Fresh PEI Mussels Harvested as a Year-Round Treat

Did you know that when it comes to seafood, freshness is consistently rated as one of the most important qualities customers are looking for? That’s just one reason mussels are growing in popularity across the U.S.

When it comes to freshness, Prince Edward Island (PEI) mussels from Canada are hard to beat. In fact, these tasty and nutritious shellfish are sold live at the store – you literally can’t get them any fresher.

You’re now able to buy them fresh at the grocery store all year round. Gone are the days of so-called mussel season, since farmed mussels are harvested throughout the year.

A Recipe to Shake Up Taco Night

You want to serve fun, nutritious dinners but are stuck in a pizza and mac & cheese rut. The solution?

Create nutritious versions of kid-friendly favorites. For example, kids love to fill taco shells – just replace meat with fish or shrimp to add a great twist to a classic meal. When you serve fish tacos with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, kids enjoy fun finger food and get the “brain food” they need.

Dietary recommendations suggest that all Americans, including children, eat seafood twice a week. Fish is a natural source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to better brain development. Plus, it contains essential vitamins and minerals, including iron; zinc; and vitamins A, B and D.

Get a Healthy Dinner on the Table in Minutes

Chances are, you’ve heard words and phrases like “omega-3s,” “lean protein” and “heart health” associated with fish. And yet, when you come home from work, cooking fish just sounds like too much effort. But U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish can change that thought.
Catfish is actually one of the quickest meals you can prepare. The following recipe, for example, only involves nine minutes of active cooking time. For the same amount of time it takes to mix up a box of mac ’n’cheese, you can eat a nutritious dinner that looks and tastes like it took great skill to prepare.
U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, which are sustainably raised, are low in saturated fat, high in protein and a moderate source of omega-3 fatty acids. Combining the fish with almonds makes for an especially beneficial meal, as almonds contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. And the almonds in Catfish Almondine offer loads of additional protein.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Cooks up Healthy Weeknights

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Chances are, you’ve heard words and phrases like “omega-3s,” “lean protein” and “heart health” associated with fish. And yet, when you come home from work, cooking fish just sounds like too much effort. But U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish can change that thought.

Catfish is actually one of the quickest meals you can prepare. The following recipe, for example, only involves nine minutes of active cooking time. For the same amount of time it takes to mix up a box of mac ‘n’cheese, you can eat a nutritious dinner that looks and tastes like it took great skill to prepare.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, which are sustainably raised, are low in saturated fat, high in protein and a moderate source of omega-3 fatty acids. Combining the fish with almonds makes for an especially beneficial meal, as almonds contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. And the almonds in Catfish Almondine offer loads of additional protein.

Catfish Almondine

Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets

2 tablespoons butter, divided

1/4 cup slivered almonds

1 lemon, zested and juiced

Directions:

1) Melt one tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, place the catfish fillets serving side down, and cook them for four minutes, or until they appear nicely browned.

2) Flip the fillets. Cook them for an additional four minutes or until they’re browned and flaky. Remove the fillets from the skillet and set them aside.

3) Add the remaining butter to the skillet. Add the almonds, zest and lemon juice. Cook the almonds for one minute or until they begin to brown.

4) Place the catfish on a plate and serve them with the almondine sauce.

For more recipes, visit www.UScatfish.com.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Liven Up Dip

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Spinach and artichoke dip has become a staple of social gatherings. And while its tastiness can’t be denied, it’s too common to truly impress guests. Wouldn’t it be fun to liven up the party with more unique offerings?

Incorporating catfish can be a welcome variation to party foods. U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish possesses a light, mild flavor that lends itself to any kind of dish, ranging from spicy curries to Southern fish frys to, you guessed it, spinach and artichoke dip.

Not only does catfish provide an interesting new twist on that old standby, it also adds a sustainable source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. For your next gathering of friends or family, try Spinach and Artichoke Dip With Catfish.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip With Catfish

Serves Four

Ingredients:

3 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets, baked and flaked

1 pound frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained

1 8.5 ounce can artichokes, drained

3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated and divided

1/2 cup green onions, diced

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon hot sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Squeeze excess moisture out of spinach and artichokes.

3. Combine 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer the mixture to a glass baking dish and top it with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.

4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the dip is hot in the middle and looks golden brown.

5. Serve warm with your favorite crackers.

For more information and recipes, visit www.UScatfish.com.

