I have always been a picky eater. I struggle with making my son eat more variety than he wants because I was so much worse growing up. I know what it’s like to hate foods or be afraid to even try something new. Just to give you an idea…I hate chocolate. Crazy, right? It’s true. I don’t just mean that I don’t love it. I detest it! It’s one of the foods I hate most in this world. I cannot even stand the smell of it. But…as I’ve grown older, I think I could force myself to like it. Like I’ve forced myself to like vegetables. But why would I?
What I did recently force myself to eat more of is fish. Hooray for aging taste buds!
About three years ago while on a cruise, I decided that I would eat fish every night for dinner. If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you know the food is amazing! What better place to try a new food than somewhere you know everything will be delicious. If I couldn’t like fish on a cruise, then it was never going to happen. Well it did happen! After three or four nights of fish on that cruise, I went home looking for fish recipes.
I discovered that Costco sells individually frozen salmon fillets. Perfect! I Googled salmon recipes and found this Walnut Crusted Salmon recipe on Sprouted Kitchen. I should mention that I love nuts – pretty much any kind, but especially walnuts – so this was the perfect recipe for me. About a year later when my husband and I started a low carb diet, this recipe was one of the few to make the cut. It’s still one of our favorites. It’s so simple!
I never tried the edamame mash, but instead we pair it with this Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese recipe my husband found on AllRecipes.com. This is another super easy recipe – only 4 ingredients. I love anything I can remember while at the grocery store, so I can pick up the ingredients spur of the moment without needing a grocery list.
And since my 5 year old won’t eat either of these things, I usually cook some fish sticks as well.
What’s your favorite fish recipe? Have you ever forced yourself to like a food?