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What is the green stuff in clams?

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For those who call it oyster poop, they're wrong. If you want to know what real oyster poop looks like, read this: There I was, covered in oyster poop. The green-coloured organ in the interior of bivalve molluscs (oysters, mussels, clams, scallops) is the hepatopancreas.

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  • What is the best time of day to catch redfish?

    Best Times of the Day The best time of day to catch redfish is in the morning before the sun heats up the shallows and in the afternoon off in deeper water features like jetties, wrecks, and bridges. Redfish funnel back into deeper water in the afternoon because it is both cooler and holds more bait than the shallows.

  • Can you get sick from eating spoiled salmon?

    Scombroid poisoning is a disease due to the ingestion of contaminated food (mainly fish). In scombroid poisoning, bacteria have grown during improper storage of the dark meat of the fish and the bacteria produce scombroid toxin.

  • Do Rudd eat small fish?

    Young rudd eat zooplankton, aquatic insects, and occasionally other small fish. Mature rudd, which are about 18” in length and weigh about 3 pounds, eat mostly aquatic vegetation.

  • How do fish suffocate?

    Though some fish can breathe on land taking oxygen from air, most of the fish, when taken out of water, suffocate and die. This is because gill arches of fish collapse, when taken out of water, leaving the blood vessels no longer exposed to oxygen in air.

  • Can you freeze pickled fish?

    This does not affect the flavor or the texture of pickled fish. Or, if you are pickling raw fish, freeze it at 0 F for 48 hours prior to brining. ... Those who wish to prepare raw pickled fish should first freeze the fish at 0 F for 48 hours.

  • Should you remove the black line from prawns?

    Once the shell is off, check to see if there is a black line running down the back of the prawn. This is the intestinal tract – if it's black, it's full. It's not harmful to eat, but the prawn looks better without it, and it can be a bit gritty. Removing it is called 'deveining'.

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    Schooling brings the sexes together and increases the odds of successful reproduction. Many fish species gather in schools when they are in need to mate but also could be the other side. Some schools could be conformed only by females. All together defending themselves from male harassment.

  • Is it safe to eat clams that are open?

    The primary indicator as to whether or not clams are good is if they are open or closed. Clams should be slightly open, and if you tap on them, the shells should close rather quickly. ... If the clams float in the water, they are dead, according to The Week. Again, throw them away and do not eat them.

  • What is the white stuff coming out of my fish?

    That white gunk seeping from your salmon is called albumin. It's a protein—not fat—that pushes to the surface of the fish when you heat it. "Once this protein reaches temperatures between 140 and 150 degrees, its moisture is squeezed out, and it congeals and turns white," according to America's Test Kitchen.

  • What is the world record for eating oysters?

    46 dozen in 10 minutes The world record for oyster eating is 46 dozen in 10 minutes and was set at the 2005 event by Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas.

  • Are Dart and Queenfish the same?

    Other closely related species include queenfish, which like dart have a very compressed body plan which gives them broad sides but a narrow frontal profile. These traits that dart share with their larger cousins provide them with considerable ability as dogged fighters.

  • Is fish fresh if smells?

    Fresh fish should taste and smell that way: fresh, briny and sweet, not musty, yeasty, bitter or fishy. The texture should be resilient, firm and smooth. Older fish that has become mealy or mushy tastes bad and smells worse. ... --Even whole fish should smell briny clean, not fishy.

  • Is overcooked shrimp bad for you?

    Overcooked shrimp is chewy or rubbery; if you undercook them, you run the risk of slimy shrimp which, in some situations, can be dangerous. ... One potential concern is the high amount of cholesterol in shrimp. Experts once held that eating too many foods high in cholesterol was bad for the heart.

  • What to do if fish curry runny?

    Add one tablespoon of cornflour to two or three tablespoons of cold water and stir. Pour the mixture into the sauce and allow to simmer until the sauce begins to thicken. Which doesn't take very long. Ideal for Indian curries and can be used as a cream substitute (which is also thickens sauces).

  • What is a fish whistle used for?

    What is a fish whistle? Ask your favorite degenerate guide. Simms doesn't come out and say it but it is for administering glaucoma medications if you catch my drift. A spot for a pipe, a little grass, and a lighter, and you have a recipe for a good time and some slow hooksets.

  • Does scaling hurt the fish?

    Usually, fish do not shed their scales for no reason. And it doesn't have to do anything with growth. I mentioned above two of the most common causes for scale shedding: physical damage and infections. ... But it's best to prevent the shedding in the first place, so you don't have to worry about this problem at all.

  • What part of the crawfish are you supposed to eat?

    The juice in the head is totally edible and has a briny, sweet taste that many consider a delicacy—and the best part of the crawfish eating experience. Simply suck it out of the shell with your mouth once you've separated the head from the tail.

  • Is eating catfish banned in India?

    The carnivorous species introduced in India sans official nod posing threat to local varieties of fish, polluting waterbodies. The government has imposed a ban on farming of African catfish, an invasive species that is proliferating in waterbodies across the State, posing a threat to native aquatic species.

  • How long do prawns freeze for?

    Fresh Prawns (cooked or raw) that have never been frozen, can be frozen for up to 3 months at -18ºC or below. If you plan to freeze Prawns, ask your fishmonger whether they have already been frozen and thawed – if so, use them as soon as possible and do not refreeze.

  • What are the different sizes of tuna?

    True species

    Thunnus, the true tunas
    Common nameScientific nameCommon length
    Bigeye tunaT. obesus (Lowe, 1839)1.8 m (5.9 ft)
    Pacific bluefin tunaT. orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)2.0 m (6.6 ft)
    Atlantic bluefin tunaT. thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)2.0 m (6.6 ft)

  • Can you eat shrimp that smells like ammonia?

    You should avoid eating anything that is not palatable. Ammonia like smell in shrimp means that the shrimp in question had not been fresh and the protein in shrimp had undergone putrefaction, a process by which the protein of the shrimp is broken down into amines by bacteria.

  • How do you store fresh caught mackerel?

    Refrigerate the Fish Before refrigerating a fish, wash it in cold water and dry it with a clean cloth or paper towels. Then wrap the clean fish in waxed paper, plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and store it on ice or in the refrigerator. You can usually store a fish in the refrigerator for up to two days.

  • Why is my fried fish rubbery?

    “Rubbery” fish indicates that it's either overcooked or that the fish selected isn't an ideal fish to fry. For the most part, any protein that's fried should have a certain amount of inherent fat in it, to liquify and make the fish moist when cooked.

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