Seafood in the morning. Seafood in the evening. Seafood at suppertime.
Yes friends. I take advantage of my amazing surroundings to eat fresh lovely seafood. I would say it’s my main source of lean protein. Some people are amazingly scared of seafood. Either they don’t know how to prepare it, or they tried some really crappy frozen shit that sucks. All I am saying is give seafood a try. It’s not all fishy tasting.
Even if you do not live near the water you can still find decent seafood. The trick is to buy wild frozen fish or usa caught shrimp. DO NOT EAT FARMED ANYTHING. I am talking farmed tilapia ( I have never found wild tilapia in my entire life) farmed salmon, shrimp from china, or anything that was grown on a “Farm”. You want WILD. Those pinkish farmed salmon filets you see at the grocery store behind the seafood department? Stay very very far away! If you have a nice seafood market near by go talk to the fishmongers. You should always make good friends with the fish guy! Be adventurous. Do not be afraid of the sea creatures.
Once you have picked out some nice wild seafood now you should do some research. Google preparation methods, recipes, or hell even what you are going to eat. My biggest tip is to not OVERCOOK seafood. Shrimp are not supposed to be shriveled up and rubbery. Fish is to flake, not to be so dry it tastes horrible. Of course raw is not good either, it just takes practice. You will become a pro in no time no matter what kind of seafood you choose to cook.
Am I suggesting going out and hunting for it? ABSOLUTELY if you have the resources. I never imagined being able to touch bait, bait a fishing rod, catch a crab, net a crab, or wrestle with a 2 lb crab, but those times have been some of the best in my entire life. If your loved one likes to fish…go with them! I promise it’s fun. Plus all the hard work is worth it. Free food and entertainment + exercise? Yes please.
Some people think it’s mean to kill sea creatures. Here are my thoughts. At least a creature under the sea is truly free. There are no fences, no boundaries, and I feel like they get to have a wonderful life just swimming around down there. I am a stickler for regulation and I truly support sustainable fishing. This means I never take undersized catches, and I release females. I do my part so I can help to feed my family without guilt. Every single thing I catch is killed humanely and not wasted.
I encourage you to dig a little deeply here people. Try something new. It might suck. You might hate it. But maybe…just maybe you will fall in love with something new. Good luck!!!!
If you have any questions on seafood preparation please ask me in the comments!
Some Seafood Inspirations- Some of the first Snapper I caught. Simple steamed shrimp in old bay. So simple. Snapper filets. Spider crab claw. Meat is so very sweet. Seafood stew with clams, mussels, and shrimp. Asian marinated salmon. Grouper filets! Maine lobster, clams, stone crabs, and KW Pink shrimp. Beloved Blue Crab. Smoked Salmon! More blues! Fish Tacos. Broiled Scallops. Lemon Pepper tuna. Chef Ron Browns inspire crabby bowtie pasta. Shrimp Cocktail. Crab, Avocado, Mango stack. Salmon over greens. Shrimp Miso soup. Smoked samon over sauted spinach. Lemon basil pesto pasta with shrimps. Crabby soup. Garlic mussels.Sushi!!!
Here is a link to some of my seafood blogs/recipes. Good luck!