So the fish guy at the farmer's market yesterday sold us on a fish I had never heard of, escolar. A meaty white fish that he described as a mix of sea bass and lobster. Well, hell! That sounds good.
So we grill it up for dinner and it is remarkably meaty and moist and seemed like a hit all around. A few hours later, I was waylaid by a crushing headache and nausea and I eventually puked the dinner right back out. I just figured I was paying the price for living the dream, you know?
As a quick search revealed this morning, however, escolar is incredibly oily and some of the waxy oils can't be digested by humans. If you eat more than six ounces, you get treated to the sprays, or possibly headaches, nausea and vomiting.
This is not mentioned in the nutritional information on the packaging.