Honestly, I was initially put off by steamed fish, but that was mostly because of some unfortunate words.
You see, my in-laws criticized the restaurant I had invited them to. It was my favorite fish food place, and they offered grilled filets.
My father-in-law was perhaps a tad too sincere: “It’s kind of tough.”
So his rejection of my favorite food closed me off to his favorite food.
The years have rolled by. I’ve lost my prejudices. I can now taste steamed fish objectively, untainted by rejection-association. And I must say, my father-in-law was right: It’s tender.
The Bible says we need to tell the truth in love, and there are some “truths” that are better left unsaid. Instead of convincing people, we close them off entirely.
Fish is my favorite food. It’s pure protein (I’m trying to build muscle). It doesn’t have cholesterol. Some actually lowers your cholesterol. It doesn’t have increase your risk for hypertension.
I’ll eat grilled filets still because I’m not against them being “tough.” But I do relish a Chinese steamed fish!