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Marinated fresh anchovies

Marinated fresh anchovies

Fresh anchovies are fished all over the Mediterranean, as well as the Atlantic coasts of France and Spain. Fresh anchovies are an oily fish that look and taste similar to sardines. They vary in size and can be bought either fresh or cured. Cured anchovies were originally left whole and packed in salt, but now they tend to be boned, cleaned and preserved in salt or oil and sold in cans or jars. Fresh anchovies don’t travel well so are best eaten in the Mediterranean. They’re not easy to find in the UK because there isn’t a great demand for them, but try Italian or Spanish delis. Otherwise buy them cured or preserved – supermarkets do a limited range but delis tend to sell a wider range. Italy’s gastronomy often incorporates this salty little fish into a variety of different recipes.  From appetizers to pastas, main dishes to pizzas, anchovies, or acciughe in italian, are quite common. You will need very fresh fish for this simple dish, with perhaps just some breadto mop up juices. The dish can be kept refrigeratedfor up to three days.

Cod and bean stew

Cod and bean stew

Cod and bean stew is an easy dish to make. Cod is a popular white fish despite having been over-fished. Ensure that you buy fish that comes from a carefully controlled source, or else use an alternative fish, such as hoki, hake, haddock, whiting, coley or pollack. Basically, any white fish would work quite well. All ingredients, a fresh cod, luxurious saffron and smoked paprika-spiced beans,  are cooked in one pot and make this divine dish. It is not heavy  or too spicy, but still can warm you up in colder days. The special additions to this dish is grilled pepper and pimentón.

Cooking Salmon Tips & Methods

Cooking Salmon Tips & Methods

Salmon is a versatile fish for the reason that there are numerous ways to prepare the fillets. It’s a healthy protein filled with Omega 3 Fats which have many health benefits, including enhanced brain function and overall wellness. Salmon is a flavorsome fish therefore can choose to cook it unseasoned or you can add a range of spices to add even more flavor. The most common ways of cooking salmon include baking, pan frying and poaching. Keep reading for a few helpful tips about how to cook salmon.

To bake the salmon, put the fillets in a dish which has been sprayed with olive oil apply or wrap the salmon in foil with various spices i.e. experiment with different spices and herbs or a squeeze of lemon juice or a hint of soy sauce.

Swordfish a la Siciliana

Swordfish a la Siciliana

Swordfish is an easy way to impress company, and this recipe impresses in other ways, too. The sweet-savory sauce, with raisins, olives, and almonds, is unexpected, unique, and delicious. And the whole dish takes just about 12 minutes to cook. Pork chops or tenderloin also make an excellent pair for the sauce if swordfish isn’t your favorite. 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.

Seared Cod with Provençal Ratatouille

Seared Cod with Provençal Ratatouille

If you’re looking for a mild healthy fish, try cooking cod. The white, mild flavored flesh of cod is available throughout the year and is a wonderful substitute for meat protein with its versatility making it easily adaptable to all methods of cooking.

Besides being an excellent low-calorie source of protein (a four-ounce serving of cod provides 52.1% of the daily need for protein for only 119 calories), cod contains a variety of very important nutrients and has also been shown to be useful in a number of different health conditions.