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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:39 pm 
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I don't believe we have ever ordered Grouper at Wacky Wahoo because we like to have the other catch-of-the-days that most other restaurants do not have - like Barracuda & Wahoo. I'll make a point of ordering Grouper at Wacky's next September.

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Comet, thanks for all the reviews!

If you look at Comets photos, IMO, West Deck, Passions, Barefoot, Papiamento and Matthews Grouper all looks like the fillets I get at Lings. They are all thin cuts of fish. As I said before, I thought the Grouper in Aruba was a different species, a smaller fish. I now know this not to be the case and most likely not Grouper at all. It never really entered my mind that a restaurant or grocery store would not actually be selling what they claim! I don't get the need for deception, is it to be able to charge more? I don't think that is the case at Lings as the cost is fairly cheap. Grouper is not a popular fish where I live, mostly because of the cost so I never see it on a restaurant menu. I have to admit, I find the deception a little annoying!


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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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Arubadan wrote:
As I said before, I thought the Grouper in Aruba was a different species, a smaller fish. I now know this not to be the case and most likely not Grouper at all.


This must explain why I've never liked "Grouper" in Aruba and haven't ordered it in years. I thought maybe my taste buds had changed when it was actually the fish that had changed! :lol: :lol:

I will stick to my usual faves: Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi.

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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Gilligans has the best fish sandwich I have had, just don't know what it was!

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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ArubaAmy wrote:
Arubadan wrote:
As I said before, I thought the Grouper in Aruba was a different species, a smaller fish. I now know this not to be the case and most likely not Grouper at all.


This must explain why I've never liked "Grouper" in Aruba and haven't ordered it in years. I thought maybe my taste buds had changed when it was actually the fish that had changed! :lol: :lol:

I will stick to my usual faves: Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi.


Couldn't agree with you more Amy. Speaking for ourselves we'll never order an alleged Grouper meal ever again in Aruba from whatever restaurant !!!


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kris02420 wrote:
ArubaAmy wrote:
Arubadan wrote:
As I said before, I thought the Grouper in Aruba was a different species, a smaller fish. I now know this not to be the case and most likely not Grouper at all.


This must explain why I've never liked "Grouper" in Aruba and haven't ordered it in years. I thought maybe my taste buds had changed when it was actually the fish that had changed! :lol: :lol:

I will stick to my usual faves: Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi.


Couldn't agree with you more Amy. Speaking for ourselves we'll never order an alleged Grouper meal ever again in Aruba from whatever restaurant !!!


I could never figure out why I always liked it in Mexico but not in Aruba. I even told my husband once after I ordered a Grouper sandwich in Aruba (many years ago) to remind me to never order Grouper again because I just didn't care for it anymore. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:41 pm 
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If it tastes good, it IS GOOD.

You don't want to be cheated in terms of paying for a "premium" fish versus a cheaper one.
There have been several scandals about some of the best restaurants in Florida serving "mislabeled" fish...substituting something cheaper for a name-brand fish...grouper, red snapper etc.

Unless you are an expert, how can you tell?

But then again, we will not continue to patronize restaurants (here or there) that have been shown to serve a misleading product.

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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Red Fish is one of the few restaurants I trust to say exactly which fish they are serving. They rarely have grouper & when they do, it is moochi(with a bone, not a filet). Their red snapper was the most flavorful & delicious I have ever had. They don't get it often.

I have always liked the "grouper" at Wacky Wahoo. I don't know what kind of fish it really is, but I like the way it's cooked and will continue to order it. I don't find the prices of grouper to be premium priced.

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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As acting president of the GADL** let's get off the Grouper bashing and really ask yourself would you REALLY know what fish you were eating.

New York Times wrote a story about consumers, restaurants and stores and types of fish they were selling.

They did a sampling of 120 "red snapper" fish, 28 were a different species of fish and 17 were not even snapper. Of the samples of tuna Sushi 94% were not tuna. Others were so called sea bass, mahi-mahi, and swordfish.

Let's face it folks how many of us could truly look at a piece of fish filet and guarantee that it was what it says it is. Sorry but once a fish is cut up and cooked and plated good luck.


** Grouper Anti-Defamation League

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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arubajoey wrote:
As acting president of the GADL** let's get off the Grouper bashing and really ask yourself would you REALLY know what fish you were eating.

New York Times wrote a story about consumers, restaurants and stores and types of fish they were selling.

They did a sampling of 120 "red snapper" fish, 28 were a different species of fish and 17 were not even snapper. Of the samples of tuna Sushi 94% were not tuna. Others were so called sea bass, mahi-mahi, and swordfish.

