The Best Seafood Recipes and Fish Recipes Are Very Healthy and Taste Great

The Best Seafood Recipes and Fish Recipes Are Very Healthy and Taste Great- How would you like to spice up your dinner menu while adding nutrition, variety, and flavor to the meal? Seafood in the form of fish and shellfish will do just that.

As an added bonus the nutritional value of seafood is well documented. It is hard to come up with a more healthy food than fish! Fish is a great food to get a daily dose of high quality protein, and it also comes jam packed with minerals, such as iron, iodine, calcium, phosphorus, copper, and potassium. But it doesn’t stop there…Most fish also come with some essential B vitamins!

If your on a diet then the next bit of “fish” news will have you doing back flips in the water. Fish have very little sodium and because fish are low in fat and low in calories, they make a superb menu item to use when putting together meals for low sodium and low calorie diets.

Did you know that there are over 240 different varieties of fish or shellfish for you to choose from when planning a meal? Now that is what I call variety. You never have to worry about not being able to find fish at your local grocery store. Some fish are seasonal and come and go during the year, but there is always plenty of fresh, frozen, and canned fish that are available 365 days a year.

Fish is a wonderful food to work with in the kitchen. It is not only nutritious, but it also has a delicate flavor that blends with with most other foods. The soft and tender texture of fish goes extremely well with the crispness of a salad, relish, or vegetable.

Seafood also wears many different hats! It doesn’t just have to be the main course. It can be yummy appetizer, a scrumptious soup, a tasty salad, or even a gourmet sandwich.

Fish cooks very fast so it comes in handy for people that work all day, have kids to take of, but still need to provide nutritious and delicious meals at lunch and dinner time. You should combine fish with other foods that are mild in flavor and won’t overpower the delicate taste of the fish.

Fish and all seafood recipes makes for a delicious meal that is also very healthy to eat.

Grilling Marinades for Tuna Steak

Grilling Marinades for Tuna Steak – Well, it’s almost summer time and what better time than now to break out a few marinades for tuna steak to start out the grilling season!  I’ve assmebled several different recipes for you to try depening on the type of marinade recipe you like.  Everything from a simple soy sauce based marinade to a more complicated recipe with Orange and Ginger flavoring.

#1 Marinade for Tuna steak (Soy Sauce)Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • Pinch dried red pepper flakes
  • 6 thin slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

Directions:

Blend all marinade ingredients in non-aluminum baking dish and add tuna steaks.  Or, even better, put in ziplock bags to maximize marinating the meat.

Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, but not more than 6 hours.

Turn once or twice.

Bring fish to room temperature.

Grill on preheated grill or broil in preheated broiler 4″ from heat.

Baste while cooking and turn once. Cook about 5 minutes each side. Do not over cook. Serves 4.

Swordfish, salmon or mahi mahi may be substituted for tuna.#2 marinade for grilled tuna steak (with oregano)
Now for a marinade with an Italian flavor using both oregano, basil and garlic.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients together.

Cover the tuna steaks with the marinade.  In a dish or in a ziploc bag.

Marinade at room temperature for 1/2 hour.

Cook 6 to 8 minutes per side on grill.  Never overcook the fish!  I’m bad about doing that so my wife always comes out and tests it and tells me when to take it off!

 #3 grilled ahi steaks marinade

This recipe is a soy sauce based recipe but instead of lime like the first recipe above it uses lemon juice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove crushed garlic (for each steak)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • small amount of sea salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Same as the other recipes.#4 tuna steak marinade with orange and ginger

Now for my favorite marinade recipe of the four here:Ingredients:

1 tbsp. orange marmalade

1 c. fresh orange juice

1 tsp. powdered or minced ginger

2 tbsp. peanut oil

1 lb. tuna steaks

4 scallions, chopped finely

1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. powdered garlic

I hope you found a marinade that you liked out of these recipes.  As I find more great grilling recipes and marinades for tuna steak I will post them in this section for everyone to try.