Sea Foods

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All the sea food lovers should be taken to an enormous beautiful island where we’ll see the seafood, stuff our faces with them and never grow old. Everybody loves seafood, even when they don’t.

Seafood is consumed all over the world; it provides the world’s prime source of high-quality protein: 14–16% of the animal protein consumed worldwide; over one billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of animal protein. Some kinds of seafood are raised in ponds or in cages in the sea, but most of the fish we eat are taken alive from the ocean by big commercial fishing boats. Fish is among the most common.

Popular seafood includes; fish, shrimps, prawns, lobsters, crab, calamari etc. Shellfish is the term given to edible sea creatures that have either hard or soft outer shells with soft flesh inside; lobsters, crabs, crayfish, prawns and shrimps fall into this category. By the way, it is safe to say that the shrimp is a smaller relative of the prawn.

 

Seafood are high in nutrients, good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Scientific studies continue to explore the relationship between the unique type of fat found in seafood, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, in the prevention or mitigation of common chronic diseases. Shellfish are low in calories and rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain high amounts of certain micronutrients, including iron, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B12.

Below are some ways to enjoy Seafood;

Fish

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Fish are an important source of protein that can be eaten raw, like sushi, smoked, canned, fried, baked, grilled or steamed. It can be cooked whole, or cut into large pieces called fillets, or cut into small pieces and used to make soup, curry, stew, etc. But however you eat your fish, watch out for bones!

Shrimp

Shrimp

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Barbecued shrimp, boiled shrimp, broiled shrimp, baked shrimp, sautéed shrimp, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, pan-fried shrimp, deep-fried shrimp, stir-fried shrimp, pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, shrimp scampi, shrimp cocktail, maybe some others. Sometimes you have to pull off the head or shell yourself, like you have all day. Also, that dark line on the back of a shrimp is full of poop.

Crab

crab

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Steamed crab, lump crab, whole crab, crab legs, crab claws, crab cake, crab bisque, soft-shell crab, deep-fried crab, crab dip, crab soup, etc.

Pros: Good hot or cold. Cracking and pulling tiny slivers of meat out of a crab carcass really feels like an accomplishment. Personally, if it’s not a huge crab with the possibility of plenty flesh inside, I don’t want to go through the stress. Crab bodies are very spiny and can really cause injuries if you’re not careful.

Lobster

Lobsters

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Steamed, boiled, grilled, whole or just-tail, lobster bisque, lobster roll. Lobsters are fancy, and can be expensive but undeniably delish!

Crayfish

Crayfish

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Also called crawfish. Arguably goes with every meal. A typical Nigerian dish is not complete without it.. Boiled crayfish , fried crayfish, fried crayfish, dried crayfish. They very in sizes and a delight in meals.

 

In summary, however you want to enjoy your seafood, please go ahead. They are really awesome and taste so good.