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How upset are you about Mackerel being taking off the 'fish to eat' list?
I'm quite upset.
so I'll probably just keep soldiering on
iz poizenus oar sutin!???
guy at the office warmed up left over mackrel in the microwave, it stuck the entire 3 story building out. He was forever known as Mackrel instead of Michael.
:'( RIP MACK
Is so, sauce? Mackrel is one of my favourite foods...
...it's not yet on the do not eat list. Will keep an eye on developments, cheers for the link.
I got some Piri Piri smoked Mackerel from Tesco yesterday BEFORE I knew.
That's the way to resolve this thing
When I was like 6 my mam bought me and my brother fish cos our much loved goldish Charlie 2 had died (Charlie 1 had died a few years previously). I got a standard orange goldfish and my brother got a yellow one because he wanted the sweet, sweet indie points. Anyway I called mine Flipper because I was an uncreative bastard and he called his Charlie 3 because he was even MORE of an uncreative bastard. His died within the week and he then tried to claim that mine was Charlie 3. He carried this on for the 4 years that Flipper was alive and refused to admit that he STOLE AND RENAMED MY GOLDFISH. HE STILL WON'T ADMIT HE DID THIS.
It's one of the only things that makes me really, really angry.
My question is, can I ever expect my brother to apologise for the years of mental trauma and loss that I experienced because of his fish theivery? Will the anger ever go away?
if you hold off the mackrel for a few years, then more will grow and eventually you'll be able to eat it again instead of being a greedy pig and stuffing your face now until they extinct and never be able to eat it again in the future
The correct formatting is [robot voice] UNSUSTAINABLE [dubstep]
You just need to be careful not to eat it lots. I don't really eat it a lot, so I'll just continue as before with maybe having it once a month or something.
and from sustainable sources
at the Icelandic/Faroese fishermen and their fuck off massive trawlers scooping up everything in sight, fucking up Scotland's economy and stopping me eating Cod/mackerel when I want.
and it wasn't here 5 mins ago
but this is the worst.
Don't like the smells, don't like the textures, don't like the bones.
Don't get me wrong, i've tried most fish and of various qualities/prices, we're not just talking fish finger butties. Always knock me sick.
How can you lump them together?
What about other seafood? Scallops, mussels etc?
It's all muck, mate.
You can keep champagne as well. No point in it.
but I'm with you on champagne.
Scallop's and mussels aren't fish.
trying to lump it in with seafood is beyond ridiculous.
its just not the super fish everyone thought it was
once or twice as month as per usual
they're only fish
I'll just catch my own. On a line.
cod is still ok isn't it?
Cods been bad for ages.
Unless it sn't anymore
gonna miss my cod.
whale's still cool tho yeah?
It's one of nmy dad;'s favourite jokes/ wind ups. Along with ducking his head down wheenever somebody says the word duck when reading a menu. Christ. What's it cod. I might just go home and go back to bed and cancel today.
Only folks from Scotland will understand this.
In fact, only Scottish people the same age as me.
For everyone else Cumbernauld is a god awful concrete jungle just outside Glasgow that had an atrocious television ad in the 80s with the tag line "What's it called....Cumbernauld!"
which everyone had started eating instead of Cod.
You want to ideally eat Rock, Coley or Pollock really. Only places to get it though are fishmongers or check the small print on your supermarket Value range, as usually that's what they use despite trying to brand it to look like Cod.
Fuck knows anymore. NZ has got this issue right with whole areas fenced off and protected. Guess they're not exactly overrun with greedy neighbours though...
I always smugly go for haddock.
This is a minefield.
I'm just going to go back to imported bush meat. Mmmmmmmm gorilla.
Currently most types of Haddock are marginally less fucked than most types of Cod it'd seem. There have been cases of these sort of guides in the past being 'supported' by people with vested interests in some types of fish being eaten more than others though.
My entire family were fisherman going back 4 generations. When I talk to them it's pretty depressing when they tell me stories of the size of fish they were catching and the sealife they saw. It was pretty common to see porpoises in the Thames, 2 foot wide crabs and all kinds of fish that are not almost gone. I feel for him having to give it up due to the cost and foreign fleets (over)fishing in our waters but not punishable under UK law. Equally I find his attitude of 'We just grabbed as much as we could' to be part of the problem and pretty short sighted.
no offense to any terrifying killer crustaceans that are reading.
Where is that on 'the list'?
on a line?
how are you cooking it? tried a few things never found it very satisfactory.
Gonna fry it with some sort of spice concoction I think.
I had it about a year back, can't remember whether I liked it or not tbh.
I gave our lads loads of shark. mushed up like.
I've been twice down in Exmouth. They literally leap onto your line the second you drop it in.
Last time I went in an hour and a bit of fishing, 9 rods caught over 200 fish. We had to give half to the captain and I was eating mackerel for like a months.
It's amazing fresh.
Thanks a lot dick.
Wipes the grease of 200 freshly slaughtered mackerel off his hand and types…
Line caught mate.
Then goes out and stabs a panda.
but if you were eating it for months I'm guessing you had a good 60+ days of not fresh mackerel. In fact mackerel that was probably a good 60+ days less fresh than what was in the supermarket.
I have a freezer mate.
All you did differently to the supermarket was add in a frisson of food hygiene danger.
and been at room temperature for a considerable amount of time
on account of using the phrase 'bin-dive'.
I ate some of it in the first 2 days and froze the rest. The first lot was amazing because it was fresh.
It was really just an off-hand comment about the disparity between eating it for months and the fresh fish thing. You weren't supposed to get quite so concerned :D
You just dip your line in the water in Brighton and providing they're in a season they just hand themselves over to you, they deserve to die
during all that Fish Fight hoo-hah one of the TV chefs got some chippy to flog mackerel baps and try to get people ordering those instead of cod.
Now look what he's done.
Fat lot of good.
thought I was being all healthy and that
there is only one London Underground station that does not contain any of the letters in the word mackerel?
Now name the only one with every vowel once
it's just a sub-par version of meant, discounting Scallops
fuck my life
Some fucking moronic comments in this thread.
it cannot pick it up underneath all that overpowering taste of crap
you're never going to relish the delicate taste of some lightly pan-seared lemon sole or
return of the mac(kerel)?
there's plenty more fish in the sea
you realise fish is amazing. I used to despise the stuff but now I eat it everyday, it makes you feel great. Its healthy and it doesnt make you feel like you need a lie down because youve just shoveled some greasy horse burgers in your mouth.