I have a confession to make.
I know most will call me weird or crazy when I tell them. Some people can't understand what I'm talking about.
"Are you serious?"they'll say. "Really?" they'll inquire while looking at me like I have a third eye, a hunched-back or admit to liking potted meat (I really don't).
So what is this horrible, unforgivable, ostracizing condition?
I hate seafood!!!
My version of culinary hell
There, I said it. Are you happy now?
All my life I've cringed when people would go on and on about some blackened this or that, some shrimp cocktail, or an all you can eat fish fry for ONLY $8. And I'm thinking, give me 5 dollar burgers, 2 dollar fries, and the biggest Dr. Pepper you can buy for a dollar and I'll be happier than eating 12 fish fillets.
There is, however, one seafood delicacy that I do long for; one tempting morsel of fin wearing fodder that tempts my palate even though I know it is seafood - the Filet-o-Fish burger from McDonald's.
But it must be made the old fashioned way (see picture above). You know, the way they made it before they tried to satiate the nanny state by making it "healthier" by adding iceberg lettuce.
Let's make a deal, you look for healthy at McDonald's and I'll look for the wonderful "Wizard of Oz". I'll probably be more successful.
Anyway, back to the filet-o-fish. It is really very simple to assemble - bun, cheese (optional), filet-o-fish, gobs of tartar sauce, bun. That's it, nothing else - simple and delicious.
I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. I may even try to assemble one at home myself, from all natural ingredients, of course.
I just need to know where to catch one of those square fish.