10 Mediterranean Recipe Tips for Success
Cooking with fresh seafood, vegetables, fruits, and grains forms the foundation of my 2-week
For the best flavor and results when cooking my recipes, I recommend:
- Fresh fish fillets, mussels, and shrimp. If frozen fish or shrimp is used thaw completely before proceeding with the recipe. When cooking the fish, remember most fish fillets need to cook about 10 minutes per inch of thickness to be fully cooked. Salmon is one of my favorite dinners. It’s typically very easy to prepare, is incredibly healthy (it definitely makes the superfood list) and it will fill you up thanks to that protein and those healthy fats.
- Kosher salt instead of table salt for a clean flavor and salt that readily dissolves. Per teaspoon, kosher salt contains about 1/2 the amount of sodium than table salt due to the larger size of the salt crystals. You can always use less salt than specified in the recipes, but the amount of kosher salt is a guideline for how to get the best flavor, with the minimal amount of sodium.
- Reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth.
- Fresh chopped herbs unless otherwise specified.
- Freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice.
- Fresh medium-sized cloves of garlic, peeled and then minced or chopped
- Freshly ground black pepper.
- White wine you would drink, such as Chardonnay, not a cooking wine.
- Extra-virgin olive oil in all recipes.
- Canned beans that are drained and rinsed numerous times.
And finally, enjoy your time in the kitchen, using fresh, high-quality ingredients to cook delicious, freshly prepared
meals and snacks.