Fish represents a good option for whenever you want a light dinner or need to lose a few pounds. There are hundreds of delicious recipes based on fish and veggies so how can you make sure you choose the best ones?
It honestly depends on your tastes and the quality of the ingredients used, so do your best to buy organic veggies, even if they are more expensive, and use your own fishing rod and reel to catch fresh fish. And, if you’re looking for a way to also introduce capers on a regular basis, we hope that these recipes will be right for you.
A fish salad is an excellent choice for dinner or lunch, and, thanks to its concentrations of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, it will to boost your energy level and keep your mind sharp and focused.
Preparing the perfect fish salad is a lot about finding the right ingredients for you, so we suggest only choosing what you like. And, since fish has to be the number one ingredient, you might want to try smoked salmon or tuna. Capers are not everyone’s cup of tea, but they are also rich in vitamins so you can add as many as you want in your salad.
Complete your dish with a mix of lettuce or kale, chopped spring onions and cherry tomatoes in a bowl, alongside the capers and the fish. You can also add a bit of grated cheese, fresh avocados or a mix of seeds, depending on your preferences. Lastly, don’t forget to pour some extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
Swordfish steaks with cherry tomatoes
This dish requires more time to cook, but we guarantee it is something you can impress your friends and family members with.
Some of the ingredients you are going to need are freshly ground salt and pepper, a couple of swordfish fillets, oregano leaves, two cans of 15-ounce cherry tomatoes drained, red wine vinegar, thick lemon slices (optional), and about two tablespoons of drained capers chopped in small pieces.
With the help of a sharp fish fillet knife, you can cut the fish into steaks and get rid of all the skin, bones, head, and tail. In a large bowl, add the oil and the fish while seasoning it with some more salt and pepper.
Separately, chop the capers, tomatoes, and onions, and put them in a bowl with the red wine vinegar, pepper, and a pinch of salt. Cook the fish at a low flame until it has a rich brown-gold color, but no more than 8 minutes on one side and some other 6-7 minutes on the other.
After you are done cooking and seasoning, you can place the fish and the sauce on a plate and add the mixture of veggies on top. Serve it alone or with cooked rice.
Halibut and capers dish
If you want to try halibut fish, we suggest you take some time alone in the kitchen and try cooking this recipe. You will need two halibut steaks, olive oil, half a cup of white wine, a quarter of a cup of butter, about three full tablespoons of capers, salt, pepper, and around one teaspoon of minced garlic.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and use a large pan to place the halibut steaks previously soaked in butter. Add some more olive oil on the pan and the remaining butter while seasoning with salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary if you like. Allow the mix to sit for a few minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients, meaning the capers, the wine, and the chopped garlic.
Put the pan in the oven and cook for about 35-40 minutes. This dish can be served with potato chips, baked asparagus or vegetables according to your preferences.
Although there are plenty of other capers and fish recipes, the previously detailed three are very easy to cook, even by kitchen amateurs. Keep in mind that the number one key to success in the kitchen is to always count on high-quality and fresh ingredients, so choose a reliable fish and vegetable producer.