Fish for Your Heart and Soul

Fish for Your Heart and Soul

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Fish for Your Heart and Soul

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Try these fabulous featured fish recipes from The Kitchens of The Food Channel®:

This is a great time to eat fish. For one thing, Lent has begun. For many Christians, notably Catholics, the Lenten season —which began on Ash Wednesday, February 25th, and runs until Easter Sunday—is a time for abstinence from meat, especially on Fridays.

The Friday night fish fry has been a tradition at catholic churches for decades. Seafood brands such as Mrs. Paul’s and Gorton’s enjoy a big annual bump in sales during the 40-day Lenten season. Even McDonald’s usually promotes its Filet o’ Fish sandwich this time of year.

But, regardless of religious affiliation, fish is simply something we all should eat more often. It’s low in fat, high in protein, and fatty fish is rich in essential heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of fish per week to help prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Fatty fish such as lake trout, herring, sardines, tuna and salmon are high in two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids.

Now is about as good of a time as any to rededicate ourselves to eating smarter; and one of the best ways to do that is to eat more food with fins.

Delicious, Simply

And, oh by the way, fish tastes fantastic. From flaky tilapia to sizzling fish tacos, from savory gulf shrimp to sumptuous Alaskan salmon, delectable seafood choices abound.

But many folks just aren’t sure how to prepare these delicacies from the deep. There’s a often a diminished confidence level. So, during the next 40 days or so, the chefs at The Food Channel will be offering up some of their favorite—and deliciously simple—fish recipes for you to try.

This week we’re featuring Sea Salt & Lime Grilled Fish Tacos, a California favorite, along with a Pecan Crusted Tilapia and Ginger Teriyaki Salmon. Each fish dish is delish, simple to prepare and smart for your heart…and soul.

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