Thursday, August 30, 2007

I Won't Do That Again!

I bought a "fresh" tuna fillet, late this afternoon, at the local grocery store. There was a bright orange sticker on the package indicating that it was marked down by 50%. I looked at the "sell by" date, and it was today; hence the discount.

Feeling that it might be a bit risky, I put the Thonfisch back on the shelf, looked at a few other pieces of fish, picked up the 50% off fish again, looked it over, determined that the discount was worth the risk, and...threw it in the basket.

A few hours later, I seared it on the BBQ. Normally, I would only sear it for about 90 seconds per side, but since the fillet was a bit old, I decided to sear it for 2.5 minutes per side; a total of five minutes. It tasted fine, although I thought it was bit overdone.

An hour after dinner, I was in the midst of a torrential downpour.

...and I'm not talking about rain!

I guess you get what you pay for.

NOTE TO SELF: Don't ever buy fish on the "sell by" date again! EVER!!!

5 comments:

christina said...

Yikes. You win some, you lose some, I guess. I'm pretty wary of buying (supposedly) fresh fish here the best of times. You just never know.

Get well soon, eh?

cncz said...

out of curiosity, was it migros or coop? I just bought some supposedly fresh from migros...scared now

Expat Traveler said...

Ouch! That happened to me with Smoked Salmon in Geneva 2 times. I never put 2 and 2 together until after the second time!

Hope you are feeling back to normal now.

The Big Finn said...

cncz- It was the packaged fish from Coop. We usually don't have any problem, but I guess I just picked up a bad piece.

tobson said...

Fish is good for you, they always say. I just had no idea it was a tool for reducing your weight as well. Just wish the fish had nicer ways of achieving its goals.