I am most definitely a sweet person, if only in the sense of food preference. I have very rarely in my life craved a steak or fried chicken or a salmon filet or anything of the sort. I've enjoyed all of them, but I don't crave them in the way I crave donuts and candybars and sugar packets.
But I am also someone who relishes new experiences, so when a new meat is available to sample, I do so. And I'll go a fair amount out of my way, and risk breaking my vomit-free streak to do so. So when the opportunity to get two checkmarks added to my list last night, I jumped at the opportunity.
Swordfish: I recommend it. I'm sure it tastes like some other kind of fish you have had, but I couldn't pinpoint what it might be. Salmon-y texture but not taste. Taste-wise, I don't know, maybe halibut? In any case, it was quite good.
Rattlesnake: I can't really recommend it. It wasn't bad by any means, it just wasn't terribly good either. It was kind of like eating a cross between popcorn chicken and calamari. Which sounds better than the snake was. But when combined with some good dipping sauce and some better-than-expected cactus fries, it was certainly enjoyable enough.
Next on my list: sea urchin. Every sushi place has it on their list, but then they never have it in. One of these days I'll catch one of those sneaky urchins.
For the curious omnivores, and vegetarians looking for indignation:
Animals I've eaten:
Fish (I don't feel like determining which. A lot of kinds)
Cow (including tongue, liver, brains)
Pig (including foot, intestine)
It would seem that in 30 years I would have eaten more than 30 kinds of meat, but nothing else comes to mind at the moment. If you're looking to try something not on the list, let me know and we'll hunt together.