Tue 30 Mar 2010
Fresh salmon the way it should be served!
Here’s a recap of a conversation I had last night with one of my Irish friends last night:
Me: “I’m going to have a dinner party soon…what should I make?”
Friend: “Don’t make fish. I don’t like it.”
Me: “But you eat fish and chips, right?”
Friend: “Yes, but it’s fried. I don’t like fish unless it’s fried.”
Me: “Have you ever tried it not fried?”
Friend: “No, because I don’t like it.”
After a few more back-and-forths, it was determined that my friend has never eaten fish in any other form but fried, yet is adamant that he hates it. How does he know he doesn’t like something he’s never tried?
Strangely enough, we live in a fishing town and there is a wide selection of fresh, beautiful fish available at every grocery store in town. There are also several fishmongers who sell seafood that’s literally been caught that day. But from what I’ve observed so far, most people I know here not only prefer the fried variety, they actually like fish that’s had the shit cooked out of it – the complete opposite of what any fishmonger would recommend in regards to preparing fish.