Seafood Recipes Are Easy, Quick, And Delicious

By: Shannon Linnen

Seafood recipes can be fun and healthy and let's not forget to mention EASY! Using your favorite seafood, such as shrimp, mussels scallops or crab and a few of the ideas given in this article you can continue to create unique and healthy seafood recipes time and time again.

There are so many choices when it comes to picking out a seafood recipe that is appealing. The best thing to remember is that you can go to any search engine and simply enter the phrase "Seafood Recipe" and you will find a massive amount of sites that have some really great recipes.

Of course usual clambake recipes and lobster recipes are good, but who has the time for the clambake or the money for lobster? As a working wife and mother, time is of the essence and if I cannot get dinner on the table in a reasonable amount of time, it's not worth doing, but in the process I must be able to please my family.

One thing I am terrible at is measuring. I like to use a few favorite ingredients in any seafood recipes and adapt it to a healthier tastier way of cooking. And, the best part of cooking seafood is you can use whatever means you have available, whether it be grilling, saute or broiling.

Let's consider shrimp, for example... a pound of 26 - 35 count shrimp on sale should cost you about $8.00 and what a treat your whole family will love! Peel and de-vein your shrimp using a small paring knife fed through the back of the shrimp from the top to the tail (knife facing away from shrimp body and cutting through the shell) making it easy to open up the shell so your shrimp will pop right out! And by purchasing the already frozen, peeled and de-veined version you can save even more time.

The combination of spices and condiments should start with a teaspoon each of butter and extra virgin olive oil. Add a clove of garlic, or if a clove is not available, a teaspoon of chopped garlic. Half an onion, finely chopped, a sprig of parsley, and salt and pepper to taste complete the seasoning preparations. You may find it more convenient to prepare these seasonings in advance so that when you're ready to actually begin cooking, you can add them with a minimum of fuss and your meal will be ready within about twenty minutes.

Offer your shrimp over a bed of wild rice (that you cooked in chicken broth) along with a side of asparagus and baby portabella mushrooms (cooked together with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and salt on the stovetop or wrapped in foil on the grill) and you end up with a succulent feast that is not only tasty but healthy, too in 30 - 45 minutes... now if I could only get my husband to do the dishes, it would be perfect.

Once you start using different seafood items in your cooking, it will slowly become a normal practice. One of the benefits of cooking with seafood is how healthy it can be. Especially when dealing with fresh seafood from one of the eastern seaboard towns or companies that ship overnight to the continental US. There is also an abundance of seafood recipes available online. If necessary you can also visit your local bookstore to get some great recipe books that focus specifically on seafood.

The next time family members get together, or if just a few good friends are coming over, it is always a great idea to include a seafood dish. Getting a great seafood appetizer recipe is a piece of cake. The best part is that when the seafood treat is presented, most people will think this is super rare treat or a very special occasion.

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