Seafood is not the first thing that comes to mind on bodybuilders, but you will be surprised how much it can help you to make the body of your dreams. Inspiring textures, different flavors, but most important, nutritious and healthy are these recipes.
Seafood Recipes for a Good Physique
You are working hard to gain healthy muscle mass, so surely you do not eat junk food. Seafood, as we all know, it is one of the best foods for our overall health. You can add it to your bodybuilding diet too. You can try some of these delicious recipes without a doubt.
Farmer’s market mackerel salad
You should turn your market basket into this salad full of fresh flavors and inspiring textures. It does not require cooking which can keep your kitchen cool when summer temperatures begin to soar. From this recipe, you will get 445 calories, 22 grams carbs, 18 grams protein, and 31 grams of fat. You will need 20 minutes to make it and it is for 2 servings.
You will need the next ingredients: ¼ cup chopped mint leaves, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, ¼ teaspoon table salt, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon canned and drained capers, 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, ½ pound smoked mackerel, 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, ½ fruit without skin and seed avocado, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 cup chopped cucumbers, 1 yellow bell pepper and 4 cups salad greens. You should divide the scallion, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and salad greens among serving plates.
Then, top with chunks of mackerel flesh and sprinkle with almonds and capers. You need to whisk together the black pepper, salt, mustard, lemon juice, and olive oil in a small bowl. Then, drizzle dressing over salad and garnish with mint.
Beer Steamed Mussels
Cooking mussels need a little more than steaming them in some liquid until they pop open. In this recipe, beer is a tasty alternative to wine or water. From this recipe, you will get 452 calories, 24 grams carbs, 57 grams protein, and 15 grams fat. You will need 30 minutes to make it and it is for 2 servings. You will need the next ingredients: 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes, ½ teaspoon ground thyme, ½ lemon yields lemon juice, 2 medium whole tomatoes, 2-pound mussels, 1 cup dark beer, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1¼ teaspoon table salt, 1 small chopped onion, and 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil.
You should heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add onion and salt. Cook until the onion is softened and beginning to darken for about five minutes. Then, add garlic and heat for one minute. Then, put black pepper, chili flakes, thyme, lemon juice, tomatoes, and beer in a pan and bring it to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for ten minutes.
Then, add mussels to the pan, cover and raise heat to medium and cook for five minutes or until the shells have popped open. Then, discard any mussels that have not opened and stir in parsley. Then, serve mussels and broth in a bowl with lots of fresh bread on hand.
Grilled trout with charred corn salsa
The rainbow trout is a convenient, inexpensive, and nutrient-dense option for outdoor cookery. The flame–licked salsa will give this dish an unmistakable summer vibe. From this recipe, you will get 513 calories, 17 grams of carbs, 64 grams of protein, and 21 grams of fat. You will need35 minutes to make it and it is for 2 servings. You will need the next ingredients: salt and pepper to taste, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ¼ cup cilantro, 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, 1 whole diced jalapeno pepper, 1 whole orange bell pepper, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 ear yields corn on the cob that is cooked and 1 pound rainbow trout.
You need to build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium-high. Then, grease grill grates. Then, brush trout with oil and season fillet with salt and pepper. Then, put the trout on the grill, skin side down, shut the lid and cook for eight to ten minutes or until it is just barely cooked through in the middle. Then, remove fish from the grill and cover to keep warm. Then, thread tomatoes on wood skewers or metal skewers. Then, brush skewered tomatoes, corn, jalapeno, scallions, and bell pepper with oil and put it on the grill.
Then, heat vegetables until tender and darkened in a few places, turning each at least once. Then, remove vegetables from the grill and cover except to keep warm and then set the corn to the side. When the corn is cool enough to handle, slice kernels off the cob and into a bowl. Then, remove seeds and chop bell and jalapeno peppers and scallions. Then, add cilantro, tomatoes, peppers, and scallions to the bowl with the corn. Season this mixture with lemon juice and a couple of pinches of salt. Then, serve the trout with grilled vegetables.
Grilled salmon with roasted turnips
Fish always goes well with root vegetables and turnips are a great low–carb alternative to starchy potatoes. This fish is rich in Omega – 3 fatty acids. From this recipe, you will get 402 calories, 22 grams of carbs, 29 grams of protein, and 22 grams of fat. You will need 30 minutes to make it and it is for one serving. For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, ½ lemon yields lemon juice, 2 tablespoons drained and canned capers, ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, 10 small turnips with greens, and 2 salmon fillet. You need to preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Then, chop the greens off of the turnips, wash, and set them aside. Then, cut the turnips in half and sprinkle them with salt. Then, put in a roasting pan with little water or vegetable stock, cover, and bake for twenty minutes or until it is tender. Then, add the greens to the roasting pan and roast for an additional 2 minutes until they wilt.
You should combine olive oil, lemon juice, capers, and parsley in a small bowl to make a vinaigrette. Then, brush the salmon lightly with olive oil and season with salt. Then, grill for 3 – 4 minutes per side depending on the thickness and desired doneness. Serve the salmon with roasted turnips and drizzle with the parsley caper vinaigrette.
Miso white fish
The white fish is lean and high in protein, which makes it great for any fat–loss or muscle–building diet. From this recipe, you will get 131 calories, 4 grams carbs, 24 grams protein, and 2 grams fat. You will need 15 minutes to make it and it is for 4 servings. You will need the next ingredients: 4 fillet tilapia, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar blend, 2 tablespoons light soy sauce and 1 tablespoon miso paste. You should combine miso paste, light soy sauce, Splenda, and rice vinegar in a bowl and mix them into a paste.
Then, rinse and pat dry the fish fillets. Then, put fish on a broiler pan with non-stick spray or tin foil. Then, spread the paste mixture on the top of the fish and bring it to boil on high for seven minutes. Serve it with steamed bok choy, brown rice, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
This is a high–protein and low–fat option that can help you in building muscles without all the guilt. You can eat a lot of them without any regrets. This is an easy and quick meal, so try it. From this recipe, you will get 199 calories, 26 grams carbs, 12 grams protein, and 5 grams fat. You will need 15 minutes to make it and it is for 3 servings. You will need the next ingredients for this recipe:
½ tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil, 1 gram lettuce shredded, 3 slices small tomatoes, ½ cup chopped red bell pepper, and 6 buns very Bakery – Pre-sliced Multigrain Sliders and 6 oz peeled and deveined small shrimp. Remove the shell and tails from the raw shrimp and dry the shrimp with a paper towel. Then, add the shrimp to a blender and pulse blend until you are left with a chunky, thick, and sticky paste.
Then, remove the shrimp from the food processor and season with your choice of seasonings. Mix it using your hands and form three two oz patties. Then, add coconut oil to a skillet and place it on medium heat. You should be sure to grease the rack if you are placing the shrimp on the grill. Then, place the shrimp sliders on the skillet and cook until the shrimp patties turn pink. Then, assemble the sliders using a small leaf of lettuce and a slice of Roma tomato. Seasonings that you should add include cumin, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder