If nothing else, this thread has given me the name of a new punk rock band.
It also reminds me of a restaurant experience when I was a kid. I ordered red snapper, but got some random fish. When I complained that it wasn’t snapper, the waiter said, “It may seem different because most places serve it in the shell.” I may have been 9, but I knew it wasn’t red snapper and that fish of any sort was never served “in the shell.”
posted on 03/03/2013 12:14:05 AM PST
When I was a lad I participated in a bit of fraud. I learned from the other wharf rats how to make some money with the skates and sting rays the tourist fishermen sometimes brought back from their charter fishing trips. With a sharpened piece of half inch pipe we cut scallops out of the rays and skates and sold them in pint jars to the restaurants.
As an adult out to dinner with my brother-in-law I was treated to his most favorite seafood, scallops. At first sight i suspected and at first taste I knew that it was something like skate. Shark and its relatives are a bit bitter and I find that many who suppose themselves connoisseurs of scallops think that bitter is the proper taste and would reject the real thing.
posted on 03/03/2013 4:55:42 AM PST
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I ordered red snapper, but got some random fish. When I complained that it wasnt snapper, the waiter said, It may seem different because most places serve it in the shell. I may have been 9, but I knew it wasnt red snapper and that fish of any sort was never served in the shell.
Was this restaurant in Philly? There, a "snapper" could be a snapping turtle.
posted on 03/03/2013 6:45:41 AM PST
by Fiji Hill
I got into a big argument with a waiter because I ordered red snapper and got a piece of some kind of a rubbery fish. Anyone who eats red snapper knows that it is a very tender fish. The piece I was served had to be cut with a sharp knife. The chef came out in his apron and big white hat and I argued with him a while. finally he admitted that the fillets came all together in a package and he had no idea which was which. He ended up not charging me for my dinner.
posted on 03/03/2013 6:58:40 AM PST
Sure you didn’t order the turtle?
posted on 03/03/2013 7:16:39 AM PST
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