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Worms in my cod

Hazel | May 26, 2006 05:32 PM

I bought a nice looking scrod filet to broil and when I opened the wrapper, I found two small, live worms on the fish (more like half in, half out). After a call to two fish sellers, I was assured that this was normal for a "bottom dweller" and that I had a fresh catch. So I broiled the cod and was enjoying it when I found two dead worms halfway through my meal. I decided to throw it out and am now eating the guacamole I made earlier.

I realize all sorts of organisms can get into the food we eat and maybe those tiny worms are not a big deal but I'm a little grossed out. I don't eat a lot of fish but I've only had one other experience like this one; worms on my raw oysters at a restaurant in New Orleans.

I guess I'm wondering in the case of the scrod, is there anything the fish monger can do to get rid of the worms? Burried in the fish's flesh, I don't know what they can do to completely eradicate the worms. Did I just get unlucky with this filet? I'd love to hear some hounds opinions about the worms in my scrod.

Hazel

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