Recipes For Switching From Meat to Seafood

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Heart health is a concern on many Americans’ minds recently. After all, less exercise and an increase in fatty foods are causing some serious health troubles, and people aren’t quite sure how to change their eating habits to improve things.

One of the biggest tips currently is eliminating red meat from one’s diet and in its place, adding more seafood. But this can often be difficult or a little bit intimidating for home chefs, because years of experiencing throwing together hamburgers is not the same as figuring out how to prepare fish and take on some semi-complicated recipes.

It doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Preparing seafood is a simple and straightforward process, one that is easy to master and will instantly improve health for all members of the family. Here are some of the best Alaska seafood recipes, which use the highest quality fish on the market today (at a reasonable price).

Down-Home Salmon

While many Alaska seafood recipes focus on traditional techniques of preparation, here is one recipe that spices things up, while keeping it healthy.

Ingredients:

4 salmon steaks
2 tbsp brown mustard
1 tsp molasses
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup bread crumbs

Instructions:

Combine the molasses, lemon juice, and mustard together. Brush the mixture over each of the four salmon steaks, then dip the steaks in the bread crumbs, making sure that a thin layer of bread crumbs are distributed evenly over the entire steak. Allow the fish to marinate for 5 minutes.

While the fish is marinating, heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat in a medium-size nonstick skillet. When the oil is bubbling but not spitting, cook the steaks until the salmon has browned and is flaking easily. This should take five minutes for each side.

Sizzling Southwestern Salmon

Ingredients:

2 lbs. salmon steaks cut into one-inch pieces
1 tomato, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 medium green pepper, diced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
Lemon wedges

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Arrange the salmon in an unbreaded square baking dish. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and paprika. Top with the tomato, green peppers, and onions. Mix together the lemon juice, garlic, and oil. Pour the mixture over the fish, then cover and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Garnish the steaks with lemon, then serve.

Many more delicious Alaska seafood recipes exist, but these are two great ones to start out with for getting the family hooked on seafood.