Seafood to the Rescue

There's nothing fishy about seafood. Really, nothing. This popular choice finds much importance in the Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines, both of which are touted for their health benefits. If you're on the lookout for a healthier diet, and as long as you are not allergic to it, consider making seafood a big part of your meal. The sheer variety that it offers – fish, oysters, calamari, shrimp, lobsters, crabs, scallops, mussels – makes sure that there's something for everyone. Even if you are an extremely fussy eater, you'll still find sub-categories and sub-types of these above mentioned seafood.

After choosing comes the cooking. What a joy it is to cook seafood! You can boil it, broil it, bake it, grill it, fry it and steam it. And this is just a few straight forward methods you can apply. You can always mix them up. In fact, if you're feeling too lazy to cook, you can even have seafood raw! However, if you feel like cooking, there are so many basics you can start from. Seafood is something that can be incorporated in salads, soups, stir-fries, batter- fries, noodles, casseroles, etc.

Here's one fast and healthy seafood recipe that will make your mouth water.

STIR FRIED PRAWNS

The ingredients that you'll need for this recipe are:

  • Large prawns (shelled and deveined) – 250 grams
  • Garlic (finely chopped) – 3 to 4 fat cloves
  • Red Onions (finely chopped) – 1 big or 2 medium
  • Carrots (thin strips) – 100 grams
  • Red Cabbage (thinly shredded) – 150 grams
  • Broccoli (small florets) – 100 grams
  • Light Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – To taste
  • Pepper – To taste

Heat a non-stick frying pan and add the sesame oil. Now add the red onion and the garlic and stir for a minute and a half on low heat. Add the carrots, cabbage and the broccoli and stir for another two minutes. Move the vegetable to the sides of the pan and add the light soy sauce and the prawns. Add the salt and pepper. When the prawns turn opaque, mix in the vegetables from the side and stir well to ensure even seasoning. Serve on a simple white plate to draw attention to the colours of this seafood recipe

Not only is this dish healthy, it is very versatile. If you're not fond of broccoli or carrots or cabbage, you can always substitute them with vegetables like red and green peppers, zucchini, sweet potatoes, etc. You can also switch the soy sauce with a sweet and chilli sauce or an oyster sauce, and those of you who like some heat can add paprika to the dish.

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