How I wish I loved fish

by Alison on July 20, 2009

I try and I try but the joys of fish still elude me. People ask all the time have you tried fish recently, yes, I have and no, I still don’t like it. I have tried it periodically and although it no longer makes me gag at both smell and taste, I can’t tolerate much of it. Yes, I do get fresh fish, I just don’t like it, what can I say?

I really wish I loved fish for all of its health benefits and its lower calorie profile, but I don’t. I have tried Halibut, Cod, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, Tuna and Salmon and nope, I don’t like any of them. And I love most shellfish making it even more odd. Lobsters, Crabs, Shrimp, Clams and Mussels all make me happy (oysters, squid and octopus disgust me and will never pass my lips again.)

So given that I like shellfish I figure that I can learn to like fish, or at least tolerate it enough to enjoy a meal of fish once a week, just once a week is the goal at the moment, is that really so hard?

This week Tacos Veracruz are on the menu so I plan to try Opa, if I can get it or halibut or sea bass if I cannot and a marinde my mother suggested. I plan to grill it then flake the fish for the tacos. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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Sarah July 22, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Mom's marinade is off the charts.
I saw a show on PBS lastnight that got into kids who don't like vegetables. I guess some kids think broccoli is bitter? Turns out, there's a DNA sequence (or however you say that!) that means that some kids actually have a bitter gene and THAT is why they don't lik eveggies.
But, and this is also interesting, as they get older, an dtheir sense of smell evolves or changes, somehow the broccoli may not taste so bitter and many learn to like it.
Maybe that will be you and fish, once you reach 60 or something?

Alison July 23, 2009 at 5:06 AM

Alot of people don't like cruciferous vegetables, not sure if the same is true of fish. Hopefully I will learn to like it, right now I'll take tolerating it.

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