All the World Needs Is More Seafood!

Toronto, Ontario
July 11, 2017 11:51pm CST
You've probably heard the joke about being on a Seafood Diet- When you see food- you eat it--haha! Well, I could probably be on a real Seafood Diet. I love it all- Lobster, Crabmeat, Scallops, Shrimp (especially Black-Tiger Shrimp), Mussels, Clams and Oysters. Can't quite eat the Oysters raw though- and keep thinking they can be dangerous to eat if you get a bad one, so therefore usually eat Oysters cooked. Unfortunately, treats like Lobster tails are expensive but I have bought them and cooked them myself or I would order it on special occasions. I just went out for our anniversary dinner and splurged and had a lobster tail with a small steak! Very satisfying and my husband ordered the same. It really was a treat but I secretly wished I could have had two lobster tails instead. The great-tasting lobster here is from the cold Atlantic and very delicious, but I have had lobster from other places, too. Not everyone loves Seafood- How about you and what's your favourite?
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@Lucky15 (33450)
• Philippines
13 Jul
I am a shrimp fan, whether in sour broth on just tossed in a butter and garlic :D
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• Toronto, Ontario
13 Jul
Yes me too- love it many ways? What's sour broth? A kind of soup?
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@Lucky15 (33450)
• Philippines
13 Jul
@MarymargII it is ma'am. we call it "sinigang". sour soup base. or sometimes in tom yum soup--sour and a bit spicy, and savory :)
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• Toronto, Ontario
13 Jul
@Lucky15 Oh I've had Tom Yum Soup and it is delicious.
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@Morleyhunt (18969)
• Canada
12 Jul
I enjoy Salmon or Halibut or Sole, but don't eat any of the shellfish. On our honeymoon my husband and I both had a severe case of food poisoning as a result of some tainted seafood. No desire for a repeat performance.
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• Toronto, Ontario
13 Jul
Wow that was unfortunate for you--I am careful eating oysters, etc. but the rest has always been great for me!
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@JudyEv (115612)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
I had my first lobster in a long time when we were in Ireland. It was delicious.
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• Toronto, Ontario
13 Jul
Yes, it is- and that would be your cold-water lobster so would be extra delectable!
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@LadyDuck (141223)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
I love seafood, but it is very expensive here in Switzerland, because we have no sea or ocean and everything is imported. I buy quite often frozen Black-Tiger Shrimps that I prepare myself at home, I also buy frozen scallops.
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• Toronto, Ontario
14 Jul
Mostly our shrimp are frozen and although Ontario is far from the ocean we get a good supply of lobster from our East Coast and it is wonderful. Anna- Black Tiger Shrimp are- in my mind- the absolute best-tasting shrimp and I love scallops- seared on both sides and served with lemon and garlic sauce- delish!
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@LadyDuck (141223)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
@MarymargII I always buy shrimps and scallops frozen. Lobsters are imported only around Christmas.
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• Toronto, Ontario
14 Jul
@LadyDuck how do you prepare your shrimp/scallops in Switzerland? Do you eat them with rice? pasta? or in a stir fry? Also do you like the imported lobster? I love it, as I said.
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@toniganzon (47891)
• Philippines
12 Jul
All those you have mentioned, i love them! I do eat raw oysters even though I know it could be dangerous. I take the risk. They're simply delicious.
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• Toronto, Ontario
14 Jul
my husband does too- and loves them! I know i would love them too! Do you add a little hot sauce or lemon sauce to them before eating them?
@toniganzon (47891)
• Philippines
17 Jul
@MarymargII I use lemon, soy sauce, and vinegar.
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• Toronto, Ontario
17 Jul
@toniganzon You know- that sounds pretty good!
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
12 Jul
One of the few things i love love love in this world haha.. Shrimps are my favorite. Give me a bucket and im good.
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• Toronto, Ontario
12 Jul
haha! they are wonderful especially with some great hot cocktail sauce or lightly fried in garlic butter and chives mmm!
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Now, I'm hungry haha..
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• Toronto, Ontario
14 Jul
@MGjhaud Yes, me too- thinking about those shrimp------lol!
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@Tampa_girl7 (24149)
• United States
12 Jul
I've never had lobster
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• Toronto, Ontario
13 Jul
Do you like other types of seafood- like shrimp and crabmeat?
• United States
12 Jul
I'm not big on seafood but do like shrimp and scallops. Can you believe I'm not fond of lobster?
