Category Archives: Fish

Fish Tacos

Any kind of fish will do ! And these are a great change to the boring lunch sandwich. Whenever I have bits of fish leftover, I freeze them – then you can just defrost and do a quick reheat and you are ready to make tacos !

Fish Tacos
Fish Tacos

4 servings
370 calories per serving

½ jalapeno pepper finely chopped
2 T lime juice
1 T chopped cilantro
1 T oil
1 lb. firm white fish filet (halibut, orange roughy, etc.)
1 t chili powder
1 t cumin
8 corn or flour tortillas
2 c shredded lettuce
1 tomato, chopped
1 avocado, sliced

Mix jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro and some salt. Heat oil in a skillet. Sprinkle fish with chili powder, cumin and some salt to taste and cool 5 minutes per side or until done. Warm tortilla according to package and them fill with fish, lettuce, tomato and avocado. Top with jalapeno mix.

New England Clam Chowder

This soup is just brimming with clams. If you like extra veggies, just leave out the 2nd can of clams and fill with celery and carrots instead !

New England Clam Chowder
New England Clam Chowder

4 servings
237 calories per serving

1 T margarine
1 medium onion, finely chopped
8 oz. clam juice
8 oz. water
2 large white potatoes, peeled and cut in small cubes
2 6.5 oz. cans chopped baby clams with juice
1 pint fat free half and half
1 t pepper
1 t salt
2 t chopped parsley

Spray pan with Pam and melt margarine and add onion and cook 5 minutes. Add clam broth and increase heat to high. Add potatoes and bring down to a simmer and cook 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add clams with juice and cook 7 minutes then add half and half, salt and pepper and continue cooking over medium heat until almost at the boiling point. Do not allow to boil. Serve with the parsley as a garnish.

Sicilian Scallops

I always find bay scallops sweeter than their larger sisters. The spinach mix gives this dish a special feel and it is sooooo low calorie !

Sicilian Scallops
Sicilian Scallops

4 servings
197 calories per serving

1 ¼ lb. bay scallops or seas scallops, quartered
1 T oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T chopped basil
¼ t salt
½ t black pepper
1 c cherry tomatoes
4 c spinach leaves
¼ c sliced black olives
2 T grated parmesan cheese

Rinse and dry scallops. Spray skillet with Pam and then add oil and heat. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Do not let it brown or it will be bitter. Add scallops, basil, salt and pepper and cook until scallops are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. If you get a lot of water in the bottom of the pan, drain it or the scallops will not brown. Remove to a platter and keep warm. Add tomatoes and spinach to skillet and cook just until spinach is wilted. Add olives and cheese and mix well. Place tomato mix around bed of scallops and serve immediately.

Alfredo Shrimp Over Wild Mushroom Fettucine

Here’s another great meal using FiberGourmet pasta – without it, the calorie count would make this meal unreachable in a 400 calories per meal lifestyle. Thank you, thank you, FiberGourmet !! The rich sauce over the mushroomy noodles was just a perfect mix for this alfredo dish. I can’t wait to try their other varieties of flavored noodles !

Alfredo Shrimp Over Wild Mushroom Fettucine
Alfredo Shrimp Over Wild Mushroom Fettucine

4 servings
340 calories per serving

8 oz. FiberGourmet Wild Mushroom Fettucine
1 ½ c frozen peas
¾ c low fat alfredo sauce
¼ c fat free half and half
1 lb. shelled, cleaned cooked medium shrimp
½ t basil flakes
¼ t pepper
Salt to taste

Cook pasta according to package instructions and during the last 3 minutes of cooking time, add the peas then drain it all together. Combine sauce, half and half, shrimp, basil, salt and pepper in a sauce pan and heat slightly. Add cooked pasta and peas and cook 2-3 minutes to heat through.

Shrimp Cocktail Lunch

When you are using shrimp in a shrimp cocktail, splurge and get them at a fish market or a food market that has a good fish department – they are just fresher and better suited to cocktail. I like my cocktail sauce very zesty – if you cannot find a spicy enough one at the food store or fish market, just stir in some extra prepared horseradish.

Shrimp Cocktail Lunch
Shrimp Cocktail Lunch

1 serving
179 calories per serving

4 large shrimp, cleaned and cooked
4 T cocktail sauce
1/2 lemon, cut in wedges

2 c field greens
1/2 c sliced cucumber
2 T low fat dressing

Spritz the shrimp with lemon and put on a plate with cocktail sauce for dipping.

Mix cucumber, salad and dressing.

This one is satisfying, packed with protein, yet so low fat and low cal that you can have an extra latte today 🙂

Caesar Salad with Shrimp

This is a nice protein packed lunch that’s not short on flavor – add some extra garlic if you like your Caesar extra zippy.

Caesar Salad with Shrimp
Caesar Salad with Shrimp

2 servings
220 calories per serving

6 c chopped romaine lettuce
4 T shredded parmesan cheese
8 oz. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T lemon juice
2 T low calorie Caesar dressing

Combine lemon and garlic in a small bowl and add shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Spray a skillet with Pam and add shrimp. Cook until pink about 3-4 minutes. Pour shrimp over lettuce and top with dressing and shredded cheese.

Asian Shrimp

This sweet shrimp dish is best served with another Asian inspired dish, I choose to pair it with my Homemade Lo Mein. It cooks in just minutes and definitely is kid friendly with the sweet sauce. Just leave out the red pepper flakes if serving to young ones.

Asian Shrimp
Asian Shrimp

4 servings
239 calories per serving

1 T dark sesame oil
2 t minced garlic
4 scallions, sliced
1 lb. medium sized shrimp, peeled and cleaned with tails off
1/4 c water
2 T soy sauce
4 t cornstarch
2 t red pepper flakes
2 t Splenda brown sugar
4 t toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Heat oil on medium high heat. Add garlic and onions and saute for 1 minute. Add shrimp and cool 6 minutes or until shrimp is just about done. While the shrimp cooks, combine water, soy sauce, cornstarch, pepper and sugar. Pour over shrimp in skillet and cook 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens up. Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Cajun Seafood Mix

Very spicy. Very low calories. Very high in protein. All good things 🙂

This one is truly not for the feint of heart – the Cajun spice definitely leaves your mouth burning and I always pair this with something that will help cool it down; a spinach salad, fresh cranberry relish, citrus slices, etc.

Cajun Seafood Mix
Cajun Seafood Mix

4 servings
80 calories per serving

16 large raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned
12 large raw scallops, cleaned
Cajun seasoning mix (available at all food markets)
Parsley for garnish

Place a good amount of Cajun seasoning in a bowl and dredge each piece of fish to full coat it. Alternately, you can place the spice in a zip love bag with the fish and shake, shake, shake until all are coated. But I find you get a thicker coating with the dredging method.

Heat a pan on medium high heat. Remove from heat and spray with Pam. Return to heat and place scallops and in the pan. Typically large scallops are cooked 7-9 minutes total, but I like mine more well done so I go 11-13 minutes (about 6 minutes per side). You can be sure they are done by poking them – if they are soft and squishy, they are not done. You need them to have a little bounce and be firm – then they are done.

The shrimp will cook in 7-9 minutes, so place in the pan just before you are ready for the scallops to be flipped. Shrimp are done when they are pink and firm. Remove to a plate and garnish with parsley before serving.

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