Most nutritionists agree that seafood is far healthier than red meat. Lower in fat, higher in Omega-3′s, and packed protein, seafood truly is one of mother nature’s superfoods. If you’re new to cooking seafood, try out these 5 tried and true methods for a delicious dish.
Grilling adds a delicious, smokey flavor to seafood. Grill seafood over a slightly lower heat than what you’d typically use for red meat, and be sure to oil the Read the rest of this entry »
There are many benefits to incorporating seafood into your family’s weekly meal rotation, such as the omega-6 fatty acids that support brain development and heart health. While children in many European and Asian countries grow up eating fish, American children often turn their noses up at any protein source that isn’t deep fried and breaded. Therefore, the best way to introduce fish into your family’s diet is by purchasing the freshest, tastiest portions you can find. Here are some tips to help you select the best market fresh seafood:
1. The Sniff Test
“It smells fishy” is a Read the rest of this entry »
Here are three sauces that will go brilliantly with any seafood and pasta dish.
1/2 cup fresh sweet basil leaves
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup of olive oil
Coarse sea salt to taste
Place the basil, salt, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor. Blend until chopped. Add the oil a few drops at a time till well blended and the right consistency. Pesto sauce can be put in the fridge or frozen till needed.
Seafood Velout Sauce
2 tbs. butter
3 tbs. all purpose flour
1 cup hot court bouillon
1/2 cup heavy cream
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There’s nothing like a good bowl of soup. Soup can really be comforting and sometimes the perfect end to a perfect day is turning on your security systems Boulder service, sitting on the couch, watching television and enjoying a nice warm bowl of soup. There are many different kinds of soup but for the best experience I recommend a hardy bowl of Crawfish Chowder. It’s easy to make and I’ll show you how.
First, let’s talk about what you will need:
2 pounds of frozen crawfish
1/4 cup of butter
1/2 bunch of chopped green onions
2 cans of condensed cream of potato soup
2 cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup
4 ounces of cream cheese softened
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Now, let’s talk about what you will need to do.
1. For starters, clean those crawfish and be sure and melt that butter in a large skillet on medium heat.
2. Now saut the green onions until tender and then add the crawfish for sauting for about 5 minutes.
3. Take a large pot over medium heat and combine the cream of potato soup, the cream of mushroom soup and cream cheese. Then stir in the green onions and crawfish.
4. Just add a touch of cayenne pepper and bring to a boil, then let simmer for 5 minutes.
Many people only purchase frozen seafood out of long desolate freezer isles. There are always shrimp and fillets in the freezer section, but don’t be so quick to discount the fresh seafood . As a nation, we are always on the look out for the best deals, but don’t be afraid to pay a little bit more for that fresh piece of Salmon! The cost of fresh seafood versus frozen sometimes leads us to an unappetizing fish in stick form. Someone once told me “If your grandparents wouldn’t recognize it as food, don’t eat it.” Sage Read the rest of this entry »
Mexican cuisine is absolutely delicious. Whether the dish includes beef, chicken or fish it is going to be delicious. Authentic Mexican food is packed full with flavor and great ingredients. Mexican fish dishes are some of the best dishes included in Mexican cuisine. Here is a recipe for a very popular dish called civiche. It is a delicious Mexican fish recipe.
1 lb of red snapper filets (fresh)
1 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice
1 large diced tomato
1 finely diced red onion
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The Bounty Of The Sea
Whole civilizations of the past have maintained healthy diets based solely upon seafood. The world of seafood recipes are a treasure trove awaiting the adventurous cook. Seafood can be steamed, baked, broiled, fried, used in soups, salads and make wonderful sandwiches for kids and adults.
Lakes, rivers and streams where fishing is encouraged provide some of the tastiest freshwater fish. For the very freshest of these consider trout, pike and salmon. It’s impossible to be a well-rounded gastronome without the Read the rest of this entry »