Anyone that says that they don’t like to eat fish have probably only ever eaten tilapia, which is the worst fish ever according to Erica Wides on this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real. Despite tilapia being incredibly bland and tasteless, it is one of the most popular kinds of fish and is available on almost every menu at every restaurant. Scombroid fish, the fast moving, dark meat fish like Tuna and Swordfish which taste better are being over-fished and also have dangerous levels of mercury, so restaurants are trying to find different fish to serve. Erica discusses some alternatives to these classic fish choices, such as bluefish or mackerel which are not only safer to eat, but way more delicious than a disgraceful broiled tilapia.

“The cleanup efforts have definitely paid off because there are fish species that are returning that we haven’t seen in years.” [11:00]

“Tilapia is a fish for non-food people. People who don’t understand food eat Tilapia.” [25:00]

“It’s not about me, it’s about the fish. The poor, over-fished fish.” [26:00]

–Erica Wides on Let’s Get Real