5 Health Reasons to Eat More Seafood

Author: Carolyn Land Williams, PhD, RDN Eating fish, particularly fatty fish, is a key part of a healthy diet. Yet, changing guidelines and news reports about contamination of mercury and pollutants have left many wondering if fish is still a smart choice. A review of research done over the past few years, reveals an overwhelming “yes!” when it comes to whether we should be eating fish. In fact, the health benefits of fish are pretty powerful, and new guidelines from the FDA and EPA help to minimize potential risks. Reason #1: Heart Protector The benefit that regular fish consumption has [...]

2018-01-28T18:50:09-05:00January 28th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Broiled Shrimp Scampi

Author: Martha Stewart Source: https://www.marthastewart.com/312997/broiled-shrimp-scampi Broiled Shrimp Scampi This classic shrimp dish with garlic and lemon juice is so easy to make. Total Time 20 minutes Prep 20 minutes Servings 4 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (peeled and deveined, tails left on, patted dry)1 tablespoon olive oil2 cloves garlic (minced)Coarse salt and ground pepper2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsleyLemon wedges (for serving) Heat broiler with rack set 4 inches from heat. Place shrimp on a large broiler proof rimmed baking sheet.Sprinkle with oil and garlic, and season generously with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange [...]

2018-01-28T18:33:46-05:00January 28th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Top wine pairings with scallops

Author: Fiona Beckett Scallops are some of the most delicious seafood around and some of the most flattering to a serious white wine. There’s one grape variety that will almost always see you right but also some other options Grilled or seared scallops Searing scallops enhances their sweetness and makes them a sure-fire match with chardonnay. Almost any kind especially white burgundy - it’s a great way to show off an older vintage. Old vine chenin blanc is also a good match. Champagne, especially a blanc de blancs is not too shabby. Scallops with pea purée or pea shoots Bring [...]

2018-01-28T18:24:39-05:00January 28th, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

Walmart jumps into meal-kit fray as Kroger expands its offerings

Author: Christine Blank Walmart.com recently began selling nearly 30 meal-kits – some containing seafood – joining a long list of retailers that have recently entered the sector. Walmart has been taking several steps to better compete with Amazon, which is developing its own meal-kit service. Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, and others are all looking to grab a piece of the increasingly lucrative meal-kit market, which reached an estimated USD 1.5 billion (EUR 1.3 billion) in sales over the past five years, according to Packaged Facts. Starting last week, Walmart began selling kits that include a Thai Crab Curry meal-kit [...]

2018-01-28T18:20:53-05:00January 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Don’t miss out! Get tickets now for our 2018 Great Taste event

Author: Go! Magazine staff & St. Louis Post Dispatch Still looking for the perfect gift for the St. Louis foodies on your holiday shopping list? Give them the best of everything with tickets for the 2018 Great Taste. The event is 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 14 at the St. Louis Science Center. It will feature food from more than 50 area restaurants in the upcoming 2018 edition of Ian Froeb’s STL 100, our critic's annual guide to the best restaurants in St. Louis. Purchase tickets for the Great Taste. The tasting event has sold out the past two years, so order [...]

2018-01-23T19:55:34-05:00January 23rd, 2018|What's Happening|0 Comments

‘Boston Antarctic Shrimp Intestine’ a hit for Chinese cannery

Author: Gao Fu Mao In an amusing case of mislabeling in China’s seafood market, a company in Dalian is selling “Boston Antarctic Shrimp Intestine” as a packaged snack offering. Dalian San Yu Stainless Steel Equipment Co., a cannery, is marketing the heat-treated snacks in supermarkets and convenience stores across northern China. The company also offers 160-gram cans of “South Pole Fish and Shrimp Luncheon Meat.” Chinese seafood firms have come to use the terms “Antarctic” and “South Pole” as marketing tools signifying purity. “Boston,” meanwhile, has similarly become a marketing tool in the crustacean sector, liberally applied to lobsters to [...]

2018-01-21T07:15:58-05:00January 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Lemon-Parsley Fish Cakes

Author: Martha Stewart Source: https://www.marthastewart.com/340986/lemon-parsley-fish-cakes Lemon-Parsley Fish Cakes Total Time: 20 mins Prep: 40 mins Servings: 4 1 pound fresh cod fillet2 tablespoons olive oil1 large egg (lightly beaten)1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions2 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons Dijon mustard6 tablespoons breadcrumbs3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley3 dashes hot sauce (such as Tabasco)Coarse salt and ground pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place cod in a baking dish; rub with 1 tablespoon oil. Roast fish in oven until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely, then pat dry with paper towels. Flake with a fork.In a large [...]

2018-01-21T07:17:43-05:00January 21st, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Seafood Nutrition Overview

Authors: A joint project by the Universities of Oregon State, Cornell, Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida, and California, and the Community Seafood Initiative. Download PDF Seafood is a high-protein food that is low in calories, total fat, and saturated fat. High in vitamins and minerals, seafood has been shown to have numerous health benefits. For example, recent studies have shown that eating seafood can decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, obesity, and hypertension. Seafood also provides essential nutrients for developing infants and children. Calories and Protein Seafood is generally considered to be a low-calorie protein source. Most low-fat species of [...]

2018-01-23T06:37:14-05:00January 21st, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

5 Wines to Pair with Seafood

Author: Dan Dunn Think Mediterranean bottles—or classic Champagne—when pairing wines with crustaceans and fish. When it comes to food and wine pairings, seafood can be a wildcard—primarily because there’s so much variety to be found within the category. Lobster’s flavor doesn’t much resemble a scallop, and the heartiness of trout in no way resembles the delicate taste of shrimp. The idea that fish should only be served with white wine is incorrect, but pervasive. Still, while a Pinot Noir might complement salmon beautifully, it will almost completely blot out a nice piece of flounder. In general, when dealing with the [...]

2018-01-23T06:09:43-05:00January 21st, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

Reader Profile: No Way, No How, No Fish!

Author: Cooking Light “I have a visceral reaction to seafood. Eww!” - Andrea Stillwell: Age: 45, postal clerk, Madison, Wis. HER CHALLENGE Andrea’s dislike for fish started at a young age. “I grew up near the ocean and saw what washes up. I didn’t want to eat anything out of there!” Add to that the fact that Andrea’s early culinary exposure to seafood consisted of tuna sandwiches, which she recalls as “stinky”; her mom’s tuna casserole (“the kind with wide egg noodles, peas, and breadcrumbs”); and an occasional salmon loaf. “I have every Cooking Light cookbook since 1996, but I [...]

2018-01-14T07:27:28-05:00January 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments