Monday, January 25, 2010

More on the Fish Controversry....

I have talked up wild salmon already, but what about all the other types of fish? It's fairly common knowledge at this point that large varieties of fish contain dangerous amounts of mercury stored in their fat. It's also becoming widely known how important omega 3's present in fish are for neurological development and maintaining a healthy system. So what variety's are ok to eat often? Check out the list below.

In the meantime, do your taste buds and your body a favor by trying this amazing smoked herring (kipper is a reference to the way the fish is split in half, salted and smoked). These fillets are so delicious I could almost eat them on everything. I suggest making these kippers up the same way you would tuna fish salad, or spread on a cracker/bread with mustard. They would be lovely on a green salad as well! Or with eggs and toast in the morning.....the possibilities are endless. Yum!

Note: The best days to buy fresh fish are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Lowest Mercury:
  • Anchovies
  • Catfish
  • Clam
  • Crab
  • Crawfish
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Herring
  • Mackerel
  • Mullet
  • Oyster
  • Perch
  • Pollock
  • Salmon
  • Sardine
  • Scallop
  • Shrimp
  • Sole
  • Squid
  • Tilapia
  • Trout
  • Whitefish
Modest Mercury:
  • Bass
  • Carp
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Lobster
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Monkfish
  • Perch
  • Snapper
  • Tuna (Canned Chunk light)
High Mercury:
  • Bluefish
  • Grouper
  • Sea Bass
  • Tuna (Canned Albacore, Yellowfin)
Highest Mercury- Avoid:
  • Marlin
  • Orange Roughy
  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Ahi)
"Bye for now. Gone Fishin"


  1. Ha ha. Bye for now. Gone fishin... REally?

  2. thanks for the nice blog, very interesting,