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Cook Delicious and Nutritious Salmon Dishes in Your Own Kitchen

According to some medical bulletins, eating two or three servings of fish each week is one of the best ways to stay healthy and ward off certain types of diseases and illnesses. Salmon is one of the most nutritious varieties of fish that you can add to your diet. They are rich in iron, niacin, vitamin B12, zinc and vitamin B6, in addition to a host of nutrients you require for maintaining good health.

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So, if you are considering giving salmon a try, go for wild-caught, clean and freshwater salmon only, as they are harvested through sensible fisheries management. However, it is not easy to find wild salmon, as market today is dominated by artificial salmon. You can visit some online stores, as chances of you catching some wild salmon are high on these stores.

Salmon makes a host of delicacies that are cooked in different ways. Here is salmon dish that you could prepare in your home effortlessly. To help you cook delicious salmon dish with greater ease in your home, recipe is also being presented along with the dish.

Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade Recipe

Ingredients

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  • Cut and peeled avocados, 2, large
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice, 3 tbsp
  • Light olive oil, 3-4 tbsp
  • Minced shallots or green onion, 1 tbsp
  • Minced parsley, 1 tbsp
  • Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon, or to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Salmon fillets, 1 – 1 ½ pounds
  • Grape-seed or canola oil

Cooking Instruction

  • Into a food processor or blender, add pieces of avocado and lime juice. Pulse the mixture until properly blended. Now, add olive oil, keep pulsing until the desired consistency of sauce is achieved. After that, you need to add minced shallots and parsley, and combine them well by continuing to pulse. Remove the sauce to a bowl and add mustard, salt and pepper according to taste.
  • Now, take a sauté pan and coat its bottom with oil, put it on medium high heat until it’s almost smoking. Season each side of salmon fillets with salt and pepper and carefully place the salmon into the pan by keeping the skin side down. Continue to cook until the medium doneness is achieved, it will take about 3 to 4 minutes each side.
  • And now, serve the salmon with avocado remoulade sauce.

There are several other salmon dishes that you can try cooking in your home.

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Scrumptious Seafood Dishes that can be rustled up in a Jiffy

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Seafood is a favorite amongst foodies all over the world. Seafood has a fresh yet delicious flavor and brings out the characteristics of the sea. The texture and flavor of various seafood items are unique and loved by most gourmands and connoisseurs of good food. Seafood is not just limited to different sorts of fish. Seafood also includes shrimps, prawns, lobsters, crabs, mussels, oysters, scallops, clams, squids and many more.

Getting it Right

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To bring out the best flavors in seafood items, they need to be cooked just right. The trick to make the perfect seafood dish is to use all the right ingredients. You shouldn’t use overpowering or strong ingredients for they drown out the flavors of the seafood item. You shouldn’t use ingredients that are too mild for they will make your dish bland. You need to balance the ingredients in such a way that the seafood item tastes even better.

Recipes to Try Out

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There are hundreds of delicious seafood recipes you can try making. Some of the yummy dishes that you can try making are, Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa, Bourbon-Glazed Salmon, Southwestern-Style Shrimp Taco Salad, Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans, Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cakes with Spicy Rémoulade, Scallop Piccata with Sautéed Spinach, Mussels in Tomato-Wine Broth, Simple Lobster Risotto, Spicy Corn and Crab Chowder, Paella Valencia, Cioppino-Style Seafood Stew, Shrimp-Stuffed Shells, and many more.

Health Benefits

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These dishes are more or less simple to make and require ingredients that enhance the flavor of the fish or other seafood item. Seafood is also extremely healthy as it is low in calories and fat and high in protein. In fact, seafood is also considered to be the healthiest animal protein. Seafood is rich in a fatty acid called Omega 3 and minerals like selenium and magnesium. There are various other nutrients that seafood is rich in. However, if seafood is deep fried, it will no longer remain low in calories and fat. Seafood is healthiest when grilled, steamed, boiled, broiled or baked. However, if they are cooked in moderate amount of oil, it can still be considered as healthy.

Seafood dishes need to be prepared with care. In case you want to cook delicious and yummy recipes, you can look up easy recipes online and cook them to perfection. Seafood is one of the tastiest food items on the face of earth and it needs to be cooked well to taste good.

Your Loved Ones Would Love to Gorger on Shrimp Burger this Holiday Season

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Shrimp is one of the most popular and widely consumed sea foods around the world. Shrimps are of different types and species, which have their own flavour, texture and cooking methods. There are more than 300 species of shrimps found throughout the world, some of which are Farm Raised Shrimp, Imported Shrimp, Gulf Shrimp, Tiger Shrimp and Cold water Shrimp.

