So, for most of my life, I have not been a fan of seafood. In fact, I have told so many people for so long that I HATE seafood that my children tell people (and actually believe) that they also HATE seafood.
Well, thanks to some of the good and wise people on this site, I started reading more about all the good research around eating oily fish. Omega 3's in particular seem to be so essential to good health—both physically and mentally.
So a few weeks ago, I broached the subject with the family. They were speechless. At first, the kids thought I was joking. Us? Eat fish? Are you serious? Have you forgotten that we HATE fish?
Thankfully, my wife was a good sport (she is not a seafood fan either). She said, "Hey, if it's that good for us, lets try it." There was some mild grumbling from the kids but that was it.
As neither my wife or I have any experience cooking fish, we thought we better start simple. So we bought some frozen, bake-and-serve fish fillets. They were … um, how do I put this … horrible! The kids were now more convinced than ever that indeed they HATE fish.
Well, after getting home from camping this weekend, my wife and I were at the store looking for something to cook on the grill. I spotted a fresh salmon steak and decided it was time to give it another try.
I got the fish home and brushed it with butter, lime juice and some freshly ground pepper. I was nervous as could be grilling it, as it was the first time I'd ever cooked fish on the bbq.
But I muddled through (I think I overcooked it just barely).
In the end, it looked, smelled, and most importantly tasted DELICIOUS! The kids were much less enthusiastic than my wife and me. But even they couldn't deny that it tasted a million times better than that frozen stuff.
So, I don't know that we'll ever get to the recommended twice or more a week, but I'm so happy that we have our first partial success at introducing healthy fish to our diet.
Anyone else have similar experiences? Are we in the vast minority when it comes to seafood?
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