Another good reason to avoid farm-raised salmon

Farm-raised salmon are from facilities close to s**** or ins**** and are susceptible to accumulating the pharmaceutical pollutants described in the link below. Buy  wild caught salmon, harvested in the ocean much farther away from human waste water  disposal operations. [Note: the letters omitted by the prissy forum editing are "h o r e "]

http://www.takepart.com/articl...on-drugs-human-waste

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Contendahh posted:

I buy only Gulf shrimp for the reasons you have described.  They are a bit more expensive, but the comfort level is well worth it.

And the taste, which I was after to begin with, is a bonus.  Can't compromise on taste.  Shouldn't compromise on health.

 While tilapia has a pleasant taste, the method of farming it is not environmentally friendly from what I understand.

 Just as Hiflier2 states, I refuse to eat anything from China due to their methods of farming and lack of health safe practices. 

budsfarm posted:

I remember back in the 70's, shrimp farming was being tried along the coast of SC.  Like a catfish pond.  One was right down the road from me.  Every hurricane wiped them out.

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They farmed shrimp in S.C. as far back as the 1960s, when I lived there.  Much of the shrimp culture at that time was carried out in the shallow waters of former rice plantations.  I have seen and eaten shrimp from that source as large as a chicken leg.  The shrimp growers admitted estuarine flows into their ponds during the shrimp spawning season, not knowing just how many larval shrimp they were taking in.  Sometimes this method produced bumper crops; at other times, production was scanty. Crawfish are now being pond-raised in south and lower central Alabama. I have eaten "mud bugs" from those areas and they are equal to any I have eaten in Louisiana, where  I have many times consumed more than a single human should on any one occasion.

Auburn U.  and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have aquaculture programs that have greatly assisted crawfish farmers.  Read about it here:

http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0891/

http://www.aces.edu/dept/fishe...culture/crawfish.php

dilligaff posted:

Crawfish ? Where I come from we call mud bugs fish bait !

And they are good bait.  Smallmouth bass love them.  I have caught at least six species of fish in Cypress Creek using imitation crawfish lures.    But a good etouffee is hard to beat. Let Emeril be your guide:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/rec...etouffee-recipe.html

budsfarm posted:
Contendahh posted:

I buy only Gulf shrimp for the reasons you have described.  They are a bit more expensive, but the comfort level is well worth it.

And the taste, which I was after to begin with, is a bonus.  Can't compromise on taste.  Shouldn't compromise on health.

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I found the imported version to be all but tasteless and at times, when boiled, they were suspiciously mushy.  Gulf shrimp have the right texture as well as the right taste.

Another of my favorites is frog legs, but there seem to be  no domestic producers. The ones sold in local markets come from India.  I used to live where I could go across the road and catch all I wanted, but alas, no more.

direstraits posted:

Bull frogs got loose in South Korea. Originally, they attempted to eradicate them.  However, a professor from the U of Korea had a better idea -- recipes.

A better idea would have been based on Mark Twain's The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

Fill their gut with C-4 or Semtex [lighter that shot], install a detonator, and send them hopping north.

 

Contendahh posted:
direstraits posted:

Bull frogs got loose in South Korea. Originally, they attempted to eradicate them.  However, a professor from the U of Korea had a better idea -- recipes.

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Bullfrogs have been introduced in California, where they are a threat to native amphibians.

http://blogs.scientificamerica...-american-bullfrogs/

http://www.treehugger.com/natu...t-in-california.html

Solution:  Send them here.

We'd have 'em gigged out within a year.

 

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