Do we recommend the toothfish?

bigfish 22 August 2008 28

I noticed Peppered Prawn Restaurant in Woden displaying a big banner with special of month, Patagonian Toothfish?

Does anyone know what this is and what does it taste like?


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astrojax astrojax 5:43 pm 22 Aug 08

patagonian toothfish should be on the ‘avoid’ list both because of sustainability and because, at the top of its food chain, is likely to have a higher concentration of heavy metals so is not necessarily the healthiest option (although it sadly is a tasty option)

cod. good oily rich in omega 3’s. and deeeeeeee-licious, esp black baked in tomato cream sauce.

S4anta S4anta 3:45 pm 22 Aug 08

“Personally I think the federal government should start handing out incentive grants to start fish farms.”

Thumper,

They do, and its good fun!

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:30 pm 22 Aug 08

Thumper said :

Patogonian taste like shit, according to a Navy mate of mine.

Orange Roughy is interesting because we know absolutely nothing about it breeding habits, life cycle, maturity etc, and yet we still drag them out of the sea in millions. Thus we should not be commercially harvesting them until we do understand these things.

Personally I think the federal government should start handing out incentive grants to start fish farms.

Thumper, I seem to recall reading somewhere that researchers in “Nud Zilund” have found that Orange Roughy take up to 50 years to “suxually” mature?

Granny Granny 3:07 pm 22 Aug 08

Overpriced? Pretentious?

Why didn’t somebody say so!

I shall have to sample it now … extinct or not.

Overheard Overheard 2:29 pm 22 Aug 08

Thumper said :

It’s like the giant cod from the Goodies!

“Mr Cod get ready to die….”

Man, I wish they’d put reruns of that back on free-to-air.

They could run that episode followed by the late B&W film spot: ‘Goodbye Mr Chips’.

Drive safely. Tip your waitresses. Thank you and good day.

ant ant 10:06 am 22 Aug 08

Diplomat Cake! I saw these at the Kingston Vietnamese bakery. fearsome things, they are loaf-shaped, and wrapped tightly in gladwrap to hold their shape, and seem to be a gooey conglomeration of custardy stuff and fruit and nuts.

If this toothfish eats other fish, then it’s not halal.

Thumper Thumper 9:57 am 22 Aug 08

It’s like the giant cod from the Goodies!

“Mr Cod get ready to die….”

fnaah fnaah 9:55 am 22 Aug 08

Do they serve Diplomat cake for dessert?

Headbonius Headbonius 9:39 am 22 Aug 08

For everyone who does not know what a Patagoina toothfish looks like:
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/4/41/Patagonian_toothfish.jpg

JB if you could weave the picture into the post that would be great.

Yes they are a fish, a very toothy fish that feeds on other fish, cephlapods and DMD if given the chance.

peterh peterh 9:37 am 22 Aug 08

johnboy said :

A bit of both, there is a legal toothfish fishery, but there’s also a LOT of poaching.

This load might well have been confiscated from poachers and then bought at auction.

either way, judging from other forum reports and cooking sites on the taste, it is NOT a nice fish in a dish.

maybe it should be an offal product?

johnboy johnboy 9:18 am 22 Aug 08

A bit of both, there is a legal toothfish fishery, but there’s also a LOT of poaching.

This load might well have been confiscated from poachers and then bought at auction.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 9:09 am 22 Aug 08

ant said :

bigfeet said :

Didn’t we sent the Navy half way round the world after some South American boat that was poaching Toothfish?

Yeah, I thought they were endangered and we went hunting the evil fishermen who were poaching them.

We chased the poor buggers half way around the world because they were fishing in Australian territorial waters, not because they were after protected fishies.

stereo henry stereo henry 9:09 am 22 Aug 08

it’s the fish that can take a bite out of you 🙂

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:06 am 22 Aug 08
Thumper Thumper 8:45 am 22 Aug 08

Patogonian taste like shit, according to a Navy mate of mine.

Orange Roughy is interesting because we know absolutely nothing about it breeding habits, life cycle, maturity etc, and yet we still drag them out of the sea in millions. Thus we should not be commercially harvesting them until we do understand these things.

Personally I think the federal government should start handing out incentive grants to start fish farms.

shauno shauno 3:15 am 22 Aug 08

Its not endangered there spread all over the vast southern ocean. We only send the Navy down there to stop them fishing in our considerable sized territory down there just as we do in the northern waters. The only thing they don’t want is for them to become exploited like the rest of the worlds fisheries.

ant ant 10:39 pm 21 Aug 08

My mother used to resist Orange Roughy (deep sea perch?) on menus, sayign it was lovely but it was endangered, so she wouldn’t encourage them by ordering it.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:35 pm 21 Aug 08

Yes it is on the “avoid” list if you believe in focusing on sustainable fisheries.
Like the orange roughy, which I was surprised to see being sold at the Farmers Markets. Given the demographics of the clientele surprising the fishmongers are game to even bring that species to the markets!
The fish shop in the Canberra Centre also sell roughy.

Granny Granny 10:21 pm 21 Aug 08

I don’t want to be ‘fishist’ but they’re pretty ugly looking in the piscine scheme of things.

Not as bad as the denizens of the midnight zone perhaps, but I guess one of the 200kg jobbers would be a bit scary to run into in a dark underwater alley.

ant ant 10:08 pm 21 Aug 08

bigfeet said :

Didn’t we sent the Navy half way round the world after some South American boat that was poaching Toothfish?

Yeah, I thought they were endangered and we went hunting the evil fishermen who were poaching them.

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