5 Recipes To Ward Off S.A.D Winter Blues Using Fatty Fish
These 5 recipes to ward off S.A.D. winter blues using fatty fish will help those short winter days feel longer. Since B vitamins are shown to reduce the risks of depression, eating fatty fish can help those who are suffering from SAD by providing them with the needed vitamins.
Winter Blues Salmon
- 1 tsp each salt, ground mustard, and dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 salmon filets
- 2 tsp honey
- 3 tsp olive oil, divided
- 2 quarts spinach leaves
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 cups halved red seedless grapes
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- salt to taste
- Combine salt, mustard, thyme and pepper. Mix well. Rub salmon fillets with honey and sprinkle with seasoning mixture.
- Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in skillet. Brown both sides of salmon.
- Toss spinach and garlic with remaining oil in 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Place salmon on spinach. Cover loosely with tin foil and bake at 300 degrees for ten minutes.
- Saute grapes in skillet. Add wine, bring to boil. Season to taste with remaining seasoning mixture and salt. Reduce by half.
- Serve salmon on spinach, to with grape sauce.
S.A.D. Herb Broiled Tuna
- 1 1/2 lbs albacore loin medallions
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 4 tsp chopped parsley
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp coarsely grated lemon peel
- Rinse tuna with cold water and pat dry. In small saucepan, melt butter with oil. Add basil, parsley, mustard, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Sitr.
- Place tuna on greased broiler pan. Baste with marinade. Broil four to five-inches from heat for three minutes. Turn and baste.
- Broil three more minutes, or until medium-rare.
- Serve with crusty bread to soak up juices.
Seared Halibut with Basil for the Winter Blues
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 4 oz halibut filets
- 1/4 tsp salt
- fresh group black pepper
- Place olive oil and basil in a blender and process until smooth.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a medium skillet in the oven.
- While oven is heating rinse fish and pat dry. Place on a cutting board skin side up. Cut shallow slits in the skin about 1/4 inch apart. Sprinkle skin with salt and pepper.
- When oven is hot spray pan with some olive oil. Place fish in pan skin side down. Return pan to oven and cook for ten to twelve minutes.
- Serve fish skin side up and top with 1 1/2 tsp of basil oil.
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp wasabi powder
- 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 4 skinless salmon fillets about 1 inch thick
- cooking spray
- Combine first four ingredients in large Ziplock bag. Add salmon. Marinate for at least five minutes turning occasionally.
- While fish is marinating, heat skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add fish and cook three minutes. Turn fish over. reduce heat to medium and cook eight minutes until done.
Baked Swordfish: The Winter Blues Recipe
- 2 swordfish steaks
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place swordfish in a greased baking dish.
- Brush with melted butter, and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake covered in a medium oven for twenty minutes.