Happy #SeafoodSunday, Seafoodies!
At Dish on Fish we often talk about the protein punch you can get from including seafood in your diet at least two times per week. Not only that, but one of our favorite things about seafood is the variety it offers. Today we are re-introducing you to surimi! This budget-friendly seafood product is made from white fish and shaped into convenient ready-to-eat portions. Surimi’s flavor profile is similar to crab, lobster or shrimp. This makes surimi a great “ingredient” to add to pasta, eggs, salads and homemade sushi!
When you hit the store, you’ll find surimi in the refrigerated seafood case. It might be called “Krab”—yes, with a “k.” Why is that? Because surimi is produced with white fish and flavoring is most often flavored and shaped to resemble crab. Try swapping it for crab in any recipe or eat it straight from the package with cocktail sauce as a snack. Can you eat surimi warm? Absolutely! Add it to any warm dish or dip.
And when you’re running the stats, Surimi is low in calories and fat. And like all other seafood, it’s a great source of protein, omega-3s and other important nutrients that help boost our immune system, protect our bones and teeth and keep our heart, brains and skin in tip-top shape.
Like crab, mild-flavored surimi adapts nicely to any cuisine. And it’s easy on the wallet, too. With just a few ingredients you already might have on hand, just toss in some surimi for a satisfying meal. Now that’s an effortless way to get your recommended two to three servings of seafood a week! Here are five fabulous surimi dishes to get you started.
This Asian-inspired chopped salad combines diced surimi, crisp cucumber, creamy avocado and a sesame-soy dressing for a satisfying, oh-so-cool meal.
Shredded surimi plays well with smoky barbecue sauce, crunchy coleslaw and crisp onions in this quick-cook sandwich.
Sautéing the surimi really brings out the crab flavor in this cheesy baked dish. Serve with brown rice and black beans for a Mexican fiesta!
One simple recipe, several dishes: This traditional seafood salad is wonderful on a hoagie roll, as a tomato stuffing or tossed with pasta.
Are you ready to roll? Your favorite sushi go-to is so easy to make at home! Try it with brown rice to up the nutritional factor.