What are the benefits of fish oil?

Fish oils, such as cod liver oil, tuna or salmon, are a nutritional supplement to the most consumed. They are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both considered essential polyunsaturated fatty acids.

fish oil

Among the positive effects on human health, omega-3 fatty acids are well known for their cardioprotective effect and improving cardiovascular health in general. In addition, fish liver oils being also rich in fat – soluble vitamins A and D.

What are omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are fats that can be found in many types of foods, mainly vegetables and marine animals, that human cells need but cannot synthesize, that’s why they are considered an essential nutrient that must be consumed through the diet. Continue reading “What are the benefits of fish oil?”

Why does fish cook faster than other meats?

Within this journey of cooks, sooner or later it is learned that the fish takes little cooking time. Either because of inertia or because the recipe always says that it takes at least 7 minutes. The important thing is to be interested in knowing why this happens. For that we must analyze its meat.

fish cook faster

First of all, I remind you that the fish meats that we consume are its muscles, as in the rest of the animals; it is the edible and appetizing part for the human being. Within the muscles we find the elements of its composition:

  • Muscular fibers: those that have water, the juice of the meat
  • Connective tissue: mainly collagen, determines the resistance

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How to choose the fish

One of the meats more difficult to choose is the fish, as there are many details that take into account and we can buy it in poor condition without knowing that we do. Here an interesting and useful list of recommendations, advice and tips to choose a good fish.

tips for buying fish

Tips for buying fish
Buy fish can become a worthy work of an expert, but do not be discouraged that taking into account the following tips you can convert to a good buyer of fish if you become a scholar in the topic. So take note and read carefully.

  • Eyes: A fish in good condition should have bright eyes, should never have sunken and bulging eyes, these characteristics tells us that the fish is not fresh.
  • Texture: A fresh fish should be smooth. In this detail you must consider the type of fish because some fish are fresh although not smooth.
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Fish and chips

It brings to your table the traditional English dish of fried fish with french fries and enjoys a very international lenten menu.

Fish and chips

What do you need? (For 4 servings):

  • 750 grams of fresh cod fillet
  • 2 cups flour, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1¼ to 1½ cups lemon flavored mineral water (unsweetened)
  • 2 potatoes, cut into strips
  • Canola oil for frying.

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Beef burritos with guacamole

A different option and original for the meal are these burritos of rib-eye with guacamole and delicious mushrooms to grill.

beef burritos

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1 bunch large shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 560 grams grilled rib eye
  • Rock salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Olive oil
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Guacamole, to taste.

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Beef tenderloin in Dijon and Cognac sauce

If you are planning a romantic this is your best choice! Delicious beef tenderloin with a creamy and delicious sauce.

beef tenderloin

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 500 grams beef tenderloin
  • Rock salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic granules (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Cognac cream and Dijon sauce

  • 1/3 cup cognac or brandy
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 2-3 teaspoons Dijon mustard, soft
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, chopped.

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European Recipe: Beef bourguignon

The beef bourguignon is one of the typical dishes of French cuisine, specifically in the region of Burgundy.

beef bourguignon

The beef bourguignon (beef with red wine sauce) is one of the most popular French dishes worldwide. Served with mashed potatoes and glazed carrots, beef bourguignon is a very tasty and complete dish.

Ingredients
For the beef
• 2 teaspoons of flour
• 1 kg of veal or beef, cut into pieces cubes
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 150 grams of bacon into very small pieces
• 1 finely chopped chives
• 1 large onion, sliced
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
• 50 ml of brandy
• 500 ml of red wine
• 250 ml beef broth
• 2 leaves of laurel, 2 strips of thyme and 2 strips of fresh parsley
• 25 grams butter
• 150 grams of baby onions
• 200 grams mushrooms
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