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#1 tel2

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

I don't know if I've posted in the right section (if I haven't please move) but I would like to advice ASAP...

I was informed today by lovely DH that the fish fillets (called skate) I bought at the fish monger this morning is actually sting ray fillets  ohmy.gif

DH said he will eat them and has eaten them before and said they wer nice....me, well I mght try a bit out of curiousity and the kids well umm i think I wont give it to them.

Has anyone eaten skate before and was it ok ?  Also is it safe for the kids to eat ?

Thanks

#2 CalEliKat

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

I love skate but I don't eat it for ethical reasons.  It is safe to eat but as from Wiki

In 2010, Greenpeace International added the barndoor skate, bottlenose skate, spotback skate, and maltese skate to its seafood red list. "The Greenpeace International seafood red list is a list of fish that are commonly sold in supermarkets around the world, and which have a very high risk of being sourced from unsustainable fisheries."[3]

#3 laridae

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

Ever heard of flake (at the fish & ship shop) - same thing...

Most people would have whether they realise it or not.

#4 peckingbird

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

I think flake is actually shark, usually gummy shark ...

#5 CalEliKat

Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Flake is shark

#6 emnut

Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

skate & sting rays are not actually the same (similar but with enough differences to differentiate the two)


#7 hills mum bec

Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

I don't understand why you would think it is unsafe.  A stingray is just a type of fish that is a funny shape.

#8 MrsLexiK

Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

You'd be very hard pressed to find a fish n' chip shop who used gummy these days as flake.  If you ordered Gummy shark you will get gummy shark.  If you order flake you will most likely get school shark, or slate or even ray.  Which is why I tend to not order flake when I am at a fish n' chip shop I tend to only buy/eat/order fish that we (as in DH, myself etc) would actually catch.  We wouldn't waste our time catching and eating a ray, just like we wouldn't waste our time catching and eating a blue shark (though plenty of people do) I would waste my time (and DH just spent the whole weekend wasting his time) catching yummy mako though.  (But I admit I am a fish snob, who is used to eating very good quality fish and not having to pay a price for it.)

#9 Bobbypoppa

Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

Stingrays / skate are not protected or 'no catch' species in Australia. In my honest opinon not the best eating fish to put on the table but they are not poisonous, otherwise the fish monger wouldn't be seeling the fillets in the first place.

#10 tel2

Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Thankyou ladies  original.gif

I will cook it up and see what happens. Still indiceided to give it to the kids. Poor kids, so were looking forward to fish, chips and salad tonight  sad.gif

#11 Nastyflea

Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

Why wouldn't you give it to your kids if you'll eat it? i don't understand.
In my opinion, if it was bought through a fish monger, it'll be perfectly fine for kids to eat too.

#12 laridae

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE (tel2 @ 20/02/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thankyou ladies  original.gif

I will cook it up and see what happens. Still indiceided to give it to the kids. Poor kids, so were looking forward to fish, chips and salad tonight  sad.gif


They'll probably like it.  Better than fish fingers anyway...




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