We think seafood can be an incredibly nutritious option but for some its not always seeming like a practical type of option to include regularly in your nutrition plan for the week. So we thought we would put together some simple salad with seafood ideas to help give you that direction and inspiration perhaps needed. Feel encouraged to put your own flare on things though and if trying any of these ideas perhaps you would like to share what you did over in our Facebook Support Group Page Here.
PRAWN SALAD WITH GREEN CURRY DRESSING
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbs green curry paste
1 kg cooked prawns
full shredded lettuce
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1/2 cup mint leaves
1 cup thinly sliced carrot
1/2 thinly sliced purple onion
sea salt to taste
roasted peanuts for garnish
** whisk the lime juice with the oil and green curry paste. Add to bowl with all other items and mix gently until all ingredients are mixed together **
WHITE FISH SALAD WITH SWEET POTATO
2 tbs olive oil
4 fillets of skinless, boneless white fish
30 ml lemon juice
2 cucumbers cut in half then diced
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil or coriander
2-3 cups shredded lettuce or mixed green leaves
1 lemon grated for zest
salt and pepper to taste
**peel and diced sweet potato and bake in over on 180 degrees for 20-30 mins, let cool. Pan fry diced fish in olive oil until cooked through, let cool.
Add all ingredients into a bowl and gently mix together.
Extra condiment options can be whole mayo, chilli mayo or balsamic dressing. **
SEARED SCALLOPS WITH ASPARAGUS SALAD
** Beat 3/4 cup olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until smooth. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear scallops and asparagus in hot oil until caramelizing, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Put spinach in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle dressing over spinach and toss to coat; top with scallops and asparagus. **
SEAFOOD & NUTRITION INFO:
Seafood provides essential nutrients to the body. These include vitamins A, B, and D, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Fish is also rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. Vitamin A helps protect vision and boost immune systems.