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March 28, 2011

The Orange Roughy


The orange roughy or deep sea perch is a medium size fish that is really brick red in life but fades into yellowish orange when fished. It is found in some parts of the Pacific and Atlantic ocean.The fish actually appeared on the endangered species list because of over fishing but still appear in the popular markets when there is a surplus from New Zealand or Australia. It is considered a gourmet item on many restaurant menus. This is a medium size fish with firm and delicate tasting white flesh. The Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood watch here in California published an Environmental Defense Fund health advisory for orange roughy due to high levels of mercury. If you decide to eat it, you should eat no more than one meal per month. I think this is due to the fact that there is now too much pollution in our oceans and that the fish mature at a very slow rate and lives an extremely long life the the waters. The orange roughy lives 100 years or more, so the fillet in your freezer could be from a fish older than your grandmother! In short I decided to eat one that is organic and  good for you. You can get it at the farmer's market with vibrant carrot orange hue. I carved one specially for you. Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. hi arthur, this is an incredible piece of art!!i've not seen this fish before, i dont think they are available here either but if i do see one, i dont think i want to eat them after reading what you wrote abt their long life, looking at this piece of art of yours, i guess the real fish is just as beautiful!!

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  2. I'm impressed!! A perfect job :)

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  3. This is just perfect! What a great artist you are!

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  4. This truly deserves 5 stars!!!
    Great work!!

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  5. Awesome work. Ultimate perfection.

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  6. Yo no me lo puedo creer! te superas cada minuto que pasa. Fantástico.
    Un beso.

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  7. Nice fish...But I don't think it's going to live for 100 years ;-)

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  8. 100 years!! Thanks for sharing this information, I had never heard of this fish but will certainly remember your story if I ever come across one of them :)
    Your replica is a true work of art!

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  9. You made him too cute. I can't possible eat the little guy.

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  10. Fantastico! creo que siempre te escribo lo mismo, me encanta tu arte, gracias por el comentario que dejaste en mi blog, me hizo sonreir de contenta.

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  11. I had no idea orange roughy could live to such a venerable age. It is being sold here as an alternative to cod which is overfished. I love your vegetarian version :D

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  12. Love this, look absolutely nice! gloria

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  13. Hai le mani di un vero artista! Bravissimo

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  14. Amazing...is so beatiful and delicate!! :D

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  15. Pero este no lo has pescado tú ¿no? :)

    Abrazos y buen día

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  16. I love it! I wish you would give classes and teach all of us mere mortals how you do this! What a beauty!

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