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

Seafood recipes can be fun and healthy and let's not forget to mention EASY! Using your favorite seafood, such as shrimp, mussel’s 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 you’re 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.

Measuring is one thing I am terrible at. 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, broiling or sauting.

Let's take shrimp for example... a pound of 26 - 35 count shrimp on sale should cost you about $8.00 and what a treat your whole family will love! Peel and de-vein your shrimp using a small paring knife fed through the back of the shrimp from the top to the tail (knife facing away from shrimp body and cutting through the shell) making it easy to open up the shell so your shrimp will pop right out! (Hey, save even more time, by purchasing the already frozen, peeled and de-veined version.)

Put a teaspoon of butter and a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil in the bottom of a saut 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.

Once you start using different seafood items in your cooking, it will slowly become a normal practice. One of the benefits of cooking with seafood is how healthy it can be. Especially when dealing with fresh seafood from one of the eastern seaboard towns or companies that ship overnight to the continental US. There is also an abundance of seafood recipes available online. If necessary you can also visit your local bookstore to get some great recipe books that focus specifically on seafood.

The next time family members get together, or if just a few good friends are coming over, it is always a great idea to include a seafood dish. Getting a great seafood appetizer recipe is a piece of cake. The best part is that when the seafood treat is presented, most people will think this is super rare treat or a very special occasion.

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