The texture and flavour of shrimps depend a lot on the water they are raised in and what they eat. It is natural for wild shrimps to consume seaweed and crustaceans due to which they are thicker shells and more enriched flavour.

In America, shrimps are found in abundance off the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards. Around 95 percent of shrimps are caught between May and October from the warm waters of Gulf States and South Atlantic.

When it comes to nutritional facts, shrimps are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and contain low levels of mercury. Like other sea-foods, they contain high levels of protein, calcium and iodine but low levels of food energy. A meal based on shrimp contributes significant levels of cholesterol in human body. Consumption of shrimp benefits the circulatory system because low levels of saturated fat and high cholesterol content develops the LDL to HDL cholesterol ratio and minimises triglycerides.

The Christmas is round the corner and people are busy planning for the holiday season. They have embraced the holiday spirit. Having a delicious dinner during the holiday is an important part of the holiday enjoyment in the company of loved ones.

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So, if you are looking for an extremely easy yet delicious recipe to prepare this weekend, a shrimp burger is the best bet. You do not need to put in lots of efforts while preparing the shrimp burger, usually made with mayonnaise and breadcrumbs. You only require is pouring the mixture in a food processor and swiftly marinade in butter. Most people love to enjoy their shrimp burger with tartar sauce and iceberg, though cocktail sauce can also be a good idea.

So, are you all set to start cooking the shrimp burger? If yes, you will need certain things to get started. Take a look at the ingredients of the recipe

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• Burger buns, 6
• Peeled and deveined shrimp, 1 ¼ pounds
• Mayonnaise, 1/3 cup
• Salt, 1 teaspoon
• Pepper, ½ teaspoon
• Butter, 2 tablespoons
• Tartar sauce
• Iceberg lettuce

To prepare the shrimp burger, you will at first need to grind 2 burger buns in a food processor and then, transfer it to a bowl. Now, add shrimp in the processor and mix breadcrumbs, salt, mayonnaise and pepper. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Now, take a skillet and melt butter into it. Cook it over the medium heat, turning once. It will take around 9 minutes to come up with a thorough-cooked shrimp burger.

Spread the tartar sauce and lettuce over the buns and enjoy the shrimp burger with your family and friends. This is one of the best and easy dishes to enjoy the holiday season.

Know about the health benefits of your Favourite Seafood

Do you know that even the weekly consumption of seafood diet can reduce the risk of heart diseases by half? Seafood dishes are quite healthy for people prone to heart attacks and other heart related health disorders. Sea-foods are consist of various nutritious elements, which prove beneficial for improving body functions and keep the health in check. Sea-foods like crabs, squid, prawns, octopus and lobsters have plenty of vitamins, fish oil and minerals.

As most sea-foods contain Omega-3 fatty acid, they help body fight against heart diseases and keep the heart healthy for long times. Cholesterol is found in fewer amounts, so it does not affect your health any way. However, pregnant women should avoid eating sea-foods.

Additionally, people should try to eat fresh seafood and avoid frozen products as they contain high amount of sodium. On an average, 6 grams of sodium should be consumed each day.

Take a look at some seafood health benefits of different seafood products, here are they:

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Smoked Salmon

A high level of Omega 3 fatty acids are found in smoked salmon. According to some studies, marine foods are rich in Omega 3 fatty acid, which helps in preserving eyesight. Most people lose their eyesight due to macular degeneration causing fuzzy and blurred vision by age progression.

Almost 20 percent of daily protein intake can be consumed by four slices of Salmon. However, Salmon should be avoided, if your blood pressure is high.

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Crab

They are ten-legged crustacean, high in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. Crabs are also rich in selenium, chromium, copper, calcium and zinc.

Omega 3 fatty acid reduces the inflammatory conditions in patients of arthritis while selenium is considered a powerful antioxidant.

On an average, 100 grams of crab contain only 128 calories helping people fight various heart ailments.

People suffering from high cholesterol should consume crabs occasionally.

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Lobsters

Lobsters are rich in iodine, selenium and vitamins B whereas low level of calories, saturated fats and cholesterol are found in this seafood.

Vitamins E found in lobsters reduce the damages of cell. Lobsters are considered luxury food but they are also healthy to consume and a rich source of lean protein.

Moreover, 33 grams of protein is found in 150 grams of lobsters.

The health secrets of sea-foods are known to all. People need to prepare seafood dishes in right way and must add proper ingredients to the dishes. Seafood dishes can be eaten on special occasions and weekends.

