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ez92
08-09-2007, 10:05 AM
^^^

Alienware
08-09-2007, 10:08 AM
I think that almost every fish is lean... but I'd go with salmon or tuna. Btw I love tilapia.

ECS
08-09-2007, 10:11 AM
Personally I really like flounder

2coop
08-09-2007, 10:12 AM
agreed most fish is lean....i prefer salmon however my wallet does not....so i stick to the white fishes...

Jules Verne
08-09-2007, 10:14 AM
I would not call :

Salmon
Trout
Mackerel
Catfish

lean.

they have more fat/g of protein than many cuts of beef.

I3uilt
08-09-2007, 10:15 AM
agreed most fish is lean....i prefer salmon however my wallet does not....so i stick to the white fishes...

salmon is NOT lean, however the fats in it are extremely healthy for you

TheLBM
08-09-2007, 10:16 AM
Btw I love tilapia.

Yah that. And it is not all that expensive. :)

3lixer.
08-09-2007, 10:17 AM
Halibut is my fav. but very expensive
Monkfish
Sole
Tuna
Salmon

Alienware
08-09-2007, 10:18 AM
I would not call :

Salmon
Trout
Mackerel

lean.

they have more fat/g of protein than many cuts of beef.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c216g.html

You're right. But it depends what kind of salmon is and which part you're eating.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c214H.html

Btw fat isn't bad for you and fish is full of good fats(EFA) and low in saturated fat(which isn't bad for you either).

Eat your fish? ;)

Jules Verne
08-09-2007, 10:19 AM
Yah that. And it is not all that expensive. :)

Definitely a good inexpensive lean fish.

There are too many though to list. Even fattier fish is just plain good for you, so just go to your grocery store and start trying different fish and see what you like.

Too much personal preference IMO for useful suggestions.

ksamurai
08-09-2007, 10:21 AM
Sea Bass has got to be the best fish I've ever eaten. It's like chicken accept except super tender. My g/f doesn't like fish, but she really likes sea bass. I love it...

JohnnyNeutron
08-09-2007, 10:22 AM
I think that almost every fish is lean... but I'd go with salmon or tuna. Btw I love tilapia.

X2 Tilapia is awesome.

ez92
08-09-2007, 10:24 AM
Definitely a good inexpensive lean fish.

There are too many though to list. Even fattier fish is just plain good for you, so just go to your grocery store and start trying different fish and see what you like.

Too much personal preference IMO for useful suggestions.

yea, your probably right. I've tried sole though, it tastes like crap.

semperfisc
08-09-2007, 10:29 AM
Oh, man...i eat all kinds of fish! I don't know if i have a favorite, i guess that cycles pretty regularly but here's my list.

Halibut
Mahi Mahi (tastes great blackened!)
Cobia (one of the best...usually catch em around 65-85 lbs around here)
Ahi Tuna
Whiting
Salmon
Spot tail Bass (Red drum)
Catfish
Tilapia

And i love shark (grilled) :)

IraHays
08-09-2007, 10:33 AM
Why even bother eating lean fish?

Fatty fish taste better and is more healthy for you. Eat your cold water fish and enjoy!

inkedouttrucca
08-09-2007, 10:47 AM
chicken of the sea and bumble bee make my bank account happy

jwdjrs
08-09-2007, 10:51 AM
X2 Tilapia is awesome.x 3

2coop
08-09-2007, 10:51 AM
salmon is NOT lean, however the fats in it are extremely healthy for you

ok i agree...but when i see the word "lean" I always think someone is trying to keep fat off which good FAs do...so to me its lean....i consider sat FAs as not "lean"

Fifty+
08-09-2007, 11:00 AM
I think as a rule of thumb, the darker the meat the more fat and protein. I rarely eat cooked fish thses days. Thresher shark, bass and trout are the only cooked fish I eat. Salmon, tuna, yellowtail, albacore, fresh water eel and halibit are my favorate sushi / sashimi eats......now I'm hungry!

MattyH7688
08-09-2007, 11:01 AM
tilapia and whiting fish i love

CountryBlonde
08-09-2007, 11:05 AM
Amberjack is my fav.!!!

