Stud Muffin is very adventurous in his culinary journeys. He has few lines he won’t cross and is willing to give most anything a taste. He enjoys lingua tacos (tongue) and tripas (pork intestines).
I am not so adventurous. I like my tacos with chicken or carne asada. And intestines will never be on my plate. Just sayin’.
So we were both a bit unsure when Stud Muffin was assigned Oysters Rockefeller for his appetizer offering for his recent Men’s Cooking Club dinner. But he trusted his brother’s recipe and dove in.
The ingredients were good:
- Cream cheese
So I took a tentative bite.
And was completely surprised. The oyster wasn’t slimy. It was tender and delicious. The topping of cheese and spinach and butter complemented the oyster but didn’t overpower it. The oyster still added its own flavor. The crumbs gave it a nice crunch, but not so much that it overpowered the oyster, which is supposed to be the star of the dish.
I learned a lesson: I can take some culinary tasting risks and just may find a new dish to enjoy.
Do you have a dish that you thought you didn’t like? Until you tried it again?