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Old 08-15-2008, 02:26 PM
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Fish question--weird ammonia smell

I made baked cod last night for dinner. I promptly put half of it in the fridge to save for lunch today. Today, I reheated it in the oven ... and now, as I'm eating it, it has some faint, strange ammonia odor that wasn't present last night. Any idea what this is?
Old 08-15-2008, 09:46 PM
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Well, it's been almost eight hours. Whether you are presently alive will be an important piece of evidence if you expect a correct and factual answer from this thread.
Old 08-15-2008, 09:52 PM
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It's not lutefisk by chance is it? Did you soak it in draino?
Old 08-15-2008, 10:53 PM
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Last time I caught an ammonia smell from baked fish was just after I'd just put the first bite in my mouth. I spent the next two days sick, frequently in the bathroom, perhaps in the throes of a case of mild food poisoning. Never again will I eat fish without smelling it thoroughly first.

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