Do you leave the bones in your fish? (No Heterosexual Vagina Pun - I promise)

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    Jun 12, 2010 9:59 AM GMT
    I was prowling around Chowhound.com searching up info about salmon - specifically canned salmon (the kind that comes out of a larger soup sized can - with skin, bones, and meat, not a small tuna fish sized can). Apparently there are quite a number of commenters who advocated keeping the bones in the salmon while preparing (and later, eating) the dish. My mom and I rarely, if ever, kept the bones with the fish. It was always too prickly for my liking. They claim to house plenty of calcium, so it seems worth while. Some people complain of the change in taste and texture.

    What about you? Do you keep the bones in any type of fish, or take them out? If you've ever tried it, would you be willing to give it a shot?
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    Jun 12, 2010 10:41 AM GMT
    I always remove bones, because as a kid I got a bone lodged in my throat that cause a great deal of damage, I was very young, but, freaking out when they took what looked like long thin terrifying plyers and shoved them down my throat..

    anyway, I remove them, sometimes after cooking, sometimes before hand, it just depends on what cooking method I use, but I always remove them without fail!
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    Jun 12, 2010 11:27 AM GMT
    Depends on the fish. But I'm not crazy on fish that comes from a can, I like it fresh. How so many Americans can eat so much caned tuner is beyond me. I never had it in the house until I lived with an American, not sure I had even tried it before then either.
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    Jun 12, 2010 11:34 AM GMT
    nope not gonna happen, that fear is well and truly ingrained, it took me many many many years to actually eat fish again and even now if I get a bone in my mouth thats it, I wont eat any more of it, its one of my very few food phobias
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    Jun 12, 2010 11:44 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidnope not gonna happen, that fear is well and truly ingrained, it took me many many many years to actually eat fish again and even now if I get a bone in my mouth thats it, I wont eat any more of it, its one of my very few food phobias
    Same here...finding a bone in fish (or egg shells cooked into the eggs) is an instant appetite suppressant.
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    Jun 12, 2010 12:09 PM GMT
    Hey, a cock wont scratch the back of my throat.. YES, he might make me gag so hard I get tears coming to my eyes.. but he aint gonna scratch *nods*... although my facial hair has more then once left someone with a bit of a rash around the base hahahaha

    TOttally joking, totally didn't say that!
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    Jun 12, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    Pattison saidDepends on the fish.

    Yep, same for me. Some bones are tiny and soft, hardly noticeable and not a concern. I suppose could even be a source of calcium. Large bones I prefer to have removed. Large boners I prefer to have repeatedly.
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    Jun 13, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI always remove bones, because as a kid I got a bone lodged in my throat that cause a great deal of damage, I was very young, but, freaking out when they took what looked like long thin terrifying plyers and shoved them down my throat..

    anyway, I remove them, sometimes after cooking, sometimes before hand, it just depends on what cooking method I use, but I always remove them without fail!


    I'm always fearful of that happening to me. My mom would always say to eat a piece of bread if it feels like it got caught. But that has to be terrifying. Boneless whitings, tuna, and salmon for me icon_biggrin.gif.

    I'll just drink my milk for calcium (also, no pun intended, lol).