I always like the idea of eating more fish in my diet but I don’t do it often enough because of the simple fact, that I am never sure what to do with it.
That is pretty sad because when I do eat it, normally at a restaurant I love it. So I have resolved to make time to research and learn a variety of easy to cook paleo friendly fish recipes that I can put together in less than 20 minutes for a quick snack or during a busy week schedule.
Hope you enjoy.
Pan-Fried Garlic Calamari
I absolutely love calamari both cooked on the grill and deep fried. This simple recipe shows you how to cook it for the best taste ie. with garlic.
Serves 4 300g small squid 4 tbs olive oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 tbs flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Clean the squid by gently pushing the tentacles away from the tube (the intestines should come away at the same time). Remove the intestines from the tentacles by cutting just under the eyes, then remove the beak if it remains in centre of the tentacles by using your fingers to gently push up the center.
Pull away the soft bone from the hood of the squid. Rub the tubes under cold running water, discarding of the skin which should come away easily. Wash the hoods and tentacles.
Place the squid in a bowl with the olive oil and garlic. Place a frying pan on medium-high heat and cook the squid hoods in small batches for 3-4 minutes, or until they turn white.
Add the tentacles to the pan and cook for 1 minute or until lightly browned and they have curled up.
I like to serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and some fresh steamed vegetables.
– These make a great snack or perfect for a summer BBQ and a make another interesting way to add some healthy high protein tuna into your diet.
Serves 4 250g tuna, cubed into 24 pieces 1 lemon 1 tbs olive oil 8 green olives, 1 red pepper (wooden skewers soaked in cold water for 30 minutes)
Preheat a BBQ grill on high heat. Slice the zest from the lemon, then cut the zest into thin strips. Juice the lemon and remove seeds. Combine the tuna, the lemon zest, the lemon juice and the olive oil in a bowl.
Alternatively thread three pieces of tuna, 2 pieces red pepper, one green olive onto each wooden skewer.
Place the skewers into a bowl and coat with lemon juice and olive oil then place the skewers on the BBQ grill for 3-4 minutes each side or until the tuna is done to your liking.
Brush occasionally with the olive oil and lemon marinade.
Pan-Fried White Fish Fillets With Prosciutto & Rosemary
I find when cooking white fish the best approach is to keep it simple and this recipe is just that.
Serves 4 300g white fish fillets 3 tbs olive oil 8 slices prosciutto 1 tbs rosemary leaves Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
Fry the fish fillets, prosciutto and rosemary leaves in the pan for 5-6 minutes each side or until cooked.
Serve with vegetables of choice.
For me Salmon is great just as it is but adding a little spice like this cajun seasoning really does work.
Serves 2 4 x 200g salmon fillets, skin on 4 tbs olive oil 2 tbs cajun seasoning
Rub the cajun seasoning onto all sides of each salmon fillet. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat and cook the salmon fillets for 4-5 minutes skin-side down or until the skin is crisp.
Turn over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
Pesto Topped Fish
This is so simple then even I can put this together without messing up.
Serves 4 300g fish fillets 2 tbs olive oil 4 tbs pesto
Ground sea salt (optional) Preheat a grill pan to medium heat. Rub the olive oil and salt onto the fish fillets.
Place the fish on the grill for 5-6 minutes each side or until cooked.
Serve with an even portion of pesto on top of the fish fillet.
If you want to make the pesto fresh this is a good recipe to use.
I like to have this with a big green salad.
Thanks for taking the time to read this article and I hope you got some inspiration to start adding these or more Paleo friendly fish recipes into your weekly meal plans.
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