I remember growing up my mom would make it occasionally, and each time I would SWEAR that the whole house smelled like a fishy ocean...I'd then proceed to whine and complain, while throwing myself on the couch in agony...Poor little me.
Nothing really changed until I went on a 6 week study abroad program through Central America, and a lot of times we had to eat the food we were given. I remember one night we ate at a little restaurant in Guatemala and our whole class was being served Salmon.
Obviously I wasn't thrilled that I had to eat it, but when my plate arrived I was pretty shocked.
My salmon was drenched in some sort of sauce that looked like gravy, and then there was a handful of fresh lemons on my plate. I proceeded to squeeze juice on the Salmon and take a bite...
I don't know exactly what that sauce was made of, but I have an idea it rhymes with nutter. All I can say is that it tasted like Christmas morning and Paula Deen was in the kitchen melting butter.
Some day I'll recreate that salmon...As soon as I figure out how to make a pound of butter healthier...
For now though I've learned to stomach salmon, just as long as it falls under certain guidlines.
It HAS to be fresh. The fresher it is, the less fishy it taste. It also has to have a little flavor. I know some people can eat it with just a squeeze of lemon, but like I said before...Not happenin'.