Is that weird?....
I know it began when I was a young girl. My father would take me fishing with him and I was instantly "hooked" (ha!) on the art that is fishing. And we don't just catch fish and throw them back in my family, oh no! Freshly caught Spring large mouth and small mouth bass, catfish, trout, crappie. I have divulged in many fish from local lakes over the years. Look at that huge catfish! I was never afraid to dive right in and try to lift up the biggest fish of the haul from that day.
I don't believe in coincidences.
Everything happens for a reason.
Because of my commitment to learning more about sustainable seafood practices and informing others so they too can do their part, I joined the Sustainable Seafood Blogging Project. Jessie from Life as a Strawberry started the blogging project.
"The goal is to bring food bloggers together in a conversation about sustainability, and to provide resources for sustainable seafood to bloggers and readers alike. Bloggers who join the project are named Project Partners, and agree to use a seafood post as an opportunity to talk about sustainability and announce their new Partner status. Project Partners also display this badge on their sites:"
Here is a bit more information about sustainable seafood.
This is a really fast recipe, so it's especially great if you're running short on time and needing a quick fix for a meal. Quick and healthy is the name of this meal's game.
Simple Sweet and Smoky Spiced Smallmouth Black Bass
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place fish fillets in small baking dish. Spray fillets lightly with Pam coconut spray or lightly rub with coconut oil. Combine all spices in small bowl. Sprinkle seasonings evenly over fish along with parsley. Squeeze 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice over fillets. Drizzle maple syrup over the fillets.
This is a great summertime recipe with those sweet and smoky spices. I served it with some easy carrot "fries". Simply cut some carrot sticks, drizzle with olive oil or spray with pam coconut spray and sprinkle with salt. Roast carrot sticks in oven until starting to brown and becoming crisp.
A healthy and satisfying summertime meal.
Healthy Recipe Tidbits
- Fish of all sorts are generally lower in cholesterol and saturated fats, which have been associated with high blood pressure and heart disease
- Whether you eat sea or freshwater bass, one serving is low in calories and an excellent source of protein, selenium and essential omega-3 fatty acids.
- Ground mustard is derived from mustard seeds. Mustard seeds contain a variety of minerals, including iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, and phosphorous. Getting adequate amounts of these minerals is essential for the normal function of many biological and biochemical processes with our bodies.
- The lemon juice can give you a boost of Vitamin C for your day.
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