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11 Best Types of Fish to Eat
Fish is a healthy, high-protein food that has a rightful place in a well-balanced diet. Fish is especially important for its omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential “good” fats that humans don’t produce on their own.
There are minor risks associated with eating fish, however, because of potential contaminants from waste, like mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Children and pregnant women should be especially cognizant of these risks. The United States Food and Drug Association says these groups should avoid eating fish with the highest level of mercury contamination — shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish.
The organization also recommends that pregnant women eat 8 to 12 ounces per week of a variety of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury (canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, catfish). Children should eat two to three servings a week in the appropriate portions.
For everyone else, the benefits of fish consumption outweigh the risks. Try these 11 types of fish that are not only nutritious, but tasty.
Try this grilled salmon recipe with a sweet-tangy glaze from Chowhound for an entrée that’s easy to prepare.
This flaky white fish is a great source of phosphorus, niacin, and vitamin B-12. A 3-ounce cooked portion has 1 gram of fat, 15 to 20 grams of protein, and clocks in at less than 90 calories.
Try a piccata on top of cod for a nice complement, like this recipe from Paleo Grubs.
A fatty fish similar to sardines, herring is especially good smoked. Smoked fish is packed with sodium though, so consume it in moderation.
Jamie Oliver’s Mediterranean-style herring linguine uses the fresh version in this recipe.
4. Mahi mahi
A tropical, firm fish, mahi mahi can hold up to almost any preparation. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, this fish has less than 1 gram of fat but 20 grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving.
The blackened mahi mahi tacos with a chipotle mayo in this recipe make for a great dinner.
Try this slew of recipes from Delishably for meal ideas.
Another white fish, perch has a medium texture and can come from the ocean or fresh water.
With a mild taste, a flavorful panko breading pairs well with it, like in this recipe.
7. Rainbow trout
Farmed rainbow trout is actually a safer option than wild, as it’s raised protected from contaminants. And, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood watch, it’s one of the best types of fish you can eat in terms of environmental impact.
Try baking in foil with some lemon and dill in this recipe.
Also an oily fish, sardines are rich in many vitamins. The canned version is easy to find, and actually more nutritious because you’re consuming the entire fish, including bones and skin. Try topping a salad with a can for a nice addition.
9. Striped bass
In either the farmed or wild varieties, striped bass is another sustainable fish, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood watch. It has a firm yet flaky texture and is full of flavor.
Try this Pioneer Woman’s bronzed sea bass with lemon shallot butter.
Tilapia is a mild white fish with great nutritional stats. It’s among the lowest-fat fish available, clocking in at 2 grams of fat and a whopping 26 grams of protein for a 3.5-ounch serving.
Try this roasted red chili tilapia for a twist on Thai curry.
Whether fresh or canned, tuna is a favorite option. When picking fresh tuna, choose a piece that’s glossy and smells ocean-fresh. It’s easy to prepare, too — all it needs is a quick sear over high heat.
Corn, also known as maize or our good old ( Bhutta/Makkai/Challi ) in Hindi, ‘ Mokka Jonnalu ‘ in Telugu, ‘ Makkacholam ‘ in Tamil, ‘ Cholam ‘ in Malayalam, ‘ Musukina Jol a’ in Kannada, ‘ Makkai ‘ in Gujarati, ‘ Makai ‘ in Marathi and Punjabi and ‘ Butta ‘ in Bengali. Corn is a large grain plant which is said to have originated in Mexico and Central America. Though viewed as a vegetable, it is actually a food grain. The leafy stalk of the plant produces ears, which contain the grains known as kernels. For every kernel on the cob, there is a strand of silk. The white and yellow kernels are most popular, but today, corn is available in red, brown, blue and purple also. The white and yellow hybrids are known as butter and sugar corn which contain both kinds of kernels. This cereal is known for its pleasant taste and its versatility. Baby corn is available in cans or jars in the supermarkets and is used in Asian cooking. This grain is generally available in summer and can be
This Strawberry Cream Pie. Full of fresh strawberries and cream cheese, it gets an additional boost of flavor from instant pudding mix! Serve this at your next get-together, and watch it disappear! Strawberry Cream Pie 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust (pre made is okay) 1 container (16 oz.) fresh (or frozen) strawberries, washed and hulled 4 tbsp. sugar 4 oz. (half of an 8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla flavor instant pudding mix 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) strawberry creme instant pudding mix 2 cups whipped cream or whipped topping, divided Additional sliced strawberries for garnish Place the 16 oz. of fresh strawberries in a food processor with the sugar. Cover and pulse a few times until the berries are finely chopped. Add the cream cheese and pulse until blended. You may need to scrape down the sides. Place the mixture in a large bowl. Add both of the dry instant pudding mixes to the bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Gently fold in 1½ cups of the C
Gerard Paul September 11th, 2020 Cookware , Grilling & Outdoors Aluminum foil – sometimes incorrectly called tin foil – is a thin, prepared sheet metal made of aluminum, often used in cooking (and food storage!). Although it may seem a little dull at first glance (especially on its dull side), aluminum foil has quite a fascinating story behind it. Many incredible things occurred before it became a staple in the modern kitchen. In this post, I'll discuss the various events that led to the aluminum foil revolution, and highlight the continued importance of this seemingly mundane material in our lives. Aluminum Foil What Is Aluminum Foil? Aluminum foil is a thin sheet of metal foil or metal leaf composed of an aluminum alloy containing roughly 92–99 percent aluminum. It usually has a thickness between 0.0002 to 0.006 inches, but its width and strength vary greatly based on the intended application. Just some of those applications include: Manufacturing thermal in