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Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipe

Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes

Trimming Tip: Hold the tartar sauce on your fish sandwich, and squeeze lemon on it instead. Replace 3 fish sticks with 3 ounces of grilled halibut.

When using frozen fish for fresh, you will have better results if you cook it for a shorter time. The freezing process tends to soften the fish somewhat.

Salt Saver: Fish doesn't need salt; instead, try curry powder, dill, dry mustard, lemon juice, marjoram, paprika, or pepper.

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Poaching fish fillets

Shrimp Cooking Tip: To extract juice from shrimp or prawn heads, combine the removed heads in a mortar and pestle. Pound until juice is extracted. Add 2-tablespoons water, then pound to extract more juice. Strain before using.

Salmon Cooking Tips

The following tips are from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

  • Look for solidly frozen packages stored below the chill line in the freezer case of your grocery store.
  • Do not buy salmon with freezer burns or icy white discoloration.
  • Until you are ready to use it, keep salmon firmly frozen, wrapped in moisture-proof paper or in an airtight container. For best quality, store at 0-degrees or lower for up to four months.
  • To thaw, place the wrapped package in the refrigerator overnight on a plate or a shallow pan to catch the drips. Allow eight to ten hours to thaw completely.
  • You need not remove the soft edible bones in canned salmon. They are a rich source of calcium for folks of all ages, including children who have dairy product allergies.
  • Red sockeye is the premier canned salmon. Deep red with a firm texture, it is a great choice for salads or entrees where color is key to a pretty presentation.
  • Milder, softer-textured pink salmon is perfect for pasta, soups, sandwiches and casseroles. Most abundant, pink salmon is less costly than red.
  • Peeling skin from salmon: Bring 1/2-inch of water to a slow boil in a frying pan. Place the salmon, skin side down, in the water for a minute. Carefully remove the salmon from the water and the skin peels right off. Gently rinse the fish and proceed with your recipe.

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