I was writing in my previous blog post about eating healthy and how you can do so by including seafood in your meals twice a week, at least. Now I realize that even though I gave some tips on what kind of fish you should in introduce in your diet, I haven’t talked about what delicious dishes you can prepare using fish. So, because I have some insight on Alaskan cuisine, I’ll share with you some simple recipes that you might like.
The first has as a main ingredient salmon (don’t forget that wild Alaskan salmon is the best option you have when it comes to avoiding the consumption of endangered species), dipped in a sauce and sprinkled with dill. What you need for it is fresh salmon fillets, mayonnaise, mustard, some fresh thyme (chopped), dried oregano, chopped basil leaves and dill (fresh or dry, but I personally prefer it fresh).
As you may have guessed, you need to prepare the sauce by mixing together the mayonnaise, mustard, thyme and add oregano and basil. In the meantime, place the salmon in a baking pan, lined with baking sheet (or aluminum foil) and preheat the oven at 190 degrees C. Once your sauce is ready, spread it on top of the salmon and bake it for about 40 minutes max. You’ll love its wonderfully refreshing taste and, at the same time, you will enjoy all its health benefits, as it is very rich in essential nutrients.
A second recipe that I cook quite often, and it’s also easy to make, as most my recipes are, is tacos with halibut. The fish you choose depends on your personal taste. I prefer using wild-caught Alaskan halibut for this dish. Yes, I know tacos are not from Alaska, but I’m using Alaskan fish and tacos are so popular everywhere that you could say they’re part of many traditional cuisines if prepared with traditional ingredients.
So how do you make these? First, you go to the supermarket and buy tortillas, some salsa and cheese for topping and you add the halibut. Then you cut the fish in medium sized pieces and fry it (you can also boil it or bake it) and season it with condiments – whatever suits your taste best. I prefer grilling it and then cutting it, but, as I said, any other method works, and it depends entirely on personal preference. However, for a good taste, I suggest that you prepare a mix of finely chopped parsley, cumin, red pepper, garlic, olive oil and salt. It would be great if you had a chopper to turn them fast into a past. If you can’t cut them really fine, add some salt and blend these ingredients until they acquire a saucy texture. You dip the fish in it and then grill it for several minutes. Then place the fish in the heated tortilla, you add raw red onion, shredded into fine strips, and finally add some salsa (guacamole works perfectly for me) and topping, and you’re good to go! Tasty and easy to make.