Let's face it folks how many of us could truly look at a piece of fish filet and guarantee that it was what it says it is. Sorry but once a fish is cut up and cooked and plated good luck.

** Grouper Anti-Defamation League


I trust this is not an elected office.......


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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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happyt1 wrote:
arubajoey wrote:
As acting president of the GADL** let's get off the Grouper bashing and really ask yourself would you REALLY know what fish you were eating.

New York Times wrote a story about consumers, restaurants and stores and types of fish they were selling.

They did a sampling of 120 "red snapper" fish, 28 were a different species of fish and 17 were not even snapper. Of the samples of tuna Sushi 94% were not tuna. Others were so called sea bass, mahi-mahi, and swordfish.

Let's face it folks how many of us could truly look at a piece of fish filet and guarantee that it was what it says it is. Sorry but once a fish is cut up and cooked and plated good luck.

** Grouper Anti-Defamation League


I trust this is not an elected office.......



I ran un-opposed. You may all think that something is fishy about all this and you would be right.

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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arubajoey wrote:
happyt1 wrote:
arubajoey wrote:
As acting president of the GADL** let's get off the Grouper bashing and really ask yourself would you REALLY know what fish you were eating.

New York Times wrote a story about consumers, restaurants and stores and types of fish they were selling.

They did a sampling of 120 "red snapper" fish, 28 were a different species of fish and 17 were not even snapper. Of the samples of tuna Sushi 94% were not tuna. Others were so called sea bass, mahi-mahi, and swordfish.

Let's face it folks how many of us could truly look at a piece of fish filet and guarantee that it was what it says it is. Sorry but once a fish is cut up and cooked and plated good luck.

** Grouper Anti-Defamation League


I trust this is not an elected office.......



I ran un-opposed. You may all think that something is fishy about all this and you would be right.


There is something rotten about the electoral process nowadays.....or it might just be the quality of the candidates........
Ah well, we get the best politicians we can buy........


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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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arubajoey wrote:
As acting president of the GADL** let's get off the Grouper bashing and really ask yourself would you REALLY know what fish you were eating.

New York Times wrote a story about consumers, restaurants and stores and types of fish they were selling.

They did a sampling of 120 "red snapper" fish, 28 were a different species of fish and 17 were not even snapper. Of the samples of tuna Sushi 94% were not tuna. Others were so called sea bass, mahi-mahi, and swordfish.

Let's face it folks how many of us could truly look at a piece of fish filet and guarantee that it was what it says it is. Sorry but once a fish is cut up and cooked and plated good luck.


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Certain fish do have their own flavor, aside from how it's cooked or spices added.
I know the taste of red snapper, salmon (too easy), barracuda and tuna.
Once, at a restaurant with a "pirate" theme, I ordered grouper & was served barracuda. I called the waiter on it & he swore it was grouper. The texture of the 2 fishes is entirely different. I think he was afraid to take it back, because he probably ordered it wrong. Never went back. I don't like to be treated like the stooge I know I am.
The buttery, flaky white fishes become more difficult to ascertain.
I love the grilled fish I order as grouper in Aruba. If it's cooked right & tastes good, I'm happy with whatever they call it.

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 Post subject: Re: Grouper
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artdorko wrote:
arubajoey wrote:
As acting president of the GADL** let's get off the Grouper bashing and really ask yourself would you REALLY know what fish you were eating.

New York Times wrote a story about consumers, restaurants and stores and types of fish they were selling.

They did a sampling of 120 "red snapper" fish, 28 were a different species of fish and 17 were not even snapper. Of the samples of tuna Sushi 94% were not tuna. Others were so called sea bass, mahi-mahi, and swordfish.

Let's face it folks how many of us could truly look at a piece of fish filet and guarantee that it was what it says it is. Sorry but once a fish is cut up and cooked and plated good luck.


** Grouper Anti-Defamation League

Certain fish do have their own flavor, aside from how it's cooked or spices added.
I know the taste of red snapper, salmon (too easy), barracuda and tuna.
Once, at a restaurant with a "pirate" theme, I ordered grouper & was served barracuda. I called the waiter on it & he swore it was grouper. The texture of the 2 fishes is entirely different. I think he was afraid to take it back, because he probably ordered it wrong. Never went back. I don't like to be treated like the stooge I know I am.
The buttery, flaky white fishes become more difficult to ascertain.
I love the grilled fish I order as grouper in Aruba. If it's cooked right & tastes good, I'm happy with whatever they call it.



Mindy can you give us all your cell phone number so when any of us want to order fish we can send you a photo and get your expert opinion.

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