No, not served as a pair. They served them in a shallow oval bowl like chicken wings only baked with the herb & butter sauce. Definetly presented in a nice way. BUt I could see how serving them as a pair would be a put off.
As far as not trying anything exotic... why not? This is why they are doing this. To allow you to try something you would not normally try. You can order it along with your "Normal" choice of appetizer and then try it without worrying about spending money on something you might not like. Who knows you may find a new favorite food.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007