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Old 06-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Just saw a story on WEAR about fish fraud, 87% of what restaurants sell as snapper is NOT snapper, 47% of what is sold as Tuna is NOT, the report went on to say that most of this fish comes from overseas and is already cleaned and filet so there is no way of knowing. they said if you are getting a $7.00 grouper sandwich it is most likely Tilapia ! NICE !!!!!!
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How the hell could you not know (taste/see) the difference from grouper and tilapia?

And yea, this has been going on for years and years. I wish they would do something about it, but for some reason they let it carry on. Baffles me that they have all sorts of laws for commercials (and other advertisement) in regards to false advertisements, yet don't care at all about restaurants selling the wrong stuff.

I've worked as a cook for many many years, and often time the restaurant knows that it's a BS fish and call it something else and jack the price up. Often scallops...are actually stamped out sting rays....
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I ordered blackened redfish at a high dollar restaurant and that filet damn sure wasn't a redfish filet. Looked to be the shape of tilapia. Kinda pissed me off but it still tasted good...of course you could cook a turd that way and prolly make it taste good lol.

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Can y'all count on 1 hand how many times u saw vermillion snapper on the menu??? it all turns into red snapper guys.... Even whiteys.....
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The worst is that the fish caught her is shipped elsewhere.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:52 PM   #6
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The worst is that the fish caught her is shipped elsewhere.
Yep!! Nothing like hitting the fish houses here.... Then shipped to Atlanta.... Then taken to the north..... works out well for everyone except us.....
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And all the fish at JPt's is fresh caught too!
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That bait and switch has always been around...I think its the norm - not the exception.
HERE IS ANOTHER ONE:
Watch out for the "tailpipe tuna".
We ate at AJ's in Destin a while back..... tuna looked kinda orange to me. Also tasted kinda funny.
I usually get my tuna from Joe Pattis ...and know what color its supposed to be.
I did some research....and it seems that much of the tuna served these days is gassed with CARBON MONOXIDE!!!! It supposedly preserves the color.....but more like gives it a color that it does not lose....even when it begins to rot.
....so its also not easy to tell when it starts to go bad! Restaurants LOVE it!!!
Your tuna should look like strawberry jello....and seem almost clear enough to read through......NOT orange and hazy.
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Channel 5 or 10 did an investigation last year in alabama. They exposed a lot of fish fraud. Most of what was supposed to be grouper turned out to be a type of Asian catfish called swai or something like that.
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if you want to know what places sell fresh, gulf fish ask the guys with commercial license at the piers and docks. you'll be surprised. Most of the places in Pensacola that buy fresh fish are bars.
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