Seafood is probably one of the best foods for you. Salmon is good for
your health, can improve your memory and reduce your risk of developing
heart problems later. You can also enjoy some great health benefits when
you eat tuna, mussels, clams, lobster and other seafood dishes. Though
you may buy fresh seafood from a local shop or order it online with the
best intentions, you may find that you have a few ounces leftover after
dinner. Even if you don't have enough left for a full meal the next day,
you can still use those leftovers in a few delicious ways.
Make a Stock.
Seafood stock serves as a delicious base for any fish or seafood stew,
but you may find that it's nearly impossible to find in the grocery
store. Some shoppers also find that ready made seafood stock has too
much sodium and too many calories. Making your own stock is super easy.
All you need is some leftover seafood, vegetables and herbs. You can use
everything from shrimp tails to lobster shells in your stock. Fill a
large pot with vegetables like carrots, onions and celery, add garlic
and some of your other herbs and place any leftover seafood inside. Add
enough water to completely cover the ingredients. Bring to a boil,
reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until reduced.
Create a Salad.
Take your tuna salad to the next level with one made from tuna fillets
from the night before. As the fish already has all the spices and
seasonings you used, you only need a few other ingredients. Add some
diced carrots or celery for a little crunch, sprinkle with a dash of
salt and pepper and add just enough mayonnaise to give the finished
salad the creaminess you want. Serve on a bed of lettuce, on top of a
salad or between two pieces of your favorite bread.
Grab the Pasta. When you order fresh seafood online, you may order more than you need
and have a few fillets of tuna or a handful of clams leftover. You can
make a winning pasta dish from that leftover seafood. Cook the seafood
in a pan with a few cloves of garlic and a little onion, add vegetable
or seafood stock and toss in your cooked pasta to heat through before
serving. With these recipes on hand, you won't mind having leftover
seafood in your home.