The “salmon clause” for apprentices

Larrey

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Sep 2011
5,572
#11
Sturgeon black caviar used too be cheap poor-man's food in Medieval Constantinoipolis. Today we pay small fortunes for the stuff.

The salmon thing seems reported at least from the Norwegian and Swedish regions with the rivers where the salmons spawn.
 
Feb 2017
210
Devon, UK
#12
Eel used to be a cheap source of protein along the Thames. Now, you have to find specialist shops to buy eel pie. I've only had eel in Japan, at a quite expensive unagi-don restaurant.

Whale too, used to be a cheap meat eaten in Japan after WW2 (contrary to popular belief, Japan never had a tradition of eating whale meat before that, except amongst some coastal communities). Now, those liberal lefties won't let you kill a whale to make tasty, tasty whale burgers.
'Glass' eel (elver) smuggling is a hugely lucrative illegal business Illegal eel export dealers exposed

Having said that I remember seeing a TV reporter back in the 70s buying a pint of elvers in a pub.
 

specul8

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Oct 2016
3,289
Australia
#14
It is interesting how lobster in America was initially viewed with such disdain... lobster shells in a house was a sign of poverty/vulgarity.

In a Dickens novel (Bleak House), the lawyers clerks would eat “Lobster and Lettuce” at the local pub... which at the time in England was not so uncouth, but reflected what was affordable for a working man. Nothing like “Lice of the Sea” for lunch. 😉
peeps would go mad over bugs * I used to cook them at work all the time , but I would tell them they are just really salt water cockroach .


* Balmain bugs or Moreton Bay bugs



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Feb 2019
649
Pennsylvania, US
#15
peeps would go mad over bugs * I used to cook them at work all the time , but I would tell them they are just really salt water cockroach .


* Balmain bugs or Moreton Bay bugs



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I had never heard of these before (I had to Google them)... once you get past the "bug" part, they actually have quite beautiful armor (carapaces, shells, what have you).
 

specul8

Ad Honorem
Oct 2016
3,289
Australia
#16
Fully cooked salmon is a little like "chicken breast" in texture; sashimi is not my cup of tea.
Have any people tried ling cod in North America? I am not too sure if ling cod is that well-known outside of North America.
The Chinese population in North America uses the Chinese name for "giant grouper" (long dun) or for ling cod, which is somewhat misleading.
In the recent decades, "seafoods" have become the equivalent of delicacies and luxury, especially abalones among the Chinese population.
NO I dont like Sashimi in my tea either ... maybe a little roasted rice .

Here ' ling' is one step above 'basa' and its disgusting . It has a thin weak taste and a texture like chckenfish

Basa is Mekong catfish, bred in cages, often under river houses and often fed on the waste from the hoses . It can contain chemical agents and drugs to control pathogens and parasites in the fish, fish from Vietnam were more likely to contain traces of veterinary drugs, including antibiotics, in concentrations exceeding legal limits. One study also observed that 70–80% of the catfish exported to the European countries Germany, Poland, and Ukraine were contaminated with Vibrio bacteria .


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It has a texture like white silvery near translucent goo .
 

specul8

Ad Honorem
Oct 2016
3,289
Australia
#17
I had never heard of these before (I had to Google them)... once you get past the "bug" part, they actually have quite beautiful armor (carapaces, shells, what have you).
and once you get past the tail armor , they can be very nice .

'Slipper lobster' .... apparently .


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Cut them in 1/2 longways and put cut side down on a hot BBQ plate. Throw rock or sea salt and whatever else ( eg chili ) over it, wait a minute or two, throw some water on it and immediately cover the whole lot loosely by laying a big sheet of alfoil ( 'tinfoil' ) over it for a few minutes .
 

VHS

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Dec 2015
4,489
Florania
#19
NO I dont like Sashimi in my tea either ... maybe a little roasted rice .

Here ' ling' is one step above 'basa' and its disgusting . It has a thin weak taste and a texture like chckenfish

Basa is Mekong catfish, bred in cages, often under river houses and often fed on the waste from the hoses . It can contain chemical agents and drugs to control pathogens and parasites in the fish, fish from Vietnam were more likely to contain traces of veterinary drugs, including antibiotics, in concentrations exceeding legal limits. One study also observed that 70–80% of the catfish exported to the European countries Germany, Poland, and Ukraine were contaminated with Vibrio bacteria .


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It has a texture like white silvery near translucent goo .
Are American catfish exported to Canada? How are they different from basa?
 

specul8

Ad Honorem
Oct 2016
3,289
Australia
#20
:think: .... but not in your tea, ... shirley .


The Japanese restaurants around here are crap . people say they are great but , mhe . Menu fill of various types of crumbed chicken .

There is a small regional 'cafe' type one in a little country town about 155 km away that is better than all of them .... better food and you get a good range of home made tsukemono with your rice .

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Around here , I order rice and ... " Where are my pickles . "

And the Japanese waitress (in an Aussie accent ) ; " Pickles ? "

.... or they point to a few pathetic slivers of pink dyed ginger

:rolleyes: