Dallas chefs say small portions key to enjoying escolar, dubbed ‘the Ex-Lax fish’

The fish has gone by many names: oilfish, white tuna, super white tuna, butterfish and walu among them. But the very qualities celebrated by these names — the buttery consistency and rich taste — are also behind another, less attractive name: “the Ex-Lax fish.” Indigestible wax esters give the fish a flavor that some chefs praise but that, in larger portions, can provoke food-poisoning-like symptoms or diarrhea. You might assume a food that causes these types of reactions wouldn’t be sold in mainstream restaurants. But escolar, served by more than a dozen,,, Read the rest here 10:13

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