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Is mixing cheese and fish totally and utterly wrong, or can the two be successfully married?

Asked by peedub (8708points) April 12th, 2008

Obviously someone can do whatever suites their tastes, but this goes beyond that. Can the two, arguably, work well together. I’ve had this debate with many chefs throughout the years working in fine-dining restaurants. The majority of them would gasp at the sight of me sprinkling bits of cheese on my filet, though some kept an open mind.
What’s your stance?
Examples please.

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Alina1235's avatar

Oh yes yes yes!!!! I’m Russian and both me and my mom are vegetarians but we eat fish. White fish is best for that. Throw the fish, onions, garlic, mayonase, and cheese together and put it in the oven and its heavenly!!!

peedub's avatar

I’m drooling.

Alina1235's avatar

peedub I’m telling you its so good. You can do the same with meat too. Also my gramma (babyshka) she taught me how to make fish cotlets. Dice the fish, throw in some mayo again LOL, cheese, bread crums, salt, pepper, 3 eggs, fried onions onions…..

Alina1235's avatar

sorry my phone went crazy. And then form them into little patties and brown up on both sides and throw them into the oven to cook the rest of the time. So so so good I’m telling you my husband loves me more when I make them LOL

Alina1235's avatar

I’m a huge cheese addict. Cheese is my crack LOL I gave it up for lent and almost died!!!!

Seesul's avatar

Not much better in this world than a tuna casserole, made with white sauce and corn flakes and then topped with a really sharp cheddar cheese melted on top. On of my mom’s comfort foods. The canned tuna has to be of high quality, of course, as does the cheese.

Alina1235's avatar

see…. I make tuna casserole too!!!! Love that stuff! Ps. We use same avatar and I was like” I didnt type that did I”? LOL that was cute

ppcakes's avatar

i agree, cheese is crack. Cheese can work well with anything!

simone54's avatar

MY Stuffed Flounder with Jumbo Lump Crab meat that has a blue cheese sauce in it is amazing.

Curious404's avatar

Three words: McDonalds Filet o’ Fish. ... Yum!

gooch's avatar

I love crabmeat yes you can.

Kiwano's avatar

walleye lasagna!!! Cheesy,fishy, yummy!!

breedmitch's avatar

Ricotta salata is a better pairing with fish that most other cheeses.

ezraglenn's avatar

Parmesan encrusted…everything?

gailcalled's avatar

Coquilles St. Jacques.

Jill_E's avatar

Every time I go to the wharf in Monterey. They have this crab bake…with cheese melted on top! It is yummy!

JerseyBites's avatar

Here’s a Tilapia recipe I make all the time. So yummy and easy.

Seesul's avatar

@jill. Which restaurant?

Jill_E's avatar

It’s Gilberts. Order the Hot Crab Bake. Here is the link for the menu.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I have a great fish souffle recipe that marries fish, cheese and eggs. Sounds weird, but it’s wonderful.
1 pound white fish
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
2 eggs

Steam or saute fish. Shred. Melt butter in a saucepan. Heat milk. Add flour and hot milk to butter. Stir until boiling, then turn down heat and simmer 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add fish, cheese, salt and pepper. Beat in egg yolks. Whip the whites to stiff peaks and fold them in very lightly. Turn mixture into a greased souffle dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Coloma's avatar

I make a delicious pasta salad that has sharp cheddar, albacore tuna, sweet pickles and red onions mixed with light mayo and small shell pasta….everyone loves it!

Brian1946's avatar

Tuna melts are pretty good.

classykeyser's avatar

Generally, no. Although Parmesan can be used in some select instances, as it’s also classified as a glutamate.

MisterUX's avatar

The first fish+cheese example that springs to mind is a bagel with cream cheese and lox. Yum!

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