Spinoff: What fish would you prefer

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which fish would you prefer?
    Atlantic Salmon : (41 votes)
    38 %
    Shrimp/Scallop/Monkfish mixed grill : (33 votes)
    31 %
    Tuna (rare seared) : (16 votes)
    15 %
    Arctic Char : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Black Cod : (13 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Salmon is a good, safe option.

    Post # 4
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Love Salmon. Not a fan of Tuna thats forsure!

    Post # 5
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love Salmon but know a lot of people who don’t (they say it’s too fishy lol)

    I also love Tuna!! It’s probably my favorite. I think the problem with Tuna is most people think of the canned tuna…which is crap compared to stuff like Ahi Tuna or Blue Fin tuna

    Post # 7
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  odds are it is Ahi (aka yellow fin), which is good! I’m also providing detailed information about the menu choices in the invitations because I also wanted my guests to be able to make an informed decision on their meals 🙂

    Post # 8
    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Personally I’d prefer the tuna, but I think salmon is probably the safer option.

    Post # 9
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted for the mixed grill. As a fish lover I am sick of only having salmon as an option! if a guest wants to play it safe, pick chicken lol! 🙂 

    Post # 10
    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Id go for the mixed grill, sounds fantastic….AND if you have some picky people at least they have three things on the plate so will hopefully like at least one!

    Post # 11
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Seared tuna is SO good, but I’ve gotten bad tuna (as in, running to the bathroom a few hours later) so many times that I would want the salmon!

    Post # 12
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I absolutely LOVE salmon, so I’d be thrilled to see it at a wedding (as long as it isn’t overcooked or overseasoned. Salmon is so delicious by itself that TOO much seasoning kind of kills it for me. But that’s just personal preference.)

    Post # 13
    85 posts
    Worker bee

    @MsGinkgo:  Salmon and tuna are popular, but just wanted to put my vote in for arctic char or black cod (also known as sablefish), which are lesser known but are sustainable alternatives. Arctic char is pink-fleshed and is similar salmon except it’s a little lighter and less oily. Black cod is DELICIOUS.

    The best thing is that, healthwise and environment-wise, arctic char and black cod are much better than atlantic salmon or tuna. Salmon farming (most atlantic salmon are farmed) has some considerable undesirable environmental impacts, and also farmed atlantic salmon has higher levels of PCBs compared with wild salmon. With tuna, there’s the concern of mercury (though the mercury levels vary with the type of tuna).

    If you’re at all interested in comparing the environmental and health profiles of seafood, here are some good sources (edited to make the links prettier):


    Atlantic Salmon (Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch) 

    PCBs in farmed salmon (Harvard Med School)


    Sablefish (Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch)


    Arctic Char (Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch)

    Arctic Char health profile (Environmental Defense Fund Seafood selector)


    Post # 15
    640 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love  just about any seafood (except lobster by itself), so this is hard, but nothing beats shrimp and scallops in my book!

    Post # 16
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would steer clear of the mixed grill and seared tuna. Mixed grill is probably a little weird for most people and I have a hard time believing a reception spot can get seared tuna right. Salmon is hard to mess up, cod too.

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