Healthy Recipes and Cooking – Fish As Your Main Dish

By Contributor – September 3, 2013

The cornerstone of a fun, healthy way of living for you and your loved ones must start with what you are eating. Healthy recipes and cooking can be exactly what it takes to help you appear much better, lose weight, and ultimately feel more confident and poised; unluckily, though, healthy cooking and eating has gotten a not so good reputation and has become a little synonymous with depriving yourself of great foods, especially those that you like or not getting enough food that your body requires for you to sustain your daily activities. If you know how to prepare and eat healthy recipes, you would probably be amazed to find that it is simpler to practice a healthy lifestyle than you think.

Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They are very helpful for lessening the risk of cardiovascular diseases, helps prevent arthritis, and promotes healthy functioning of the body, especially the brain. There are several great food recipes that help you to achieve optimum health by giving all necessary nutrients to your body. You will surely benefit from omega 3 fatty acids when you make fish your main dish.

Listed below are some interesting fish recipes you can easily prepare at home:

Grilled Mackerel with Herbs


25 g Parsley leaves
15 g Butter
Peeled and chopped Shalots
Drained and chopped Watercress without the stalks
50 ml Whipping cream
10 g Pommery Mustard
½ g ground pepper
Grilled mackerel with herbs – Ingredients required

200 g Mackerel fillets
15 ml Olive oil
10 ml squeeze sea salt
Ground black pepper


Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Heat the saucepan and boil some water in it. Add the parsley and cook for about 4 minutes. Remove from the water and cool them in iced cold water. Strain the leaves and set them aside.

In a new pot, soften the chopped Shalots using butter for some minutes. Heighten the flame and add the spinach and watercress and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the salt, pepper, parsley, and cream. Mix and boil, then turn off the heat. Place all the contents into a food processor and blend well to get a purée. Taste it and adjust the seasoning. Spread this purée on a big tray and set aside for a few minutes to cool.
Preheat the grill on high power. Season the mackarel with sea salt and pepper and put them on the tray with skin side up. Grill for 4-5 minutes based on the thickness of the fillets. Remove the fillets and squeeze lemon over them. Grilled the mackerel with herbs and they are ready to be served.

Linda Rosario is a food blogger from Chef Needs “The Kitchen that Every Restaurant Needs”. Aside from blogging and cooking, Linda is an active member of Charitable institution which focused on street children.



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