Eating and Preparing Healthy Shellfish at Home


Alaska salmon may be a household name, but there are many species that come from the oceans and waterways of Alaska that are considered not only delicacies, but some of the best seafood specimens in the world! One variety of seafood that is often overlooked when it comes to preparing food at home is Alaska shellfish. There are many varieties which are easy to prepare and can come fresh or fresh-frozen, meaning they are frozen within hours of being plucked out of the sea, thereby locking in all the freshness, texture, taste and of course the nutrients. Alaska shellfish is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and even Omega 3 fatty acids. As such, it's a heart and brain-smart way to feed families.

Some of the most popular varieties of Alaska shellfish include King Crab, Snow Crab, Dungeness Crab, and Spot Shrimp. These favorites can be steamed, baked, fried or sauteed and ateen whole or used in salads, gumbos, soups and sandwiches. Versatile and delicious, it's easy to stock up on seafood in the freezer which can be cooked with little to no thawing depending on the variety. That beats having to think about setting dinner out the thaw before leaving for work in the morning! Preparing fresh, delicious meals should not be such a headache, and with Alaska seafood it does not have to be!

There's a reason people from all over the world seek out fresh Alaska Snow, King and Dungeness crab. The superior taste, color and texture make it a favorite of many. What other types of Alaska shellfish are available? Species like Alaska Oysters and Alaska Steamer Clams are award winning for starters! Being harvested fresh and wild and coming from some of the cleanest, purest waters on the planet helps create a superior product. Just ask the nonprofit Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association. This organization helps protect shellfish in Alaska, and ensure superior and sustainable products will be plentiful for generations to come.

Some people are a bit squeamish to cook shellfish at home, since it can involve quite a bit of hands-on activity with the specimen in its entity. That's no matter since most varieties can come already husked, or even out of the shell. Delicacies such as crab meat are easy to add to almost any dish, and can be bought packaged and ready to go. Just throw the pieces into stews, soups, salads, or any other imaginable dish. When it comes to fresh, sustainable, wild-cotta Alaska seafood if you can dream it, you can cook it and make it delicious!

Source by Allie Moxley

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