Okay, really not a fear, but believe me when I say I have never tried them raw or cooked because they just look slimy and all the usual aversions people claim. Although I do like steam mussels, shrimp and other shellfish. AT this juncture in life I am trying to get over long standing aversions (not all, since some have real purpose, such as I will never eat pig's feet or cow's tongue. What is the best way to approach this???