Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Could you eat that?

I used screen capture for this post 

I was just watching Top Chef Canada, and thinking "eewwww!" 

I'm the first to admit, I am not by any stretch of imagination; an adventurous eater.  But compared to my family, I am the most adventurous eater of the lot of us. 
Seafood not withstanding.    {I have worked with basic seafood before I became a vegetarian. I used to work with cod -salted, cod tongues, cod cheeks- with capelin, with scallops.}  I have never worked with muscles or oysters or clams.  
Which means, I have never worked with the Geoduck.   Which is a species of clam.   And it looks... well, like a penis in a clam shell.

This was the mystery ingredient this week on TCC.   And when they had a close up of the chef working with it, blanching it, slicing off the outer membrane, slicing off the tip then chopping it up; all I can say is eeeeewwwwwww!  There was green inky stuff all over the chef and his work space.  Which actually seemed more like a squid.

I had one more screen shot but it was just too suggestive.  Check out the episode of Top Chef Canada (episode 11) if you do not believe me.  Hats off to the chef who actually had to work with it, and to the chef who picked the ingredient for him to begin with.

You both have more guts then I do.