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Sea Creatures

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I don't eat sea creatures. When I was growing up, we were the typical Irish American family - meat and potatoes - we did not eat fish. My father ate sardines, but that was about all the seafood that entered my house. My husband loves fish. I have tried different things over the years, crabs, lobster, etc (not calamari), and have never liked the taste. Oh, I eat tuna, and I'll eat an "Irish" crab cake (lots of potato), but that was it.

I really want to try and eat salmon, but I'm afraid that if my husband makes it, I will chicken out and not eat it. Any tips to help me get over this?

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  • IAMBIZI
    When you say you like tuna, do you mean in the can or tuna steak?
    how about sushi?

    1196 days ago
  • IAMBIZI
    talapia is a very bland fish you can cook it very quickly on top of the stove in some olive oil with lemon pepper. very simple and easy to make. Frozen ones are frozen individually so you can take out as much as you want out of the bag and put them in hot water they thaw very quickly(keep them wrapped while thawing), salmon has a fish taste to it but it is a good flavor. I had some at olive garden a while back it had a rosemary pesto on top, it was delicious!
    1196 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/25/2013 9:12:33 PM
  • MELISSIMAUS
    There's a huge difference between truly fresh, wild-caught fish and any other variety of seafood. Unfortunately, depending on where you live, you may not have access to reasonably priced fresh, wild-caught fish. Honestly, and I say this as a huge fish lover, it is not worth it to eat sub-par fish. For one thing, it's not good for the environment. For another, it will never taste good. For a third, farmed fish just isn't that good for you. All just my opinion! I don't see the point, though, in forcing yourself to eat fish unless it is the good stuff. And if it's the good stuff, it won't be a chore. If it tastes in any way fishy, or has an unpleasant texture, it's not worth it.

    p.s. By the way, if you are curious:
    http://www.montereybaya
    quarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/
    sfw_consumers.aspx
    1199 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/23/2013 10:49:26 AM
  • JUST_BRENDA
    I'm not a fish fan myself, so I suggest small portions. You'll need some time to process the taste so don't have high consumption expectations. But try it, you might like it (Green Eggs and Ham).
    1200 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Have you ever had blackened chicken? The way I cook salmon is by sprinkling bay seasoning on top & broiling (or even microwaving) & it tastes very similar to blackened chicken (almost Cajun flavored). Maybe you wouldn't be so hesitate to try it if you bf prepared it that way. I don't think salmon has as "fishy" a taste as some varieties of fish either.
    1201 days ago
  • KAB7801
    You just have to keep trying bites of his!
    Smother it with breading and use spices you love!
    1201 days ago
  • CAPECODBABE
    Maybe try eating appetizers out at a restaurant. Like warm crab and artichole dip or fried fish and chips...(don't try fried clams right away because if not cooked right they can be rubbery). Try broiled haddock or a nice light white fish...I love swordfish. I usually have fish when eating out (I live in New England on the ocean LOL) How about McDonalds filet of fish? Or a cup of lobster bisque or clam chowder? Now I'm getting hungry...


    1201 days ago
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