There’s no doubt about it, fish is fantastic for a healthy diet. It’s packed full of protein and oily fish provide the essential omega-3 fatty acids that we need to keep us strong.
Our bodies can’t produce these ‘good’ fats on our own so we need fish to supply it for us. Omega-3 acids help to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, are essential for neurological growth in developing foetuses and help the symptoms of arthritis.
There are so many different varieties of fish so our meal times never need to get dull. It’s highly versatile and can be combined with many different flavors and textures. So, what are you waiting for- Check out these top fish recipes from around the world:
#1 Fish and Chips
A British institution and national dish, fish and chips personify the quintessential English seaside holiday. The delicious combination of salty potato and fresh fish coated in a crispy batter is what summer memories are made of. Just beware the seagulls trying to steal your chips! As British as the Royal family and strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. The great thing about homemade fish and chips is that you can make a healthier version without compromising on taste. Alternatively, fry your fish in a beer batter for a twist in the original classic. For the ultimate fish and chip recipe, go to http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/fish/fish-and-chips
#2 Seafood Chowder
For a fish dish from a little closer to home, you’ll want to chow down on some delicious seafood chowder. A chowder is a variety of stew or soup made with milk, cream and often served with saltines or broken crackers. It can be either seafood or veggie based but traditionally chowders were eaten by fishermen using ingredients from their catches of the day. It’s a hearty, warming meal with outstanding flavour when using fresh fish. What fish you use is totally down to your individual taste. Salmon and Cod is popular and so are clams for a Clam Chowder. For a real taste of the ocean, go to http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/fish/seafood-chowder
#3 Seafood Paella
We’re off to sunny Spain for this next fishy dish and you’ll be familiar with paella as being a national dish in the European country. There is nothing as magical as sitting in a restaurant on the beach, eating fresh fish caught that day combined with juicy vegetable and beautiful Spanish seasoning. Well, you can create that Iberian magic in your own kitchen tonight with this easy-to-follow recipe for fish paella. The beauty of paella is you can throw in whatever ingredients you desire, and have a nourishing and exciting meal. Serve with a good Spanish red wine and indulge a truly Mediterranean meal time with the family. For recipe instructions, visit http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/fish/seafood-paella
#4 Thai Fish Cakes
Thai has become increasingly popular and is known for being hot and spicy but cleverly blended and balanced to bring out the flavors of all the ingredients. Thai food has been heavily influenced by Thailand’s neighboring countries and you’ll find many dishes contain fish, fish sauce, shrimp paste and a whole host of mouth-watering spices. Coconut is another big flavour in Thai cuisine and is used in many curry dishes and desserts. These Thai fish cakes are the perfect thing to serve up for a weeknight family dinner and can be served with rice, potato wedges, salad or pretty much anything you fancy. For a guide on how to make them, go to http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/fish/thai-fish-cakes
#5 Fish Tagine
This classic Moroccan dish is bursting with flavour and healthy goodness. Packed to the brim with veggies, you won’t need to feel guilty about filling your belly with this delicious recipe. The word ‘tagine’ comes from the traditional earthenware pot used in North Africa for this style of cooking. A huge variety of spices are used to add flavour to Moroccan cooking including cinnamon, cumin, ginger, saffron and coriander. With more than 3000km of coastline, it’s no wonder fish is aplenty here with tuna, sardines, shrimp, red snapper, sole and lobster all found daily in markets. To create your own terrific tagine and spice up your evening, find the recipe at http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/fish/fish-tagine