While we can’t change the fact that certain fish are more popular than others, we can control what is on our plate. Switching from fish that are high in calories and fat to those that are low in both of these elements is an effective way to drop a few pounds. A large part of this diet change will be affected by what kind of fish we decide to eat. The types of fish we enjoy eating the most often contain the least amount of calories and fat. This, however, is not necessarily the case. The type of fish we eat will depend on what is available to us in our area, what we feel like cooking on any given day, and what is sustainable to bring to the table.
Scales, Skin, and Bones Must Be Removed
A lot of the popular fish that are low in calories and fat are those that are caught in the wild and don’t require much preparation before eating. In case you’re wondering, some popular types of fish that are high in calories and fat are tilefish, swordfish, and marlins. Having these elements on your plate is certainly not a problem, but you’ll have to remove them first. Even then, you should only eat the meat of the fish with skin and bones intact.
The easiest way to remove all of these elements is with a simple wash before cooking. You’ll simply need to scrub the fish thoroughly with soap and water. This will ensure that all of the scales are removed and that there are no stubborn bones left behind. You may also have to remove the skin, particularly if the fish is large. You can use a knife to carefully slide the skin off the fish, or, if you are using a grill, you may have to do this before cooking.
Biting into a fish with scales and bones is certainly not ideal, as these elements can cause you trouble when eating. First, the scales will irritate your tongue, and the bones can make their way to the bottom of your throat. This is why it is preferable to remove these elements before eating.
Taste Is King (or Queen)
We want our food to taste good, don’t we? There are many ways to make sure that the fish you eat is as flavorful as possible without using too many calories or fat. You can try something new this week, or you can go with what you know and love. One way to make fish taste better is to cook it until the flesh is opaque. This can be done by adding a bit of oil or water to the pan in which the fish is being fried. Another way is to make sure that your fish is a fresh catch and, as a result, has the freshest possible flavor. If you are planning to use the latter option, make sure to buy only the day before so that the fish has the opportunity to breathe.
Choose The Right Plate
Another important factor that will affect the taste of your food is the plate you are serving it on. You should use a plate that is slightly larger than the fish you are serving. Using a small plate will result in the fish being more vulnerable to falling off the edges during consumption. If this happens, it will inevitably result in some of the contents getting spilt on the plate. Another important factor to consider is the texture of the plate. Thin, smooth plates are preferable as they tend to blend better with the food you are serving. Thicker, sturdier plates are also suitable, but only if you are serving a meat-based dish. For vegetables and salad, you will usually find a plate that is suitable for use.
Make Sure To Serve It On A Plate
You’ll need to ensure that each portion of fish you serve is served on a plate. There are several reasons for this. First, when serving food on a plate, you can ensure that the food is served at the appropriate temperature. Fish should be served at between 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a good idea to use a meat thermometer to keep track of the correct temperature. If you are using a fish cooker, be sure to use the provided tool to remove the bones and then break down the flesh. Serving food on a plate allows for easy removal of any bones that remain and prevents them from ending up in a later portion of the food.
Enjoy Sufficient Hydration
If you are cooking the fish, make sure to drink sufficient amounts of water prior to and during the process. This will help ensure that the fish is cooked thoroughly and does not become dry or chewy. You can drink as much water as needed, but you should drink plenty regardless. It is also important to drink plenty of water after you eat the fish as well because it helps to wash down all of the fat and salt. You may also want to use a bit of salt after you eat to further enhance the flavor of the food. You can always add more lemon or lime if the flavor is lacking.
There are many different varieties of fish that are available to us. Some are more commonly found in certain areas than others, so it is important to learn the best way to prepare and serve each type of fish. By taking the time to prepare the fish correctly, however, you will enjoy the health benefits associated with this meal choice and lose weight in the process.