Most people love fish and no wonder you can make delectable food preparations with fish. Well, most of them are delectable anyway. And there are some that are so weird that looking at them may scare you out of your mind, let alone eat them. Well, one’s man’s delicacy is another’s poison.
Well, we tweaked this adage because we wanted to describe some of the weirdest fishes that you could ever hear of. Frightening to look at and sumptuous to eat, that’s the weirdest combination you may have ever heard of. It’s a good thing that they are on their plate, if you have ever encountered them in real you would have been scared out of your wit’s end. So, let’s go on a sea-foodie adventure of a lifetime!
Have you ever had conch fritters? Well, let’s know more about them here. In the Bahamas, conch is said to be the main dish and they may eat the worm. Conch is eaten either raw in salads or as conch fritters. Conch belongs to the mollusk family and you pronounce it as konk. They grow in the shallow waters of the Caribbean Sea.
This creature has a spiral shell that serves and acts as a protective shelter. The scientific name of the conch is known as Strombus Gigas. While its flavor seems really weird and unique, just like any other shellfish, and tastes like the sea. It is colorless, odorless, wiggly, and slimy.
Monkfish looks really frightening once caught. But apparently, most people don’t care at all. The popularity of this guy’s tail has gone up in recent years and is said to be in the same league as lobster.
Monkfish, also known as goosefish, are predatory fish and hide in the ocean bottom and can grow as big as 5 feet long. They have a gaping maw and uneven, jagged teeth, which can literally give you the heebie-jeebies.
However, its taste and texture are a winner here. And monkfish is eaten whole fish or as steaks of tail meat, and is more affordable than some other kinds of domestic seafood.
This Norwegian seafood has weird and weirder names such as rat poison and fork destroyer. Looking at this strange recipe you may think that it does not look appetizing at all. However, people in Nordic countries love this seafood.
It has a long process, where the Codfish is first soaked in water for 6 days, and then left to soak in a lye solution for 2 days till it attains an alkaline level of pH12. It forms a jelly-like substance that is again soaked in water again for about a week. Next, it is soaked and steamed and sumptuous enough to travel to your plate.
A squid lying on a plate with its eyes staring right back at you is certain to give you a start. Well, you get this look after it is cut into strips, battering, frying it, and selling it as calamari served with marinara sauce at the Italian restaurants. Those eyes can still look scary.
Sea urchin is another dish that can be regarded as a sort of delicacy in different parts of the world. You do not eat the outside shell but the gonads that are protected by the sea urchins spines. Looking at the mouth of the sea urchin can scare the toughest of all.
Although sea lampreys look like a nightmare that came to life. They latch on to dolphins and drink their blood until they breathe their last and they start breeding by wrapping themselves around a female as they squeeze the eggs. What can be weirder than that? Well, the fact that they taste good.
Although the name of this fish is the first thing you may notice at first, with a name like that, it is bound to catch your attention. Well, it has takers too, the Inuit population in Alaska apparently loves it. First, the head of King Salmon is chopped off then it is wrapped in grass or burlap, and then left to ferment in special burial pits. We now know where it gets its name.
Tell us in the comments section below, will you be daring enough to try this seafood?