November 2011

Gulf Coast Shrimpers finally get Good Pay Back

"This is not a solution to the shrimper’s problems but it will help them financially."

The shrimpers from the Gulf Coast finally got word that the BP Oil Company will compensate them for their major loss in the industry by paying four times the amount of their loss. The claims that many had put in for their loss were being ignored then BP had decided to pay them twice the amount that was lost. Today with the report that they are going to get four times the amount, many of the shrimpers feel better about their ability to return to work for the new season in 2012.

Seafood among the least fatty foods

Most of seafood is a proven low fat food. Present day dietary requirements indicate that it is best to reduce total fat consumption and should also limit the intake of certain fats. According to the specifications we are supposed to reduce our fat intake to less than thirty percent of the calories that we consume on a daily basis. Most species of fishes and shellfish have less than 2.5 percent total fat and less than twenty percent of the total number of calories that come from fat.

Sauteed Halibut with Onions and Summer Squash

Quick and Easy Dinner

Sauteing halibut steaks is a simple way to cook these fleshy fish.  Steaks can be purchased cut up to an inch in thickness to give an ample portion of this sweet tasting catch.  If fresh steaks are not available in your area, you can purchase halibut frozen, both in steak and filet form.  Be sure to allow the fish to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before cooking.
 
What You'll Need
 
1 stick butter
1 onion, sliced into half rings
2 cloves garlic, crushed
6 baby summer squashes (no more than 4 inches long)
2 halibut steaks or filets
Cooked Noodles

Shrimp, Shrimp, Shrimp

Shrimp is the one of the most delicious seafood’s there are too eat. You can serve shrimp as a main dish, appetizer, or as a snack. It is very simple to prepare seafood like shrimp but if it is not prepared correctly, it can be unhealthy to eat. When you are working with frozen shrimp, you should thaw it in water that is salty. Just add one tablespoon of salt for each quart of water that you are using to thaw your shrimp.

Grill Pan Halibut

The Easy Way to Make Halibut Indoors

Most grocery stores now carry halibut filets, either fresh or frozen.  One of the simplest methods of cooking this fish is by grilling.  While many people have outdoor grills, some do not and others can not, yet there is a simple solution: using an indoor grill pan.  These pans, made from various materials such as cast iron or aluminum, can be used to grill halibut with very little trouble.
 
What You Need:
 
Halibut filets
Lemon Pepper seasoning
Grill pan
Non-stick cooking spray (or olive oil)

My Favorite Way To Cook Halibut

"Using this simple cooking method, you can really taste the natural sweet flavor of the halibut and it is delicious."

I find that many recipes for Halibut actually hide, or at best compete with, the amazing natural flavor of halibut. So, my favorite way to cook halibut is actually very simple.

 

Before I cook the halibut, I lightly salt with sea salt on both sides. I also add a bit of course ground black pepper. In the pan, I put a small amount of oil. My favorite to use is coconut oil but I will also sometimes use extra virgin olive oil. Occasionally, I will use organic butter. I cook the halibut on a very low fire because although it is not as delicate as some white fish, it is still pretty delicate and it is really easy to over-cook it. If it starts to stick at all, I add a few drops of water to prevent it from browning on the bottom because to me this can ruin the flavor if it browns too much (a little brown is good). Then right before I take it out I squeeze fresh lemon all over it. I serve it up and eat it hot. Yummy! It takes about 5-7 minutes to cook it this way.

Is Shrimp Good For You?

"Shrimp is very high in omega-3 which is super-nutrient severely lacking in most people's diet. "

The short answer is a resounding, "YES!" In fact, it is one of the healthiest foods you can eat with one giant caveat. You need to buy wild caught shrimp, not farm raised shrimp. Farm raised shrimp is much lower in nutrient quality than wild shrimp because of what they eat and it contains much higher levels of toxins like mercury. Bottom line, wild shrimp is good for you but farm raised shrimp not so much.

 

Shrimp is very high in omega-3 which is super-nutrient severely lacking in most people's diet. Moreover, shrimp contains the form of omega-3 that can be used directly by the body - DHA and EPA. This means that most of the omega-3 that you eat in shrimp will be absorbed by the body. This is not true for vegetarian sources of omega-3 which contain ALA, which must be converted to DHA and EPA in the body before it can be utilized. Unfortunately, even in a super healthy person, ALA is only converted at a rate of 20-25%.

Steamed Halibut on Veggies

Healthy Halibut - Super Easy Recipe

One of the most under-used cookware items in most kitchens is the steamer.  If you ever purchased a cookware set, chances are a steamer was included.  Steamers are easily recognized by small holes punched in the bottom and sometimes around the sides of the pot.  This pot, in turns, fits into another saucepan included in your set.  Another type of steamer is the bamboo steamer, which fits over a wok for Oriental cooking.
 
Steaming is a healthy way to cook fish of any kind, but halibut is well suited for this type of cooking.  With mild seasoning and a bag of frozen vegetables, you can have a meal on the table in around 20 minutes.  The mild-tasting halibut is sure to be a hit, even with the "I don't like fish" people in your house.

Frozen Seafood Is Good

Why get frozen sea food instead of fresh and if it is healthy are amongst the few questions that come to mind once you hear about choosing frozen seafood. What makes it better and more desirable than your average fresh seafood? There are many factors including the fact that the frozen seafood from the freezer is delicious, healthy, and nutritious and is also very economical. Frozen seafood has been reported to relatively cleaner and free from industrial wastes and toxic heavy metal tainting as opposed to its fresh caught counterpart meat.