Serious Eats: Talk
What's the remedy for hating seafood?
I just got back from Italy where seafood is abundant. The problem is, I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin so I pretty much ate red meat & poultry exclusively. My family fished, but I never developed a taste for fish or any kind of seafood. When I ate with my friend in Italy and watched the meat being torn from various body parts of seafood, my stomach twisted in knots. I can't even eat tuna but I choked down an anchovy fondue as to not be rude. I tried sushi, but I can't stand nori.
What's the best way for me to overcome my aversion to seafood? I really don't know if it's the taste, the presentation, the texture, or a combination of everything. I know seafood is supposed to be healthier than red meat, but I just can't bring myself to eat it.
How can I gradually get to like seafood? (sans casseroles)