Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fresh and Healthy Seafood For Your Family

Cooking for your family is a serious responsibility, and it is up to you to put nutritious food on the table. But cooking should also be fun, an outlet of creativity and ingenuity. With wild Alaska Pollock, you can put together interesting meals that are full of flavors your whole family will love, and you can rest assured that you are providing a healthy, well-balanced meal. Alaska Pollock (not to be confused with Atlantic Pollock) is packed with important nutrients and minerals, is a great source of protein, and is low on the fats, calories, and cholesterol found in other meats. Consider these suggestions for cooking wild Alaska Pollock in ways that are guaranteed to be both tasty and healthy.

First, bake, grill, or sear your fish instead of frying it in oil. The end result is similar, but you avoid soaking the food in grease. Baking is also a lot less work for you. With frying you have to work over a hot stove, carefully watching each piece to make sure it does not burn, and being careful not to burn yourself. Baking just requires a little prep work and pre-heating the oven, and then you wait while the food cooks away.

Wild Alaska Pollock makes absolutely incredible fish and chips, with its light flaking texture and savory taste, but do not waste the health benefits by deep frying it. Instead, try breading and baking it for a reduced fat version of this favorite. Go for a Mediterranean flavor and serve it with a yogurt-coriander sauce instead of mayonnaise. Always be on the lookout for ways to change out high-fat, high-cholesterol ingredients for alternatives that are just as delicious but better for the body and heart.

Also, look for fresh vegetables that will complement the flavors and add even more vitamins and nutrients to a seafood meal. Check out your local farmers market to see what is in season. Asparagus tips are a tender treat to accompany a classic, pan-seared Pollock, while in the fall potatoes and squashes lend themselves to hearty seafood stews. A simple sandwich on whole-wheat bread with lettuce, tomato, and a grilled seafood fillet makes a filling, low-fat lunch. Just remember, wild Alaska Pollock is a conscientious cook's best friend, so use it as part of an all-around healthy meal for you and your family.

Source by Allie Moxley

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