Happy May, Seafoodies!
We hope the outside world is green and blooming where you live! We have all been doing our best during the pandemic to stay safe and keep our minds and bodies healthy. In March and April, we needed all the comfort foods. But now that it’s May, we at Dish on Fish are craving fresh, light and healthy seafood dishes. How about salmon seared on the grill for our Mediterranean Salmon Gyros? Or shrimp sizzled in a hot pan to perfection for 7-ingredient Cajun Shrimp with Basil Zoodles? Or maybe everything avocado + seafood, with this Avocado Crab Benedict (hint: perfect for Mother’s Day) or creamy Salmon Avocado Boats. And we’re just getting started with light seafood recipes. It’s the May Meal Plan, and we are brimming with ideas for light seafood recipes.
For the May Meal Plan, we have kept in mind that everyone is still food shopping for 7-10 days at a time. So, we have kept the ingredients relatively simple but hope you can add some fresh ingredients when possible. If not, substitute with convenience items like frozen veggies, canned diced tomatoes, and dried herbs. (Pro Tip: Rub dry herbs between your fingers to release the flavor.) While some of your other go-to protein food may be harder to find at times, seafood should still be plentiful in the freezer section, and the canned foods aisle. Plus, eating seafood 2-3 times each week helps you meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation.
We are happy you’re here and excited to cook seafood with you all May. Hang in there, friends!
This Avocado-Crab Benedict makes for an at home-worthy Mother’s Day Brunch! You’ll love how the avocado’s creamy taste complements the sweetness of the crab.
Cajun Shrimp with Pesto Zoodles
This 7-ingredient Cajun Shrimp with Pesto Zoodles pairs sweet shrimp and carb-friendly zoodles, for a light and nutritious meal! Frozen shrimp is our go-to here, and you can substitute canned diced tomatoes. We know you’ll enjoy the leftovers from this versatile little dish!
Mediterranean Salmon Gyros
These photo-worthy, salmon-filled parties in a pita will have you feeling transported to the Greek islands faster than you can say Opa!
It’s a no-brainer to keep some canned or pouched tuna and salmon in your pantry so you’ll always have a heart-healthy and satisfying protein at-the-ready. These Tuna Croquettes come together in a little over 30 minutes – you can whip them up anytime, in no time! Full of nutritious omega-3s and lean protein, these patties are great as a light meal, snack or salad topper.
Salmon Avocado Boats
We are excited for you to make one of our 2020 standout recipes: Salmon-Stuffed Avocado Boats! Perfect for brunch, lunch, or a light dinner. Featuring pouched salmon, this is a great go-to when you need an anytime, no-fuss meal that’s instantly satisfying and nutritious.
Crab Salad Stuffed Wonton Cups
One of our favorite dining-out appetizers can now be made in your very own kitchen! Mix the sweet flavor of crabmeat with a little mayo and herbs and the result is an incredible taste that gets better with every bite. Pita chips are a great substitute for the “cups.”
Grilled Shrimp & Watermelon Chopped Salad
Light and refreshing, this whole-meal salad pairs the grilled goodness of shrimp with the sweetness of the watermelon. Enjoy it all summer long!
Mediterranean Tuna Pasta
Grab another one of those cans (or pouches) of tuna from the pantry and whip yourself up a meal guaranteed to instantly put you in a carefree, seafaring state of mind. Plus, the nutrients in this delish dish—like the zinc and omega-3s in tuna, anti-inflammatory properties in olives and olive oil, and vitamin C in tomatoes—may help promote a healthy immune system, too. The rich fats from the tuna, olive oil and capers will help boost your immunity by lowering the body’s cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Meanwhile, the taste of this dish is off the charts.