I'm reposting this from the general topics board, because I don't know if anyone else has had the same experience in Boston....
OKay, this is gonnah sound silly...I bought a striped bass at the Super 88 a few weeks ago. Steamed it with scallion and ginger...It had that slight taste of ammonia!!
"Whoa", I said, "You are not very good at selecting fish, you need to be more picky next time!"
My friends (Ben and Steve!!) said, "Look for those gills, make sure they're red"..
Well, okay..Today, I went back, and got one that was still swimming around!! I saw it leap out of the net!! I took it right home, cooked it the same way...It STILL tasted slightly of ammonia!! What did I do wrong? What is wrong with the fish tank? The only thing I've done differently both times is to use a stainless steel pan inside my bamboo steamer. Is this a no-no that everyone else knows? I'm getting frustrated!