I can’t say that I am very fond of fish, in fact, I would say for the most part, I avoid it at all costs.
Growing up fish was either from a can (tuna) or covered in batter (halibut with chips). Once in a while Dad would make a white sauce with parsley to enhance some pan-fried fish that Mom would make. This is the only way I enjoyed fish and ate it.
When I met my husband’s family for the first time they served broiled salmon with a wedge of lemon with green beans and rice. Not wanting to make a fuss I managed to wash it down with several glasses of apple juice.
Fast forward to present day, you will now see tins of tuna and red salmon in the pantry shelf along with frozen salmon fillets in my freezer. Yes, somehow I succumbed to the pressure of eating more fish. After reading many articles and books about the health benefits of fish(heart health, brain food, eye improvement, skin enhancer etc.) I decided it was worth introducing it as part of our family meal plan.
At first, I tried hiding the fish in casseroles, and cream cheese pates but little by little I began to enjoy the flavor of it and no longer need to “hide it”. Today, not only do I enjoy eating fish, I enjoy catching fish and eating them! A few of my favorites are perch, sunfish, bass and even catfish (I know, right?).
If you are not a big fan of fish, give it a try! Your body will love you for it! Bon Appetit!