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Would you still eat it if you found a.......... in it? do not read if your having fish for tea!

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bikergran Sat 11-Feb-12 16:38:11

Have posted here instead of food topic as it's going to be ready in about 30/40 mins and I cannot decide? and if your having fish for tea then maybe do not read any further! )will leave a space so need to scroll down.

DH has not been eating well adn he kept tellingme about this "fish pie" that the man on the tv adverst makes!
Sooooo me being a good wife went and bought fish this morn (cost me £7 shock as I thought I would make him a nice home made fish pie topped with mashed pots and cheese etc.
so I cooked the fish in milk n water seasoned it etc then got my slotted spoon and took out the fish to put in dish (left the milk n water in the pan to make a sauce) so far so good.
so Im swirling the milk/water round before adding the cornflour and though hmmm [hmm}?? whats that long thing floating around..( about a good 2 inch long thin and whiet coloured)! I fishes it out (pardon the pun) and I thought ohhhhhh myyyy its worm!!! a long white worm!!! I put it to one side whilst i got my magnifyer!1 and yes it is a worm "dead of course" im not sure if it is a full worm it looks liek a may ahve choped some off!!!shock
Now I am not a great fish eater...but have just started becoming one as its easy for DH to eat and then...the question is.
"Would you still eat it"?? "Could you still eat it"?? if I suddnely don't have any then DH would woder why and he prob would not have any (I havnt said anything to him and if I told him I know he couldnt eat it)!!
it has cost me prob about £10 by time I bought pots/etc to go with it....
??? anyone?

harrigran Sun 12-Feb-12 18:01:27

Very common to find worms, one needs good eyesight to avoid ingestion. We have been served fish in restaurants that had worms, they usually say they remove the ones they see. we probably eat dishes that have been contaminated.

susiecb Sun 12-Feb-12 10:36:36

That's why I wouldn't eat shark. A chef told me all shark have tape worms or similar and they take it out in the kitchen. Mind you its probably on the list of endangered fish now- dont see it so much on menus.

whatisamashedupphrase Sun 12-Feb-12 10:33:53

I wish I hadn't read this thread. wink grin

bagitha Sun 12-Feb-12 07:09:34

I wonder how many fish worms I've eaten over the years? smile

Annobel Sat 11-Feb-12 23:42:36

Oh dear! I'm being put right off fish! And I'd just stocked up the freezer too.

grannyactivist Sat 11-Feb-12 23:24:51

In the same week in the early 90's I found a maggot embedded in a weetabix and a huge moth in a bar of Galaxy chocolate.

Annika Sat 11-Feb-12 22:36:07

Cod is well known to have worms in it, some people never eat cod because of it. I have heard that the worms can be quite big !!!!
I found a wasp in a tin of fruit once, also stones in a tin of Baxters soup.
When I complained to Baxters about it they sent me some vouchers (for more soup!!!!) and a letter saying how sorry they were to hear about the stones in the soup , they went on to explain that great care is taken in the production of their soups and only natural ingredients go into their soups.

Well stones are natural aren't they hmm

Grannylin Sat 11-Feb-12 21:44:35

Grannylin Sat 11-Feb-12 21:38:52

Lots of fresh fish have worms in, especially cod, haddock etc. Its the red ones inside the scaley bits on the outside of fresh mussels that I don't like!

yogagran Sat 11-Feb-12 21:18:59

I'm sorry Oxon but that really made me laugh!

I don't think I would have eaten the fish but I do wonder just how many "things" we do eat inadvertently

gracesmum Sat 11-Feb-12 19:43:57

I had skate tonight cooked in a bag with fennel butter form Waitsore - I don't think I'd have seen it if there had been one. Shame you binned it - I'd have taken it back and expected a VERY large voucher along with an abject apology.

petallus Sat 11-Feb-12 19:30:31

This is one of my dreads. I am a veggie except for the occasional bit of white fish. However, a few months ago I read an article about how common worms in fish is. I went right off fish until a few weeks ago. Now, I'm definitely off fish again, this time probably for good.

bikergran Sat 11-Feb-12 19:13:45

To be honest if I had cooked the fish all in a one piece..I am sure I would not have notice the offending thing! as it blended in ws an off whitish pale brown colour......I have no chance of "fishing" lol it out...........Im sure it could not have been seen whilst filetingt eh fish........and don;t blam A*da...I shall be leaving fish alone for a while...but we were going to visit and have lunch/tea at a a fish n chip restruant in near Clevelys ..that won best fish n chip shop..!! hmmmmmm.....

Seventimesfive Sat 11-Feb-12 17:54:51

Yuk bikergran what a shame! I love fish but not with a side helping of worm! If you can fish (sorry) it out of the bin I would take it back to A... Have found their fish counter good in the past but will look very carefully from now on. Enjoy the beans on toast!

bikergran Sat 11-Feb-12 17:23:09

shock think we need a green "yuk" icon! and for all those with hangovers lol.oh well!! thats the end of my culinary delights grin

Oxon70 Sat 11-Feb-12 17:21:01

I remember a story about someone who found a mouse in her loaf of bread
It was a sliced loaf

Ariadne Sat 11-Feb-12 17:11:56

I am even gladder than usual that I'm a veggie!

ninathenana Sat 11-Feb-12 17:09:10


shock shock

numberplease Sat 11-Feb-12 17:05:18

What`s worse, finding a worm, or finding half a worm? No, I couldn`t eat it, but then I`m squeamish anyway. I`d do what`s been suggested, wrap it up and take it back to the shop. When I was a youngster, I used to spend my summer holidays at my grandma`s in Lancashire, she used to come over on the bus to fetch me. Once she stayed overnight, and in the morning she brought out some bacon that she`d brought for all our breakfasts. As she unwrapped it, my mother recoiled in horror, it was crawling with maggots!! My mother was going to bin it, but my grandma was aghast at the idea, so she cooked it and ate it herself!

jeni Sat 11-Feb-12 17:00:39

Extra protein? I eat fried crickets on holiday. Lovely!

bikergran Sat 11-Feb-12 16:58:46

oh I have thrown the "thing" in the bin.....woildnt be able to find it ws so thin!
the pie is almost ready and looks lovely!!!! I will just take a look at the links shock it was As*a where I bouth the fish from..theres no way you could have seen this thing as it ws of similar colour I remember once buying a fillt of fish from Mcdonald when they first opened..and found small red worm...blaaaaaaaa I think I have decide I cannot eat it now! looks like beans on toast.... grrrrrrrr......

whatisamashedupphrase Sat 11-Feb-12 16:52:29

Well, that article says it only like getting an insect in an apple! Says it's not contamination.

Ask your DH what he reckons Biker. It's not going to do him any harm but perhaps it's better to tell him first.

greenmossgiel Sat 11-Feb-12 16:50:01

Horrible - no you mustn't eat it! YUK!!! Take it back to the shop.

whatisamashedupphrase Sat 11-Feb-12 16:49:23

Says here not harmful if the fish is cooked thoroughly.

Don't think I could eat it though.

What a shame!

whatisamashedupphrase Sat 11-Feb-12 16:45:55