From Erin

Overcoming My Fish Fear

Wild Alaskan salmon. And Brussels sprouts. Food heaven!

Wild Alaskan salmon. Brussels sprouts. Food heaven!

Hello, my name is Erin, and I’m afraid of fish. Hi, Erin! 

I’ve always been a bit afraid of fish. If I’m in a lake, I’m afraid of being touched by one. If I’m in the ocean, I’m afraid of being eaten by a big one. If I’m in my kitchen, I’m afraid to cook one. But, weirdly, I’m not afraid to eat them. So when Alaska Seafood sent me a box of fresh fish on ice, I was pretty excited to be forced to get cooking with fish. Although I’ll admit that I did gulp in intimidation when I opened the package.

A couple of factors play into my fish fear. First of all, I’m from Kansas. Land-locked land of the cow. Secondly, my husband is super picky about fish, and I got discouraged when he gagged on a perfectly fine piece of halibut early on in our marriage; I just gave up. But just like when I try cooking with anything for the first time—quinoakale—I always kick myself later for putting it off so long.

Head over to the new, the awesome Fit Bottomed Eats to read about how my fish experiment went. Did it turn out delish? Did I screw it up? Only a click over will allow you to find out… —Erin

 

 



Comments

  1. HalfCrazedRunner says

    Sometimes it’s good to start “small” when trying new recipes and foods. Try Googling: “fish recipes for kids”. Whenever I try something new, I like to google “____ for kids.” This usually helps to get me started.

  2. Alana says

    Erin,

    I took a look at your experiment with salmon, and I loved how simple you made it look. I grew up eating fish and seafood, and having to switch to red meat was a challenge (the good thing about most fish is that it’s not pumped full of hormones like our meat is, these days!) My question – did you bake the fish, and what spices did you use in your rub?

    Alana

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