Friday, July 29, 2011

Recipes for August



I've been keeping my eye out for creative recipes that use fish--particularly salmon--for months now.  Fish contains nutrients that are critical for a woman to have during her childbearing years. To quote from a favorite book, Real Food for Mama and Baby, "Humans cannot get by--and women cannot get pregnant--without nutrients found chiefly in the sea. They are the omega-3 fats and iodine." Because of this I try to serve fish at least once a week, more when I am pregnant.

Obviously there are some concerns about mercury found in fish, but mercury is found only in bigger, older, more carnivorous fish. Some examples of these fish are swordfish, king mackerel, shark and tuna. Other tasty fish, such as tilapia, trout, salmon, and herring do not contain mercury. I prefer to avoid the mercury and still enjoy the benefits of fish.

This month I am going to share a few of my favorite fish recipes. These are the recipes that have been tried and proven with time, and remain favorites. Stay tuned for the recipes posted each Friday!!

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