Seafood Recipes Can Be Fun, Easy And, Yes, Healthy

Seafood recipes can be fun and healthy and let's not forget to mention EASY! Using your favorite seafood, such as shrimp, mussels scallops or crab and a few of the ideas given in this article you can continue to create unique and healthy seafood recipes time and time again.

Picking out a seafood recipe is an easy thing to do, with the help of the search engines you can find almost any kind of recipe that you like. Just using the phrase "Seafood Recipe" will return a mountain of sites that will take hours to browse through. Of course if your just looking for one really good recipe, you could easily find that in five minutes or less.

Now traditional clambake recipes and lobster recipes are good, but who has the time for the clambake or the money for lobster? As a working wife and mother, time is of the essence and if I cannot get dinner on the table in a reasonable amount of time, it's not worth doing, but I have to be able to please my family in the process.

One thing I am terrible at is measuring. I like to use a few favorite ingredients in any seafood recipes and adapt it to a healthier tastier way of cooking. And, the best part of cooking seafood is you can use whatever means you have available, whether it be grilling, saute or broiling.

Using shrimp as an example, we find that a pound of shrimp contains about 26 to 35 individual shrimp and costs roughly $ 8. That's pretty cheap for the base of a meal that your entire family will enjoy. Use a small paring knife to peel the shrimp and remove the veins, by passing the knife from the top of the shrimp toward its tail. That makes it much easier to open the shell, and then the shrimp should pop out right away. (Or, if you're willing to pay a bit more, you can purchase frozen shrimp already peeled.)

Put a teaspoon of butter and a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil in the bottom of a saute pan, add a clove or garlic (let's be honest - we are not peeling and mincing our own garlic here, we are using a teaspoon of already chopped garlic in the jar), a half of finely chopped sweet onion, some salt and pepper, some parsley and your favorite seafood seasoning. You can just as easily wrap all of your ingredients in foil and pop under the broiler for about 20 minutes for no-fuss cooking, or pop on the grill.

The shrimp should be served on a bed of wild rice cooked with chicken broth. Asparagus and tender baby portabella mushrooms, cooked together on the stove or over the grill with salt to taste and a dash of extra virgin olive oil, make an excellent side dish. These items combine to make a delicious dinner that is low in calories and quickly prepared (in no more than 45 minutes).) Cleaning up shouldn't be a problem either.

Starting to cook with seafood items will become contagious pretty quick. It does not take long for the palette to crave a health and delicious seafood treat! Just the fact that it is such a healthy way to live and is so good for you are two great reasons to adopt this into your diet. As long as the seafood is fresh, there are really no health risks involved! To make sure this is the case, all you have to do is purchase your seafood from a reputable business, preferably located on the eastern seaboard of the continental US. There are so many recipes for you seafood fancies located online, just search for them and they will be in abundance. If all else fails turn to a local bookstore for some great recipe books.

When you are planning a family get together, definitely consider using a seafood recipe to make the occasion memorable. Most people when presented with a fresh seafood meal think that this is a special treat or a rare occasion.

Seafood recipes can be a total blast to prepare! When entertaining guest or family members, include them in the action. Most people have not had the chance to wrestle the live lobster before it is cooked, they are also not familiar with everything that goes into a New England Style Clambake. This is just one Quality Fresh Seafood item that can be prepared quickly and easily. There are also other taste seafood treats like mussels, clams, clam chowder, lobster bisque as well as King Crab Legs. To get some great ideas about what types of recipes are available, just visit the Seafood Recipe section on the website. And... as always, enjoy!

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