Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes

April 10, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes with recipes like; Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya, Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad, and Grilled Oysters with Garlic-Herb Butter. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fish and seafood recipes including crab, salmon, shrimp and tuna. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya
This catfish and sausage jambalaya recipe is one you might find in a neighborhood eatery in Creole country. Turkey sausage links have fewer calories and less fat than traditional pork sausage, but still deliver amazing taste to this dish…….

Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad
This 40-minute recipe pairs a vibrant black bean salad with baked flounder. The flounder is coated in a cayenne pepper and tortilla chip crust adding a bit of heat to this Mexican-inspired meal………..

Grilled Oysters with Garlic-Herb Butter
If you’ve never cooked oysters on the grill, you’re in for a treat. Grilling oysters whole saves you the trouble of shucking them—they magically pop open when cooked. A simple garlic herb butter adds richness and a bright pop of flavor to this impressive appetizer. To pretty it up use Irish butter, which is extra-golden because Irish cows typically enjoy an all-grass diet……….

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20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes

November 14, 2017 at 6:21 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its 20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes. Delicious and Healthy Meal recipes like; Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken, Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes, and Smoked Trout Hash with Mustard Greens. These 3 alone sound incredible! You can find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes
Think you don’t have enough time to make a healthy dinner? These easy recipes are ready in 20 minutes—less time than it takes to order and drive to get takeout. So send those excuses right out the door and get cooking with one of these 20-minute dinner recipes.

Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken
Classic sesame noodles become a healthy meal with lean chicken and tons of veggies in this quick recipe for Asian noodles. Be sure to rinse the spaghetti until it’s cold, then give it a good shake in the colander until it’s well drained. Are you a spiralizing pro? Swap 5 cups of raw zucchini, carrot or other veggie “noodles” for the cooked pasta………

Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes
For a quick and satisfying last-minute supper, it’s hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomato adds protein, making it a nutritionally complete entree. Be sure to eat the potato skin; it’s full of fiber……..

Smoked Trout Hash with Mustard Greens
We’ve combined assertive mustard greens, smoky trout and crisped potatoes in this interpretation of a hash. If you prefer a milder green, substitute mature spinach or chard. Make it a Meal: Lay a Poached Egg on top and serve with sliced tomatoes and cracked pepper…..

 

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One of America’s Favorites – the Fish Boil

July 18, 2016 at 4:45 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Platter of Fish Boil

Platter of Fish Boil

A fish boil is a Great Lakes culinary tradition in areas of Wisconsin and along the coastal Upper Great Lakes, with large Scandinavian populations. Fish boils enjoy a particularly strong presence in Door County, Port Wing and Port Washington, Wisconsin. The meal most often consists of Lake Michigan or Lake Superior whitefish (though lake trout or locally caught salmon can be used), with other ingredients.

 
Many credit Scandinavian immigrants for bringing the fish boil to Door County. Fish boils were originally used to feed large crowds of lumberjacks and fishermen. It was a quick economic way to feed large groups of people. As the area grew as a tourist destination, it became a popular attraction at local restaurants.

 
The fish is typically caught by local fishermen, cut into small chunks and cooked in boiling water with red potatoes. Some boilers add onions as well. Salt is the only seasoning used, and used only to raise the specific gravity of the water. Up to one pound of salt per two gallons of water is used.

The cooking of the fish is an elaborate presentation. Restaurants typically ask that patrons arrive a half-hour early to witness the boiling. The fish and potatoes are prepared in a cast-iron kettle. When the water comes to a boil, the potatoes, kept in a wire basket, are lowered in.

The fish are then placed in another wire basket and lowered in. After 9–10 minutes, when the fish are cooked, the oils rise to the top of the pot. The boiler then tosses a small amount of kerosene on the flames and the increase in flames causes a boilover. The fish oils spill over the side of the pot and the fish is done. The fish chunks remain whole and firm. Chefs usually drip melted butter over the fish before serving. Although not part of the traditional recipe, tartar sauce and lemon slices are often served with the fish.

