When you eat lobster or crab you get like the claw or the legs and that's the most meat you'll ever get from that one crab or lobster. Shrimp is mostly meat with the exception of the shell and head. Crab and lobster costs more and has more effort to eat and less food. Crab and lobster taste good don't get me wrong but I just don't like having to work so hard for my food to be disappointed with the amount of the crustacean that I can't eat.
Where are the good small seafood restaurants in the area? Looking for the kind of places where you may sit at picnic tables, and the only ambiance is the smell of fresh cooked seafood. Don't mind traveling some from Pensacola, just in the general area. Thanks!
I am allergic to seafood, particularly crustaceans. Growing up, I didn’t know I was allergic to crustaceans. I would eat on certain occasions only to develop red, itchy angry bumps all over my face and my lips will swell a few hours later. However, it is important to note that this wasn’t something that would happen all the time after I eat crustaceans so it took my parents awhile to realise it.
My fiancé of five years is completely aware of my allergy to crustaceans, because I’ve told him and actively avoided them whenever we are dining. However, just two nights ago, he cooked prawn aglio olio for dinner and I told him, ‘Babe, you know I can’t eat prawns. I’m allergic to it.’. He asked me to cut it off, and told me I shouldn’t lie about an allergy to seek for attention.
I didn’t even understand what that meant. He said he has never seen me develop an allergy reaction before, and that it’s tiring having to entertain my lies and fussy request whenever we are dining out because of an allergy ‘that doesn’t exist.’ His words. Obviously he hasn’t seen it before, because I’ve been avoiding seafood in my diet!
Regardless, he asked me to eat the food that he has cooked for dinner. I refused, and he said I’m not appreciative of his actions and love for me because I’m just being a fussy eater and an attention seeker. I’ve never felt so invalidated in my life before. I didn’t eat the dinner but he’s still mad at me now, and it’s been two days. He’s been giving me the cold shoulder.
I find myself wondering if I should’ve ate the plate of aglio olio so maybe things wouldn’t turn out like this? Since I don’t always get an allergic reaction and he actually did put in the effort to cook dinner. Please help, AITA here?
EDIT UPDATE :
Thank you all for the responses, and I’m back for an update to tie up some loose ends. The comments have spurred me to sit down and have a talk with him, and to get to the reason why he didn’t believe my allergy.
He said, ‘You’re still faking it huh? Alright, I’ll be honest. I’ve actually sneaked in some shellfish and prawns into your diet, over the past few years occasionally. I’ll mash them and put them into your salad or soup. I’m always surprised you never get an allergic reaction. It’s time to stop lying if you want to marry me. I don’t like attention seekers.’ I’m not typing word for word, but that was the nuance. I was too shocked to even digest whatever he was saying. This fiancé of mine, whom I have dated for the past five... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am sick of tilapia and swai. I am biting the bullet and getting some real seafood now. Ideally, I'd like some nice catfish as top priority. Then scallops, clam, and crab meat would be very nice. Doubt we'll get any crawdads up here (I'm from the south), but a place that sells them seasonally, perhaps?
I know Reading Terminal Market has some vendors. Any recommendations in particular?
Or perhaps in china town? Probably would have good prices, I'm thinking
Thank you everyone for any suggestions. Love Philly, but I am struggling without my New Orleans granny's cooking, y'all
In the Philippines, seafoods are the most frequent delicacies among filipinos especially those living in coastal areas like me. We eat crabs, fish, clams, shrimps, octopus, squids & sea grapes. We cook it or sometimes eat it raw.