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How do you break a spouse of a bad cooking habit? [moved from Home Cooking]

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How do you break a spouse of a bad cooking habit? [moved from Home Cooking]

SouthernHoo | Apr 17, 2010 02:50 PM

My DW is definitely my better half in many ways but not so much in the kitchen. It took me years to get her to appreciate a medium rare steak rather than one cooked until the last remnant of juice and taste flees. But steak was easy compared to my current challenge: Fish.

There are many reasons I eat a lot of fish now. Taste, health, variety, quickness in preparation and the fact I was allergic as a kid so I'm making up for lost time. My wife share my enthusiasm, but not my philosophy to cook fish until it is just done so it remains tender, juicy and full of flavor.

So when I come home from work (I get home a couple hours later than my DW, who also works) it is too often to the smell of fish cooking long after it's been counted out, and let e tell you, while the smell of fish cooking is a nice one, the smell of fish overcooking is not.

This evening she began to bake fillets of trout so I volunteered to look after them so she could relax, and took the out just as they were barely done. They were just cooked through, perfect to my taste, but when she took a bite, she feigned a smile and her eyes screamed out for another 15 minutes in a 385 oven.

There is a fine line between being a foodie and being a food snob and there are many ways t enjoy any ingredient. But in my book there are no pages for overcooked fish. How do I make my wife a convert?

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