Sorting my best seafood recipes from my fish recipes has been a major task for me. After all I am no fisherman so I never think about the difference. I only know what fish I think taste good and how to cook it. The best way for me to divide these two is whether they are freshwater fish or saltwater fish. Even then, it is not that simple! For instance, I am told that mussels can be freshwater or saltwater. Shrimp, which are normally saltwater, are now being raised some places in freshwater.
One of the most popular fish for best seafood recipes is the tuna. There are nearly fifty varieties of the tuna fish like the albacore, yellowfin, blackfin and bluefin. The ways of how to cook tuna are endless from grilled to delicious casseroles and salads.
Mahi Mahi or Dolphin and salmon are among my favorites. I like these grilled with no sauces or additives. The flavor is so good that anything added distracts from the flavor.
Shrimp is also another favorite of mine. The common varieties of shrimp are pink, brown and snapping shrimp. They come in different sizes which work well in the different shrimp recipes that you make.
Swordfish, flounder, halibut and sea bass are also delicious tasting fish and make some of the best seafood recipes. The swordfish is large so is often sold in steak form. It is firm and is great cut in chunks and served in salads. Sea bass and halibut also have a firm texture and delicious flavor. Flounder is mild in taste and an all round good fish for many recipes.
Lobster is the favorite seafood of many. I never acquired the habit of eating lobster because all my life it was known as the seafood for the rich. Since my family was never rich, we never had lobster included in our menu.
Crab is one very versatile product of the sea. Best seafood recipes range anywhere from crab legs to a variety ways of making delicious crab cakes. Try Some Delicious Crab Cake Recipes, Crab Soups, Crab Dips and More!
Oysters, mussels and scallops round up the list of most favorite seafoods. Again there are a variety of ways to serve these.
I have always wanted to learn to fish and still hope to when I can find the time. I love good fresh fish for my best seafood recipes so I think it would be wonderful to catch my own fresh fish. Since I don’t fish, I have found a great supplier from which to order. People who say they don’t like fish or it taste too fishy, it is because they have never eaten good seafood.
If you are one of those who do their own fishing, I have been given some tips to pass on to you. These tips are for you if you plan to freeze your fish. These steps will help keep the fish from becoming fishy or drying out and will keep your fish nicely frozen for up to six months. Proper care of fish is not much different than the care needed in handling any other type of meat. For a quality fish product to serve for dinner it must be cared for as soon as it is caught.
ROASTED SALMON RECIPE
Combine orange and lemon juice; pour over salmon in a marinating dish.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Combine sugar, orange peel, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper in small dish.
Rub sugar mixture over both sides of the salmon; bake about 10 to 15 minutes until salmon is opaque.
BAKED FISH FILLETS
Place onion slices and bay leaf in shallow baking pan.
Season fish fillets with salt, pepper and thyme; place on top of onion slices.
In small skillet brown almond slivers lightly in oil; add grated onion, lemon rind, parsley and wine.
Dissolve bouillon cube in hot water and add to sauce; pour over the fish.
Bake in preheated oven at 350F degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 4.
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