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by Yee-Fan Sun |
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As a kid, fish was one of those foods that you couldn't pay me enough to eat. I hated the flakiness; I hated the flavor; I hated the smell… and boy did I fear those pesky little bones. But a couple of years ago, I made a semi-arbitrary decision: after a lifetime of avoiding fish, I was going to give it another try. I figured the adult me might have developed a more sophisticated palate. My first couple of fish forays showed that nope, I really hadn't. But I was tired of limiting myself to only one section of the menu when I went out to restaurants; I felt bad about declining the fish that occasionally showed up at other people's dinner parties. And so I kept trying new fish dishes, hoping that the more fish I ate, the more I'd genuinely like it.

Amazingly enough, the tactic seems to have worked; familiarity really can breed liking, and now I find myself going out of my way to eat fish on a semi-regular basis. I've even started learning how to cook it myself. As it turns out, fish is amazingly quick and easy to cook up, especially when your friendly neighborhood fishmonger (or, er, supermarket) has done all the hard work of skinning and filleting the fish for you.

Here's my latest favorite fish recipe, a simple broiled fish served up with spicy avocado salsa. It's quick enough that you can throw it together in no time flat on even the busiest of weekday evenings; it's pretty enough that you can serve it to guests.

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