Fillet it, Fry it, Sushi it!!!

The best choice of Meat 365 Days & the best source of Protein & Omega-3 Fatty acids!!

Yes, you heard it right it is the best choice all around the year for a healthy life style, they come in all size and shape, vary taste from sea to river, can be eaten semi-raw in the form of Sushi (My preferable way) can be Filleted for Pan fry, grilled, or just boil it break it down and have it with a green salad, all taste so much great!!! Am here today to talk about the choice of fish food available in the local market which most of us ignore, even restaurants can try and see how it would help them elevate their presence…
fish-variety

Choice of Fish!!

You know there is a perception that only few fish are considered a delicacy and are a better option when it comes to the choice of Fish, it is WRONG !!

Salmon (Alaskan) // COD // Herring // Mahi Mahi // Mackerel // Perch // Trout // Striped Base // Tuna // Pollock and a few more as far as I’ve read it and seen it right.

Its like these fish options are the only suitable meat to try and are treated elite in class, they all taste good I accept that but, the Ocean is Vast there are tones of other options to chose from, people have to explore a bit more to learn about other fish options which are in their reach and taste just as good as any other fish !!! this only makes Fish available for everyone and not just for the fancy…

Let me give a small list of viable options (Mostly from the Indian & Pacific Oceans)

Red & Yellow Snapper // Black & White Pomfret // Bengal Carp // Malabar Anchovy // White Mullet // Seer and these are just the tip of the ice burg, there are lot which can explored and tried…

Nutrition Facts:-

Red Snapper
Snapper: Fillet 170g (Serving 1)  Protein: 45g /Potassium: 887mg/Total Fat: 2.9g
Pomfret, White Pomfret
Pomfret: Whole Fish (Serving 1): Protein : 18.8g/ Potassium : 430mg/ Total Fat : 2.6g
Carp, Bengal Carp, Katla
Carp: Fillet 170g (Serving 1): Protein : 38.9g/ Potassium : 726mg/ Total Fat : 12.2g
Mullet, White Mullet
White Mullet: Fillet 100g (Serving 1):Protein : 19g/ Potassium : 357mg/ Total Fat : 3.8g
Anchovy, Malabar Anchovy, Nethili
Malabar Anchovy: Anchovy 4g (Serving 1): Protein : 1.2g/ Potassium : 22mg/ Total Fat : 0.4g
Seer, Vanjaram
Seer (Vanjaram): Fillet 100g (Serving 1)1: Protein : 24g/ Potassium : 502g/ Total Fat : 15g

 

Well hopefully you liked this thought through choices and its benefits, I will post another article on some beautiful recipes with these type of fishes, wait for it 😉

Stay healthy, until next time.

Note: The variety of Fish showcased here are widely available and being used in India, the article is to suggest other countries to try them.

Big Bad Foodie.

Fast Life & Fast Food!!

Fast food when done right is good for health.

This is a raging topic when it comes to comparing home cooked meals and having fast food from local or famous food joints (i.e., McDonald’s, Taco Bell, etc,) since we don’t have time and living in something called the Fast Life!!

When we talk about fast food, people seem to forget fast food is nothing but having meal prep and ready to cook, this does not essentially mean it’s not healthy, but, there is a catch to it, there are Health articles online which would suggest having a burger at McDonald’s is a healthy option but, no it is not, prepping a meal ready to cook does not mean serving preservative or packaged food and it is definitely not healthy at all!!!

Look at the below article from a Health site, which is suggesting having a meal in McD is an healthy option,

Image online

If I were to go by this the first thing I would get from this “Healthy Treat” is a gift of Obesity !!

Gift

So again No, having packaged or preservative fast food is not an healthy option, however if we dig deep a proper meal prep, for instance pasta freshly made from egg, semolina, mixed with some simple veggies organic or from the nearest vegetable market, made to order quick and easy is very much healthy!!! I can you give you loads of such simple menus which are now becoming famous worldwide.

Let me fetch you some options which are stomach friendly and also does not disturb your taste buds,

  1. Pasta (made from egg and semolina)
  2. Ramen Noodle (Rice Noodle) – Very good for Losing Weight a wonderful dietary option.
  3. Any Grilled Red Meat (Mutton or Beef) I wouldn’t recommend Chicken though since finding an eatery serving organic chicken meat is like searching a needle in a haystack!!
  4. All kinds of Seafood the best and the cheap ones are I guess a slice of Seer, a Snapper Red/ Yellow, a Tuna Sandwich.
  5. Tandoori Items are really staple fast food option in any part of India.

And the list can go on, make sure if you pick a fast food spot ask them at least if they use the same oil from yesterday because, using Cooking Oil in your food be it any kind is not all that bad, the body needs it and it is an essential element but, if its reused multiple times or not preserved right, it is very very harmful and another thing don’t hesitate to tell the cook not to use “Ajinomoto” Monosodium glutamate almost 60% of fast food joints in India use it and don’t even know the side effects of it, I would describe it in simple term – Slow Poison!!

MSG

Next time when you crave for fast food, take that extra step, walk a mile find a good spot, make sure the menu and the produce used is fresh even if it’s not organic. So, fast food is not bad, just find the right place to have it.

It’s not what you eat, its where you eat that matters – BBF

I really thought I could shed some light on this topic and the fact that I have eaten in 100’s of fast food joints for a good part of my Fast moving life, this made a lot of sense, hope it helps.

Big Bad Foodie.

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