 

Quick, Low-Calorie Summer Dinner Recipes

June 11, 2015 at 5:15 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Quick, Low-Calorie Summer Dinner Recipes all from the EatingWell website. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

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Healthy summer dinner ideas ready in 30 minutes or less.
Get inspired to make a lighter, healthier meal with our quick, low-calorie summer dinner recipes. Enjoy satisfying recipes for fresh salads, juicy grilled chicken, easy pasta dishes and more. Try our Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Basil & Cashews for a flavor-packed weeknight dinner or Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil for a simple yet elegant dinner on the grill.

 

 

Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Basil & Cashews
This quick chicken stir-fry recipe is flavored with classic Thai ingredients: savory fish sauce balanced with tangy lime juice and plenty of fresh basil. Have all the ingredients prepared and ready to add to the wok before you turn on the heat. Serve with brown rice….

 

 

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil
This recipe is so beautiful and yet so simple to prepare—it’s perfect for entertaining. You just spread a side of salmon with minced garlic, sprinkle with fresh basil, then layer sliced tomatoes on top. Put it on the grill for 10 minutes and you’re done!….

 

 

Smoked Trout, Potato & Arugula Salad
In this healthy dinner salad recipe, tender new potatoes and baby arugula add a creamy texture and peppery flavor to the smokiness of the trout. You can hard-boil the eggs ahead of time, but if you cook them while you steam your potatoes, they’ll still be a little warm when you serve the salad, which makes it extra special…..

 

 

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Seafood of the Week – Rainbow Trout

June 10, 2014 at 5:55 AM | Posted in fish, seafood, Seafood of the Week | Leave a comment
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Rainbow trout

Rainbow trout

The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead (sometimes “steelhead trout”) is an anadromous (sea-run) form of the coastal rainbow trout (O. m. irideus) or Columbia River redband trout (O. m. gairdneri) that usually returns to fresh water to spawn after living two to three years in the ocean. Freshwater forms that have been introduced into the Great Lakes and migrate into tributaries to spawn are also called steelhead.

Adult freshwater stream rainbow trout average between 1 and 5 lb (0.5 and 2.3 kg), while lake-dwelling and anadromous forms may reach 20 lb (9.1 kg). Coloration varies widely based on subspecies, forms and habitat. Adult fish are distinguished by a broad reddish stripe along the lateral line, from gills to the tail, which is most vivid in breeding males.

Wild-caught and hatchery-reared forms of this species have been transplanted and introduced for food or sport in at least 45 countries and every continent except Antarctica. Introductions to locations outside their native range in the United States (U.S.), Southern Europe, Australia and South America have damaged native fish species. Introduced populations may impact native species by preying on them, out-competing them, transmitting contagious diseases (such as whirling disease), or hybridizing with closely related species and subspecies, thus reducing genetic purity. Other introductions into waters previously devoid of any fish species or with severely depleted stocks of native fish have created world-class sport fisheries such as the Great Lakes and Wyoming’s Firehole River.

Some local populations of specific subspecies, or in the case of steelhead, distinct population segments, are listed as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The steelhead is the official state fish of Washington.

 

 

 
Resident freshwater rainbow trout adults average between 1 and 5 lb (0.45 and 2.27 kg) in riverine environments, while lake-dwelling and anadromous forms may reach 20 lb (9.1 kg). Coloration varies widely between regions and subspecies. Adult freshwater forms are generally blue-green or olive green with heavy black spotting over the length of the body. Adult fish have a broad reddish stripe along the lateral line, from gills to the tail, which is most pronounced in breeding males. The caudal fin is squarish and only mildly forked. Lake-dwelling and anadromous forms are usually more silvery in color with the reddish stripe almost completely gone. Juvenile rainbow trout display parr marks (dark vertical bars) typical of most salmonid juveniles. In some redband and golden trout forms parr marks are typically retained into adulthood. Some coastal rainbow trout (O. m. irideus) and Columbia River redband trout (O. m. gairdneri) populations and cutbow hybrids may also display reddish or pink throat markings similar to cutthroat trout. In many jurisdictions, hatchery-bred trout can be distinguished from native trout via fin clips, typically placed on the adipose fin.

 

 

 

Rainbow trout are a popular game fish for fly fishers.

Rainbow trout are a popular game fish for fly fishers.

Rainbow trout and steelhead are highly regarded game fish. Rainbow trout are a popular target for fly fishers, and several angling methods are used. The use of lures presented via spinning, casting or trolling techniques is common. Rainbow trout can also be caught on various live and dead natural baits. The International Game Fish Association recognizes the world record for rainbow trout as a fish caught on Saskatchewan’s Lake Diefenbaker by Sean Konrad on September 5, 2009. The fish weighed 48 lb (22 kg) and was a genetically modified hatchery escapee. Many anglers consider the rainbow trout the hardest-fighting trout species, as this fish is known for leaping when hooked and putting up a powerful struggle. It is considered one of the top five sport fish in North America and the most important game fish west of the Rocky Mountains.

There are tribal commercial fisheries for steelhead in Puget Sound, the Washington coast and in the Columbia River, but there has been controversy regarding over-harvesting of native stocks.

The highly desirable sporting qualities and adaptability of the rainbow trout to hatchery rearing and new habitats resulted in it being introduced to many countries around the world by or at the behest of sport fishermen. Many of these introductions have resulted in environmental and ecological problems, as the introduced rainbow trout disrupt local ecosystems and outcompete or eat indigenous fishes. Other introductions to support sport angling in waters either devoid of fish or with seriously depleted native stocks have created world-class fisheries such as in the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park, and in the Great Lakes.

 

 

 

Rainbow trout and potatoes

Rainbow trout and potatoes

Rainbow trout is popular in Western cuisine and both wild-caught and farmed fish is eaten. It has tender flesh and a mild, somewhat nutty flavor. Wild fish has a stronger, gamier taste than farmed fish. While the taste of wild-caught trout is often promoted as superior, it is illegal to sell or market wild-caught rainbow trout, which are legally classified as game fish, in the United States. Thus, rainbow trout and “steelhead” sold in American restaurants is farmed. Farmed rainbow are considered one of the safest fish to eat and are noted for high levels of vitamin B and a generally appealing flavor. Seafood Watch ranks farmed rainbow as a “Best Choice” fish for human consumption.

The color and flavor of the flesh depends on the diet and freshness of the trout. Farmed trout and some populations of wild trout, especially anadromous steelhead, have reddish or orange flesh as a result of high astaxanthin levels in their diets. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that may be from a natural source or a synthetic trout feed. Rainbow trout raised to have pinker flesh from a diet high in astaxanthin are sometimes sold in the U.S. with labeling calling them “steelhead”. As wild steelhead are in decline in some parts of their range, farmed rainbow are viewed as a preferred alternative. In Chile and Norway, rainbow trout farmed in saltwater sea cages are sold labeled as steelhead.

Trout can be cooked as soon as they are cleaned, without scaling, skinning or filleting. If cooked with the skin on, the meat tends to hold together better. While trout sold commercially in Europe is often prepared and served this way, most trout sold commercially in the U.S. have had heads removed and have been fully or partially deboned and filleted. Medium to heavy bodied white wines, such as chardonnay, sauvignon blanc or pinot gris are typical wine pairings for trout.

 

Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

September 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, potatoes, Sea Salt, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

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Beautiful sunny day out, we’re having a beautiful stretch of Fall sunny days. Helped spruce up the yard and went to a local Kroger. I went to get some Ground Turkey, which I did, but came across some beautiful Rainbow Trout I couldn’t pass by! I also found some of the largest White Seedless Grapes I have ever seen, you can see them by the picture I took of them. As big as they were, they were just as sweet just bursting with flavor! I had haddock last night for dinner and just had to have the Rainbow Trout tonight. For dinner I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

The Rainbow Trout came from the Kroger Seafood Department. I rinsed the fillet off with water and patted dry with a paper towel. Melted a couple of tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillet down with the butter. Then seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, rubbing the Blackened Seasoning in till both sides of the Trout were covered. Heated up the Cast Iron Skillet and fried the fillets. Always have your overhead stove fan on when Blackening, it will create the smoke! I started by frying it skin side down about 3 minutes then flipping it over and frying it another 3 minutes, looks perfect! Not only looked good but was delicious. Just love Blackened Fish, always just an incredible taste and smokieness.

