The fish you choose for your fish recipes can impact the health of ocean life.
When a particular type of fish goes extinct, or close to it, it can disrupt the habitats of both its predators and its prey. Which wrecks havoc on the ecosystem.
You can always stick to Alaskan salmon, Mahi Mahi, Pacific halibut, striped bass and tilapia.
Look for “wild caught” fish for your organic cooking. The “farm raised” variety is fed non organic feed and are crowded in man-made “ponds”.
Any fish you eat should have both fins and scales. Only these are safe to eat.
Catfish (which I love but no longer eat), have fins but no scales, they are bottom feeders. They eat everything that falls to the bottom of the lake including pollution, like heavier than water mercury.
An organic food diet should avoid toxic fish.
Organic Trout Amandine
- 4 wild caught trout fillets or steaks
- 1/2 cup organic butter, melted
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp organic black pepper
- 1/4 tsp organic paprika
- 2 tbs organic lemon juice
- Amandine Sauce
- 4 tbs organic butter
- 3/4 cup organic, slivered almonds
Preheat oven 450*
Grease stainless steel baking sheet. Combine butter, pepper, paprika and lemon juice. Place fish on baking sheet and brush with mixture. Bake for 4 min, turn, brush with mixture, bake 4 min more. Do not over cook.
While fish is cooking prepare your sauce. Heat butter in pan and saute almonds until slightly golden. Pour sauce over fish and serve. Serves 4
Don’t eat shellfish for the same reasons as other bottom feeders, they are toxic.
Fish from the oceans are better than fish from our sadly polluted lakes.
If you want incorporate organic cooking into your life, then your organic fish recipes should not include shellfish.
Organic Oven Fried Fish
- 2 lbs wild caught fish fillets or steaks
- 2 organic eggs, beaten
- 1 cup organic bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup organic butter
- 2 tbs organic lemon juice
Preheat oven 500*
If necessary cut fish into portion size. Dip fish in egg, then bread crumbs. Place fish in a greased (organically of course), shallow baking pan. Drizzle fish with melted butter and lemon mix. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork (about 5-6 min for each 1/2″ in thickness).
Fish recipes that include fish with fins and scales improve brain function because of the omega-3 fatty acids.
- Omega-3 fatty acids are good for all types of arthritis.
- Improve immune response.
- Lowers the risk of stroke or heart attack.
Organic Salmon with Tarragon Butter
- 4 1″ thick wild caught salmon fillets
- 6 tbs organic butter
- 3 tbs fresh squeezed, organic lemon juice
- sea salt and organic pepper to taste
- 3 tbs fresh organic tarragon, minced (or 2 tsp dried)
Melt butter with lemon juice over low heat. Remove from heat and add a generous amount of pepper. Place salmon skin side down on broiler pan. Brush with half of butter mixture. Sprinkle with salt. Broil until just cooked through. Add tarragon to butter and heat. Spoon tarragon butter over fish to serve. Serves 4
Important Tidbits: Buy frozen fish. Unless you live in a coastal area, the fish is often transported for days before reaching the market.
When fish is frozen, it’s frozen within hours of being caught. This deters bacterial growth and spoilage, giving you a safe start to your fish recipe.
Organic Tuna Steaks
- 1 lb wild caught tuna steaks (4)
- 1 tsp organic dried thyme
- 1 tbs and 1 tsp cold pressed olive oil
- organic pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350*
Combine thyme, oil and pepper into a smooth paste and rub into each piece of fish. Place fish in a glass baking dish and bake uncovered until cooked through. 30-45 min depending on thickness. Serves 4
Organic cooking is the same as conventional cooking but without the added chemicals, pesticides, growth hormones, genetically modified organisms and other unknown additives found in modern commercial foods.
An organic food diet will add taste and nutrition to your menu with no additional effort!
Fish recipes should be included regularly in your weekly menu planning, in fact if you could eat more fish than meat you will improve your organic health diet immensely.