Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fish....Yay or Nay?

Today I'm talking about FISH!
Yep! So....if you hate fish, or can't even stand to think about it, maybe you shouldn't read my post today. haha! Well, I used to be one of those people. Just the thought of taking a bite of fish, smelling it, looking at it....made me want to....well you know! You might remember from my vacation recap post, that I told you I tried some fish for the first time in my life while in Florida. Yes, first time IN MY LIFE! I have never been strong enough to just try it. One time several years back, we were at a restaurant and my dad offered me $500 to just try one bite of shrimp!!!
Can you believe that I said NO? What was I thinking?
On vacation, I finally mustered up the courage to try it. I have problems with certain foods if I think it looks funny or smells weird. Or texture even.
I had to make this decision completely on my own. No one offering me hundreds of dollars or twisting my arm.
I watch a lot of Food Network. I had been thinking a lot about how the chefs always try EVERYTHING! Then they know if they like it or not. They just try it. They have to know how hot or mild a pepper is before they can cook with it, etc. I realized...."what if I like the taste of fish?" I eat chicken, beef and pork already. All those animals look strange too. So why not fish?
Anyways, after a lot of pumping myself up, I took my first bite. I took a bite of my dad's entree. He ordered Grouper. It was prepared blackened. I held the bite of fish on my fork for about 5 minutes just starring at it....I put it in my mouth and chewed slowly. Guess what? I really liked it. A LOT! I actually liked it better than what I ordered. Which was a parmesan encrusted chicken over pasta. Mr. Tim was SO proud of me. He really was. It was adorable. My dad was proud of his girl too! :) After all these years......
So as you can imagine, my culinary horizons broadened quite a bit! During the rest of my trip, I tried bites of Tim's food to see what I liked.
Here is what I tried:



I liked everything except the Cobia. I'm not sure what it was....I just didn't care for it. My favorite way to eat all the fish was blackened. I was never courageous enough to order my own entree of fish. I think I am almost to that point now!
Oh, and best part! Mr. Tim was so proud of me, he bought me a prize! lol! We went to the store Under Armour and he got me a workout outfit. I have never had "real workout" clothes. I got some cute capris and a tee! They are both the dry-fit material.
So blogging friends.....what do you say?
Fish= Yay or Nay?
What kinds of fish do you like and how do you like it prepared?
What should I try? Or do you simply loathe it?


Lauren said...

Oh yummy! Salmon is really the only thing I'm not a huge fan of...but blackened favorite!!!

AmyK said...

I love fish. I have to love fish--it's in my blood, I swear. My family is FULL (and I mean FULLLLL) of fishermen. All kinds of seafood, basically. And we all have boats.

I love salmon; salmon is definitely my favorite. But not salmon in a can; that's gross and tastes like tuna. Tuna's good, but I prefer fresh tuna over canned.

If you ever have the opportunity to try salmon fish and chips, do it. And think of me, 'cause that's my favorite :) haha.

AmyK said...

Oh and halibut! LOVE halibut! And mahi mahi! Ah!

You got me started lol. vie said...

Yum! I love fish!! I've even posted several recipes that I love on my blog. My go to is salmon (usually in a ginger/soy homemade marinade), but also love talapia...sprinkled with pepper + Parmesan, then baked (works every time!). And my most recent love: fish tacos...with cod. Posted an awesome recipe for that one!! Glad you're having fun trying some!

chelsea rebecca said...

salmon and tilapia are my favorite!
just sprinkle salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parmsean cheese on each side of the tilapia.. fry it up in a little olive oil and volia.. deliciousness!

Ria Thurston said...

I have NEVER liked fish... but that may be... because I never really have tried anything besides shrimp. I MAY branch out this weekend in San Diego and try a fish taco... we shall see! Great post, Amanda!