Over the past week I have been in seafood lover’s heaven – Boston. I ate so much seafood that I really believe I felt my cholesterol rising. Fortunately, seafood is gluten free, and low in calories and fat, except when you drench it in butta. Anyway, I just had to share my experience with the raw bar while at a dinner party at Tufts University (beautiful campus!). I don’t consider myself to be adventurous, but when I saw how long the line was at the raw oyster and clam bar, I had to check it out.
So there I am, face all frowned up at the thought of something raw and slimy slithering down my throat. I mean, I love oysters and clams, but they must be breaded and fried! I’m a southern girl, you know. And then I thought about the fact that I eat sushi, real raw sushi. This can’t be too different, right? Plus, I was really tipped off by the number of people swooning over the display, waiting probably 10 minutes just to get a taste. All of this let me know, I’m probably going to like this.
So I doctored it up with a zesty splash of Tabasco, tangy chopped onion, a fresh squeeze of lemon wedge, held my breath, closed my eyes, and hoped for the best.
And I must say, once I got to the other side of this scary experience… I liked it! I really liked it! (You can tell because my pinky went up.)
And when that was over, I was rewarded for my efforts with a little taste of labstah (in my Boston accent).
Boston, you treated me well. I will be more than happy to come and visit you any time.
I don’t think I gained any weight while there, but I do believe I may need to have my cholesterol checked. 😮 By the way, does this now make me adventurous?