I was surfing through blogs tonight. I've been tied up with the organization of our taxes this week and haven't had the chance to visit. Jim, at Parkway Rest Stop, was talking about his aversion to seafood. He dislikes it all, but the part that caught my attention was the raw stuff.
What possesses someone to eat a live oyster? Just the thought has me gagging. And mussels.... I have a recipe for bouillabaisse that has cooked mussels in it, and I'll never make it. Why would someone put the mussel, SHELL AND ALL, into a soup?? It's got to be something stupid like " the fish tastes better if you leave the head on while you cook it."
I'm never going to like fish enough for that.
About 25 years ago my youngest sister and I shared a New Year's Eve together in a little town in Missouri. We dressed up and went to the only place in town other than the Moose that was open that night, for drinks. She ordered escargot as an appetizer, and I thought she'd lost her mind. Actually...I still think that. WHO would EVER think of eating a snail? Those things look nasty. You don't chew them, you just swallow them, so, why not just eat spoonsful of garlicky butter and skip the snails??
Dear Husband spent three weeks sailing in the South Pacific a few years ago. The captain of the boat believed in using up the fish they caught, and one day he served strips of raw Wahoo that had been marinated in lemon juice or soy sauce. The lemon or the soy "cooks" the fish, but in my book, it was still raw fish. DH tried it, and says it tasted good. I'm pretty sure I would have gone to bed hungry that day. The sharks could have had my share.
I'm a Midwesterner, born and bred. God intended those of us who like fish to become fly fishermen. Since I don't fish....I guess that lets me off the hook when it comes to eating the stuff.
Okay, okay......I eat some seafood. I like firm fish like Ahi, and swordfish. I love salmon grilled on cedar planks. I love shrimp, and eat scallops and crab. I've eaten trout, but I'm passing on those darned ugly catfish! And for God's sake, COOK THAT FISH!