Should I Eat This, yellow-orange-oil anal leakage edition
July 9, 2012 4:48 PM Subscribe
The Ex-Lax Fish.
posted by cybercoitus interruptus (54 comments total)
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"Talking to the fish guy convinced me that Escolar was the way to go . . . . But something I never thought ask would have been the most important question: 'Does this fish cause anal leakage?'
Those who wish to try escolar's rich buttery flesh will be happy to know two things. One, individual sensitivities vary
, so some people eat it
without fear. Two, some chefs
and seafood purveyors maintain that of the two species of fish marketed as "escolar," the cheaper, rough-skinned variety (Ruvettus pretiosus
) reliably causes problems while smooth-skinned escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
) continues to be demanded
by happy patrons.
What consumers can do
to minimize the risk to their underwear: buy from reputable vendors, get familiar with vernacular names for escolar (eg, butterfish, walu, sea bass, white tuna or ono), use cooking methods that remove large portions of the oil, and eat small portions.