It only took 3yrs & 10 months!
To (a) enjoy some fish here and (b) find Salmon that tasted like the Salmon back home!!I am deadly serious, I have been continuously disappointed by the fish I have eaten here. Now I know the major reason for this is my geographical location, i.e. landlocked for about 3,000 miles in any direction! This means that all the fish here, unless you catch it yourself, is frozen only.Being an 'island' girl, I was used to fresh fish in all supermarkets, presented on nicely iced fish counters. And there just isn't any comparison between this and frozen packaged fish. Even the tinned Tuna here is much more watery and not as good!So I have regrettably pretty much become a fish free zone, especially as I don't like Catfish, the popular choice in Okieland. I have tried all store brands of Alaskan Salmon, my particular favourite fish and have found the flavour too strong and so different to Scottish Salmon.But finally things have looked up and thanks to the generosity of friends, I have in the past month had two wonderful meals with fish. And I now know what I need to find, fish that has been caught in a freshwater source only, as this tastes just like what I am used to.My first tasty meal was Trout caught in a mountain stream in New Mexico by a friend. It was just wonderful and I finally believed good fish might not be something I'd have to go home to get.But the 'piece de resistance' was our meal last week, at last I enjoyed Salmon for the first time and with delicious 'new' potatoes. Everytime we have tried Salmon here and I have hated it, I have tried so hard to explain to the Hubster why it's not good to me. To him it's all he's ever known and so he just didn't get how different freshwater Salmon tastes. But now I think he finally gets it, the milder flavour, pink not orangey colour and soft flakier texture.So if anyone has any Salmon caught in an Alaskan stream going spare, I'll gladly take it off your hands!