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Friday, March 1, 2013

Seafood Frenzy Friday (Week 50) & Giveaway Winner

Welcome to Week 50 of Seafood Frenzy; which allows me to showcase seafood recipes from other bloggers, since I don't eat seafood myself and rarely prepare it.  In these posts, I share the name of the blog, an image of the recipe and a link to the author's original post. I also write a comment on each person's blog with a link back to this post letting them know that I shared their recipe, as that is also the right thing to do. Plus, it's just nice to hear when someone appreciates your work and is willing to share it with others. I will also share these posts on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest

I hope you enjoyed this past weeks' recipe selections including my version of Warren Caterson's Sauteed Chicken with Soy Sauce & Lemon and Sauteed Red Potatoes, Low Fat Blueberry Muffins, Hearty Beef Noodle Soup, and yesterday's recipe for Penne with Sweet Italian Sausage, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil. Comment below or let me know if there was a recent recipe you tried at home. I'd love to hear how your family enjoyed it! 

Thank you all for entering the Giveaway and CONGRATULATIONS to TOM G., who was winner of the Table for Cookbook! I hope you like it as much as I do. 

Before we begin with today's ten new seafood recipes, I am happy to introduce to you Gabriela Sneider from the Santa Barbara Fish Market who is going to share some information about sustainable seafood. Take it away Gabriela and thanks for a great article! 

“Sustainable Seafood Diet is the Key to Success”

Often times, college students feel under the weather and lacking energy due to the high levels of stress faced on a daily basis. Is it because their diet is missing key elements for a nutrient balanced diet? Nowadays, college students are in desperate need to obtain more energy in order to perform better in school and maximize their efficiency level. Energy drinks and caffeine are not the way to go, but a healthy sustainable seafood diet will definitely do the trick! Choosing to eat sustainable seafood not only gives you health benefits, but it protects our precious environment and ecosystems. Often times, we don’t have a clue of what we are feeding our bodies, but it is important to take a second and reflect on the after effects caused by certain foods; some of which can be beneficial! Eating a balanced diet and living a healthy lifestyle is the ultimate goal, here are a few ways that eating scallops can help lead you to that improved way of life.

Scallops are incredibly high in nutrient content including vital minerals such as, magnesium, selenium, and potassium. These minerals act in a way, which prevent and protect our bodies from harmful conditions.

5 Top Health Benefits of Eating Scallops

  • It is a great source of vitamin B12
  • Incorporating scallops into  your diet 2-3 times a month may prevent ischemic stroke
  • They are rich in fatty acids (omega-3), which help reduce inflammation throughout the body
  • They are extremely high in protein
  • Eating scallops can protect against many serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension

How to Prepare Scallops
  • You have to be careful when cooking scallops because you don’t want to overdo it! Too much heat will cause the scallops to become tough and rubbery. Setting an alarm would be a great way to avoid this issue. 
  • Broil scallops in the oven, add a hint of olive oil and serve them on a skewer
  • Sear scallops in butter and oil while adding a few spices like paprika, cayenne, or nutmeg
  • Make a delicious lemon sauce to pour over the yummy scallops
  • Add salt and pepper before serving
About the Author:
Gabriela Sneider is a business development associate for Santa Barbara Fish Market where you can support our local fishermen and buy fresh seafood online or buy fresh fish online.

And now onto today's seafood roundup...

After Gabriela's article, I thought I'd find some other ways to prepare scallops for you this week. I hope you enjoy this weeks' selections and thank you to today's bloggers for allowing me to share their creations. Click on the name of the recipe below the image to be taken to the author's original post. 


  1. Carrie- Thanks scallops with sweet potato orzo. All of the recipes look delicious. I will have to pi them all! :)

  2. Thank you so much for including my Scallops Hong Kong Style in your seafood frenzy Friday lineup. I will check out the other recipes too. I do love scallops very much.


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