I like eating fish now that I've learned how to prepare it but this is a fairly recent development. When I was a kid the fish I was served would have this gross mushy consistency to it as if it were boiled.
How do we know it isn't the reverse? Say, losing tastebud sensitivity and thus being less picky, or enjoying the flavours for a bitter twang instead of overpowering bitterness?Not who you were replying to, but that’s never stopped me before...
I agree with him, based on common knowledge and personal experience. There are tons of foods, mostly vegetables like beets and cabbage, I used to only tolerate but now like.
Tilapia is peasant food. I would only eat it during famine.Fish is not as easy to prepare as other foods. It's pretty much that simple. The "easy fish", Tuna and Salmon are expensive as all fuck. Give a child a half pound rasher of smoked wild salmon and they will eat that shit fast. But it will also cost you nearly 9 bucks at 17.99 a pound. Much better to just give them a burger at 3.99 a pound.
And that burger is better for them then some deep fried fish. So kids don't get the exposure....
Aww fuck it. Here is how you get your kids to eat fish. Actual fish.
Step 1. Dont do tilapia. Its vile, it tastes vile, you know it tastes vile and your kids know it does too.
Step 2. Do you see those whole fish sitting on the ice at the supermarket? Have you ever asked yourself "who buys that?" The answer is people who actually want to eat decent fish for dinner. Buy it. You can probably get 3 pounds for about 15 bucks depending on species. Be a basic bitch and buy whatever version of Trout they have or farm raised red fish.
Step 3. You are not a chef. Ask them to clean it and filet it at the counter. They actually do this you know. If you are a boss well, read up on how to clean and prepare a fish yourself.
Step 4. Bake the sucker at 350 degrees for 20 minutes in butter and lemon juice, or pan fry in your favored seasonings. Carefully remove any extraneous bones. Its done when it's done. Use your eyes. You know what cooked fish looks like. Serve with a side of rice or mashed potatoes. Your kids will love it. Especially if you give them a "fun" sauce to dip it in.