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Old 08-05-2011, 10:16 AM   #11
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Do you specifically purchase sushi grade fish or store bought fish to prepare?
There's a BIG difference as to how well a supermarket inspects their fresh fish verses a Sushi grade fish.

Is it safe to eat raw fish that I buy at the market?
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This is not recommended, it is risky to eat store bought fish as sushi due to the higher potential for parasitic or bacterial contaminants.
Restaurants have sources that are different from the market, and buy food that are intended to be eaten raw (commonly referred to as 'sushi grade').
Fish that you buy at the market is intended to be cooked, and is not treated with the same care.
Anisakiasis, is a potentially fatal infection caused by larval worms that can be avoided by thorough cooking, or certain deep freezing techniques.
Toxoplasmosis, is one of the many risks inherent in uncooked foods.
It is best not to assume that any fish on display is safe uncooked unless specifically labeled as such.
The Sushi FAQ - Making sushi at home and other advanced sushi questions
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:27 AM   #12
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The parasites present in fish are in their gut. The life cycle of these worms is that once an animal dies the parasites sense this and move out of the gut, through the intenstinal walls and into the flesh in preparation to be eaten.
Does sushi have parasites? - General Chowhounding Topics - Chowhound

And the facts about freezing...
Can I freeze supermarket fish to make it safe?
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Most fish served in restaurants are 'flash frozen' in seconds within hours of being harvested, with the added benefit of killing any parasites.
Unfortunately, your home freezer is not able to freeze a piece of fish as quickly as 'flash freezing' and therefore may not kill all parasites.
Home freezing does not deal with other pathogens (e.g. bacteria on your counter) and can effect the texture and flavor.
It is not an accepted practice to freeze fish from the regular supermarket at home to make it safe for consumption while raw.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:41 PM   #13
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ewww!!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:45 PM   #14
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Beans for dinner tonight. Along with summer squash and tomatoes. Gross and scary flesh eaters...see zombie prep post...lol

This is just too blasted funny and CNN ran the article
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:12 PM   #15
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Ahhhh I seee.
Will you be checking them first?

For the bean weevils?
Bean Weevil
The tomato fruit worm?
HGIC 2218 Tomato Insect Pests : Extension : Clemson University : South Carolina
The squash bugs?
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:14 AM   #16
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Do you specifically purchase sushi grade fish or store bought fish to prepare?
The sushi is prepared 'in house' by a sushi chef from sushi-grade fish. We purchase it immediately after preparation, carry it home in a refrigerated container, and eat it very shortly after we return home.
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Speaking of edible insects.... lookie what that Angelina Jolie's feeding her kids, Angelina Jolie and Kids Love to Eat Crickets : TreeHugger. "The Jolie-Pitt diet does not stop at crickets. Jolie continues: "We've had 'the beetle.' They call it a 'cockroach', I think it's more like a beetle. I have yet to have the taratulas on a stick ('I don't know if I can get around the fur', she adds later) or spider soup here." Chocolate covered grasshoppers are the best!!! They taste sorta like Nestle Crunch bars. What a hoot that Jolie is and you know something.... it's a lot better having kids hooked on that junk food than ho hos and twinkies!!!
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:57 AM   #18
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Lightly salted oven-roasted meal worms (larvae of darkling beetles in the genus Tenebrio) can be quite tasty as a snack, and also can be substituted for chopped walnuts in items like fudge...
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Lightly salted oven-roasted meal worms (larvae of darkling beetles in the genus Tenebrio) can be quite tasty as a snack, and also can be substituted for chopped walnuts in items like fudge...
Sounds terrible! Do you have some bluebird genes in you???
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Sounds terrible!
Don't knock it if you ain't tried it - after all, we humans eat a lot of other arthropods (shrimp, crabs, and lobster come to mind), and unlike mealworms that are fed on nice, clean grain, their sea-dwelling cousins are bottom-feeding scavengers that will ingest just about anything (sort of like some humans I know... )
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