TGIF and Welcome Back to Seafood Frenzy Friday! If you’re new to CEK let me explain exactly what SFF is. I don’t like or eat any seafood so you will rarely find seafood dishes here at Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen.
My family will eat some varieties of shellfish, but I generally don’t cook any seafood dishes at home so they order it out when they’re in the mood.
I created Seafood Frenzy Friday several years ago and have brought it back here on the blog in different formats; however, none of them seemed to do well except my original concept of seeking them out on the web and sharing them here with each of you.
I find most of the recipes on food sharing sites and try to find the most appetizing looking recipes; then link directly to the owners’ original post.
“Sustainable Seafood Diet is the Key to Success”
Often times, college students feel under the weather and lacking energy due to the high levels of stress faced on a daily basis. Is it because their diet is missing key elements for a nutrient balanced diet?
Nowadays, college students are in desperate need to obtain more energy in order to perform better in school and maximize their efficiency level. Energy drinks and caffeine are not the way to go, but a healthy sustainable seafood diet will definitely do the trick!
Choosing to eat sustainable seafood not only gives you health benefits, but it protects our precious environment and ecosystems. Often times, we don’t have a clue of what we are feeding our bodies, but it is important to take a second and reflect on the after effects caused by certain foods; some of which can be beneficial!
Eating a balanced diet and living a healthy lifestyle is the ultimate goal, here are a few ways that eating scallops can help lead you to that improved way of life.
Scallops are incredibly high in nutrient content including vital minerals such as, magnesium, selenium, and potassium. These minerals act in a way, which prevent and protect our bodies from harmful conditions.
What are the 5 Top Health Benefits of Eating Scallops
- It is a great source of vitamin B12
- Incorporating scallops into your diet 2-3 times a month may prevent ischemic stroke
- They are rich in fatty acids (omega-3), which help reduce inflammation throughout the body
- They are extremely high in protein
- Eating scallops can protect against many serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension
How do you Prepare Scallops?
- You have to be careful when cooking scallops because you don’t want to overdo it! Too much heat will cause the scallops to become tough and rubbery. Setting an alarm would be a great way to avoid this issue.
- Broil scallops in the oven, add a hint of olive oil and serve them on a skewer
- Sear scallops in butter and oil while adding a few spices like paprika, cayenne, or nutmeg
- Make a delicious lemon sauce to pour over the yummy scallops
- Add salt and pepper before serving
About the Author:
Gabriela Sneider is a business development associate for Santa Barbara Fish Market where you can support our local fishermen and buy fresh seafood online or buy fresh fish online.
Without further ado, here are this week’s fabulous seafood creations. You can also find all of today’s recipes on my Seafood Pinterest Board.~Enjoy and Have a great weekend!
Seafood Frenzy Friday #62
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