Make Weekends Special with Delicious Lobster Rolls

Lobsters are considered the ‘king of seafood’. Among various sea delicacies lobsters are widely eaten by foodies around the world and most preferred. Lobsters have many health benefits, are nutritious and very delicious. Low in fat and cholesterol lobsters are good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Among various species of lobsters, Maine lobsters are most desired and best tasted. Lobsters should be bought alive whenever you are planning to cook a lobster meal. Dead lobsters which are sold in the market in frozen packet might be days old and stale. It will smell foul and ruin your dish. However, fresh lobsters are able to keep their taste and make food delicious.

If you have invited guests for a special evening and wan to make something which could take the place of evening snacks and dinner then Maine lobster rolls are the best options available.

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Maine Lobster Rolls

Lobster roll is very easy to cook. It is just a sandwich stuffed with lobster meat in a butter soaked grilled hot dog bun or hamburger buns or baguettes or other type of bread rolls. The one side opening should always be on the top and not side so that the stuffing is visible. Lobsters rolls are prepared differently in different parts of the world. So you can bring variety in just one delicacy. Besides, the chopped lobster meat the roll may also contain lettuce leaves, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. In England butter is used in place of mayonnaise and roll is served with potato chips and French fries.

Maine lobster rolls prepared all around have certain common characteristics such as a regular split hot dog bun is used which is lightly buttered and grilled, lobster meat chunks are usually knuckle, claw and tail, the stuffing is usually cold rather than warm or hot. Potato chips and dill pickles are also traditional. Live Maine lobsters are costly in compare to dead ones.

Preparation: If you are using live lobsters, boil them first and let them cool at room temperature. Take out the meat from claw, knuckle and tail and cut into small chunks. Add mayonnaise, tarragon and scallions to lobster meat and keep into freeze for an hour after seasoning it with salt and pepper. Now grill lightly buttered bun on both sides. When the buns are toasted light brown stuff them with chilled lobster salad placing in a tray, garnish it with pickle and potato chips and serve.

So, you see how easy it is to prepare such delicious delicacy! Maine lobster rolls won’t take much of your time and you can prepare it quickly and serve many guests. But you are not willing to cook then you can place the order online for 5-6 people like that. It won’t cost much.

Make your Guests Drool by Cooking Seafood Delights

Seafood is a favorite among most foodies round the world. Few seafood recipes are easy to cook yet tasty to eat. So, if you have invited a few people over for dinner or snacks, you can impress them by making lip smacking, healthy yet quick to make seafood dishes. For example you can cook them “Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Yellow Gazpacho Salsa”. For this dish you will require:

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Finely chopped yellow bell pepper, 1

Finely chopped and seeded medium sized yellow tomatoes, 4 or 1 pound

Peeled, finely chopped and seeded medium sized cucumber, 1

Fresh chives, minced, 2 tablespoons

Finely chopped small red onion, ½

Finely chopped celery stalk, 1

White wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons

Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon

Lemon juice, 2 tablespoons

Freshly ground pepper, ½ a teaspoon

Few dashes of hot sauce

Salt, ¼ of a teaspoon

Raw, deveined and peeled shrimp, 1 pound

Fresh thyme, minced, 2 tablespoons

Minced garlic cloves, 2

To make the dish first, take a large bowl and combine bell pepper, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, chives, onion, hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, lemon juice and pepper. Cover it and chill for twenty minutes or a day. Then, take a medium sized bowl and combine garlic, shrimp and thyme. Cover this and refrigerate for around twenty minutes. Preheat the grill to medium high and grease the grill rack. Cook the shrimp till they turn pink and become firm. Then, serve the shrimp with the salsa in bowls or martini glasses.

If you want to make seafood dishes in a jiffy, you can always make a wonderful recipe called, “Spicy Asian-American Lobster Sandwich”. This dish will be perfect if you have invited your guests for snacks or tea. To make this dish you will need:

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2-3 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt (2-4%)

6 ounces of cooked, cooled and chopped, lobster knuckle or claw meat

2-3 tablespoons of Sriracha

2 ea chopped scallions

½ teaspoon of garlic powder

4 slices of toasted rye bread

2-3 leaves of Bibb lettuce

Freshly ground black pepper and salt, as required

To make the sandwich first take a mixing bowl and add sriracha, yogurt, scallions and garlic powder. After these are combined, add the lobster meat, season as per requirement and refrigerate for an hour or two. Before you want to serve, take out the lobster mixture and let it thaw for around thirty minutes. Meanwhile, toast the bread and spread the lobster mix between two slices and top with lettuce for the added crunch. Your guests are bound to love this dish.

Seafood dishes are really yummy and can be easily made at home, however, if you do not have time to cook, you can also order delicious frozen seafood dinners online and have them delivered to your doorstep.