Shark week is over. I will admit I didn’t actually Watch it but all the press and hoopla over it really brought about some cravings. I have food swings: meaning my taste and cravings for certain things are completely off the wall sometimes. I can crave rice for four days straight and other times I won’t feel like eating chicken for a whole month. My food swings normally take place within the grocery store where I’ll spend a couple of hours looking around. I rarely go to the store with a list in hand, which is dangerous on my part because it takes me forever, but in my defense I don’t know what I’m hungry for until I’m hungry.
So it’s summer, hot as heck and I’m having a food swing. Luckily for me there’s a seafood sale going on at many of the grocery stores and I absolutely love seafood. It’s light, good for you and it’s just an excellent break from all the beef and chicken we’re constantly surrounded by. So I’ve decided to stock my basket with different types of seafood and embark on a seafood week. Seafood is also my personal way to detox my body. I must admit sometimes I go a bit too heavy with the red meat and seafood relives me from the sluggishness of beef and boosts my energy levels. “Isn’t too much seafood bad for you?” I believe this question is a personal one. Though doctors warn against the frequent consumption of mercury, which fish is known to have, many still suggest consuming meals with fish at least twice a week. Salmon for instance is known to have the lowest amounts of mercury making it safe for frequent consumption. My aunt is pescetarian and hasn’t experienced any issues thus far so I truly believe eating seafood for a week straight is harmless but of course it’s definitely a personal decision. Anywhoooo back on topic, here’s seven recipes to hold you over until next year’s Shark Week. Happy eating!