I love to cook and will eagerly tackle pretty much any recipe, but for some reason I’ve always had a bit of a mental block about cooking fish. Few ingredients intimidate me more than a salmon filet or thick tuna steak (Am I going to cook it right? What herbs should I use? Do I bake it or broil it or grill it? Heelllp!). This spring and summer I’m challenging myself to cook more fish because it’s healthy, light, and delicious. Yep, my fish fear ends now. The first step: inspiration. Let’s take a gander at 10 delicious fish recipes, shall we?
When biologists say the pacu fish eats nuts, they may be correct in more ways than one.
The pacu, a toothy fish that can weigh up to 55 pounds, has been spotted in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, KSDK reports.
Responding to a report that a fisherman had reeled in a piranha on June 7, lake superintendent Jim Caldwell brought the fish to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, where it was identified as a pacu. Some reports say another pacu was seen a couple of weeks later.
Caldwell said he is still swimming in the lake nearly every day. Pacus primarily eat nuts, aquatic vegetation and snails, he told KDSK, and pose no real threat to humans.
Residents of Papua New Guinea may beg to differ. There, according to British fisherman Jeremy Wade, the pacu is known as the “ball cutter.” In 2011, Wade said locals informed him that two fisherman had died from blood loss after something in the water had bitten off their testicles, according to the Metro. Read more …
Apparently, we aren’t the only species that has a bizarre fascination with the furry friend of the upper lip. It seems that female Mexican molly fish prefer a mate with a mustache. Only some male members of the swimmers sport the whiskers, and a recent study done by German biologist Ingo Schlupp shows that these guys are getting lucky. Schlupp paired up lady mollies with males sporting various mustache lengths, including males sans facial hair, to see how long the ladies stayed interested in their suitor. The study also placed tanks full of females in front of a television showcasing male fish with different amounts of fuzz. Both experiments showed that female mollies were looking for a man with a mustache. But why? Keep reading »
Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor. I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady — -a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also, sadly, made me one of my gyno’s most valuable players. At least I’ve lived to tell the tale(s)! Every Friday, I dish the dirt on everything from getting freaky to getting freaked out. Let’s get this party started …
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you know what they say, ladies — the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Since we’re typically more interested in getting into his pants, here are some edible aphrodisiacs that are so yummy, he can already taste it! Keep reading »
Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen—a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in constant search of the perfect thin crust pizza. Here she unveils her favorite frisky recipes—good food that every ravenous gal can make in a pinch. Got a rumble in your belly for something you want her to cook up a recipe for? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a summer full of beer, margaritas and terrible wedding food, my husband and I are going full-court press with the detox. Call it prep for the holidays or fiscal conservation (you’ve been reading the papers, right?), but eating light and in sounded as good as a banana split being served by George Clooney on Lake Como. And everyone knows that fish is good for you. Fish is kinda scary though, too. Unless I’m shopping at a fishmonger or Whole Foods, I tend to steer clear of our finned friends, because God knows how long it’s been out of water. Make the effort to find fish of the best quality possible. Once you’ve nailed that requirement, it’s a piece of cake. Fish cooks fast and it doesn’t take a whole lot to flavor it just right. Halve the recipe after the jump if you’re feeding just two, but as dinner party food goes, this one’s the bomb. Quick and easy, tangy and satisfying—and it’s good for them too.
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After studying the nerve networks of a bunch of vertebrates, scientists think that fish were the first animals to make audible mating calls. “I’m not saying fish have a language or are using higher powers of the brain,” said lead researcher Professor Andrew H. Bass of Cornell Uniersity. “But some of the networks of neurons, nerve cells in the brain, are very ancient.” Andrew and his team have found two sounds used by fish: A humming sound the male makes to attract the female to his next, which sounds like a motor running, and a grunt, used to protect nesting territory. [AP via CNN] Keep reading »