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Thursday, May 24, 2012
I know you've all heard the exciting news that my PET scan was negative and I'm feeling so much better. Thank you for your prayers!!

Now in light of all that, my subject today is fish.  I heard those groans. Some of you are stepping away from your computer as we speak. I admit just talking about it makes me want to get a clothespin for my nose.

But here's the thing--they're telling me fish--get this--is good for you! Not chocolate, not coffee, not peanut butter.  Fish.

So I'm doing research. Which fish is better for you? One that everyone seems to agree on is salmon.  I'm not a seafood lover but I can tolerate salmon and tilapia. Does anyone know if tilapia is good for you?

I'm in search of recipes. Got any good ones for fish?  I saw one that used garlic, sea salt, black pepper, paprika, lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil.  And it recommended asparagus (not French fries) as a side. Does that sound good to you?

Do you like fish? Can you please tell me how to fix it so that it doesn't smell "fishy"? Any ideas that will help me get fish in my diet will be greatly appreciated!

Diann Hunt  
posted at 9:22 AM  
  Comments (12)
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At 10:31 AM, Blogger freddikb said...

One tilapia dish that I love is stuffed with crabmeat and has a cajun sauce. If you like spicy, then you may like this dish.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Mary-Louise said...

Here are some fishy facts:
Fish that smells fishy is not fresh. Costco is an excellent place to get fresh Salmon. Trout is also very good for you. You can cut it into pieces and freeze smaller portions. (If you wrap it in plastic wrap and then foil - it will not get fishy in the freezer).. The greatest thing about fish is you can cook it straight from frozen if you want. Add lemon juice while it's cooking; that takes the fishy taste away as well. So will whipping cream, but we all know how much whipping cream likes our butts, so add with caution.
I don't know if you can get Club House "laGrille Seafood Rub" in the states - it is really tasty on any kind of seafood. Rub on the fish, put a couple of slices of lemon on, wrap in foil, put on the BBQ (on a cookie sheet - or a soaked wooden plank, don't wrap in foil if you're using a plank) and a whole salmon filet (feeds 6) will take about 25 min. to cook. Have fresh lemon juice available for those who want some. Just cook the fish until it is done (prick the flakes apart and you can tell it's done when it looses its translucent color). Overcooked fish is dry and rubbery.
Too bad you all live so far away - I'd invite you to a BBQ otherwise.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

All fish is good for you. :) The smaller the fish, the more healthy but all fish is great. I can't stand sardines myself so I go for the bigger ones. LOL

Fresh Market has the most amazing tilapia ever. It's thick and white and not fishy at all. Love it! I love ahi tuna very rare but I know that would turn you off. But it's not fishy at all and you dip it in wasabi and it's to die for.

Mahi mahi is fabulous. Sam's Club sometimes has it. It's very white and not fishy. So glad you're eating fish.

Something else that is as good for you as fish is grass fed beef. It has Omega 3s in it just like fish. Seven Sons farms there in Ft Wayne has it.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

i love alskan halibut filets. its thick an juicy and not too "fishy". my aunt had a seafood restaurant (Mexican) and thats what i'd always get. she'd season it with the basics; garlic, pepper, salt and lemon juice and then she'd either bread it or grill it. it tasted great both ways. she'd accompany it with a salad and rice. the dressing for the salad being lemon and salt and a squirt od italian dressing. just thinking about it makes my mouth water!
p.s. i'm not much into seafood either but this is something i wouldnt mind eating for a week!

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Marsha C. said...

Yes, I knew a man that lived well into his 80's almost 90. He ate sardines everyday!

At 7:59 PM, Blogger Sarah Varland said...

Salmon is the best. My two favorite ways to have it:

*marinated in soy sauce and brown sugar and grilled (I i know neither of those is healthy, but you don't need terribly much for the flavor)

*put some lemon juice on it, top with a little mayonaise, onion slices, salt, pepper, and dillweed. Bake.

Mmmmm. Salmon.

At 8:21 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Great ideas, everyone! Thank you so much for your help!

I made salmon for dinner tonight (with a light marinade), along with asparagus and a salad. Yum!

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Tilapia is not good for you. They are the fish that they use to "clean" the tanks after the move the other fish out. They eat poop. LOL. Make sure the fish you eat is wild caught, then you know it wasn't farm raised. I don't like freshwater fish, but I love saltwater fish. Cod, haddock, swordfish, tuna steak, flounder, YUM!

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Miriam said...

Diann, I'm rejoicing about your great news!

One that I've not seen mentioned, but I love is Mahi Mahi with a fresh mango salsa over top served with any steamed veggies.
Others are redfish or ocean perch.
Just be sure to look for fresh-caught vs farm-raised.

Blessings :)

At 8:07 AM, Blogger jel said...

going fishing , and cooking them over a open fire, on the river bank! them were the days.

Now it's Captain D's please! :)

Hope y'all have a Fun and Safe 3day weekend!

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Mary Curry said...

I made a salad for dinner tonight and added cold poached salmon.

I buy the wild Alaskan salmon at Costco and keep it in the freezer. I usually poach two fillets at a time and have them ready to add in to just about any kind of salad or vegetable medley.

One that I particularly love is this avocado citrus salad from Whole Foods. I just toss in salmon for protein.

Good luck finding ways to enjoy fish!

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I hate to be the purveyor of bad news, but Suzanne has it right: tilapia is a garbage eating bottom fish.

That said, salmon is excellent for you. I also have more good news: the chef my son works for has the most phenomenal seafood blend spice rub and you can purchase a 4 1/2 oz jar for around $8 + tax. IF you're interested, Di, let me know. It even makes tuna salad gourmet!!


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