In keeping with the Lenten spirit, I thought I’d feature some sort of non-fried fish recipes this Friday. I think salmon is a great fish for anyone just starting to eat or cook seafood beyond fish sticks, because it can be at its best with just a little olive oil, lemon and herbs. But it’s also a versatile fish that works as well in Asian dishes as New England-style chowder. Here are six varied takes on easy, healthy salmon dishes for winter nights. More
Fish tacos conjure images of deep-fried and battered fish filets, and mayonnaise-laden coleslaw, but it doesn’t have to be so: Pan-fried tilapia, wilted dandelion greens, and whole-grain amaranth make a healthy but tasty filling for my version of a fish taco that’s light enough for summer, and tasty enough to stand up to any SoCal taco shop: More
Anyone who likes fish tacos or fish burgers is familiar with this diet dilemma: Fish is full of good fats, but is it still okay to eat if it’s been battered and fried? Packed with healthy protein and good fats, fish is one of the few foods that nearly every (non-vegan) diet plan includes; the omega-3 fats stave off cholesterol, inflammation, and they’ll even do things like help your skin and hair. Win! But are all those pros enough to make it worth breaking the rule of no fried foods? More
According to an article in The New York Times earlier this week, scientists have discovered that certain fish and shellfish in the Baltic Sea are swimming around with a neurotoxin called BMAA inside of them. Researchers will need more time to figure out if the toxin could give fish-eating humans a tummy ache – or worse.
Years ago, I occasionally helped my mom do the weekly shopping at the market. Ours was a “wet market”, quite unlike the grocery stores where I do my shopping now. Then, the fresh produce was unpackaged and displayed on ice … More