If you haven’t tried these 5 seafood dishes, you’re missing out on all the fun!

We all know that seafood is essential for a healthy diet. The protein-packed seafood is low in sodium, calories, and cholesterol. They are high in vitamins and minerals, and can also help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart diseases. Prepare it properly and you will have a wonderfully scrumptious and healthy meal!

Here are 5 seafood dishes you simply cannot miss out on:

  1. Salmon CroquettesThey are delicious and very easy to prepare. Heat vegetable oil in a medium skilled, over medium heat. Combine 2 fillets canned salmon, 1 beaten egg, 2 tablespoons diced green onions and ¼ cup of bread crumbs. Form this mixture into patties and sprinkle extra bread crumbs. Just fry them for about 2 minutes on each side, until they are a beautiful golden-brown colour.
    For a something little extra, you can pair the croquettes with mashed potatoes.

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  1. Tuna Noodle CasseroleA perfect comfort casserole! Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F and butter a medium baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter. Boil a large pot of slight salted water and then add 1 packet of uncooked medium noodles. Cook this for 8-10 minutes and then drain the water. Take a skillet and melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add half of a finely chopped onion, 1 finely chopped stalk of celery and one minced clove of garlic. Cook, until tender. Increase the heat slightly and add 8 ounces of sliced button mushrooms. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
    Take a medium saucepan and melt 4 tablespoons of butter in it and whisk in ¼ cup flour until smooth. Then, slowly, whisk in 2 cups of milk and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened and smooth. Add salt and pepper according to taste. Stir in 2 cans of tuna, 1 cup frozen peas, mushroom mixture, and cooked noodles. Put this in to the baking dish. Sprinkle the casserole with a mix of butter and bread crumbs. Bake the heavenly buttery dish for 25 minutes and enjoy!
  1. Lobster RisottoCook some lobster and sauté the empty shells in oil. Cook them in a lot of water, with 1 onion, 2 bay leaves and a few peppercorns and make stock. Make sure the flavours last. Take a saucepan, add onions and cook them until translucent. Then add salt to taste and the Arborio rice. Properly stir it. After this, carefully add the hot broth to the rice making sure all of it is absorbed completely. Once everything is tender, add a little parmesan and lobster bits.
    The risotto also works wonderfully without meat.
  1. Grilled Halibut With Peach and Pepper Salsa

Prepare salsa according to own taste. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Prepare the grill to medium high heat. Combine 4 teaspoons juice oil, paprika and1 garlic clove in a baking dish and whisk it. Add fish to the mixture and turn to coat. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then remove the fish, discarding the marinade. Sprinkle the fish properly with salt and black pepper. Place the fish on the grill, coated with cooking spray. Grill it for about 3 minutes each side.

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Serve the fish with salsa!

  1. Shrimp Taco SaladTake 1lb uncooked large shrimps (peeled and deveined) and remove the tails. Sprinkle them with half an envelope of taco seasoning in a bowl. Mix half a cup of oil, onion, vinegar, red pepper, garlic coriander and sugar. Take a skillet and fry some tortilla chips and sprinkle them with taco seasoning. Sauté shrimps for a few minutes. Mix the greens, tomatoes, beans, shrimp and tortilla chips. Drizzle some dressing all over the mix, finally sprinkling with cheese.

Enjoy the fun salad.
Happy cooking!

How To Actually Eat Seafood

Seafood is a healthy and tasty delicacy, enjoyed by many. Be it fish, sushi, crab, lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters or mussels, seafood is delicious. Due to the many vitamins and minerals, it contains, it has many health benefits. Seafood is often recommended by doctors and is considered much healthier than sheep, pig or poultry.

While you may love eating seafood, the idea of consuming such a messy meal at a fancy restaurant may discourage you from ordering it. It can be quite an ordeal eating lobster or crab legs while dining with a date or a group of friends. Follow the tips below to look like a pro while eating seafood!

  1. Whole fish

While it is quite easy to eat neat little pieces of fish, eating a whole fish is a whole other ballgame. If a fish knife is provided, your task becomes easier. A fish knife typically has a dull edge, making it simpler to separate the meat and bone. If the head has not already been detached, you can remove it from behind the gills. The top fillet should be eaten starting from the head and moving down. To eat the underside of the fish, lift up the bone and slowly ease the meat out. Remember that the fish should never be flipped over. In case you ingest any bones, remove them with your fingers and place to the side.

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  1. Crab

The crab another challenging item to eat while trying to look elegant. To make matters worse, crab is often served with the shell intact. However, keeping in mind a few points, you can enjoy this dish without worrying about how you look while eating it. First, use your fingers to detach the legs and claws from the body. Using a nutcracker, break open the legs and claws. A seafood fork is usually provided with this dish. It can be used to remove the flesh. Break off the tail by twisting it with your fingers. Now, you can enjoy eating the meat with a fork.

  1. Shrimp

Shrimp is another favorite among seafood lovers. It can be prepared in a variety of different ways, each dish more delicious than the last. So why miss out on this delicacy? Follow these guidelines and enjoy your shrimp! If the tail is attached, shrimp can be eaten by holding the tail and eating with your fingers. Jumbo shrimp can be cut with your fork and eaten one bite at a time. If the tail isn’t attached, shrimp can also be eaten with a knife and fork.

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  1. Lobster

Lobster is a delicious dish, but it can be quite daunting to eat at a formal meal. It can be served either boiled, steamed or grilled. If the body flesh has been cut out of the shell, it becomes much easier for the diner. However, if it has not been cut out, follow these steps. Firmly twist the large claws off the lobster while holding it above the plate. Open the claws with a nutcracker, provided along with the dish. Proceed to extract the meat and use the tiny lobster fork to eat it. Next, twist the smaller claws and the tail off.  You can cut the tail into small pieces and eat with the fork. The meat can be sucked out from the smaller claws. Lastly, using the nutcracker, break the back shell and consume the meat with a fork.

Using the above tips and techniques, you can master the art of seafood eating with élan. So, next time you’re out for a formal dinner, don’t be afraid to order your favorite seafood dishes!