Seafood is a wonderful component of modern cuisine, found in cultures all across the world. In fact, some cultures attribute their intake of seafood to be one of the compounding reasons as to why their health is so positive – for instance, many East Asian countries like Japan and South Korea have relatively small obesity rates compared to Western nations, and much better heart health in general. Of course, this is not always the case with seafood, as asking any English person with a minor addiction to fish and chips will soon show.
Regardless, you might be interested in bringing more seafood into your diet, not only for the dietary benefits but because it’s great fun to learn a new style of cuisine in the kitchen. But unless you’ve been introduced to it, pure fish is not always easy to get your head around, as it can be expensive, challenge your tastebuds, require specialist preparation and will offer a range of textures and shapes you might not be used to. This is especially true if you have picky eaters in the family, especially children.
Let’s consider how to realistically implement more seafood into your diet:
You Can Integrate Seafood Into Dishes You Love
You can integrate seafood into dishes you love already, it doesn’t have to be a completely opposed and seemingly insular world. For instance, you can find an amazing salmon pasta recipe at BritneyBreaksBread.com; showing that it’s not only in Asian cooking that seafood is found, but you can integrate this into a range of excellent staples, sometimes even indulgent, providing a lighter aspect to heavier foods.
Simple Seafood Recipes Also Work
Seafood might seem quite complex to cook with, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If you love avocado eggs in the morning, why not implement a little smoked salmon on your toast, too? Throwing in crab meat into your stir fry, enjoying prawns with your noodles, or even enjoying lobster rolls as part of your fast food adventures can be a great way to experiment with seafood and realize that yes, this can be a convenient way to cook, too.
Visit Your Fishmonger
You’re likely to have a local fishmonger if you live anywhere near a town. Heading there and asking for advice, as well as developing a good relationship, can be a great idea. They can debone, fillet, and package the freshest fish that they catch that day, and also make recommendations where possible. You’ll also be able to find a higher quality of seafood than you do in the supermarket, although some of these will have speciality fishmongers you can also visit for the best ingredients. They’ll help you know what’s in season, how to cook certain fish for the best results, and will generally be happy to keep you as a customer getting into seafood. It’s their trade, after all, and they have an incentive to keep you interested. This can spawn a healthy relationship between home cook and trade specialist.
With this advice, we hope you can realististically implement seafood into your diet in the healthiest, most fun manner.
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