Wanting to eat an excellent source of protein that isn’t chicken? Seafood is the answer. Eating fish two to three times a week has been known to reduce heart disease and help lower cholesterol. It’s also an excellent source of many important minerals, like iodine, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. No matter how you like to eat it, or what type of seafood you prefer, these 3 simple seafood recipes will seriously upgrade your skill in the kitchen.
1. Mediterranean-Style Seafood Salad
Cut 200g of any firm white fish into 1.5cm chunks and drop them into boiling, salted water. After 30 seconds, add 230g each scallops and peeled raw shrimp. Cover, remove from heat and let it sit for 10 minutes, and drain. Toss the seafood with ½ cup minced fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon capers, 1 minced shallot, salt, pepper and ¼ cup olive oil. Add lemon juice to taste and adjust the seasoning.
2. Braaied Cod With Basil Dipping Sauce
To make the sauce, combine 2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 Thai chilli (seeded and thinly sliced), and ½ cup sliced fresh basil. Season 500g cod with salt and pepper. Cook, turning once. The fish will be done in eight to 12 minutes, depending on thickness. Serve with the sauce.
Related: Thai Tuna Burger Recipe
3. Stir-Fried Shrimp With Cashews
Combine 700g peeled raw shrimp, ½ teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 sliced garlic clove, and 1 teaspoon each salt and sesame oil. Chop 500g bok choy (Chinese cabbage), separating stems from leaves. Heat some peanut oil and cook the shrimp mixture for about two minutes; remove. Add 1 tablespoon minced ginger, ½ cup cashews and the bok choy stems. Cook until brown. Add the greens and 1 cup water or sake. Cook until most of the liquid evaporates. Return the shrimp to the pan and add ¼ cup minced scallions, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Cook for one minute and serve.