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#1 vengroff

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 05:36 AM

In your Fish book, you described Tilapia as "muddy" and recommended against purchasing it.  I see it absolutely everywhere these days, and have bought it a couple of times.  It's not my favorite fish, but it's OK.  The samples I've tried were less muddy than some catfish I've had.  What's your current thinking on Tilapia?  Have farming techniques improved in ways that produce a noticably better product?

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#2 markbittman

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 04:03 PM

I don't eat catfish much either. Unless your budget is your priority, I'd not choose either unless they were the only fish that looked less than a week old. Having said that, I think you're right: Tilapia is better than it used to be. But it still is inferior to most other white fillets, especially wild ones.