Seafood includes any sea water
animal that is served as food or is suitable for eating. This usually
includes: fish, shellfish, and roe.
Fish occupies a most important place among the high-protein foods
essential to properly balanced diet. It is also the most easily
digestible and always tender. Because of this all fish (saltwater or
freshwater) can be cooked, with slight variation, in the same way you
cook very tender cuts of meat, such as baking, grilling, broiling,
poaching, sautéing, frying etc. It is very important to remember
thing, fish is cooked to develop flavor, while meat is cooked to be
tenderized and to develop flavor.
The main things to know when buying fish is to learn how to judge
whether or not fish is fresh. Keep in mind that truly fresh fish have
no odor whatever; odor develops with age. Fresh fish is never slimy! If
you are able to press lightly fish with your fingers and no impression
remains this is a sign of a fresh fish. A less fresh fish will retain
impression because the flesh has gone limp with age. Fresh fish will
have bright, full and clear eyes, red gills and overall color clear and
Never keep fresh fish in your refrigerator longer than two days,
because the flavor will be greatly decreased.
Packaged frozen fish which does require defrosting should be defrosted
in the refrigerator. The best way is to remove it from freezer day
before and use it next day.
Never let fish soak in the water. If you need to wash fish, use very
cold salted water (about 1/3 cup of salt for 2 quarts of water).
- The most luxurious health food!
Just 1 tablespoon
of caviar has 1 g of hard-to-get omega-3 fats (more than what's in half
a can of white tuna). It has only 40 calories, 2.8 g of total fat and
mg of cholesterol. Experts think omega-3s help your heart muscle beat
and thus prevent fatal heart attacks. Early research hints omega-3s may
help prevent depression too.
|Shellfish is a term for
mollusks and crustaceans used as food.
clam, snail, mussel, oyster, scallop, octopuses, squids,
shrimp, lobster, crayfish, crab
Jewish tradition forbids the eating of shellfish.
is the fully ripe egg masses of fish and certain marine invertebrates,
such as sea urchins.
As a seafood it is used both as a cooked ingredient in many dishes and
as a raw ingredient.
Caviar is the name for sturgeon roe consumed as a delicacy.