Monday, February 22, 2010

Dirty Jobs, Nasty Meals

I love watching Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs. If you have never seen the show, he highlights the unsavory jobs men and women across America do behind the scenes that keep this country running. Not only does he report it, he gets down and dirty while doing it.
Last week he was out west at a fish hatchery where they breed striped bass to restock lakes and rivers across the US. He demonstrated how they caught them and vaccinated them. Is amazing how many thousands they gave shots to in a day. It did speed things up since they didn’t require each one to have a signed HIPAA form on file. As they grew they would soil the water so they brought in fish that ate the poo. As the striped bass grew so did the poo eating fish so when they hauled the Bass away they removed the largest poo eating fish for sale as well.
Here the point of this posting. The fish that grew big and strong on poo were Tilapia!! If you have ever wondered what gives Tilapia that unique flavor, well now you know. Next time you are at your favorite seafood place and see the Cedar Plank Tilapia on the menu, you might want to ask for a roll of Charmin on the side.

2 comments:

Chrissy said...

I LOVE Mike Rowe! Can't get enough of this show. I'm even thinking of buying a Ford because of him.

Simply Suthern said...

@ Chrissy, I love how he doesn't mind getting dirty and has a great sense of humor. I travel for work a bit and rent a few cars. My favorite rental car last yr was a Ford Fusion. Looked good, handled well, and had nice power.