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This week we're continuing our series on the best choices to keep on hand to eat well and eat healthy. This week: shellfish.
What should I have in my kitchen?
For the last few weeks I have been writing about the healthiest choices for you to make at the grocery store.
I chose to start with meats because most people feel that red meat is not all that healthy and I wanted to make sure to show that there are great choices like this Skirt Steak recipe. Eating red meat is OK about once per week and you should make it an event by choosing the best cuts.
Today I am moving on to fish -- specifically shellfish. This is another area of confusion for a lot of folks but all fish is good for you and has been shown time and again in research to prevent (and even reverse) heart disease. Shellfish, Part One
Light spreads have about 8 grams of fat in a tablespoon and there is only about 1.5 grams of saturated fat. The lower fat helps you reduce the fat in your recipes and you can still eat rich tasting sauces. I have had chef friends of mine taste this recipe in a blind taste test against a recipe made with butter and the recipe using the spread actually was preferred more often.
The lower fat also helps those with GERD and for those with reflux who can't tolerate garlic, roasted garlic may be a good ingredient to try. The roasting concentrates the taste but also mellows the flavor of the garlic.
I was researching gratin recipes when I created the Potato and Three Onion Gratin. There are a lot of definitions of what a gratin is but basically it's almost any recipe such as this one that's baked after having been topped with bread crumbs or cheese (or both). The sweetness of the scallops works great with the savory, umami taste of the mushrooms. The breadcrumbs and cheese add an almost decadent richness to the dish.
Crab meat has so little fat and calories, it makes for amazingly rich dishes that are so good for you.
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