Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-04-2016, 10:20   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida Keys
Boat: Catalina 30
Posts: 86
Re: About That salt Water....

... and yet we readily consume fish that have been living in that same filthy riverwater, with no regard to what they have consumed, with little regard to cooking temperatures or methods.

Those of us who grew up in a non-sterile world can fight off most of life's little microbes and bacteria.

Perhaps we have become way too obsessed with sterility, and hence miss out on many of life's enjoyment. How long before we quit eating ocean life (crabs, lobsters, etc. as well as fish) because the oceans are 'poluted?'

Jus' sayin....
__________________

Skuzzlebutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 10:28   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
seasick's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bend, OR
Boat: Brewer designed Pacific 43 in fiberglass. Center cockpit set up for long-distance single handing.
Posts: 473
Re: About That salt Water....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skuzzlebutt View Post
... and yet we readily consume fish that have been living in that same filthy riverwater, with no regard to what they have consumed, with little regard to cooking temperatures or methods.

Those of us who grew up in a non-sterile world can fight off most of life's little microbes and bacteria.

Perhaps we have become way too obsessed with sterility, and hence miss out on many of life's enjoyment. How long before we quit eating ocean life (crabs, lobsters, etc. as well as fish) because the oceans are 'poluted?'

Jus' sayin....
Whose "we"?
__________________

seasick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 10:45   #18
Moderator
 
Pete7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Solent, England
Boat: Moody 31
Posts: 9,562
Images: 14
Re: About That salt Water....

Quote:
Originally Posted by seasick View Post
Whose "we"?
People who grew up before the age of mobile phones and the internet, who got there kicks from fishing in the local canal and then taking it home to eat.

Pete
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 13:36   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 501
Re: About That salt Water....

Ran out of fresh water on an overnighter. Boiled pasta in sea water. Inedible. Had to throw it out.
jmschmidt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 14:10   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: Samson C Mist 32
Posts: 528
Re: About That salt Water....

For boiling pasta, I found about 20% salt, 80% fresh was about right, on East Coast USA.
Steve Bean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 14:36   #21
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 12,274
Re: About That salt Water....

Never tried soaking beans in ocean water prior to cooking, so don't know. One experiment with using diluted seawater to cook vegs discouraged us from doing that again. Way too salty.

However, we do pre-soak in fresh water, then pressure cook and then rinse the beans, season and use.

Ann

P.S. We actually have 2 pressure cookers aboard, and, for a mono that heels, it is great to have pots that can't spill, no matter what.
__________________
Who scorns the calm has forgotten the storm.
JPA Cate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 14:38   #22
Moderator
 
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lived aboard & cruised for 45 years,- now on a chair in my walk-in closet.
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 7,888
Images: 1
Re: About That salt Water....

It's all about procedure and choice. I'd eat the fish and crabs caught fresh in the Chesapeake after cleaning them and cooking them in fresh water or boiling the crabs in clean water. I would never soak my cleaned fish or crab meat in the water drawn from the bay for hours before final preparation for serving. There are choices to be made. I would not eat raw oysters or clams in questionable water, but I would eat the cooked muscle tissue from crabs of fish living in the same water.
__________________
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 15:47   #23
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,316
Re: About That salt Water....

Depending on how much salt you like in your food ...

INEDIBLE ;-) otherwise.

But I think you can mix salt and fresh water rather than use salt.

BTW If this is beacause of your concern with your water carrying capability then scratch beans and corn, use kuskus as the filler instead.

BTWII Or else read on watermakers, rain catchments, etc.

Cheers,
b.
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2016, 15:57   #24
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,316
Re: About That salt Water....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skuzzlebutt View Post

(...)

How long before we quit eating ocean life (crabs, lobsters, etc. as well as fish) because the oceans are 'poluted?'

Jus' sayin....
Well, I stopped eating stuff from local fish farms as soon as I noticed where city sewage exit is ...

Jus' saying ...

b.
__________________

barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, salt water, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Salt water vs fresh water test Jon4399 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16 29-05-2012 12:14
Salt Water vs Fresh Water saxoldies Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 12-01-2012 17:16
Salt Water, Fresh Water, and Your Boat's Bottom Don1500 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10 03-04-2011 18:08
Salt Water in Fresh Water System marc2012 Engines and Propulsion Systems 5 19-06-2010 05:28



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.