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2 Healthy Seafood Dinner Recipes For Summer

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Summer in Maryland is all about seafood- fish tacos, fish and chips, and of course, crab cakes! While many seafood dishes include fried food and french fries, there are many healthy recipes that are easy to make at home. Continue reading for two quick and healthy seafood recipes featuring shrimp and salmon.

Shrimp and Snow Peas Stir Fry

Shrimp is ideal for summer dinners, as it is light, easy to cook, and can be included in a variety of dishes, ranging from salad to pasta! This stir fry makes shrimp the star of the dish, complemented by ginger sauce and snow peas, and can be served alone or over rice. For four servings, you will need:

  • ½ cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese chile-garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks

  • ½ pound snow peas

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined

  • 4 small scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal

  • Steamed rice, for serving

In a small bowl, whisk the chicken stock with the soy sauce, Chinese chile-garlic sauce, and cornstarch. Next, heat the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet and add the ginger matchsticks and stir-fry over medium-high heat for about one minute. Add the snow peas and stir-fry for about two minutes, then add the shrimp and stir-fry for one minute, then add the scallions and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Lastly, whisk the chile-garlic sauce, add it to the skillet and stir-fry for one more minute. When everything is mixed together, serve with steamed rice and enjoy!

Recipe via: www.foodandwine.com  

Baked Herbed Salmon

Baking salmon is one of the healthiest ways to enjoy fish at home, and it’s also one of the easiest! This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make, and under 500 calories per serving. For four servings, you will need:

  • 4 salmon fillets, thawed according to packaging

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • lemon

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. In a small bowl, mix the rosemary, parsley, salt, and pepper. Place the salmon on the cookie sheet and sprinkle each piece evenly with the herb mixture. Bake for 20 minutes (the internal temperature should reach 145 degrees,) then top with lemon and serve with your favorite sides for a delicious summer dinner!

Recipe via: www.thebittersideofsweet.com