MyPlate-Inspired Fish Entrées
To get the most out of seafood choices, MyPlate recommends choosing those that are higher in omega-3 fats and lower in mercury more often—like salmon, herring, sardines, Pollock, and trout. Eating a variety of seafood, knowing your proper portions, and getting creative in preparation are all ways to ensure that you reap the most benefits from this lean and healthy protein option.
First up is our Panko-Crusted Cod with Tomato-Basil Relish. This quick and easy-to-make dish is ready in just 20 minutes and brings a delightful range of full flavors to the dinner table. Pair with a creamy tomato soup or soba noodle salad.
Be sure to buy fresh, never-frozen fish, summer corn on the cob and in the husks, and your favorite bacon. Applewood-smoked bacon is more subtle than hickory or mesquite and won't clobber all of the other ingredients. Just a spritz of fresh lime juice brings the flavors into perfect balance.
A killer savory marinade of shallots, fish sauce, toasted sesame oil, garlic, and turmeric permeates the fish and gives it a beautiful golden color. When you sear the fish in a hot-hot pan (go for stainless steel or cast iron here), it gets fantastically browned.