I eat fish nearly every day for lunch...at least when I'm at work...which I guess is only four days a week right now. But still, that's more than 50% of my week. But I digress...
I usually eat tilapia. It's my fave. I can season it any number of ways and it always tastes good to me. Not to mention, I just cook it in the microwave, which is not the idea way to prepare fish. But it's definitely edible.
Nevertheless, I recently decided that I wanted to expand my fish choices. I mean, I eat salmon regularly. But I can't eat it nearly as often as it's a little too rich for my taste. So I went to the SeaBest website to check out their other fish varieties. I chose SeaBest as that's the brand that is sold at my local grocer. I also like that they individually freeze and wrap their 4 oz servings.
SeaBest categorizes their fish by texture and flavor.
MILD Flavor, DELICATE Texture
Flounder - Flounder is mild, lean and very impressionable. Its oil content allows accompanying flavors to infuse the flaky meat, and the fillets adapt to the seasoning and sauces your family loves. Its versatility also lends itself to a variety of preparation methods and any number of recipes. With flounder, flavor pairings ranging from mild, smooth butter to tart lemon are all fair game. (90 calories)
Arrowtooth Flounder - A mild, sweet flavor gives this fish depth, while its delicate, flaky texture makes for a main course that’s light, lean and naturally low in fat. (120 calories)
MILD Flavor, MODERATE Texture
Cod - A rich, buttery flavor and a firm, flaky texture make cod fillets one of our most popular and versatile fish. With the high omega-3 oil content giving these fillets their delicious flavor, it may come as a surprise that they’re naturally low in fat. (85 calories)
Haddock - If Atlantic fish-lovers played favorites, Haddock just may win. Called the Cadillac of Cod, it’s a softer, slightly more delicate and flavorful fish than other like-textured fish. (95 calories)
Orange Roughy - The mild flavor of the smooth pearly white meat adapts to a range of recipes and seasonings, taking on the taste of the cuisines you love. (75 calories)
Swai - There may be no other fish quite as versatile as swai. Swai’s mild flavor and moist, flaky texture lend it to a broad audience of seafood lovers and seafood newbies alike. And when it comes to cooking the fillets, swai adjusts to your cooking savvy in the kitchen; whether you’re more comfortable pan frying, baking or broiling, swai can help turn even the novice into a seafood chef. (98 calories)
Pollock - Pollock fillets boast a slightly fuller flavor compared to cod and haddock, and tout a medium texture perfect for fish taco night. With a number of options for preparation, from baking to pan frying, pollock adjusts to your skill set in the kitchen. (90 calories)
Perch - Ocean Perch is lean, moist and flaky with a mild flavor that hints at sweetness. Perch tastes fantastic fried; try dredging in a thick coat of breading or pecans. (105 calories)
Tilapia - Tilapia fillets are an excellent introduction to seafood with their mild, palate-friendly flavor and medium texture. Tilapia is ideal for sauces or seasonings, adopting the flavors of the seasonings with which it’s paired. (98 calories)
Snapper - Naturally low in fat, these sweet, versatile Caribbean delicacies are sure to be a hit. (110 calories)
MILD Flavor, FIRM Texture
Grouper - Grouper touts a stellar reputation for great taste, texture and versatility. Enjoy this coastal favorite in many delicious ways, from grilled or fried to barbecued, baked or sautéed. (100 calories)
MODERATE Flavor, DELICATE Texture
Whiting - Whiting fillets have a tender, flaky texture and a distinctive moderate flavor. Dredge them in breadcrumbs and fry them up crisp and golden for an irresistible family seafood night favorite. (97 calories)
MODERATE Flavor, MODERATE Texture
Salmon - Salmon fillets are ideal for any level of cooking skill; these large flakes of meat hold their juicy, tender texture through any preparation. Salmon is one of the richest sources of omega-3 compounds; so while the goodness of Sea Best Salmon delights your taste buds, the nutrients will be doing great things for your health. (125 calories)
MODERATE Flavor, FIRM Texture
Mahi Mahi - Mahi Mahi fillets tout a mild, sweet flavor and firmness that makes this fish especially satisfying and simple to cook. Fruit-based salsas are a perfect complement to this tropical favorite. (98 calories)
Tuna - These thick steaks are overachievers when it comes to satisfying your appetite. Place them on a sandwich, a salad or let them hold their own as the main course. Try grilling these Ahi Tuna steaks for an incredible, healthier alternative to fattier proteins. (130 calories)
Catfish - A slightly sweet flavor gives depth to the unique moist texture of this reliable, Southern-raised favorite. Catfish has a firm texture that’s mild, moist and flaky, lending itself to a variety of recipe pairings and almost any cooking technique. (120 calories)