Frequented a well known fish shop in Edmonton for many years but the last 3 visits in a row caused me to rethink my choice. During my last three visits to B..., a) my giant prawns had shells which had became soft, the flesh has gone a little mushy and carried a very slight (not noticeable) ammonia smell... I think I would have done better purchasing frozen ones at a chained supermarket, b) my assorted shellfish for my pasta, only about 30% opened, c) an assortment of expensive fish fillets for my fish stew, a couple of them had a "brownish crust" on the bottom, obviously they made sure that the good side faced up in the display.
I don't mind getting inferior products once in a while but paying premium prices and getting inferior products 3 times in a roll is unacceptable.
Just curious, where does my fellow Edmonton foodies get seafood for those occasional special meals.
Just tasted some fantastic lingcod (I think that's what it is, I went by what our Chinese host told me) stifry at a Chinese restaurant, wouldnt mind buying some to cook at home to try. What ever that fish was, it was fantastic, served 3 ways in the meal, a soup (with tofu and veggies), a stirfry (with snow peas and beans) and a stew (again with tofu in a brown sauce). All three dishes were fantastic.