SEAFOOD RECIPES

Fool-proof ways to cook restaurant-level fish that even some fish-haters will love.

LIVING LEKKER NOTES

EAT THIS

 

Seafood meals are an excellent all-around choice for weight loss, improving heart health, lowering cholesterol, decreasing risk of cancer, boosting brain power and promoting healthy skin and hair.  Why?  The amounts vary by fish type, but seafood are high in the elements ( protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, iodine and selenium and more) that support necessary cell functions for the above health needs.

BE CAREFUL

 

Large fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel (not all mackerel) and tile fish are high in mercury (larger fish at the top of the food chain ingest all the mercury ingested by other fish as they work their way up).  I avoid them, but they should definitely be avoided by children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

BE RESPONSIBLE

 

While fish are great for you, we all need to take care of how much we eat, and particularly where it comes from.  Over-fishing wild fish stocks is a great danger to our oceans and climate change.  Farmed fish are just as bad.  But take heart, there are many fishing companies that follow sustainable fishing guidelines by following stock limits and not fishing out of season, nor from the endangered list. Don't be afraid to ask about sustainably-caught fish at your grocery store.  Look for sustainable labels as well as wild fish.

 

Chickpea and Quinoa Tabbouleh