Delicious Ways to Prepare Fish

Delicious Ways to Prepare Fish
One of the best foods you can eat for your kidneys and your overall health is fish. The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association recommend that you eat fish at least twice a week, particularly fish that is high in the heart healthy Omega 3 fat.

Unfortunately, fish can be a difficult thing for some people to eat. Unless they grew up eating it, fish can be a bit intimidating to prepare. Sometimes people have a closed attitude toward all fish, turning up their nose at that "fishy taste." But there is a reason that so many people do like meat from the water, and with a little knowledge and planning, it can be quite easy to prepare.

Here are a few delicious and healthy recipes to take some of the fear out of fish. You just might find yourself a new favorite meal!

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera, or "Spring Pasta" is a love, light, and versatile dish. You can make it quick and easy, with all your favorite vegetables (peas, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, carrots, and yellow squash are great choices) and your favorite pasta (farfalle or penne work well). As you saute your vegetables, simply add a piece of salmon filet or white albacore tuna and put a lid on your pan. By the time your vegetables have finished steaming and your pasta has finished boiling, your fish should be ready, too. Toss the vegetables and pasta together with some salt, pepper, and other seasonings you enjoy and eat it as it is. If you'd like to make some sauce for it, one delicious and low fat version is to add 1/2 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth to your pan of pasta, veggies, and fish, along with 1 cup of fat free Half and Half and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Allow to simmer gently for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thickened. The combination of flavors are so delicious, you might just forget you are eating healthy!

Super Healthy Tuna Fish Salad

White albacore tuna is delicious, healthy, and super convenient when you buy it in a can. It is also incredibly versatile. If you're looking for a new way to prepare it, you might want to give this Super Healthy Tuna Fish Salad a try.

First, take a small to medium sized zucchini and slice it up lengthwise and then in pieces and saute them in a pan. While they are cooking, take a large mixing bowl and toss together two cups of greens, 1 large diced tomato (canned works if you don't have fresh), some fresh or dried parsley and mint, some sliced green onion, one can of White Albacore Tuna, half an avocado, and 10 large olives (Kalamata olives work great if you like them. If not, black olives are fine.) Once the zucchini is cooked, add that in with the rest of your ingredients and toss it all together with 1 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil, 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.

This salad tastes like summertime, no matter what time of year you eat it!

Stuffed Trout Filet

Most fish counters have trout fillet available so you don't have to worry as much about those pesky bones. Trout is a delicious fish, with a bit of a wild side to its flavor. If you've never had trout, it is definitely worth a try. If you've had it and you just don't want to have it again, this recipe works quite well with salmon or any other fish filet that you happen to like.

Lay your fish filets out in a pan on some aluminum foil (to make clean up easier) and put them close enough to each other so you can roll the edges up slightly on each side to basically create a "boat." Into that boat, lay in the following combination: chopped yellow onion (large pieces), chopped portabello mushrooms (optional), cumin, onion salt, minced garlic, yellow curry, garlic salt, and paprika. Bake in a 425 oven for 9 to 15 minutes, depending on how many filets you are making. For best results, use a meat thermometer and cook until your fish is 145 degrees internally. Serve with your favorite side dishes.

Fish can also be a wonderful substitute for other meats in many of your favorite recipes, especially ones you might normally prepare with chicken. With a little experimentation, you'll easily be eating fish the recommended twice a week. Perhaps even more!

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