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Go Fishing For New Recipes

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy seafood, even if you’ve shied away from it in the past. There are plenty of tasty ways to enjoy fish and great opportunities to get creative in the kitchen while you try out new recipes. Why not add more seafood recipes to your summer menus? For one thing, its light flavor and texture won’t weigh you down on a hot day. Also, seafood cooks quickly—pair it with simple grilled vegetables or plant-based recipes, and dinner is on the table in no time flat. That means you can spend more time enjoying the gorgeous weather and less time cooped up in the kitchen.

But that’s not the only good news! Many types of fish—including sardines, albacore tuna and salmon—contain better-for-you fats called omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, because fish is a lean source of protein and can provide beneficial fats, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends adults eat at least 8 ounces of a variety of seafood (fish and shellfish) per week.1 Below we offer some of our favorite Healthy Living seafood recipe ideas that are sure to make a splash in your home.

  • For entertaining, serve Pineapple Shrimp Skewers. This Healthy Living recipe takes just 20 minutes to prepare but has a supremely gourmet feel. If you start with precooked shrimp, you don’t even have to worry about deveining them. If you go the raw route, check out our video How to Clean Shrimp. (Sometimes it really helps to see exactly how a pro does it!)
  • For a simple main dish, try our Salmon in 20 Minutes. Whip up this delicious Healthy Living salmon recipe in under 30 minutes. Beautifully crushed with Parmesan, you’ll love the flavor and punch this salmon recipe packs.
  • Create a dish that everyone at the table can enjoy when you make this Cheesy Tuna Pasta. Featuring tri-colored rotini, broccoli and 2% Milk VELVEETA, this colorful and cheesy tuna pasta recipe is one of our favorites.
  • Try our irresistible Cheesy Mushroom-Fish Bake for a Healthy Living recipe you’ll come back to often. Fresh parsley and mushrooms on filets of haddock make this an easy and fresh dish that can be paired with your favorite sides.
  • Instead of hamburgers, wake up your grill with Mini Salmon Burgers. This Healthy Living recipe calls for canned salmon, but it’s also a great way to use up leftover grilled salmon you might have in your fridge.

For more information on the benefits of fish and seafood, go to Choose My Plate to learn more. If these recipes have you inspired to try more seafood recipe ideas, check out our Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche, Air-Fryer Fish Sticks and more Healthy Living recipes.

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