5 Fish Meal Recipes You Can Enjoy this Easter
By Karen Reed
Easter is traditionally a day for a lamb or beef roast dinner. It’s a time for new beginnings and celebrating birth and renewal. For some, it is also a time to celebrate the religious festival.
Most people will host a family dinner. It’s not as big as Christmas but still, has a place in hearts and minds around the world. That leads to many people looking for dinners to make without doing the usual Sunday roast.
How about opting for fish this year? Here’s a look at five interesting fish dishes that are just perfect for Easter weekend.
Why Fish Instead of Red Meat?
You’ll hear a lot of experts share how fish and poultry are much better for the diet than red meat. It’s why there are far more fish recipes now than ever before. But why is that?
It really depends on the type of fish for all the benefits. The main one is that fish has less fat than meat, especially when it comes to saturated fats. While fats have had an unfairly poor reputation in the past, there are still known dangers to eating a lot of saturated fats. They have been linked to higher levels of bad cholesterol.
But fish is oily, right? Some of them are, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad for you. As I said, fat has had an unfairly poor reputation in the past. Healthy oils from fish are good for the body. They help to boost the levels of good cholesterol in the body instead, which means you get to line your arteries with a smooth coating that will protect the body.
There are also various antioxidants and oils that help to protect the brain health. They protect the cells from dying, boosting concentration, memory, and much more.
You do need to watch just how much fish you eat. Some sources contain high levels of mercury. Just getting one or two portions a week is more than enough for your body to reap the benefits without the poisonous metal doing you any harm.
So, here’s a look at five fish dish recipes that you can now try for Easter.
Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Dill
Easter dinner doesn’t mean you must have a meat/fish with some potatoes and vegetables. You could have a quiche instead, which can be eaten hot or cold. The great thing about quiches is that you have more choice of the side dishes that you have. You could choose to have potatoes if you’d like, but you can also have a salad or even risotto.
Try out this homemade quiche. Don’t cheat by getting an unfilled crust from the store. Make it from scratch with this fish recipe.
Ingredients for the Crust:
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 2tsp sugar
- 1/2tsp salt
- 9tbsp butter, chopped into 9 pieces
- 1 egg yolk
- 2tbsp cold milk