Monday, March 26, 2012

The Easiest way to Cook Seafood

Many people don't like seafood, especially fish. I'm sure it's because they don't know how to cook it or have been served fish by people who didn't know. Treated tenderly and not overcooked, seafood is a terrific, low calorie source of protein.

I know we don't count calories in Paleo, but even Paleo experts agree that if you constantly eat too many you will gain weight. Eating seafood and fish not only gives you lots of nutrients, it also allows you to splurge on other things (like dessert) that normally you wouldn't have.

This is a basic way to prepare any kind of seafood - fresh or frozen. Sole, salmon, scallops, shrimps .... the variety is endless.

You can cook one at a time or several different types depending on what you have and what you need.

Of course if you are using frozen you need to thaw and dry it first but seafood thaws quickly even if you forget to do it ahead of time.

Having this recipe in your repetour will allow you to try anything that's on special or looks exceptionally good.

If you're buying it fresh don't wait more than a day or two to eat it though since seafood can go bad a lot quicker than meat or poultry.

 The recipe for this is so easy it's not really even a recipe. 

Start with melting some butter in a frying pan big enough to hold all your seafood.

If you're doing more than one kind it's safest to cook in several batches because the different thickness of the seafood will require different cooking times and you don't want to be fishing out bits so they don't overcook while you cook the rest.

Once the butter is melted but not brown add the seafood. If you're using fish or scallops brown on one side then on the other. Remove to a plate. If your using shrimps cook until they just turn pink then remove.

Add this point you can add garlic if you like it, chopped onion or chives, and a bit of white wine or lemon or lime juice - your choice. Deglaze the pan to create a nice sauce.

If the seafood still needs more cooking add it back. If not, cook the sauce a bit more until it's more like a glaze, pour over the seafood and serve.

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