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I've been pondering what to do this year and I think it is time to face my own personal food Everest, the food that I have until now largely avoided. In the words of Masterchef, this will be my 'toughest challenge yet'.
I have to confess that I am more than a little daunted by the prospect of handling, preparing and cooking fish. My experience of fish growing up, was limited to battered, breaded or boil in the bag cod. Maybe a prawn cocktail at Christmas but that was about it.
I now eat salmon, tuna, mussels, lobster and crab and recently had my first dover sole at the excellent Fish at 85 and loved it. This would have been unthinkable a few years ago.
So for 2013 my goals are:
- To try a new fish every month
- To eat fish for my main meal twice a week
The health benefits of eating fish are well covered elsewhere, but I suspect more of a challenge will be finding places to buy fresh and interesting fish in Cardiff. Aside from Fish at 85, there is the long established Ashtons in Cardiff market. There may well be other outlets that I am not aware of (suggestions left in the Comments section gratefully received).
So there it is, my goal for 2013. Eat more fish.
It may sound simple, even ridiculous to some of you, to me this is a big whoop. There will tears, tantrums and disasters along the way but I swear on my Henckels chef knife, that by the end of the 2013 I will be able to fillet a fish!