Post # 1
We’re planning to offer 1 chicken, 1 steak, and 1 fish dish. Our chicken and steak dishes will be pretty standard/unadventurous, so I wanted to have a little more fun with the fish option, but also don’t want to choose something with very little appeal to most guests. I virtually never order salmon in restaurants because it’s so easy to make at home, but understand that it would be a “safe” fish to order for a lot of guests. Then again, I would anticipate that most guests who want to order the “safe/predictable” dish would go for chicken or steak, right? The options most appealing to me would be the red snapper or the tuna with shiitake mushrooms, but I’m not sure many other people would agree. Would appreciate your thoughts!
Post # 2
The first two options +the herb crusted salmon + the mahi mahi sound amazing ! If I had to chose! I think the first option is most appropriate.
Post # 3
i don’t eat fish, but i know my husband would never order salmon. he would prefer tuna or red snapper.
Post # 4
My husband thinks Chilean Sea Bass is the best fish he’s ever been served.
I wouldn’t pick the salmon, if I was planning, because of it’s strong smell. My Mom loves pretty much all seafood, but she doesn’t like salmon. We once went to an event, whose version of surf and turf was filet and salmon; I don’t like the smell of it, either, and I couldn’t wait to get it off my plate.
Personally, I prefer scallops or a crabcake.
Post # 5
For wedding catering, they’re not going to be cooking fish to temperature, so I would avoid any fish that people normally get to order just the way they like it, namely salmon and tuna. Luckily, the cod, mahi mahi, red snapper, and trout options all sound amazing to me! I chose cod just because I think it tend to be a crowdpleaser.
Post # 6
I can see how the first option would probably be most generally appealing, but I find it pretty boring. :-/ The chicken and the steak are also herb-crusted, so I’m not enthusiastic about offering 3 dishes with the same seasoning. But I do want the guests to be happy, so if that’s what most of them would like, I would considering going ahead and offering it.
Post # 7
I think the mahi, yellow fin and snapper sound delicious! I worry about shiitakes, because theyre quite a strong flavour, but other than that, I’d eat any of them.
Post # 8
I would go with the cod, trout, or snapper. Fish is pretty devisive as is, but most people I know who don’t just love all fish are fine with milder tasting fish like those three and would never touch something as strongly flavored as salmon.
On a personal note, I probably would prefer the trout or cod just based on flavor profile.
Post # 9
I love sea bass! That’s a good thought about crab cakes and scallops, those are crowd pleasers but also not boring to me. The chef is pretty open to customizing dishes, so I can ask him whether it would be possible to consider offering one of those as an entree instead.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
We had a lovely grilled salmon steak with mustard sauce as the fish option at our wedding. It was simple, classic and went over really well!
Our of your options I went with the herb crusted cod because it sounded really yummy too 🙂
Post # 11
I would go for a dish that promises lots of color on the plate. I also would select a white fish. I would avoid “fishy-smell” fishes like salmon and I would make it a gluten-free option (no crusted anything) to give my guests more options. Most people hate mushrooms (I love them). So my colorful choices for a tasty, fusion fish dish would be: Mahi Mahi with Mango-Ginger Chutney and Red Snapper with Cherry Tomato, Shallots and Basil. They are beautiful plates.
Post # 12
You cant go wrong with cod! Fish is one of those things that people can be divided on, they tend to either love it or hate it. The people that fall in the middle tend to prefer meaty fish like cod, haddock and red snapper rather than strong fishy fish like salmon.
In the UK cod is basically the gateway of fish because its the fish used in fish and chip shops (battered). I know so many people who ‘hate fish except cod because its from the chippy’.
Post # 13
If you are looking for a crowd pleaser, go with a mild fish, such as the rainbow trout, cod, or red snapper. This will please the people who like fish and the people in the middle. Personally, I find cod boring, so I would go for the rainbow trout or red snapper.
I love fish, so they all sound delicious to me.
Post # 14
I think that the mahi mahi sounds so nice and fresh and light which is what I think that a fish option should be
I would say the cod is probably the “safest” option as almost anyone who eats fish eats white fish – while not everyone eats salmon etc
The tuna would slightly concern me because a lot of people get freaked out at rare things and to be honest that is best served med rare at most – tuna that is well done isn’t very nice IMO
Post # 15
The mahi mahi sounds lovely although going against the grain I would pick salmon because I enjoy it. Cod is boring.