Boost Your Health With Fish

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but you could probably use a few more on your plate. Seafood — like shrimp, tilapia, and salmon — is brimming with nutrients. What really sets seafood apart from other healthy foods is that it’s a natural source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

“Fish has become a go-to food for a real health boost,” says Aviva Goldfarb, author and founder of “The Six O’Clock Scramble,” an online weekly menu planner and cookbook. “It’s a lean protein and a great way to get a dose of omega-3. Since our bodies cannot make omega-3, it’s important to regularly include them in our diets.”

Studies show that a diet containing omega-3s may decrease the risk of certain cancers, decrease blood pressure, reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms, improve arthritis and joint pain, and promote heart health.

“A lot of people are intimidated when it comes to preparing fish, but by keeping the ingredients simple and flavorful, you can prepare a healthy, delicious dish in minutes,” says Goldfarb.

Experts, including the American Heart Association, recommend consuming at least two servings of seafood a week. Not sure where to start? Try this easy, delicious recipe for Grilled Tilapia Broccoli Penne, which packs a huge super-nutrient punch in one meal.

The fillets add an authentic, flame-grilled taste, no grilling required. For more ideas and recipes, visit www.gortons.com.

Grilled Tilapia Broccoli Penne

Serves 2

2 Gorton’s Signature Grilled Tilapia Fillets

4 ounces whole wheat penne pasta

2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups broccoli florets

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Prepare Gorton’s Signature Grilled Tilapia Fillets and pasta according to package instructions, and cut each fillet into four pieces. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat for two minutes and sauté onion and garlic five minutes, add broccoli, sauté seven minutes, add pasta and remove from heat. Combine remaining ingredients with broccoli mixture, arrange fish pieces over pasta and serve.

Good Nutrition for the Whole Family, Even the Four-Legged Members

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – These days, people consider their pets a part of the family, so it is important for them to be cared for in the same way. With more than two-thirds of people consuming foods with proactive nutrients each month, it’s only natural that dog owners would want to provide their dogs with the same nutritional advantages they provide for themselves.

Seeing that health-conscious pet owners want to supply their dogs with extra nutrients, Pedigree brand dog food has developed the Pedigree+ line. The new wet dog food brings together the taste dogs love with the functional benefits that help them live longer, healthier lives. Enhanced with nutrients such as Omega 3 fatty acids, whole grains, which are natural sources of glucosamine and antioxidant-rich ingredients for healthy immunity, are added to six special recipes, each tailored to meet a specific health and wellness need for your dog.

“At Pedigree, we pride ourselves on providing dog owners with the best and most innovative products available,” said Anne Herrington, marketing director of Pedigree Wet. “Everything we do is a result of our love of dogs so we’re excited to do our part to help prolong the human-animal relationship, and we know that good nutrition is a key part of that.”

The six varieties of Pedigree+ aim to provide proactive support for many common canine concerns such as joint health, weight maintenance and healthy digestion. Dogs will experience the benefit from the powerhouse of nutrients not only in the longterm, but even in as little as four weeks, thanks to recipes geared toward healthy joints, healthy immunity, healthy hearts, healthy digestion, healthy skin and coats and healthy weight.

The new recipes are scientifically based on specialized research developed by the Waltham Center for Pet Nutrition. As an authority on pet care and nutrition, it encompasses the expertise of respected veterinarians, nutritionists, universities and breed organizations throughout the world.

“We understand that feeding your dog goes beyond what you put in his bowl; we created Pedigree+ to be a mealtime solution that nourishes from the inside out,” commented Herrington.

Find the right food for your dog by using the Food Finder tool at www.DogsRule.com.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Provides Fresh Flavor

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Winter weather often means casseroles and other comfort foods, but you can still create light, fresh-tasting meals with seasonal ingredients.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is available year-round. Catfish is packaged quickly after harvesting, making it among the freshest-tasting fish available.

Even better, farmed catfish eat a specialized diet that guarantees a slightly sweet, mild flavor. High in protein and low in saturated fat, catfish also provides healthy nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids.

Citrus and rosemary can brighten up even the dreariest winter day. Here, they make a catfish dish flavorful enough for entertaining and quick enough for a weekday:

Grilled Citrus Rosemary Catfish

Makes four servings

For the catfish:

4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets

1/2 fresh lemon per fillet

Citrus Sauce:

Zest of one lime

Zest of one lemon

Zest of one orange

Juice of one lime

6 ounces pineapple juice

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat grill.

2. To make the sauce, combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Simmer five minutes.

3. Place catfish in a shallow dish and squeeze 1/2 fresh lemon over each. Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Let sit for five minutes.

4. Place catfish fillets on grill, skin side up, for three to four minutes. Turn and grill two to three more minutes.

5. Transfer catfish to serving plate, and spoon warmed citrus sauce over each fillet.