Happy Valentine’s Day! Ever eaten raw beef? Of course, Valentine’s Day and raw beef have nothing to do with each other, do they?
In the above picture, you can see sushi. The bottom row is tuna and salmon. The middle row is red snapper and shrimp. But the top row is beef. That’s right, beef sushi. The salmon tasted excellent. The tuna was very good. Shrimp and red snapper were also very good. But how was the beef? Well, it had very little flavour. I’ve tried raw beef before, and I remember that it was rather flavourless. It gains its flavour when it’s cooked. I probably won’t have beef sushi again.
Unlike pork and chicken, it’s safe to eat raw beef. It’s unlikely to carry salmonella. And this is why it’s popular to eat rare beef.
Have you ever tried raw beef?
Have you ever tried fishing on the ocean? I’ve done it many times with my grandfather and dad. My grandparents lived on Vancouver Island, and we often went fishing for salmon whenever we visited them. Sometimes we caught plenty of fish, while other times, we caught nothing. One time, we went back after catching only some seaweed. Most of the time, we spent our time just watching our fishing rods bouncing as we went over the waves, as well as watching the sonar to see if there were any fish down there. If we were close to the shore, we sometimes saw seals. But there was one very special time.
It was just like any other time that we went fishing. We weren’t catching many fish, but it was fairly relaxing. I don’t recall how old I was, but probably when I was in junior high school. The weather was calm and the waves were small. I remember that I was looking north when we saw the fin. And then another and another and another. They weren’t just to the north, they were to the south as well. And east. And west! They were all around us! It was a pod of resident killer whales. They were swimming to the southwest, closer to shore. They were probably following some salmon, which is also what we were looking for. The moment we realised that we were surrounded by a pod of killer whales, I had to say “Wow!” That was a remarkable experience.