Sunday, June 09, 2002

Blog Fish Salad

There are only so many fish in the sea.
Lobster, crab, shrimp, salmon, tuna, all of these get harvested to death.
The fish industry is smart. When the popular fish get over harvested, they just take fish who have horrible names and rename them to make them sound more appetizing.
Then they pretend they've been around for years and the consumer is just too unsophisticated to have heard of them. The Food Network is in on this plot, especially those wackos at the Iron Chef.
Take for example orange roughy.
Orange roughy used to be called snotfish. They renamed it and now it's delicious.
Yellowtail used to be called sheepgut.
Chilean sea bass used to be called whore fungus.
Redfish used to be called farthole.
MahiMahi used to be called dolphin fish.
Swordfish used to be called booger fish.
Halibut used to be called stinkybutt.
Red snapper used to be called pussyfish.
Don't be fooled by new, delicious sounding fish names. You could end up eating a grilled sheepshead.

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