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The Best Fish for Non-Seafood Eaters

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Seafood is a type of food that people tend to have strong opinions about. It seems like everyone either absolutely loves it or doesn’t care for it all. If you’re on the latter side of the fence, chances are you just haven’t tried the right type of seafood! If you don’t love the “fishy” flavor of seafood, there are some types of fish and seafood that are less strong than others. Seafood is loaded with health benefits,  so incorporating seafood into your diet two to three times a week is a good idea for your health. Let’s dive in and find out how you can incorporate more seafood into your diet, even if you’re not the biggest seafood fan!

Mild Fish

Not all fish is the same. Certain types of fish have that distinct fishy taste, which is what some people don’t like. It’s a common misconception that all fish tastes fishy. Realistically, there are a variety of mild fish types to choose from including:

·       Tilapia – tilapia is arguably the mildest tasting fish there is. It’s not fishy at all and has a mild sweetness. Tilapia is easy to prepare and goes well with a variety of different flavor profiles.

·       Cod – cod has a mild flavor that’s slightly sweet like tilapia. People love cod because of its soft, flaky texture. It’s firmer than tilapia so preparing it at home is easier if you don’t have experience with seafood.

·       Mahi mahi – mahi mahi is a great option if you’re looking to branch out and try something different! Mahi mahi has a distinct flavor, but it isn’t fishy. This fish is commonly paired with citrus flavors and the combination of citrus with the natural sweetness of the fish is truly incredible.

·       Halibut – just like the other fish we’ve discussed; halibut is mild with a natural sweetness. It’s sometimes compared to the taste of crab meat, but the texture is easier to enjoy if you’re not a natural seafood lover.


Did you know that shrimp is the most widely loved type of seafood in the USA? Sales for shrimp are higher than any other type of seafood! Shrimp can be enjoyed raw, sauteed, baked, and even fried. The texture and flavor are both not too fishy either. Shrimp takes on the flavor of whatever it’s being cooked with very well. That’s why it’s a common addition to pasta recipes with a decadent white sauce, tacos, or salads. Shrimp cooks quickly, so it’s a great seafood to keep on hand for a last-minute dinner idea!\

Dine With us at Summer Shack

If you’re looking to broaden your food horizons by adding more seafood, the best place to start is at a reputable seafood restaurant. That way you know the seafood is being prepared and served in the correct way so you can accurately judge how you like the taste. Summer Shack is the best seafood restaurant in Boston. With a diverse menu and only the freshest ingredients, we’re sure to have something to satisfy anyone’s taste buds!