Post # 1
We’re considering adding a fish option instead of a red meat option on our menu. I automatically went to the salmon but I don’t eat fish (most of my guests do). For those seafood lovers out there – which fish would you most like to see as an option?
(Sauces & sides are TBD so it’s just the fish right now!)
Post # 3
Salmon is a good, safe option.
Post # 4
Love Salmon. Not a fan of Tuna thats forsure!
Post # 5
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 # 6
@IzzyBear: very true (just noticed that the menu doesn’t specify which kind of tuna- i’ll have to check). Whatever options we go with I’m hoping I can provide a slight description of the food (our chicken will be stuffed, veggie is a ravioli..) so people can make an informed choice. The entrees all cost about the same (within a dollar or two) so I don’t care what people choose. If everyone wants mushroom ravioli that’s fine by me!
Post # 7
@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
Personally I’d prefer the tuna, but I think salmon is probably the safer option.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
@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 # 14
@jerzepi: LOVE your answer! My step mom and close friend both work for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans here in Canada and I know that whatever seafood is chosen I’ll hear about why it’s a good or bad choice! Thank you for the great information! I would really like to offer something other than Salmon (which is kind of expected) but where I’m not a big seafood eater I don’t know much about any of them – so I turn to The Bee!
Post # 15
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
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.