Jun. 9, 2014 9:41 pm
Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 11:01 pm
The other night I prepared some carrots. Usually I steam them, add a little butter, s&p, a teaspoon of brown sugar and a good dash of nutmeg. Seeing as how I'm at my away bunk, I'm a tad limited on my spices but I'm building. I had no nutmeg so I used
cardamom and nope, that didnt work very well but it was interesting. I also did a gravy using reconstituted morel mushrooms and it wasn't much to my liking either. Could be the water here, which is atrocious but I find myself using it freely to cook.
How bad is it? If you leave a bit of water on the countertop overnight, it's white laminate, in the morning their will be a tan stain thats hard to clean. I've no idea whats causing that but I live smack in the middle of farm country here and its well water
so who knows what the hell has bled into the ground water.
Anyhow, I like to try new things, I'm about 50/50 when I go out to eat. Sometimes I just want a tried and true prime rib, other times I order the fish tacos and holy smokes are those good. Same with in my own kitchen, I'm always seeking out new recipes and
ways to make old dogs run. So yesterday when I responded to Jonagolds blog about their bucket list of restaurants, it got me to thinking about the strange foods I've eaten over the years.
Shark was tasty, Cougar was not. Fois gras was to die for, cassoulet was not. I hate sushi and barely cooked mahi mahi tuna just didnt cut it for me. Chocolate mashed potatoes were most agreeable, Baby deep fried octopus was really really strange and steak
tartare is just too raw, especially with the raw egg on it. Yet, I've eaten a barely warmed strip loin and enjoyed it immensely, leading me to consistently order my steaks rare. Just a side question, why do so many restaurants fail at cooking a steak rare?
At any rate, what interesting and unusual foodstuffs have you consumed?