I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen since my early teens. Melting Kraft Singles on cantaloupe in the microwave is not a good idea. Though the outcome of the meeting of orange was disgusting, it was not traumatic.
Devastation, my friends, real devastation, was what I felt when the main course of a summer dinner party had both the texture and smell of cat food.
When you peruse the stocks section of your (locally owned!) grocery store, you’re likely to find the basics: chicken stock, beef stock, vegetable stock. And sometimes there are extra options. Ham stock. Turkey stock. Seafood stock.
It was a simple decision in that aisle of the store that turned my lovingly-made risotto with pan seared sea scallops into a pile of inedible Fancy Feast.
Unless you’re making clam chowder, stay far, far away from the seafood stock.