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Oct 5, 2008 07:22 PM

Funny tasting fish

Tonight I sauteed some lovely fresh flounder I bought from the farmer's market. The thicker parts of the fish had a chemical taste to them. I cannot figure out what it is and have noticed it once in a while in thinner fish. My daughter was gobbling up the fish so obviously didn't notice an "off" taste. I'm afraid we may have eaten something harmful! Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Thanks.

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  1. Flounder is typically a mild flavored fish and, as with any fish, it should not smell "fishy" if it's fresh. There are countless things that can contribute to chemical tastes in fish (ammonia, iodine, etc.) but fresh flounder should not have any of that. There's no way of knowing whether what you consumed was harmful without a professional analysis of the product and/or its packaging. If you're worried, get medical attention.

    1. Maybe it was the chlorine in the ice that was used to transport it?