Do Fish Making Methods Really Make a Difference? Research Recommends Cooking This Way.
I received a wonderful email yesterday from someone who actually reads my blog. I know, how crazy is that!
Anyway, Pamela Robinette of;
asked if I would be interested in posting one of her recipes on my blog for my readers. She writes about healthy eating, based around the concept or idea that the Mediterranean diet is an ideal diet ( I happen to agree!).
Quite honestly, I have never done this, as I have never been too sure about the concept of “guest bloggers”. Could be lack of trust, or just and ego that cannot share the limelight, I am not too sure.
However, I was quite moved by the email and decided to check out the recipe and her blog.
Pretty impressive. Now I am thinking now that I should have been the one asking her if I could actually be linked with her! I went through and bunch of the recipes online and I have downloaded many for myself.
What a wonderful sight. The Mediterranean Diet, in my opinion, is the way to eat, and I think Pamela nails it with her recipes.
Therefore, here is the posting that is coming to you, unedited by me, from Pamela Robinette – author and creator of the Mediterranean Recipes Blog – link attached.
Enjoy and a BIG thanks to Pamela for allowing me to be associated with her!
“Mediterranean Fish Fillets“
Eating fish full of omega-3 essential fatty acids continues to be connected to a reduced risk of stroke. A new paper suggests it’s not simply how much fish you take in that matters, but exactly how it’s prepared.
Dr. Fadi Nahab of Emory University led a team that studied the role of race and geography in stroke incidence, with a particular increased exposure of the “Stroke Belt’’ inside the southeastern U.S., where stroke death rates are higher than the remaining country.
For the study, a lot more than 21,000 people answered a telephone survey about their fish consumption. African-Americans ate more fish a week than whites, nevertheless they were also 3 1/2 times very likely to eat at least two servings of fried fish a week than whites.
Fried fish consumption was 30 % higher inside the Stroke Belt compared to the remaining country.
Having fried fish may decrease health benefits in 2 ways, they said. First, lean fishes including cod or haddock are more likely to be deep-fried than omega-3-rich salmon, herring, or mackerel.
Second, frying fish is thought to reduce natural omega-3s and replace all of them with cooking oils.
Finally, the analysis report that consuming more fried fish could possibly be associated with higher incidence of stroke.
CAUTIONS: The food surveys were a snapshot, so that they didn’t take into account dietary changes with time that could be essential in stroke risk. More scientific studies are required to establish whether those who eat fried fish are generally very likely to have strokes.
Here’s my magic fish recipe: “Mediterranean Fish Fillets”
Makes 6 servings.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: Twenty minutes
1 1/2 pounds firm white fish fillets, such halibut, striped bass or orange roughy
1 tbsp . extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 mug pitted Kalamata, green or black olives, cut in two lengthwise
2 tbsps white wine
1 tsp . Basil Leaves
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Thyme Leaves
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat baking dish without any stick cooking spray. Place fish in single layer in baking dish. Softly salt and pepper the fish. Bake 12 minutes. If fish is over 1-inch thick, increase cooking to fifteen minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Put onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until softened. Add tomatoes, olives, wine, basil, garlic and thyme. Simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes.
3. Take out fish from oven. Spoon sauce over fish. Come back to oven; bake 5 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily having a fork. Serve instantly.
Diet Details per portion:
Fats: 9 g
Carbs: 5 g
Cholesterol: 37 mg
Sodium: 477 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 25 g
Thanks for opportunity to post this Pamela.
Great recipe and a very nice blog!
Ciao for now @kootenayborn
PS: You know I had to plug London Drugs somewhere in here! If you live in Western Canada and are looking for some great Olive Oils that would go great with this recipe; please check out this posting of mine on Olive Oils – Sorry Pamela – had to get one plug in! The picture (I took this in Barga, Tuscany) is hyperlinked to the blog post.