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Dishing with… The Wholesome Dish

Quick, easy and delicious are just a few of the words we’d choose to describe the recipes featured on Amanda Fink’s blog, The Wholesome Dish. When Amanda is not busy creating her simple step-by-step recipes and videos, she works as a registered dietitian and daydreams about her future cooking show. Today, she takes a break from her busy schedule to dish on her favorite ways to enjoy seafood at home or on the road.

Tell us about your blog.

My recipe website is The Wholesome Dish. I write easy recipes for busy families. A lot of my recipes are healthy; some are not. I hope to encourage people to cook for themselves by providing all types of recipes that are not intimidating.

Why do you love seafood?

I’m in love with the taste of really fresh seafood. As someone who lives in the Midwest, the opportunity to have fresh seafood is one of my favorite parts of traveling. But, beyond taste, I like the versatility of seafood. And, I like that it is generally a low-calorie, high-protein food.

What is your favorite seafood dish to make at home or order at a restaurant?

My favorite seafood recipe to make at home is my Baked Teriyaki Salmon recipe. I actually make it for myself every year for my birthday.

What are your tips for people who might be intimidated by preparing seafood at home?

Try a baked fish or seafood dish. I think one of the most-intimidating things about cooking with fish is trying to flip the fish over as it cooks. A piece of fish can be very delicate and has the potential to fall apart when you’re trying to flip it over. When you bake it, there’s often no need to flip it.

What’s next on your “must make” or “must order” seafood list?

Last summer, a friend of mine made me grilled salmon filets and they were absolutely delicious. I’ve got to try grilling my own salmon filets this summer.

What are your tips for people looking to improve their health by including seafood in their diet?

Try to stick with baked, grilled, and broiled seafood dishes. These typically have much less added fat and calories than fried fish and seafood.

Check out a few of our favorite seafood recipes from The Wholesome Dish:

Crab Salad Stuffed Wonton Cups

“Crab Salad Stuffed Wonton Cups are an easy appetizer that can be made ahead of time.” – Amanda Finks, The Wholesome Dish.

Crab Salad Stuffed Wonton Cups

Get the recipe here.

Grilled Parmesan Alaskan Pollock Foil Packs

“Alaskan Pollock topped with Parmesan cheese over seasoned zucchini and yellow squash, wrapped in foil and grilled.” – Amanda Finks, The Wholesome Dish.

Grilled Parmesan Fish Foil Packs

Get the recipe here.

Poppy Seed Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad with Apples, Cranberries & Pecans

“Canned tuna makes this flavorful recipe for Poppy Seed Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pecans come together in minutes.” – Amanda Finks, The Wholesome Dish.

Poppy Seed Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad with Apples Cranberries & Pecans

Get the recipe here.

 

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