too…Although he hates fish (which is hysterical seeing as his fam is Italian and does the typical 7 fish feast on Xmas Eve, during which he sits there, pouts and eats pizza. It’s hysterical!).
I like haddock too but sometimes find it not bland but a little boring. Maybe I should play it safe?
What did you ladies have as your selections? Were you surprised by any of the responses/choices (by your guests)?
Post # 8
I’d go sole because it’s much more mild compared with salmon. I’d eat either but the best fish I ever had in my life (and I’m not a big fish person) was Dover Sole.
Post # 9
Thanks, MrsWBS. I just googled it and turns out that sole is considered a mild fish (although the shrimp it’s stuffed with and the lobster cream sauce make for a stronger taste)…
If the fish option was too “fishy” for your tastes, what entree do you typically go for?
Post # 10
I’d probably go with the haddock. Shame they don’t have tilapia.
But I’d be wary of salmon. It seems to be a love it or hate it kind of thing (I’m in the hate it camp).
Maybe a vegetarian entree instead? Though I’m not a vegetarian, I like knowing there is a vegetarian option if the meat isn’t one I like. Or shrimp? Maybe it’s me, but it seems like more people eat shrimp than eat fish.
If the fish was too “fishy” for me, I’d get the chicken or beef or almost anything else. I’d just eat salad and rolls and dessert if a “fishy” fish was all that was available.
Post # 11
I’d choose a mild fish – like the haddock or sole. I’m a fish lover but I HATE salmon. I agree with the PPs who say salmon is a love or hate thing!
Post # 12
Thanks for the feedback. I feel like I’m leaning more towards the sole at this point (mild fish but won’t be bland or boring given the way it is being prepared), but still not sure…
There will be a “silent” vegetarian option for those who don’t eat any kind of meat or fish. I think those options are veg lasagna or eggplant rollatini.
Post # 13
to the PP who mentioned tilapia…sooo sad that isn’t an option. I love that one!
Post # 14
Here’s another fish-lover who doesn’t like salmon. I voted for Other because I LOVE grilled swordfish. It’s something you don’t see every day. I personally would also love the stuffed sole, but some people don’t like spinach and some people are allergic to shellfish. You would avoid both of those with the swordfish.
Plus, it just sounds cool to say “I’m having the swordfish.”
Post # 15
Trout! Or swordfish!
I hate salmon, though I like pretty much every other fish. Except tuna.
Post # 16
Reading this makes me hungry 🙂
I personally LOVE salmon, and I think the majority of people I know tend to like salmon better. They both do sound delicious tho!