Heart-Healthy Seafood Recipes

Find your way to optimum heart health with these succulent seafood recipes.

Nutritious Seafood Recipes

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Nutritious Seafood Recipes

The American Heart Association recommends eating salmon or other fatty fish such as mackerel or tuna twice each week for the heart-protective benefits associated with omega-3 fatty acids found in their fish oils. Our collection of seafood recipes offers a variety of preparation and cooking options to optimize your fish and shellfish based meals.

First up is our Seared Scallops with Warm Fruit Salsa. A hot skillet is key to a deep golden sear on the scallops. Prepare the fruit salsa in the same skillet as the scallops for an easy one-pan cleanup. Jasmine rice rounds out the meal.

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Pistachio-Crusted Grouper with Lavender Honey Sauce

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Pistachio-Crusted Grouper with Lavender Honey Sauce

The delicate, subtle flavors of roasted pistachios and lavender honey transform this baked grouper into an easy, yet refined meal that family and friends will remember. Serve with sautéed spinach.

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Herb-Crusted Salmon with Mixed Greens Salad

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Herb-Crusted Salmon with Mixed Greens Salad

Chopped fresh herbs dress up salmon fillets, which are a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The homemade vinaigrette brightens salad greens while keeping calories and fat in check. Serve salmon with lemon wedges.

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Grilled Tuna with Chipotle Ponzu and Avocado Salsa

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Grilled Tuna with Chipotle Ponzu and Avocado Salsa

Here is a great example of how bold Asian and Latin flavors work well together. Orange and lime juice substitute for rice vinegar, the acidic ingredient typically used in a Japanese ponzu dipping sauce. It gets a kick from the hot, smoky chipotle chiles. 

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Seared Mahimahi with Edamame Succotash

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Seared Mahimahi with Edamame Succotash

Using frozen vegetables allows you to measure out precisely what you need.

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Sautéed Snapper with Orange-Fennel Salad

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Sautéed Snapper with Orange-Fennel Salad

The salad brings bright, fresh Mediterranean flavors to this simple fish dish. A mandoline slices fennel evenly.

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Sesame Shrimp Salad

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Sesame Shrimp Salad

More adventurous greens, such as napa cabbage and watercress, add crunch. Shrimp boosts levels of lean, low–saturated-fat protein and omega-3s, while sesame seeds offer the minerals iron, magnesium, and zinc.

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Gulf Fish en Papillote

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Gulf Fish en Papillote

En papillote is the French term for food baked in a parchment paper packet; it's a favorite way of preparing fish in New Orleans. This recipe easily doubles to serve four.

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Maple Grilled Salmon

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Maple Grilled Salmon

The sweet-sour marinade is cooked down to a syrupy glaze that's brushed on the salmon as it cooks. The citrus and maple flavors would also be tasty with pork. Garnish fillets with orange slices, if desired.

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Tuna with Avocado Green Goddess Aioli

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Tuna with Avocado Green Goddess Aioli

The aioli features heart-healthy avocado, which contributes vitamin E to this dish. But the real nutritional standout is the tuna, which is rich in niacin.

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Smoky Shrimp and Parmesan-Polenta Cakes

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Smoky Shrimp and Parmesan-Polenta Cakes

Invite company over for this gourmet-inspired dish that's a snap to make. Smoked paprika, available in supermarkets, is nice to spice up sour cream, eggs, or rice. Its pungency offsets the shrimp's sweetness. Serve with bagged prewashed salad greens splashed with vinaigrette.

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