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Fish and seafood are ingredients that are important to low carb, keto or plant-based diets.  Recipes in this category focus on main dishes with some appetizers made with fish or seafood.

Comprehensive Guide to the Pesco Mediterranean Diet

Before noting health benefits or weight loss success of the Pesco Mediterranean diet, here is a summary of the key components: Jump to: Weight Loss? | Intermittent Fasting | Comparison to Other Diets | Key Foods | Recipes How is it Different from a Regular Mediterranean Diet? The traditional Mediterranean diet has been endorsed for …

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Easy Salmon Baked with Mayonnaise: + Salsa Macha

This low carb salmon dinner comes together in 15 minutes with only 2-3 ingredients. The mayonnaise adds a creamy tang to the salmon and the optional salsa macha adds the heat and the crunch. Great week-night dinner! Jump to: RECIPE | Ingredients | Illustrated Step by Step Ingredients: There are really only 2 key ingredients …

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Southern Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab Remoulade: + Crab Stack

This fried green tomato stack layered with a creamy, tangy crab remoulade is a Southern specialty that is truly sublime. It is the perfect way to shine a light on the end-of-season green tomatoes for an unforgettable appetizer, lunch or dinner. Plate it as a “stack” for the visual restaurant-like appeal, or enjoy it as …

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Savory Rhubarb Sauce on Salmon Filets

This tart ginger rhubarb sauce combines with tender, flaky salmon filets for a quick and easy Spring dinner. The rhubarb compote is balanced between tangy and sweet with the ginger and balsamic vinegar giving it more nuanced flavor. The salmon itself can be roasted, baked or grilled and the rhubarb topping can be served on …

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Sheet Pan Fish Dinner with Seasoned Cornmeal Rubs: No Frying

Follow this quick and easy recipe for oven-baked fish filets with a spicy cornmeal seasoning rub. A perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love ready in under 30 minutes. No frying and no oil is used in this healthy sheet pan fish recipe. Jump to: RECIPE | Homemade Fish Seasoning Rubs | Illustrated Step-by-Step …

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Southern Hush Puppies with Southern Comeback Sauce

Hush puppies, a fried cornmeal ball, are a Southern delicacy, often served with deep fried seafood and a range of dipping sauces. The dipping sauces offered in this recipe include a traditional Southern Comeback Sauce, a link to a great Old Bay Remoulade sauce and a pre-made hot pepper jelly. Jump to: RECIPE | Comeback …

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Mexican Ensalada de Atun (Mexican tuna salad)

This easy Summer recipe is perfect for lunch or a light dinner when you want something quick, inexpensive and nutritious (and it’s great in any season). Ensalada de Atun is a common occurrence on the Mexican table, but the purists tell you it must be eaten with saltines (and I tend to agree)! Jump to: …

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Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo Instead of Risotto

This is an impressive dish that comes together in 20 minutes and is deceptively easy to cook. Adding a rub of ground fennel to the scallops before searing gives a subtle anise crust to the scallops, which are then served on a bed of lemony orzo. This recipe will become a food memory! Nothing melts …

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3 Seafood Platters: Tinned Fish, Cold Platter, or Seafood Tower

Those of us who like to host during the holidays will know the struggle between wanting to serve something fancy and keeping things stress free. Here are 3 DIY seafood platters that range from an easy, inexpensive tinned seafood plate to a cold platter with shellfish to a luxury platter or tower for the seasoned …

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Creole Okra Seafood Gumbo – without filé powder

Okra is quintessentially Southern and you most often hear of it being used in a gumbo. We grew okra in our Minnesota garden this year, and used it instead of  filé powder to thicken our gumbo recipe. There are many versions of gumbo, and the authentic version is hotly debated. This recipe is from my …

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Spanish Seafood Paellas: Valenciana & More

Looking for something different for your next family dinner or gathering with friends? Farm to Jar’s resident expert on everything Spanish, Maria, has an idea for you: a traditional Spanish seafood paella. It’s easier to make than you think and the perfect summer food for a crowd! Jump to: RECIPE | “Authentic” Paella | 3 …

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5 Easy Methods for Cooking Fish: + Red Snapper & Sour Cream Sauce

Red snapper is a popular white fish that can be cooked to tender perfection by roasting, pan frying, poaching steaming or grilling. I’ve summarized each of these cooking methods using red snapper as the example, but the methods translate to most fish. Recipe includes a velvety sour cream dill sauce. Enjoy! Jump to: RECIPE | …

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Harissa Baked Salmon – Low Carb Dinner

Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse, especially for people on a low carb or ketogenic lifestyle.  It also lends itself wonderfully to low carb sauces or rubs.  This harissa baked salmon is one of my favorite Pesco Mediterranean recipes and can be a quick 10-minute weeknight dinner or a fancy-schmancy dinner party dish! I made it …

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