Kinda freaking out

Discussion in 'Fish' started by tracey, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. tracey

    tracey Newbie

    I just noticed 2 small living clear worms on my Red Salmon as I was letting it get tacky before smoking. I have found limited info on the web, as far as fish worms go, and they are supposed to be harmless as long as I cook to 140-150. Any one have experience with these things. (Good Gosh, I am sure glad I never noticed any of these thing in the past). Deciding if I should toss it or go for it....if it was infested with them I would surely toss, but since no others appeared I think they were the only ones.Thanks
  2. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    I'm not sure, I know if it was me the fish and worms would be in the trash, Just me.
  3. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm sure we eat more creatures than we know of. They are nasty little worms in the fish though. I hate throwin out good meat. I guess it's your choice.
  4. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    I agree on we eat things all the time and don't know it, But just knowing it after seeing is good enough for me, LOL
  5. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    me personally i toss it...hate to waste money but also would hate to be in the hospital for some kind of food poisoning or something
  6. tracey

    tracey Newbie

    Yeah, I had the feeling this would be the general outlook, my husband would probably be real upset with me if he knew, and I dont know if I could go through with eating it myself....Just wondering if anyone else ever saw them. (I think they are called Cod worms, or thats about all I could find online)
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Phew... tough call I guess. Unless I knew specifcally... EG: I'd take photos or bring to perhaps a DNR or Ag. extension office..>I'd ask for a refund. Or were they wild caught?
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And they lived thru the salting/brining? Hmmm strange.
  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Was this fresh caught salmon?
    We get white worms in our Saltwater Speckled trout at times. I've ate them for years and ain't dead yet. [​IMG]
  10. smokedcaveman

    smokedcaveman Smoke Blower

    yeah, if they lived through the salting/brining, I'd say toss it. Just show the hubby and say 'so dear, how would you like your worms done?'
  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I want you on MY side in a barfight..OK? ;{)
  12. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    I did go online and read that it's won't hurt so long as you cook above 135 or freeze for 24 hours.
  13. tracey

    tracey Newbie

    It was labeled Wild Caught Sockeye Fillets, I got it from a Meijer Store.... Worms were opaque less than an inch long and were coiling, and they went down the drain too... I only used a dry Salt & Sugars rub for about 5 hours. Rinsed and noticed something moving moving which caught my eye.
    Oh well, I still have a good looking pink salmon that I have getting ready, and there's always room for a Fatty too....
    I am going to call the store to let them know though. I just dont think I could manage to serve it or eat it myself.
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't blame ya. Sigh. We are whimps...but yanno, we DO live much longer these days then we did a hundred plus years ago.

    In absolute reverse gear..I STILL say we don't eat enough "dirt" any more. It's wiping out our immune systems.
  15. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh man, I'm letting my salmon get "tacky" right now, I didn't need to hear this. I'll be checking them over really well.

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