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Dr Pepper
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2011/03/28 21:47:14 (permalink)
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Tilapia in the UK ?!

Is there any supermarket in the UK that sells Tilapia?
 
Every nutrition video I come across (made in the US), they mention Tilapia being one of, if not the cleanest/best source of fish protein available.
 
I can't seem to find it anywhere!

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    nu774ll
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/28 22:04:18 (permalink)
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    if your anywhere near the midlands, my works trade counter (open to public) sell it very cheap and its great!!
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/28 22:29:33 (permalink)
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    You can get it in Tesco.
    My local one stocks it...not frequently but it's there from time to time
     
    All the fishmongers at my local markets sell it as well.
    Can normally get 3 fish for £5
     
    I also have a local monger who does it filleted buy they are in Romford & I don't get there that often these days.
     
    Just get yourself down to your local market & speak to the Fishmongers...if they don't stock it they will probably be able to get it, plus your supporting local business
     
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    Dr Pepper
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/28 22:33:14 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys. For some reason, going to the fresh fish counter has never crossed my mind while in Asda, as strange as it sounds! lol
     
    Suppose it's just me being used to always checking the frozen section and the fish/prawns in the fridges.

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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/28 23:14:49 (permalink)
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    I remember when it was Orange Roughy on all the videos.
     
    Just to mention there is some disquiet about the farming of tilapia and what they are fed - meaning the fish may not be as "clean" as consumers think when it comes to contaminants - I have not more info than that at the moment!
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/29 20:46:01 (permalink)
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    Have only ever seen it at Morrisons at the counter!

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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/29 22:18:03 (permalink)
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    As already mentioned Asda definitely sell it, you can also find it cheaper in some asian food stores in their frozen section 
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/29 22:31:36 (permalink)
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    Thanks.

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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/29 23:42:06 (permalink)
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    Isn't Tilapia from the Caribean sea? Can't imagine it would be very fresh after it has travelled all this way, the sell it amazing cheap in markets all over Southwark and Lambeth.
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/30 12:35:50 (permalink)
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    I eat Tilapia here in Mexico and it's wonderfully fresh and tasty. Didn't know it's nutritional profile was so good, will have to eat more of it now! Thanks...
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/03/31 15:08:47 (permalink)
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    Just got back from Asda and was told they don't sell it anymore! :(

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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/04/01 20:22:00 (permalink)
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    Got some today at tesco - 3 bits for £6, but it was in the reduced section (must be close to the sell by date) so i got it for £3. Put it all in the freezer and will do for 2 meals - £1.50 each, not bad. Never heard of it before this thread. haven't got a clue what it tastes like, but i love most types of fish so im sure it will be good.
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/04/02 03:01:54 (permalink)
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    You can get it in most Asian food stores.  They sell it frozen
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/04/06 09:36:59 (permalink)
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    They sell it in my local chinese supermarket, its mostly farmed and is a freshwater fish. 
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    Re:Tilapia in the UK ?! 2011/04/06 15:18:10 (permalink)
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    Sounds very similar to basa
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