Fish is always a good option if you want a light dinner or need to watch your weight. There are thousands of delicious recipes based on fish and seafood so how can you make sure you choose the best ones?
It all depends on your tastes and the quality of the ingredients used, so make sure to always purchase organic veggies and use your own fishing rod and reel to catch fresh fish. And, if you’re looking for some inspiration from those recipes, here are our top suggestions.
Instead of giving you a single recipe, we can offer plenty of presentation suggestions according to your taste. A fish salad is the perfect light course or entree, and it contains quality omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, proteins, and vitamins to boost your energy and improve your immune system.
We suggest using grilled or smoked fish such as salmon or mackerel. You can also use tuna chunks in sunflower oil. After cooking or smoking your favorite type of fish, you need to add the rest of your favorite fresh vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
If you’re aiming for a low-calorie dinner, stick to fresh lettuce or arugula, chopped spring onions, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. Cheese, seeds or nuts may be tempting as well but bear in mind that each of these ingredients is rich in oils and calories so you might end up eating more than you should.
Use a fresh and natural dressing of extra virgin olive oil, fresh thyme or oregano (don’t use oregano on arugula as they both have bitter tastes), sea salt, ground pepper, and lemon or lime juice.
Swordfish steaks with cherry tomatoes
This dish is a bit more complicated, but we guarantee it will be a success amongst your friends and family members.
You are going to need about 1 and a half pounds of swordfish, freshly ground salt and pepper, half a red onion chopped, two small cans of drained cherry tomatoes, about two tablespoons of drained capers, red wine vinegar, some oregano leaves, and a few thick lemon slices.
Use your sharp fish fillet knife to cut the swordfish into steaks, by peeling off the head, the tail, and the bones. Pour two tablespoons of oil into a heated baking pot and add the steaks by seasoning them with salt and pepper.
Chop the onions, tomatoes, and the capers, and put them in a separate bowl along with the red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Broil the fish until it turns a beautiful shade of gold for about 6-8 minutes. Turn the fish steaks on the other side and let it broil for another 6-7 minutes.
Put the fish broil on a hot plate and season with the mixture of onions and capers. You can serve the dish alone or with baked potatoes.
Baked white fish with French fries
This dish is not your regular fish & chips twist but more of a soul food. It can be served for family dinners and is so delicious that you will want to eat it for the rest of your remaining days.
You are going to need about four fish fillets of your choice (think of salmon or trout), Greek seasonings, a tint of olive oil, and thick slices of lemon. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and put each fish fillet in an aluminum foil. Season with fresh ground salt and pepper, fresh rosemary leaves, Greek seasonings, and a few slices of lemon.
Pour a few drops of olive oil on top for extra flavor, but only if you use trout. Other types of fish like carp or salmon are already rich in fats, and the olive oil will just make them fatter.
Put all the fillets in a pan and place them in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the fish is soft and juicy. Separately, peel off some high-quality potatoes and fry them in sunflower oil until they turn golden brown.
Place the French fries on a plate and season them with potato spices or fresh fennel. Separately, you can make a garlic paste with a tint of olive oil and a finely chopped tomato if you want a delicious dressing. Take the fish out of the oven, get rid of the foil, and enjoy your dinner.