I3uilt
08-09-2007, 11:08 AM
ok i agree...but when i see the word "lean" I always think someone is trying to keep fat off which good FAs do...so to me its lean....i consider sat FAs as not "lean"

hey sat fats arent all bad...you still need a reasonable amount to keep test. levels high

hockeyflex
08-09-2007, 11:11 AM
^^^

tilapia.....not as cheap as canned tuna but not expensive if u buy it in bulk.

here's what i do to flavor it:

smash some oyster crackers into crumbs
crunch some nuts into small pieces
blend the nuts and crackers
roll the tilapia in it
broil it on both sides until done and brown
freeze the other 9 pieces i bought in bulk for other days

and no, i dont do catering. hehe

Alienware
08-09-2007, 11:14 AM
I think as a rule of thumb, the darker the meat the more fat and protein.

WRONG! Moose is very very lean and is darker than beef. And pork is less dark than beef and it has more fat.. So.. wrong wrong theory..

I3uilt
08-09-2007, 11:17 AM
WRONG! Moose is very very lean and is darker than beef.

I think he was talking about the "meat" i.e. flesh of fish and only fish. In which case it would be a pretty good rule of thumb because it is usually true that the darker the flesh of the fish the fattier it is.

Alienware
08-09-2007, 11:20 AM
Could be that.. my fault? :P

sportyhp
08-09-2007, 11:43 AM
tilapia is awesome, although tonight im gonna cook up some halibut it looked awesome in the grocery store, so we'll see. last night i made some wild salmon which is always good

ECS
08-09-2007, 12:10 PM
Sea Bass has got to be the best fish I've ever eaten. It's like chicken accept except super tender. My g/f doesn't like fish, but she really likes sea bass. I love it...

I was out eating once and saw they had sweet potato sea bass, wow was it good.

ECS
08-09-2007, 12:14 PM
tilapia.....not as cheap as canned tuna but not expensive if u buy it in bulk.

here's what i do to flavor it:

smash some oyster crackers into crumbs
crunch some nuts into small pieces
blend the nuts and crackers
roll the tilapia in it
broil it on both sides until done and brown
freeze the other 9 pieces i bought in bulk for other days

and no, i dont do catering. hehe

My favorite thing to do is mix 2 eggs and some garlic in a bowl. Dip the fish into the mix and then cover with reduced fat parmesan cheese. Cook that in just a little light EVOO.

Very good

Jules Verne
08-09-2007, 01:32 PM
yea, your probably right. I've tried sole though, it tastes like crap.

Sole doesn't have much of a taste - you don't see it mentioned here either!

Try one of the others mentioned.

Jules Verne
08-09-2007, 01:34 PM
ok i agree...but when i see the word "lean" I always think someone is trying to keep fat off which good FAs do...so to me its lean....i consider sat FAs as not "lean"

Well consider this - salmon has more saturated fat/g of protein than many cuts of beef. But OK, it's fat profile is better than beef or pork.

SupaNatural
08-09-2007, 01:36 PM
The fattier the fish the better, IMHO. Sea bass and orange roughy are two of my favs.

Alienware
08-09-2007, 01:54 PM
You guys, made me hungry for tilapia! Tilapia FTW and FD(for dinner..) Hmmm 8oz of grilled tilapia with veggies...

hrlykid83
08-09-2007, 09:51 PM
Try True Cod or pacific cod. also Ling Cod..

reneme
08-10-2007, 12:09 AM
Super rare ahi tuna and swordfish. Mmmmmm...

Rex914
08-10-2007, 12:15 AM
Sea Bass has got to be the best fish I've ever eaten. It's like chicken accept except super tender. My g/f doesn't like fish, but she really likes sea bass. I love it...

It's also very pricey ($20+ a pound in most stores unless its illegally caught). Delicious stuff though is you are talking about Chilean Sea Bass, not the imposter stuff that tends to be really tough.

I like most types of fish, but my current favorite is black cod, a.k.a. sablefish. It's like sea bass, but more tender and flaky. I've also taken a liking to Coho Salmon, which is wild, so it's leaner than normal salmon, while retaining the Omega 3. It's much better than the nasty, farmed Atlantic salmon (and also environmentally safer!). Has a cleaner taste and a more consistent texture.

- Jon