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• Toronto, Ontario
13 Jul
I can Marilyn because I do run into people who don't! Shrimp and scallops are excellent and tasty too!
@amandajay (18058)
• North Shore, New Zealand
12 Jul
Yummy... seafood is my favorite. I love it.. oh Im feeling hungry
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• Toronto, Ontario
14 Jul
yes, so so delicious- Shrimps are delectable and a delicacy in all countries. How do you eat your shrimp- in a sauce or a soup?
@DeborahDiane (19062)
• Laguna Woods, California
13 Jul
My husband and I love seafood! He especially loves lobster. I agree that the world needs more seafood!
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• Toronto, Ontario
13 Jul
All would be perfect, wouldn't it? Where does most of your lobster come from in California- the East Coast, Deborah?
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Jul
@MarymargII - We do have "spiny lobster" here in California, which is smaller than Maine lobster. It tastes good. However, all the top restaurants fly in their lobster from the East Coast and keep them alive in large tanks until they are prepared for someone's dinner.
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• Toronto, Ontario
14 Jul
@DeborahDiane Yes, those are the absolute best- even Europe and Asia are importing them as a delicacy- hope the ocean can keep producing them for all of us--ha! Excellent taste. I never heard of spiny lobster but would probably love it too as I love Caribbean lobsters too.
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@Neiltarquin (1094)
• Rass, Saudi Arabia
18 Jul
I like seafoods. All of them actually. My most favorite is sinigang na isda (sour stew fish) and sweet and spicy mudcrab or Tiger prawn.
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• Toronto, Ontario
19 Jul
Sounds good- but am not sure what's in those dishes- but Tiger prawn is excellent.
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• Rass, Saudi Arabia
19 Jul
@MarymargII sinigang is a Filipino dish , with water crest, eggplant, string beans, white raddish and your choice of meat, well in this case seafood. It has a sweet, spicy and soury taste.
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• Toronto, Ontario
19 Jul
@Neiltarquin Thanks for letting me know- and by the sounds of it I would love it. I love broth-y seafood soups.
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@velvet53 (15873)
• Palisade, Colorado
20 Jul
That was a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary. I love seafood too. My favorites is shrimp, lobster, crabmeat and scallops. Now I am getting hungry.
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• Toronto, Ontario
21 Jul
I know after writing this post I am so looking forward to some more seafood!
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@velvet53 (15873)
• Palisade, Colorado
21 Jul
@MarymargII HaHa I did find a few fish patties in my freezer so guess what I ate.
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• Toronto, Ontario
22 Jul
@velvet53 Ha! I know- I had some Black Tiger Shrimp -frozen- and cooked them right away- this post made me hungry--LOL!
@dollaboy (6246)
27 Jul
Sea Food is best and we all enjoy it a lot, L. Jenkinson
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jul
Yes- it is but some strangely don't like it- don't know why?
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@dollaboy (6246)
30 Jul
@MarymargII hmm. Right
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@marlina (69861)
• Canada
20 Jul
Not a big seafood lover. My favorite one is bay scallops.
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• Toronto, Ontario
22 Jul
I love bay scallops too- so tasty in a stir fry or with creamy pasta- How do you eat them?
@valmnz (12200)
• New Zealand
14 Jul
We eat seafood as often as we can, so envy you your lobster tails. I love oysters, mussels, prawns, calamari.
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• Toronto, Ontario
30 Jul
All delicious- I always thought prawns were just big shrimp but they actually are a separate species but related. No crayfish/lobsters in New Zealand? Would be warm water ones I know.
@SIMPLYD (77451)
• Philippines
18 Jul
I love crabs and prawns most. Although, we seldom buy them, because they are so expensive here. Besides, they can raise your cholesterol and be a cause for your blood pressure to rise (my husband has high blood), so we seldom eat them. Though, when hubby and I eat out, we would sometimes order crabs and prawns. I love that -Seafood diet joke. See food and eat it.
• Toronto, Ontario
19 Jul
I was not aware of crab and prawn raising your blood pressure and have not heard that. Glad you do enjoy them too though!
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@SIMPLYD (77451)
• Philippines
19 Jul
@MarymargII Actually with the crab, the yellow orange thing on the sides of its shell, which is the fat of the crab can really raise one's cholesterol and bp if you eat those. Same with the prawn which has those at its head.
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• Toronto, Ontario
19 Jul
@SIMPLYD What if you stayed clear of eating those parts? It's still tasty.
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