On Tuesdays, we round up the usual suspects and cook a special dinner. It's not easy. There's the 2 teenagers who prefer every meal be mac 'n cheese. There's a happy little carnivore who thinks bacon in mac 'n cheese might be dee-lish.
And, then there's the pescatarians. Fish lovers.
I hate fish. Truly, madly, deeply hate fish. Now I know what you're thinking... certainly not salmon. Everybody loves salmon.
Indeed they do! I can't begin to count the number of times people have invited me to dinner naturally assuming I would eat salmon.
'Twas salmon that inspired me to manifest my hatred of fish into a life threatening allergy. You see, if I tell people I don't like fish then they'll still expect me to eat it. "Oh, give it a try," they exclaim. "You'll love MY fish."
But, if I tell them I have an allergy...
I will surely die if I eat your fish...
Then they're lots nicer about the whole situation and typically cook up something truly palatable. Like a steak!
This charade worked out well for many years. Right up until my daughter decided to become a [cringe, shudder] pescatarian. Because she knows the truth about me and my fish allergies. She knows I'm a big, fat liar.
Last night, just to be nice to Lauren, I grilled tuna. I also made a big vat of potatoes and a (from scratch!) chocolate cake so normal people, like me, wouldn't starve. But then something strange happened. It smelled so delicious that I took a little bite. And, it's killing me to admit this but it wasn't half bad...
Tuna Haters To Die For Tuna Marinade:
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire
- 1/4 cup minced roasted garlic
- 4 tbs. crushed rosemary
* Joking about the dog. This is a truly tasty recipe. If I like it, I imagine anyone would. I feel the same way about Hazel's Zinnias.