My family loves to go crabbing on the Oregon coast and I envision doing even more of it as our boys get older. Once we’re done at the beach we have roughly a ninety minute-drive home to decide what to make with the spoils of our trip. I could eat Dungeness crab plain all day long…
Butter clams are mixed with turkey sausage and vegetables in this flavorful and colorful pasta dish. You can make it with store-bought clams but if you do have the opportunity to go clamming, you’ll enjoy your meal even more.
This pasta dish is a great way to turn leftover salmon into a new meal. Plus, since the salmon is in small flakes and tossed with a lot of other ingredients, it is a sneaky way to get your family to stock up on heart-healthy omega-3’s.
Making sushi at home is easy, fun and a great way to disguise healthy foods, such as the smoked salmon in this roll. My son loves cream cheese so this roll is an easy sell.
Once I realized how easy it is to make sushi at home, I wanted to try making one of my favorite sushi rolls: Spicy Scallops. To make it appropriate for my toddler I decided to cook the scallops. If you or your kids don’t like spicy foods, you can omit the sriracha sauce.
Making sushi at home is easier than you think and you can use your imagination, disguising many healthy foods within each roll. Sushi is also very kid-friendly because your kids can help make different rolls, with or without seafood, according to each person’s tastes.
My family loves our lighter chicken tikka masala sauce so much that we decided to make the Indian curry dish with fish instead of chicken. I knew it was a successful meal when my son devoured the fish just as quickly as he does the chicken.
Tempura is a popular Japanese dish consisting of battered and fried seafood and vegetables. It is light and lacy, different than the typical heavily-fried items we find in the states. It is a unique and fun way to get your family to eat vegetables and seafood.
Enchiladas are a great way to get your family to eat seafood. Shrimp, scallops, crab and cod are all good options for the filling because they are firm and have mild flavors.
All fish and seafood is not created equally. For health and/or environmental reasons, consumption of some species should be limited and other species should be be avoided altogether. The Environmental Defense Fund has a website that helps when selecting which types of seafood to eat. You can print out the seafood pocket guide and take it with you when you buy seafood at the grocery store or local fish market.