While everybody is interested in the exotic, the exciting and the dangerous food can be a sensitive matter. Inadequate cooking can often cause problems and unfamiliar food will need getting used to. Studying the ingredients of a new dish would throw light upon allergies, restrictions and hidden dangers like salt and sugar prohibitions if you suffer them. Take it easy when it comes to experimenting with new foods, alluring though tastes and feels may be!
Get to know 7 of those foods that could possibly kill.
Codfish Scandinavian style
Seafood is truly a world of wonders with infinite variety. The traditional dish in Scandinavian countries is called Lutefisk. How is it made? You marinate codfish in a lye solution. Some days later, the fish gets washed with water and heat treatment given. The result is a shining jelly that smells strong. Eat it if you wish with boiled vegetables during festivals like Christmas and social parties. If you have to cook and eat it, silverware needs to be avoided since immediate corrosion will be the result.
Shrimp with spice
A spicy sauce does wonders for the shrimp along with a large helping of horseradish. The classic shrimp cocktail is not so spicy. The problem with the excessive spice is that diners sometimes feel electric shocks! Can you believe that? Some are known to get unconscious after eating it. Be on your guard then if you venture too close to this dish. Absolutely no pepper is used. If you still insist on trying the novelty, St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis will provide the opportunity but get mentally prepared. St. Elmo became internationally known because of this shrimp dish.
If you are interested in the hottest pepper
Guinness World Records has it all, of course. Naga Jolokia is recorded as the hottest hybrid pepper in the world. The pepper contains the lethal capsaicin.
You need to use the pepper in tiny quantities of course since anything more can lead to death. Yet it has other uses like frightening away elephants from the fields and homes that they might destroy.
The ultimate tarantula fry
Cambodia takes national pride in the fried tarantula dish “a-ping.” The nationals swear by it as the most delicious dish but are aware of the hidden dangers. Tourists also join the line to taste the soft meat and crispy sweet crust. The frying is done in garlic oil. The danger lies in the well-known poison that resides in the spider’s fangs. If the right techniques are not followed during the cooking process, eating it may clear the path to death.
The Jamaican Ackee
Whoever heard of fruits being poisonous? Cuisine in Jamaica uses the fruit called Ackee. The flesh can be eaten but it is first boiled and then fried. It is eaten along with salad and wafers besides other fruit. The taste and consistency could be compared to that of a nutty omelet. The problem is that the raw fruits contain toxins and could kill if not cooked well.
The taste and consistency could be compared to that of a nutty omelet. The problem is that the raw fruits contain toxins and could kill if not cooked well.
A killer medicine
Datura has been heard of frequently enough for ages extending into centuries as a non-traditional medicine. The truth is that datura is rather toxic if you abuse it. Don’t fool around with the seeds or the juice and distilled tea. The problems that could occur are memory loss, fast heartbeat, and hallucinations that appear to be very real. Excessive consumption leads to death’s door and a point of no return. Nobody wishes to die early.
Don’t fool around with the seeds or the juice and distilled tea. The problems that could occur are memory loss, fast heartbeat, and hallucinations that appear to be very real. Excessive consumption leads to death’s door and a point of no return. Nobody wishes to die early.
Don’t get choked while eating octopus
Korean cuisine revels in the greatness of San-Nakji that sounds exotic enough. Though exquisite, it is rather costly too. A live octopus is cut into pieces before being brought to the dining table. The experts say that the taste is excellent this way rather than after cooking.
The octopus is garnished with sesame seeds and several mouth-tingling sauces. The almost living octopus has tentacles contracting that could cause suffocation and thorough chewing is absolutely necessary.
Which dangerous but sensational dish would you experiment with? Many people consume them regularly, the natives and the tourists alike but the danger is always present. A word of caution may help if you find yourself eating one of these tempting favorites.