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What's a good "starter" fish?

Thanks all for your advice!
The tilapia was an OK place to start - I didn't hate it, but I think I probably could have done more to "jazz it up" as well. It also seemed a touch "watery" to me but I'm not sure what that means. I think I'll try cod or flounder next and see where that takes me.
Fried fish sounds delicious but not in my dietary needs right now, so I'll have to steer clear for a while. Same goes for fish sticks. Also no shellfish - I keep kosher.
This may seem like a dumb question (as if the original wasn't) but if I pick up a fillet in the supermarket how do I know if it's fresh? Sorry - but for someone with a life long aversion to fish I'm definitely not up to buying it whole and cutting it up myself!

Thanks again for all your comments, it's really appreciated.

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What's a good "starter" fish?

Thank you all so much for your comments! I knew this was the right place to go :)
I picked up a tilapia fillet in the supermarket today as it was available, cheap, and looked fairly non-threatening. I'm going to bake it simply with some breadcrumbs and spices and maybe some veggies. Fingers crossed!

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Delish!

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Shudders.

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I guess there is something wrong with me.....

...but I've always know that.

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Oops!

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May? I was kinda hoping it would!

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