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To get salmon for lunch even though I don't like it?

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talksensetome Wed 19-Oct-16 11:59:37

I don't like Salmon. I have never liked Salmon.

Today on the lunch menu is grilled Salmon and Asparagus on a bed of lemon noodles. I really want to get it. But I don't like salmon!

I had the fish pie a couple of weeks ago which had salmon in it and I ate that and it wasn't bad. maybe I am starting to like salmon?

BorpBorpBorp Wed 19-Oct-16 12:13:39

Maybe? If you want to get the salmon, get the salmon. If you don't like it you can eat the asparagus and noodles and leave the salmon. I don't think you need to think about it too much.

MuseumOfCurry Wed 19-Oct-16 12:15:02

I agree you might be overthinking this.

talksensetome Wed 19-Oct-16 12:16:00

I think I am too. I am going to live on the edge and get the salmon.

Nabootique Wed 19-Oct-16 12:17:41

grin I have this sometimes when something that sounds nice has an ingredient I don't like. It mostly works out if I try it. A friend of mine has recently discovered that she actually likes mushrooms, after years of thinking she didn't!

talksensetome Wed 19-Oct-16 12:21:47

well I have been sting before Nabootique I made a recipe that had lots of ginger in it. I don't like ginger. the meal was disgusting.

Then I didn't learn, I have made lots of tomato based dishes that I then can't eat because guess what I don't like tomatoes! But I always give it a go because it might taste different in a meal.

I did find a love of cheesecake though after thinking I didn't like it. Now I yearn for the years of cheesecake that I missed out on.

MuseumOfCurry Wed 19-Oct-16 12:25:40

Cheesecake is more polarising than it's devotees realise.

Personally, OP, I overwhelmingly prefer smoked or raw salmon to cooked, which I think has an unpleasant texture.

chickenowner Wed 19-Oct-16 12:26:30

Might be worth a try, it sounds delicious to me!

KC225 Wed 19-Oct-16 12:27:42

At primary school say about 6 we did cheese tasting project and I cried at devil's hot armpit roaming the earth as Stilton. Roll on to mid twenties with a friend raiding the cheese board at a buffet, I turn my nose up at the Stilton. She says 'I'm surprised you don't like it when you love all those other stinkers. Just try a bit.' I did. Bloody loved it. All those wasted years.

Have the salmon, of you still don't like it. You have the noodles and asparagus to compensate

agapanthii Wed 19-Oct-16 12:45:58

I feel like that about coffee. I see people with their named cups, with their caramel-mocha-choca-skinny-cino creations and I really want one too!

Don't like coffee though. I feel like I have been robbed.

viques Wed 19-Oct-16 12:47:49

Asparagus in October? no,no no,avoid, it will be airmiled in from Chile or somewhere and horrible. Wait until delicious British asparagus come back into season next year, pig out on it for a couple of months , then regretfully stop eating it until 2018! Same with strawberries, there are still UK grown strawberries in the shops but they aren't as good as the summer ones. Eating seasonally really makes you appreciate food.

viques Wed 19-Oct-16 12:53:16

Laughing at KC and the wasted years. I had the same experience with fresh pineapple, I think the only pineapple I had tasted as a child was in tinned fruit salad and I hated it, until I ate the real deal and realised the error of my ways.

Though for me the years I have spent loathing the thought and taste of every blue cheese will never be wasted........

DebratsEtiquette Wed 19-Oct-16 12:53:16

I use to hate salmon, but over the last 5 years I've grown to love it. I now frequently choose it. Now I just need to work on other things that 'normal' people like! Hope you enjoy might have made it to tante other side too!

talksensetome Wed 19-Oct-16 12:53:44

Well I got the salmon, first wary nibble I wasn't overly impressed but as I ate more of it with the asparagus and the noodles it was actually a really delicious meal and I am glad I gave it a go.

Don't get me wrong, it's not going to be my first choice of food everywhere I go but I can scrub it off the foods I don't like list.

talksensetome Wed 19-Oct-16 12:55:58

Ohh coffee might be the next thing I try agapanthii since my taste buds are finally growing up.

or Wine wine

PickAChew Wed 19-Oct-16 13:00:33

It's good to be adventurous, particularly if that list of foods you don't like is a long one!

Oysterbabe Wed 19-Oct-16 13:04:19

Salmon is such a bland inoffensive fish, surely eaten with the noodles it'll be fine.

mycatstares Wed 19-Oct-16 13:05:48

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

You must make more threads when your debating over trying something, its been most amusing to readgrin.

motherinferior Wed 19-Oct-16 13:09:12

I have recently learned not to dislike avocadoes in similar manner.

Beetroot was a breakthrough.

MackerelOfFact Wed 19-Oct-16 13:10:02

I sometimes go through phases of fancying a food I don't really like. It usually results in me starting to like it!

Maybe salmon is something you need to be in the mood for? You don't like or dislike it, but you have to want it to eat it.

talksensetome Wed 19-Oct-16 13:17:03

Beetroot shock Nope I can't ever see me liking the flavour of earth!

I am glad it kept you amused MyCat I have to say the staff in the canteen were amused too as they know I don't like salmon yet I ordered it anyway.

I don't think my list of dislikes is particularly long but thinking about it maybe I am fussier than I thought...

Mediterranean veg like, courgette, avocado, aubergine, tomato, olives

Christmas flavours like Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, dried fruit

Alcohol except peach schnapps

Really fishy stuff

motherinferior Wed 19-Oct-16 13:21:03

Errrno, that is a long list. Really quite very long.

IminaPickle Wed 19-Oct-16 13:24:54

What a gentle and nice thread.

agapanthii Wed 19-Oct-16 13:30:43

talksensetome Alcohol except peach schnapps grin

You must try good wine

talksensetome Wed 19-Oct-16 13:31:27

is it really a long list? blush I don't make a big fuss about it, I can always find something on a menu wherever we go and although I don't like tomatoes I can eat them in stuff like bolognaise and pizza and well whatever else they come in.

My brother doesn't like onion or mushroom or tomato and finding something for him to eat can be hard!

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