I haven’t eat fish in almost a decade now. But I’d like to start. I just don’t know what fish is a good choice.
I have 2 main issues that kept me away from seafood in general.
It smells bad
Some fish have a lot if tiny bones in the meat itself.
I have tried mackerel and similarly cheap fish in the past and I don’t want to anymore. Salmon is the obvious solution but fuck me that’s expensive.
So is there a fish that doesn’t smell like crap (calamari literally makes me feel bad with smell alone) and have no tiny little bones all over the meat?
I don’t like seafood in general…
The calamari are the worst offender, shrimp aren’t much better either…
But I remember enjoying steamed salmon and I’d like to find some fish I can come into an understanding with…
Salmon is my favourite. In my opinion it doesn’t smell that bad, and I believe fishbones should be easy to remove with proper tweezers. I don’t know how, but my dad is able to prepare salmon that is almost always boneless. And like Vordreller said, you can buy fish with fishbones removed.
Salmon also does not need any fancy spices, salt and pepper will be more than enough. Simplest way is to fry it on a pan.
If not salmon (my default go to non-fishy fish) you can perhaps try trout. Tuna, grouper, and halibut are some of my personal favorites.
I am surprised you are having trouble with bones. I can’t remember the last time buying a fillet and having to fish out any bones. The issue you were experiencing might simply be in the preparation, as some dishes use the entire fish or chunks and you have to sort out the bones while you eat. I would stick to fillets as you are trying to find your understanding.
I do some fishing in my spare time, mostly salmon and charr.
Charr can just as good as a salmon in my opion, Haddock and Cod are the most popular where I live (Iceland) but we do our fair amount of sea fishing so it might not be as available in your location
Seconded, this is the most friendly fish to non-seafood eaters.
Also my personal favourite.
Here’s one of the dishes I make with it.
Chop carrots, potato and onion.
Get a baking tray and oil the bottom.
Drop the veggies and hit it with some salt and pepper.
Spice the fish to your liking and drop it on top.
Add some oil/margarine over everything.
Bake for 25 mins at 200C.