# It looks cooked, but comes with a warning

1. Mar 2, 2005

### tribdog

I'm eating my favorite vice right now. ceviche, raw shrimp lime juice, onion, cucumber tomato and something spicy. Tastes really good, but they serve it with a warning about eating raw seafood. How dangerous is it really? is the reward worth the risk for most people. how about for me?

2. Mar 2, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

No more dangerous than eating sushi. Raw chicken is more of a danger, probably why they don't make chicken sushi?

3. Mar 2, 2005

### Ba

For you the it must be after all you'ld probally burn it up if you tried.
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/risk/seafood.htm
There it is, the various problems.

4. Mar 2, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
And to think I just wasted my time cooking shrimp when I could have eaten it raw. If it was really dangerous, they wouldn't be allowed to serve it as food. Just make sure you bought it from a place you trust to be clean and to handle raw food properly. I love sushi, though never noticed a warning on it...hmm...in today's litigious society, I'm surprised there isn't one. Maybe it is there and I just eat it too quickly to pay attention to what's written on the packaging? Or else it's probably at the bottom of the menus somewhere and I just ignore it.

They made ceviche the other day on the Today Show. Looked really yummy, but they made it with crab meat, and it was cooked, because for whatever reason, that type of crab has to be cooked before it's even allowed to go to market. Makes you wonder where they're catching the crabs?

Basically, if you can smell the fishy smell of seafood, I wouldn't eat it raw, it's probably a bit old. If it doesn't have a smell, it's nice and fresh.

5. Mar 3, 2005

### tribdog

lol, trust. I've never used that word in connection with mexican food. or mexicans for that matter. my motto is "don't trust anyone who needs to take a nap during lunch."If I've offended anyone with that comment please reply, but tell me what time it is you are replying. I'll bet its no where between 12:00 and 3:00. lol. adios.

6. Mar 3, 2005

### tribdog

okay, I just went back to the Mexican restaurant to get more ceviche. they also had "shrimp cocktail" $12 for one person$20 for two people. being the penny pincher I am I ordered the two people size, and after being painfully reminded that I am only one person so I can't have the two people size, I finally convinced them that I had a second person waiting for me to bring them their half. I didn't open it until I got home and there is all sorts of weird stuff inside. oysters on the half shell (which I've never had before) and lots of octopus (which reminds me of gristle with suckers) this stuff definately smells fishy, but I'm living dangerously.
ps two quick questions first. how can you tell the difference between oysters and loogies? how are you supposed to eat them?

7. Mar 3, 2005

### juvenal

Actually - I think people would be more productive if they could take an afternoon siesta. Maybe not for 3 hours, but 1/2 to 1 hour would be nice. I've snuck some afternoon ZZZ's by going to a bathroom stall back in my suited days.

8. Mar 3, 2005

### tribdog

lol, I'm 9/10ths spanish.

9. Mar 3, 2005

### Math Is Hard

Staff Emeritus
careful with those oysters! my step-dad actually got cholera from some raw oysters once!!!!

10. Mar 3, 2005

### tribdog

that's why I mikeywaved them

11. Mar 3, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

You slept on a toilet?

12. Mar 3, 2005

### tribdog

lol, crazy mexicans. JUST KIDDING

13. Mar 3, 2005

### Norman

Here is what you can get from raw seafood:
I bet you would know if you got sick from raw seafood!

14. Mar 3, 2005

### tribdog

watery diarrhea? is there any other kind?
that cracked me up, but now that I've asked it I'm serious. is there any other kind?

Last edited: Mar 3, 2005
15. Mar 3, 2005

### Norman

I am unsure. But it seems to suggest there might be...

16. Mar 3, 2005

### tribdog

maybe this should be moved to brain teasers.

17. Mar 3, 2005

### K.J.Healey

Maybe powdery??

But anyway, I've had sushi 3 times in the past 5 days. Today for lunch I went to a decent place thats all-you-can-eat (though we've scoped it out, everything is good, all made fresh). I love salmon, eel, yellowtail, tuna, and the rest. All soo good.

Does anyone know about possible mercury poisioning though? I heard thats an issue due to the high mercury content.

18. Mar 3, 2005

### Norman

You have to worry about mercury usually from fish that are high on the food chain- salmon, shark, swordfish are the usual ones I have heard about but someone else might know a little more.

19. Mar 3, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Tuna too, especially the fancy albacore stuff. Mostly need to be careful feeding it to children or pregnant women. Though, it depends on the source. Don't eat fish from the Great Lakes (at least I wouldn't if I knew that's where it came from). But, I like seafood, so I'm not giving it up anyway.

20. Mar 3, 2005

### tribdog

lets get back to the diarrhea, we have watery, powdery and I'm going to suggest "stringy?" what else?