 

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For sides it was all thanks to Del Monte tonight! I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes and a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. Just open, heat, and serve! For dessert later some of those huge White Seedless Grapes and a couple of slices of a Honeycrisp Apple.

Fish of the Week – Trout

August 20, 2013 at 7:34 AM | Posted in fish, Fish of the Week | Leave a comment
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Trout is the name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus, all of the

Brown trout, Salmo trutta m. fario

Brown trout, Salmo trutta m. fario

subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae. The word trout is also used as part of the name of some non-salmonid fish such as Cynoscion nebulosus, the spotted seatrout or speckled trout.
Trout are closely related to salmon and char (or charr): species termed salmon and char occur in the same genera as do trout (Oncorhynchus – Pacific salmon and trout, Salmo – Atlantic salmon and various trout, Salvelinus – char and trout).
Most trout such as Lake trout live in freshwater lakes and/or rivers exclusively, while there are others such as the Rainbow trout which may either live out their lives in fresh water, or spend two or three years at sea before returning to fresh water to spawn, a habit more typical of salmon. A rainbow trout that spends time in the ocean is called a steelhead.
Trout are an important food source for humans and wildlife including brown bears, birds of prey such as eagles, and other animals. They are classified as oily fish.

 

 

Trout that live in different environments can have dramatically different colorations and patterns. Mostly, these colors and patterns form as camouflage, based on the surroundings, and will change as the fish moves to different habitats. Trout in, or newly returned from the sea, can look very silvery, while the same fish living in a small stream or in an alpine lake could have pronounced markings and more vivid coloration; it is also possible that in some species this signifies that they are ready to mate. In general trout that are about to breed have extremely intense coloration. They can look like an entirely different fish outside of spawning season. It is virtually impossible to define a particular color pattern as belonging to a specific breed; however, in general, wild fish are claimed to have more vivid colors and patterns.
Trout have fins entirely without spines, and all of them have a small adipose fin along the back, near the tail. The pelvic fins sit well back on the body, on each side of the anus. The swim bladder is connected to the esophagus, allowing for gulping or rapid expulsion of air, a condition known as physostome. Unlike many other physostome fish, the trout do not use their bladder as an auxiliary device for oxygen uptake, relying solely on their gills.
There are many species, and even more populations that are isolated from each other and morphologically different. However, since many of these distinct populations show no significant genetic differences, what may appear to be a large number of species is considered a much smaller number of distinct species by most ichthyologists. The trout found in the eastern United States are a good example of this. The brook trout, the aurora trout, and the (extinct) silver trout all have physical characteristics and colorations that distinguish them, yet genetic analysis shows that they are one species, Salvelinus fontinalis.
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), like brook trout, belong to the char genus. Lake trout inhabit many of the larger lakes in North America, and live much longer than rainbow trout, which have an average maximum lifespan of 7 years. Lake trout can live many decades, and can grow to more than 30 kilograms (66 lb).

 

 

Trout are usually found in cool (50–60 °F or 10–16 °C), clear streams and lakes, although many of the species have anadromous strains as

A trout farm in Sochi, Russia

A trout farm in Sochi, Russia

well. Young trout are referred to as troutlet, troutling or fry. They are distributed naturally throughout North America, northern Asia and Europe. Several species of trout were introduced to Australia and New Zealand by amateur fishing enthusiasts in the 19th century, effectively displacing and endangering several upland native fish species. The introduced species included brown trout from England and rainbow trout from California. The rainbow trout were a steelhead strain, generally accepted as coming from Sonoma Creek. The rainbow trout of New Zealand still show the steelhead tendency to run up rivers in winter to spawn. The closest resemblance of seema trout and other trout family can be found in the Himalayan Region of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and in Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

