Eating seafood, and especially creating your own meals at home is becoming more and more popular. 
With over 20,000 varieties of seafood to choose from and dozens of ways to cook each one, the options at your finger tips are enormous. Try not to let the scale of the task put you off.
 To start with look at the benefits to yourself, your family and your friends.
The first being that seafood is a very healthy source of food for all ages from the newborn to the elderly. A fact that is proven beyond all doubt. The second being that, with help, it is very easy and quick making great meals at home. You can start with no previous seafood cooking experience and very little equipment.
How to start cooking seafood at home.
Initially try a simple dish. Select a option such as a fillet of Salmon, which you can buy fresh from lots of food outlets. Poach the fish in gently simmering liquid, such as water flavoured with wine or herbs and vegetables. Check the temperature of the core of the fish with a digital thermometer. A temperature 62 degrees celsius is needed.
Achieving this temperature will eradicate any potential harmful problems and keep the fish moist. Serve just simply with mayonnaise or soured cream and vegetables or salad.
Your first adventure into cooking seafood at home. The reason for poaching is that it is a gentle cooking method in which the fish cannot reach in excess of the boiling point of water, unlike if you grilled the fillet. The choice of a fillet is because of the fact that it is free of bones. So at your first stage three of the common problems have been solved. How to cook the fish. How to know when it ready. How to serve it on the plate.
If you pardon the pun, the world is now your Oyster. Gradually increase the range of choices of types of fish and cooking methods. Experiment with preparing fish at home, such as filleting and skinning. You will find it like learning to ride a bike, difficult at first, but with persistence you will succeed. The thrill of the success is breathtaking.
Ask for advice from your fish supplier and gradually build up a knowledge base from the suggestions they make. Just think it is in their interest to help you, because you will become part of their livelihood. Buy the occasional cookery book or borrow from the library.
Why to start cooking seafood at home.
Well done for reading this short article if you are a committed non cook. You do not know what you are missing, with cooking in general, and seafood in particular. Cooking is great fun. You can start a new hobby by cooking. Save loads of money on eating out. Lead a healthier lifestyle, and replace the frequent visits to the take-away. Possibly even make and impress a new friend.
What would be more exciting at whatever age you might be, to invite a new date around for a meal that you are going to prepare. The term preparing does not start and end with opening a can or a packet. Unless you want your future hopes "canned" on the night. As with the suggestions above, just start simply and over time progress.
To not want, or claim to not be able, to cook will leave you with something missing in your life. From the loss of sense of adventure, to the worst case scenario to having an unbalanced eating pattern that continually needs supplements to bridge the nutrition gap by popping the vitamin and mineral supplements. Cooking and eating seafood at home will be fun and improve your health and outlook on life.
About the author:- Henry Lord is a fanatical enthusiast and lover of all things seafood. He has been a professional chef for nearly twenty five years, so has experienced many traditional and innovative ways to cook and present food. He is also keen to promote seafood as a healthy source of our daily eating needs. The website [] is written by him. It provides lots of tips on all aspects to helping you put a great seafood meal in front of your family or friends.


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