Full of protein and quick to prep, fish and seafood are great choices for easy and flavorful weeknight dinners.
Plus, seafood is low in fat and a solid source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. And all of the fish and seafood at our stores has no additives or preservatives. Change it up one night this week with these ideas for preparing it:
1) Salmon Steaks & Fillets
A rich flavorful fish, salmon stands up well to bold spices. Stir Brothers Marketplace Ginger Sesame Seasoning together with our Extra Virgin Olive Oil and rub on both sides of salmon filets. Sear on the stovetop on each side. Serve with roasted red potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Shrimp is versatile, and with its mild flavor, it pairs well with a wide array of flavors and preparations. The base of this bright, lemony dish is orzo, for a change from the usual pasta. Make the orzo and add fresh lemon juice, olive oil and spinach. Then, pan sear the shrimp in olive oil and our Blackening Rub. Add some white wine to the pan to create a sauce and serve the shrimp over the orzo.
3) Cod Loins
Dress up mild-flavored cod by making it the highlight of street tacos! Coat pieces of cod in flour seasoned with our Chipotle Paprika Rub. Dip in egg and then coat in the flour again. Fry in a pan. Fill warmed corn tortillas with cod, chopped red onion, cilantro, pico de gallo, and chopped avocado. Keep it light by pan frying the cod without the batter!
4) Sea Scallops
Tender, sweet scallops are quick to cook up! To prepare, remove the small side muscle, rinse with cold water and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper, and sear scallops in olive oil for 1 ½ minutes per side. Serve with polenta on a bed of arugula, and top with crumbled bacon.
A meaty fish, swordfish is easy to make on a grill pan. Season with salt and pepper. Add fresh or dried herbs and grill in olive oil. For the side, pick up zucchini noodles in the produce department. Sauté zoodles with chopped tomatoes, fresh minced garlic and some crushed red pepper and serve with the fish on top.
Tuna has a thick, meaty texture and is quite versatile for cooking. Seared, grilled or baked, this fish absorbs flavor easily. For an easy weeknight meal in minutes, combine olive oil, lemon juice and our Rosemary Sesame Garlic Seasoning in a large resealable bag along with the tuna fillets. Seal the bag and chill for 15 minutes. Bake 6 minutes per side topped with slices of lemon for extra flavor. Serve with seasoned fingerling potatoes.
A thin fillet of fish, Sole cooks quickly. In a bowl, combine softened butter and Brothers Marketplace No-Salt Lemon Pepper. Add to a large skillet; heat on medium heat until melted. Add the sole and saute 1-2 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with dill and lemon if desired. Serve over greens for a light, yet delicious meal.