If you are ever in an Asian supermarket and come across pickled catfish you might think, as I did, "hmm, sounds interesting, I give that a go". Don't.
I'll eat virtually anything, but I've met my match here. Pickled catfish looks and tastes like some one has blown up a decomposing shark and stuffed slimy gobbets of it into a jar containing equal quantities of salt and sand.
Admittedly I did try some before reading on the Web that it was raw and should be thoroughly cooked, but a few minutes in the microwave (double vac-packed to prevent the necrostench from seeping into the very fabric of the house) made no difference in texture or taste. And against all laws of physics, the smell managed to pseudo-osmose through the plastic and is now giving me a headache. You have been warned :D