December can be—and often is—a gluttonous month. One holiday party after the other (after the other, and the other) means we’re prone to eating some pretty heavy foods (roasts, cookies, cakes . . . you get the point). All that heavy eating means your New Year's resolution is pretty easy to stick to in the beginning of January. But now it's the end of January, and that resolution is getting harder and harder to adhere to. But sticking to your plan to eat well doesn't have to be that difficult, and it definitely doesn't mean you can't still enjoy delicious meals. Below, you’ll find three light seafood options to help you stay on course with your resolution.
Skillet-Roasted Fish Fillets
Skillet-roasted fish seems like a simple dish, but in reality it is usually only well executed by practiced chefs. At home, the dish often results in dry, overbaked fillets. Our recipe produces succulent, well-browned fillets.
Producing crisp-crusted restaurant-style scallops means overcoming two obstacles: chemically treated scallops and weak stovetops. We wanted to achieve superior pan-seared scallops that had a perfectly brown crust and no hint of off-flavors.
Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Lemon and Ginger
Most sesame-crusted salmons are one-note affairs in which rich, fatty salmon is coated with bland sesame seeds. We brine our fillets to ensure that each piece is seasoned and remains moist after cooking. The sesame seeds themselves are brined and toasted to bring out their flavor. Then we use a tahini paste that has been “thickened” with citrus juice to glue the citrus zest, scallions, ginger, and spice to the fillet. The resulting dish has the rich flavors of salmon and sesame seeds along with pops of ginger, citrus, and spice.
What have you been eating to stick to your resolution? Let us know in the comments! For more on healthy eating, read the following posts: