FYI: Recipe Note Tips - Eat Fish for a Healthy Change
Eat Fish for a Healthy Change! Scientific studies show that eating fish just once a week reduces the risk of heart attack. One of the reasons that fish is so healthful is that many types contain omega-3 fatty acids –- a type of fat that has been proven to be an invaluable part of a nutritious diet. You can enjoy the health benefits of fish without sacrificing any flavor, too. Fish is positively delicious when prepared in a number of different ways! Here are a few tips to help ensure that you enjoy the most delectable fish possible:
* Fresh Catch! Whether you bought or caught your fresh fish, don’t spend too much time deciding on the best cooking method –- eating it on the day you came into its possession will help ensure that it tastes its best!
* Moist and Delicious! Wrap fish in foil or parchment paper when baking or barbequing to prevent it from drying out. The fish’s moisture will be retained in the wrapping, which will help keep the fish moist while it cooks.
* Poach Away! Poaching fish in fruit juice is an excellent way to ensure that your fish is full of flavor. Spike the fruit juice with a few fresh herbs and your fish will turn out phenomenal!
* Flaky is Good! Use the fork-test to check a fish’s doneness: When the fish texture is flaky and doesn’t fall apart, remove the fish from the heat immediately and let it cool. While it cools it will gently finish cooking itself to the perfect consistency.
* Tell me more about shrimp: Shrimp may be peeled and deveined either before or after they are cooked. If cooked, peel and devein them while they are still warm. The shell is easily removed with your fingers. Start to peel it off on the side with the legs. Lift it up and over, then back around to the leg side. The tail section may be removed or left intact, depending on how the shrimp are to be used.