Category Archives: FISH & SEAFOOD

Swordfish with sage,garlic and lemon

Swordfish with sage,garlic and lemon

Swordfish are classified as oily fish. The flesh of some swordfish can acquire an orange tint, reportedly from their diet of shrimp or other prey. Such fish are sold as “pumpkin swordfish,” and command a premium over their whitish counterparts. Swordfish is a particularly popular fish for cooking. Since swordfish are large animals, meat is usually sold as steaks, which are often grilled. Swordfish meat is relatively firm, and can be cooked in ways more fragile types of fish cannot (such as over a grill on skewers). The color of the flesh varies by diet, with fish caught on the east coast of North America often being rosier.

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Making cakes of meat or seafood mixed with bread, has long been tradition in many countries, even way before colonial times. They are easy to make, cheap and extremely tasty. Recipes for crab cakes , or crab croquettes as they are also known, have not varied much since the beginning of the 20th century.

The main ingredients for crab cakes are crabmeat, bread crumbs and egg. Other ingredients that have recently been added to some popular recipes are mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and occasionally parsley.

Oatmeal Crusted Trout

Oatmeal Crusted Trout

The fish known as trout has many health benefits from which we can all benefit, whether your goal is fat loss or overall health improvement. Trout contains 5 grams of fat, but much of these fish fats come from Omega-3 fatty acids, which is where trout gets some of its health benefits. Although trout has very little sodium, the cholesterol count might give some pause. If eaten in moderation, however this amount of cholesterol will not have a negative impact on your health.

One 3-ounce filet of trout has a whopping 19 grams of protein, which will let you burn fat while digesting this delicious fish. This healthy protein count more than makes up for the lack of fiber found in trout.

Smoked salmon roulade

Smoked salmon roulade

Smoked salmon roulade is perfect dish for make the most of a small amount of smoked salmon. Smoked salmon is a popular ingredient in canapés, often combined with cream cheese and lemon juice, or “bulked out” with other fish.

In North America, smoked salmon is often sliced very thinly and served on bread with cream cheese or with sliced red onion, lemon and capers. In British Columbia smoked salmon may also be fillets or nuggets, including hickory-smoked varieties and candied salmon (smoked and honey-glazed, also known as “Indian candy”).

In Europe, smoked salmon may be found thinly sliced or in thicker fillets (such as “tsar fillet”) or sold as chopped “scraps” for use in cooking. It is often used in pâtés, quiches and pasta sauces. Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon mixed in is another popular dish. Smoked salmon salad is a strong-flavored salad, with ingredients such as iceberg lettuce, boiled eggs, tomato, olives, capers and leeks, and with flavored yogurt as a condiment.

Crab meat cakes

Crab meat cakes

Crab meat cakes is definitely one recipe for young members of the family who like flavourful fish cakes. They may even help you make some fish-shaped cakes. There are more than 4000 species crab, a crustacean notable for its sideways walk, claws and armoured shell. Crab claws yield sweet, dense white meat similar to lobster meat, while the flesh from under the hard upper shell is soft, rich and brown. Crab liver is considered a delicacy. Male crabs tend to have larger claws and more white meat. However, the females sometimes contain coral – a flavoursome red roe. Fresh crabs should feel heavy for their size. You can buy a crab live and boil it yourself; alternatively, ask your fishmonger to kill it for you, or buy it ready-cooked. If buying cooked crab meat, it’s much easier to buy it already out of its shell. Hand-picked crab meat consistently has the best flavour. Cooked crab meat can be bought in cans too, but the flavour is not as good as that of fresh crab meat.