A Fresh Take on Seafood

A-Fresh-Take-on-Seafood

Seafood is an incredibly versatile addition to everyday meals. Discover how we’re cooking up these fresh recipes.

Adding seafood to your diet is a great way to lighten and switch up meals! Its versatility provides endless opportunity for creative, fresh and delicious dishes. Impress your friends at your next dinner or make your coworkers drool over of your lunches with these tips for preparing seafood.

Seasoning

Traditional fish preparation uses limited seasoning—usually salt and pepper and a splash of lemon is enough to have it ready for cooking. If you want to experiment with different flavours and recipes we recommend you don’t shy away from spices! Recipes like our Japanese 7 spice cod are a great example of using bold spices to make a classic fish dish exciting.

Spice blends aren’t just for fish either—you can bring out the flavours in shellfish by using mixed spices like paprika and all spice. Clam bakes are usually made with milder spice—but our recipe for clams and chorizo with smoked paprika butter sauce adds some heat to this traditional dish. 

Cooking Methods

Grilling fish can be challenging—it’s very delicate and can break apart easily, so it’s important to be mindful when cooking fish on the grill. Taking measures such as: making sure your grill is oiled properly to avoid sticking; keeping skin on the fish, using appropriate tools such as a cedar plank to lay the seafood on and grilling in smaller portions make a big difference. If you’re still nervous – try a different format all together like these honey-glazed salmon burgers. They’re easy to grill and even easier to eat!

Baking your dish is an extremely healthy way to enjoy seafood! Before baking, make sure your pan is well oiled to avoid sticking. Lining a pan with aluminum foil is a great way to prevent the fish from breaking apart. If you want to see if your fish is done, bake for suggested time and gently stick a fork into the fish and twist—it should just begin to flake when ready.

Frying fish, while not the healthiest option, is delicious none the less. The most important thing to consider when frying fish is making sure the oil is hot—the fish should sizzle as soon as it touches the oil. An easy way to check the oil heat is letting a drop of water fall into it—if the oil crackles you know it’s hot enough to begin cooking.

We love this diverse protein—it tastes delicious fried, baked or grilled and can be spiced in many ways to keep it an exciting addition to your everyday meals. So, what seafood are you cooking up tonight?

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