Not a fan of the fishy flavour profile? Your stomach may turn when you recall your mom’s unpalatable smoked salmon quiche or tuna melt bruschetta—and you are not the only one. Many people avoid eating fish because they are put off by its peculiar texture and flavour. But you can grow to enjoy some seafood on your plate!
Fish is an integral part of a healthy, balanced diet. Check out this blog to find out why it is a good idea to learn to love seafood.
Not a fan of seafood? Try these options!
Shrimps are quite popular here in the U.K. Many people who do not like fish enjoy this shellfish. Shrimp has a mildly sweet flavour and a firm texture.
You can enjoy shrimp in a variety of ways. It tastes delicious hot with a creamy white sauce as well as cold with a zesty marinara sauce. You can also spear it on kebabs with bits of citrus fruit or veggies and grill it!
Shrimp is also extremely versatile. There are hundreds of mouthwatering shrimp recipes to try. Plus, it cooks fast—depending on the cooking temperature and shrimp size, cooking time can range from 1 to 10 minutes!
Aptly called the “chicken of the ocean”, white fish (or whitefish) is also popular among those who dislike fish. Many types of whitefish do not have a “fishy” flavour and texture. If you are not a fan of fish, you should try white fish like Catfish, Cod, Flounder, Halibut, Mahi Mahi, Pollock, Swordfish and Tilapia.
It is a good idea to start by swapping chicken for whitefish in one of your favourite meals. For example, you could swap chicken tenders with crispy oven-baked Mahi Mahi fingers or prepare Cod and smashed celeriac for your healthy, low-calorie midweek meal.
Whitefish recipes pair nicely with intense flavours such as Cajun seasoning and curry and zesty flavours such as lemon and lime. The fillets can be marinated or seasoned with a dry rub, then pan-fried or grilled to perfection—you will not be able to tell whether you are eating grilled fish or grilled chicken.
When grilling white fish fillets, make sure the grate is lightly greased so the fish does not stick.
If you did not grow up enjoying seafood, it might take some time to develop a taste for it. It can help swap shrimps or white fish in foods you are a fan of or pair with flavours you love.
You might also realise that the reason you were not fond of seafood was that you simply had not eaten enough fresh seafood. Seafood that has been left out for too long has a deeper, fishier flavour and aroma. This is why it is important to choose an online fish delivery service provider you can trust to deliver fresh seafood to your doorstep. Shop Seafood Direct for the best selection of fresh seafood in the U.K.!
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