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abk96
05-21-2008, 08:15 PM
Ok this sounds like a weird question and it kind of is, but I was hoping someone out there could help me figure out if I like...

Red Snapper or Halibut.

I've never had these before and see them on the menu at Captain's Grille at the YC. I like salmon, flounder, and cod. I do not like blue fish. Do these fish have any similarities to any of these? Do they have a strong taste or mild? Has anyone had these dishes before at the YC?

TIA

septbaby
05-21-2008, 08:22 PM
Ok this sounds like a weird question and it kind of is, but I was hoping someone out there could help me figure out if I like...

Red Snapper
I flavorful white fish, fleshy and very good. Can be served baked, broiled, grilled or even fried and taste just great. More flavor than Cod, but not nearly as strong as Blue. I don't eat Halibut so I can't speak to that one, sorry.

Hope that helps.

abk96
05-21-2008, 08:33 PM
Thank you. That does help. Red Snapper sounds good.

I wonder what halibut is like. Anyone?

GoodFairies
05-21-2008, 09:05 PM
Halibut is white, mild, and flaky, and not superfishy. Like snapper it lends itself to a lot of different (and all equally good) preparations. It goes well with lots of different flavors.

mmmears
05-21-2008, 10:20 PM
Snapper is generally white, flaky, and light -- not fishy tasting at all. It is my favorite fish to eat, along with salmon. Salmon is oilier and has a much stronger flavor, though. (And I'm not really a fish eater).

We eat lots of snapper in Hawaii and it is great. It's also great at the Flying Fish at the BW!

I dont know about Halibut, sorry...

Clotho
05-21-2008, 11:24 PM
Halibut is also a light, flaky white fish. It's great with many different dressings, from creamy dills, to fruity chutneys. YUM! Crusted with spices or nuts. You can't go wrong. Lots of options.

sean-1966
05-22-2008, 07:36 AM
I'm not sure about snapper, but for halibut think chicken.

wdw_dine_junkie
05-22-2008, 07:42 AM
According to Wikipedia, Halibut is a flat fish and in the flounder family, you'll probably like it if you like flounder. I like both, but haven't found a salmon I like, it's way too strong for my taste. If that helps.

abk96
05-22-2008, 08:04 AM
Thank you all for your help. Now I seem to be undecided as to which one I will try. They both sound like a fish I would like.

Last year everyone on the dis made me want to try Creme Brulee for the first time and now it's one of my favorite desserts.

Karlzmom
05-22-2008, 09:54 AM
Ok this sounds like a weird question and it kind of is, but I was hoping someone out there could help me figure out if I like...

Red Snapper or Halibut.

I've never had these before and see them on the menu at Captain's Grille at the YC. I like salmon, flounder, and cod. I do not like blue fish. Do these fish have any similarities to any of these? Do they have a strong taste or mild? Has anyone had these dishes before at the YC?

TIA


Most "fish & chips" are either Cod or Halibut, so they are fairly similar in texture and flavor.

septbaby
05-22-2008, 08:28 PM
Thank you all for your help. Now I seem to be undecided as to which one I will try. They both sound like a fish I would like.

Last year everyone on the dis made me want to try Creme Brulee for the first time and now it's one of my favorite desserts.

You may wan to wait until you arrive to decide. You just might get a peak at one or both being served to someone else while you're there. :thumbsup2

DanaAustinChelsea
05-22-2008, 09:58 PM
Halibut is white, mild, and flaky, and not superfishy. Like snapper it lends itself to a lot of different (and all equally good) preparations. It goes well with lots of different flavors.


I would agree with this description of halibut. I HATE FISH, even tuna, but halibut properly prepared (ok, deep fried into chips w/tartar sauce!!!) I do like, it is firm, mild, flaky. If it is over cooked, I could see it tasting more like chicken as another poster described :) as it dries out & gets kinda firmer.

alldiz
05-23-2008, 06:00 AM
Ok this sounds like a weird question and it kind of is, but I was hoping someone out there could help me figure out if I like...

Red Snapper or Halibut.

I've never had these before and see them on the menu at Captain's Grille at the YC. I like salmon, flounder, and cod. I do not like blue fish. Do these fish have any similarities to any of these? Do they have a strong taste or mild? Has anyone had these dishes before at the YC?

TIA

I think you would really love these fish. Another fish you would probably like is Monkfish. It is a white fish.....that has the consistency of lobster:goodvibes
I don't like "fishy fish" either....salmon, swordfish, etc.
Go for it.....you'll love it:goodvibes
Kerri

Clotho
05-23-2008, 02:36 PM
I think you would really love these fish. Another fish you would probably like is Monkfish. It is a white fish.....that has the consistency of lobster:goodvibes
I don't like "fishy fish" either....salmon, swordfish, etc.
Go for it.....you'll love it:goodvibes
Kerri

I have never tried monkfish, but now I am intrigued!

And FYI, really good fish will never taste fishy. Come to Seattle and try some really fresh salmon--you will learn to love it! And swordfish is dense, firm, but again, shouldn't be fishy. Can take seasonings like a steak. Yum!

jess20k
05-23-2008, 04:28 PM
I like both of them. Like the others have mentioned...they are white and have that flakey texture. I do love bluefish, but they are not like bluefish, so don't worry.

abk96
05-23-2008, 08:03 PM
I think you would really love these fish. Another fish you would probably like is Monkfish. It is a white fish.....that has the consistency of lobster:goodvibes
I don't like "fishy fish" either....salmon, swordfish, etc.
Go for it.....you'll love it:goodvibes
Kerri

Monkfish? Hmmm...I've heard of this but don't recall seeing it at Disney. Do they have it there?

abk96
05-23-2008, 08:06 PM
You may wan to wait until you arrive to decide. You just might get a peak at one or both being served to someone else while you're there. :thumbsup2

That's probably what I'll do. But right now I'm leaning towards the Red Snapper. Gotta start somewhere. I'm hoping to broaden my palate with this trip instead of getting the same old (yummy) standbys.