Fish and Seafood
Fresh fish, shrimp, crab and lobster taste like the ocean, with a briny sweetness that's meant to be enhanced, not overpowered -- so the best recipes keep things light. When you're buying seafood, seek out firm flesh, bright eyes, and above all, that clean, sweet scent of the sea (yes, we're suggesting you smell the fish before you buy). Then, once you bring it home, well ... leave it alone. Sure, sprinkle it with a bit of fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of clarified butter, and some fragrant fresh herbs. Even hearty fish and/or clam chowders are straightforward, with fish stock and heavy cream creating a rich base for the seafood. Because fresh fish should always be the star of the show - treat it like a diva.
This low-fat pasta recipe is brimming with fresh vegetables--mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, and plum tomatoes. If you're watching sodium, choose a reduced-sodium pasta sauce to mix with the shrimp and veggies.
These grilled salmon tacos are loaded with healthful omega-3 fatty acids. The potato based salsa makes them extra hearty.
Buttery bread stuffing makes this easy crab recipe savory and delicious. Use fresh or frozen crab meat for this recipe. Fresh hard-shell crabs are available year round in coastal areas. All live crabs should be cooked the day they are purchased.
This is a great appetizer, salad or healthy lunch. Try serving individual portions in a martini glass for added flair.
Heart healthy salmon is coated with nuts and topped with flavored mayonnaise to create a restaurant-style fish dinner.
Diavolo is the Italian word for devil and refers to sauces seasoned with hot chiles. In this quick and easy recipe, the sauce is made with stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and red pepper flakes.
Using a combo of cauliflower and potatoes, rather than all potatoes, lowers the carbs in this creamy meal-in-a-bowl.
Quick-cooking fish fillets are an excellent choice for a speedy entree. Be sure to purchase skinless fillets so the coating sticks evenly.
For an appetizer with Asian flair, try these cubes of fresh tuna coated with sesame seeds. Serve with toothpicks so guests can dip the flavorful morsels in the spicy dipping sauce.