Journal Excerpt: Raw Catfish

June 8, 2006 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment

Ran across this in my February 14, 2004 journal entry.

A funny thing happened over supper on Monday.  Sean made his awesome cajun catfish and I complimented it with our freshly steamed garlic brocolli. 

Now – here's some quick background info.  I'm always very skeptical of meat – I ask Sean to double check the meat I've cooked to make sure it is done.  At restaurants I slice chicken up and examine it before I ingest it.  Anyway – false alarms are not uncommon when it comes to me and done meat.

Back to the tale.

We sat down to enjoy our meal and I noticed my catfish was really tough.

"It's done!" Sean said, knowing immediately what my mind was thinking.

"Okay," I said and obediently I started eating.

"Wow," I said, "It's really chewy."

Suddenly I hear a clank of a fork and Sean slammed down his plate and snatched mine away.  He swiftly carried it into the kitchen.

"What are you doing?!?" I yelled.

"I'm going to cook it some more because you aren't going to eat it until I do," he said.

I started to yell and my statements did include obscenities.  I told him all I wanted to know if it was *@!?# okay.  If it was supposed to be chewy, so be it and I'll eat it.

After I finished my rant, there was complete silence.  That was odd, so I went into the kitchen to investigate.  There Sean was hovering over my fish, looking perplexed.

"Huh," he said, "It's not done."

Hehe.  Poor guy– he's been putting up with my "Is this cooked?", "Is it supposed to look like this?", and "Are you sure this is done?" interrogations for 8 years.  The one time he loses his temper about it is the one time the meat in question wasn't done!!!

Later as we laughed about the incident, Sean had a good analogy.

"You're the girl who cried raw," he said.

Entry filed under: Food, Journal Excerpt, Sean.

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