>see something new in the store
>never tried this before
>the price is right
>looks like I'm making fish tacos tonight
>about to start cooking
>find this little guy walking around
>there are even more under the filet
I just returned it and told them to check their product
but how fucked would I be if they actually got inside me alive?
Considering you're eating pic related, I'd say you should've expected it. Anyways, I bet it wouldn't have mattered. Your stomach acid would likely kill whatever it was, if the cooking didn't.
Forgot pic, but someone above posted it anyways. Whatever.
Were the cutlets cooked or raw? If they were raw cooking would have killed the worm, and you probably have eaten it and never noticed doing so. If they were cooked there is a serious problem at that fish counter, because there's no way a live worm should be anywhere near cooked fish.
"I called the local health department. And I learned that, unless fish is sushi or sashimi grade, it is normal for it to sometimes have small worms or other nasties. Had I cooked the whole filet instead of cutting it up for stir fry, they would have shriveled up too small to see in the cooking process and I wouldn't have even known they were there.
what the fuck
This is true with many wild caught fish. That's why you don't make ceviche out of cod, ling or other fish where worms are common. Worms don't matter much in cooked fish, though I usually hold wild caught fillets up to a light bulb so I can see if any are there and remove them if the fish is a type where worms are common.
In most jurisdictions, the rule is that to get compensation for emotional distress, you need to have first suffered a physical harm or been proximate to some physical harm suffered by a close relative (like if you watch your son get crushed in an elevator shaft or something, you could sue the elevator company for emotional distress).
OP's only option is to tweet @KingKullen and try to harass them into giving him some free monkfish or something.
You probably should have kept the fish a few more days and let the worms develop more for maximum tweet effect. At least you got the $4.99 back. They didn't even give you some coupons or something?
Fish have worms anon, they are a huge vector for many parasites who either infest the fish directly/indirectly or accidentally.
Again, this isn't a problem so long as you actually cook the fish thoroughly. Same thing with most meats.
Was it moving? Grats! your fish was fresh!
Was it still? Previously frozen to kill worms.
Parasites abound in fish. It happens all the time.
Freezing or cooking fish completely kills them and makes it safe to eat.
Ya'll never worked food industry, I see.
Enjoy your sushi.
You should say if the fish was frozen for X amount of time at Y degrees. Worms aren't mammals.
If you don't like your fish cooked all the way through and you don't buy frozen best to learn which fish commonly have worms and how to looks for them. Picking them out is easy, and uif that's the price you pay for fresh fish it's not terrible.
hypothetically if you were to take the worm and put it on your dick, and let it crawl in your peehole. Would it just wriggle around and eventually die or would it borough in and do damage? strictly academic question of course
My dad worked in a fish store most of his life and he told me that lots of fish had little worms in them, they just die when you cook them. He never eats sushi (though that could be because his dad was stationed in Japan). Never saw them though, have to admit that's pretty gross.
Negligence leading to emotional distress. OP deserves nothing less than direct compensation for the purchased product, plus compensation for the emotional and mental distress, plus court costs and attorney fees.