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Old 01-02-2007, 07:08 PM
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Default Worms in Swordfish meat?

Ok, what's the story with worms in fresh swordfish meat? is it prevalent? if so, how to spot/remove, etc.

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The worms are there . If it bothers you try mako steak instead of sword you most likely won"t be able to tell the difference. If you ever had sword in a restraunt chances are you had mako.
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Alot of cod has worms too. They remove them with a glow light.
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ok. I have a freezer full of fresh sword, what do I do?
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Im sure you have eaten them before, just cook it well and enjoy. If thats unacceptable, send to me in San Diego.
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I worked in wholesale seafood. Never forget this as long as i live the fish we purchased at 4 am, was caught that evening. We stake her up, ice her perfectly and display her in the case. 5 PM comes and the rush of our customers walk in. To my suprise and dismay, the steaks have grown fingers so to speak! Loads of worms, never forget the site. Picked tyhem out one by one and never heard a complaint.

I only catch fish, clean it for friends who consume, other wise, release.
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:40 PM
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Dont most worms in fish come from the stomach/gut and migrate into the flesh after the fish is dead? I, bleed, spike, bleed some more, then gut and ice ASAP to stop the crawlers. Sound about right?

BTW my fish has to sizzle before Ill eat it LOL
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You should always leave the Swords on ice for 24hrs once dead. The worms will leave the host during that period, then you are free to steak them up. If it is too late for that, once thet are frozen, then cooked, you will have no problem. You will never know they are there, but for the future, ice them for a full day. All swords are loaded with them, probably why you never see it as sushi.........
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ok. I have a freezer full of fresh sword, what do I do?


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Most worms are encased in capsules, live in one area for long periods of time, usually their entire lifespan.....they do not migrate out in a span of hours.
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Most worms are encased in capsules, live in one area for long periods of time, usually their entire lifespan.....they do not migrate out in a span of hours.
That is what I also remember
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red grouper around here has them.i pull out what i see and eat the rest just a little extra steak with the fish
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I've had worms in sword fish, grouper, AJ's, etc. Most of the time, the worms don't travel. As a rule of thumb, if they are iced down for a good 3+ hours, you can pull or cut them out with ease. As far as traveling, I don't know of them leaving a specific area generally.
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The worms are there . If it bothers you try mako steak instead of sword you most likely won"t be able to tell the difference. If you ever had sword in a restraunt chances are you had mako.
You think? Not even close in taste to me. Sword (hold the worms of course) tastes much better than mako IMO.
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I feel mako and sword are very close - to the point where it depeds on the indiviual fish. Have had makos that taste better than sword, and vica versa. Probably has to do with how much they "heat up" duirng the fight and if they cooled down before killed. Very similar to how the meat gets effected with a "sport" caught tuna.
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I agree - sword and mako are very close- I prefer mako, though never noticed worms in either. Last April cod fishing out of Green Harbor Mass. our fish were loaded w/ worms- some filets where so packed w/ worms they went to waste (not to appetizing when the meat is snow white and the worms yellow)- the charter captain said it was normal for that time of the season- delicious !
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