 

 

Trout generally feed on other fish, and soft bodied aquatic invertebrates, such as flies, mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, mollusks and dragonflies. In lakes, various species of zooplankton often form a large part of the diet. In general, trout longer than about 300 millimetres (12 in) prey almost exclusively on fish, where they are available. Adult trout will devour smaller fish up to 1/3 their length. Trout may feed on shrimp, mealworms, bloodworms, insects, small animal parts, and eel.
1 fillet of trout (79g) contains:
* Calories :117
* Fat (g): 5.22
* Carbohydrates (g): 0
* Fibers (g): 0
* Protein (g): 16.41
* Cholesterol (mg): 46

 

 

As a group, trout are somewhat bony, but the flesh is generally considered to be tasty. The flavor of the flesh is heavily influenced by the diet of the fish. For example, trout that have been feeding on crustaceans tend to be more flavorful than those feeding primarily on insect life. Additionally, they provide a good fight when caught with a hook and line, and are sought after recreationally. Because of their popularity, trout are often raised on fish farms and planted into heavily fished waters, in an effort to mask the effects of overfishing. While they can be caught with a normal rod and reel, fly fishing is a distinctive method developed primarily for trout, and now extended to other species. Farmed trout and char are also sold commercially as food fish.
According to the British Nutrition Foundation, trout contain one of the lowest amounts of dioxins (a type of environmental contaminant) of all oily fishes.

 

 

 

Baked Rainbow Trout w/ Baked Potato and Boiled Mini Carrots

May 2, 2013 at 5:07 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Rainbow Trout w/ Baked Potato and Boiled Mini Carrots

Spent time at the rehab center with my Dad. He’s getting stronger but he’ll be in there a while longer. Beautiful day out today and we were able to get my Dad outside to enjoy the sunshine for a while. For dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Rainbow Trout w/ Baked Potato and Boiled Mini Carrots.

 

I had the Rainbow Trout Fillet frozen. I had purchased 2 fillets of it from Kroger. To prepare the Trout I seasoned it with McCormick Baked Rainbow trout 005Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn with just a touch of Lemon Juice. I then baked it at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes until it was fork flakey. Came out delicious, just that hint of the Lemon was perfect.

 

To go with the Trout I prepared a Baked Potato that I seasoned with the Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn along with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and a spoonful of Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. I also boiled some Mini Carrots and a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

Baked Rainbow Trout Fillet w/ Green Beans, Shoepeg White Corn and…

December 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM | Posted in baking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, greenbeans, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Rainbow Trout Fillet w/ Green Beans, Shoe peg White Corn and Whole Grain Bread

I had 1 Rainbow Trout fillet left in the freezer so I went with that. I seasoned the Trout with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, McCormickGrinder Black Peppercorn, Rosemary, and Sage. Baked at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Came out flakey and seasoned just right. As sides I had Green Beans, Shoepeg White Corn, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert a Yoplait Delight 100 Calorie Chocolate Eclair Parfait.

Rainbow Trout w/ Asparagus, Grilled Potatoes, and…

November 29, 2011 at 6:50 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, potatoes, Sea Salt | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Rainbow Trout w/ Asparagus, Grilled Potatoes, Glazed Apples, and Whole Grain Bread

Had a beautiful Rainbow Trout fillet that I seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Black Peppercorn and lightly fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The fillet came out golden brown and delicious. As sides I had Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Grilled Asparagus Spears, Grilled Sliced Potatoes w/ Cheese &Herb Seasoning, The Asparagus and Potatoes are Meijer Brands. I also had a tablespoon of Country Crock Cinnamon Glazed Apples which turned out fantastic paired with the Trout and Potatoes! I’ll have to have these Apples again with Trout it makes an amazing glaze for the Trout.  For dessert later a Yoplait 100 Calorie Delight Chocolate Eclair Parfait.

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