It’s Fun to Eat and Cook Fish
It’s fun to eat and cook fish. It’s also good for your health. A new lifespan report
showed that citizens of countries with the longest average lifespan eat fish, grains and vegetables, as opposed to beef and potatoes. Food is natural medicine. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon and tuna help to keep your blood thinner. They lower bad LDL cholesterol and raise good HDL cholesterol.
The pink color of salmon and arctic shrimp is due to an antioxidant called astaxanthin. Studies have shown that astaxanthin may be beneficial for heart disease, arthritis, immune system disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
Those are just a couple of examples of the nutrients in fish and seafood that have medicinal value. To help you have fun with this healthy food, here are a few cooking tips.
When compared to cooking other foods, preparing seafood is actually easier. If it is summertime, get out the grill. You can grill salmon, tuna steaks, tilapia, mahi-mahi and large shrimp right on the grill. Grilling enhances the natural flavor.
Sautéing is another simple choice. For the best results, use a large skillet or a wok. You can sauté shrimp, lobster chunks or scallops in olive oil and garlic or other spices.
For crispy tilapia fish or trout, dip the fillets in milk or water and roll them in fine bread crumbs. Toss them in the preheated skillet and you’ll have the main course ready in a matter of minutes.
Baking is really easy. Just make sure you have a kitchen thermometer to avoid overcooking the food. Depending on the type of fish, it is difficult to determine doneness without the thermometer. Seafood that is overcooked becomes dry and tasteless.
Any fillet can be baked in the oven. Just coat the pieces with olive oil. Sprinkle on your favorite spices and heat at 350. You can turn the fillets if you like, but it really isn’t necessary. Serve when the internal temperature reaches the level for seafood on your food thermometer.
Broiling in the oven is really fast, because the heat is so high. Broiling works best with scallops and thin fillets. You have to keep a close eye on the oven to prevent burning. You will need to flip the food about half way through the cooking time.
Those are the simplest methods for preparing fish and seafood. I hope you enjoy the suggestions. It really is fun!