Did you make a resolution to eat healthier in 2018? If so, you may be wondering how you can prepare your Alaskan seafood without detracting from the benefits it offers. Deep-fried fish, although delicious, isn’t going to bring you any closer to your goals this year. Consider the following tips when creating your next seafood dish, like smoked halibut or salmon, to keep them healthy while still tasting great.
Food Prep Tips to Stick to Your New Year Diet
1. Get to Know Your Spices
When preparing Alaskan seafood, spices add great taste with none of the guilt. There are a few staples you’ll want to stock your pantry with, including garlic, pepper, salt, thyme, basil, oregano, and parsley. Experiment with a mixture of these spices to create different flavor profiles. A good formula is to use garlic, an herb, and add a little salt and pepper.
2. Try It in a Sauce
With so many options to choose from, you can add a flavorful sauce and still stick to your goals. Though you’ll want to avoid heavy creams, try something lighter like a lemon sauce, made with olive oil, lemon juice, and a few spices. For a unique flavor, go with a marsala. Use onions, garlic, and mushrooms, flour, marsala wine, and beef stock for a rich and thick dressing.
3. Branch Out
Don’t be afraid to try something different. Fish doesn’t have to be boring. Try topping your food with salsa for added flavor. You can use store-bought varieties, or make your own. Mango avocado salsa pairs great with wild Alaskan smoked salmon. Plus, making the garnish at home means you can tweak it to be as mild or spicy as you like.
4. Add a Crust
Of course, the deep-fried crispy fish is out, but there are other ways to achieve that crispy, crunchy texture. Consider breading your Alaskan seafood with mustard, Parmesan, or even with a sprinkling of nuts like chopped almonds. Then, pan-fry or bake. You’ll get the crunch without all the calories.
For the best locally sourced Alaskan seafood, check out Alaska Sausage & Seafood in Anchorage. They offer an excellent selection, including smoked salmon and halibut, and, for meat-lovers, they also sell gourmet sausages. If you aren’t sure how to prepare your fish, they’ll provide you with tips and tricks, so your healthy meals are always delicious. Visit their website to see all the varieties they offer, or give them a call at (907) 562-3636 to speak with a friendly representative.