Contributed by: NAPSA
Gearing Up For Seafood Fridays (NAPSA) - As we enter the Lenten season, millions of people will be looking for great seafood recipes as their alternative to meat. Not knowing where to look, many will opt for basic dishes that might not satisfy their craving for a bona fide good meal. With a little creativity and help from shelf-stable seafood, the Lenten season can be filled with a variety of palate-pleasing alternatives.
"Shelf-stable seafood is very affordable and easy to substitute in your favorite meat-based dishes," said Cutler.
"Canned and pouched seafood are available in many varieties, including tuna, salmon, crab, shrimp, clams and oysters," said Cutler. "You can use tuna or salmon instead of beef for burgers, tacos, stir-fry and more."
Shelf-stable seafood also has many health benefits.
"In addition to being conve-nient, shelf-stable seafood is low in fat and calories," said Registered Dietician Sharon McNerney. "Albacore tuna and salmon are major sources of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids."
The American Heart Association's dietary guidelines recommend eating at least two servings of fish per week, because omega-3 has been proven to help reduce the chance of getting heart disease.
For Lent-friendly ideas, visit the Mermaid Club at www.chickenofthesea.com, where you can find Mermaid-approved recipes that include photos and nutritional information. By joining the club, you will also receive health tips and special offers. Here's a delightful stir-fry to get your creative cooking juices flowing:
In medium bowl, gently combine the sauce with Chicken of the Sea(r) Albacore Tuna; set aside.
In a large skillet, heat oil until hot; saute garlic. Add onion, celery, peppers, pea pods, cashews and water chestnuts; cook until celery is crisp and tender. Add tuna mixture and continue cooking until hot. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
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