Vegetarians, brace yourselves. This post is about meat. Well, fish, to be precise. Still a meat.
So last night, I was going to cook some salmon. Because I love salmon. It's a noble, slightly-angry-looking, yet delicious fish. I've been getting this really good frozen salmon, but last night, I picked up some "real" salmon, if you will - not frozen, in cellophane butcher's packaging. It looked okay - like raw, pink fish meat.
So I get it home and I'm going to start cooking it. I open the cellophane, reach in to take it out, and JESUS CHRIST!! There was still FISH SKIN on the other side! Shiny, silvery, WITH SCALES! Holy shit, it was disgusting, and very unexpected. I actually screamed out loud. It was awful. I threw it away because I simply could not handle looking at it, let alone cutting the fish skin off the other side. I am not a person who goes fishing. I do not like seeing just plain old dead fish for sale in the store. I don't even like to flush dead pet fish.
I know what all you vegetarians are thinking. At least it wasn't fur and skin and teeth. Yes, I know. I still like meat, and I just don't think about what it looked like before it was cooked. I don't want to see what my dinner looked like pre-prep.
So it looks like it's back to the frozen salmon.