Prawns, crabs, squid and octopus are just as packed with vitamins, minerals and fish oils as fish like salmon or cod. What’s especially worth highlighting is that they all contain Omega-3, a key fatty acid known to help with heart health.
CLOSE UP ON SEAFOOD HEALTH BENEFITS
1. SEAFOOD IS LOW IN FAT
– averages less than 2% fat.
2. FISH IS LOW IN CHOLESTEROL
– eating fish two or three times a week can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
3. SEAFOOD IS HIGH INVITAMINS and MINERALS
– especially iodine, zinc, potassium, phosphorus and the B vitamins group.
4. SEAFOOD IS HIGH IN PROTEIN
5. OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
MAKES: 4 servings
PREP: 15 mins
BAKE: 3 mins to 7 mins 350°F
• 1 pound skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions
• 1 lemon
• 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dillweed
• 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon or lemon thyme
• 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley or bias-sliced chives
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
Lemon peel and fresh herbs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse fish; pat dry. Shred 1 teaspoon of peel from lemon; set aside. Cut lemon in half; juice half the lemon. In a small bowl combine lemon peel, snipped herbs, salt, pepper, and butter; stir to combine. Spread evenly on the salmon.
2. Heat a 12-inch nonstick oven-going skillet over medium heat. Add salmon, herb side down. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn salmon; pour lemon juice over salmon. Place pan in oven and bake for 3 to 7 minutes.
3. Transfer salmon to serving plates; drizzle with pan juices. Top with additional shredded lemon peel and snipped fresh herbs.
RESTAURANT HIGHLIGHT CREEKSIDE JAPANESE RESTAURANT, SHERATON DUBAI CREEK
The unique Creekside Japanese Restaurant at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers has proved a fast favorite amongst residents and visitors of Dubai.
Famed for its true taste of Japan and Asia, theatrical live-cooking stations and fantastic views of the Creek, Creekside is now ranked at #10 on the list, after appearing at #209 following the hotel’s re-opening on 9
April that included refurbishing the hotel’s dining venues.
Creekside recently launched its traditional sushi and Japanese beverage pairing menu, where diners will be seated at a specially-decorated table in prime position, featuring traditional Japanese beverages on ice for tastings from light to heavy. The beverages accompany a menu of similarly ranging delectable dishes including salmon sashimi, gunkan, salmon roe and tobiko, and temaki shrimp tempura.