Haddock, a very popular fish, is extremely high in protein, vitamins and minerals. This lean white mouthwatering fish is very low in saturated fat and calories. Haddock is considered the premium white fish with a delicate flaky texture and mild flavor.
Protein, plentiful in haddock, enhances metabolism, which burns calories and converts fat into muscle. Keep in mind, protein helps you maintain healthy bones and skin. You also get a very high amount of vitamin B12, phosphorus and selenium from haddock. Some additional benefits of haddock is the content of niacin, vitamin B6 and magnesium.
Although peak season for haddock is June through October, fresh, frozen, smoked and dried haddock is available year round in most grocery stores. Be sure to keep your fresh fish in the refrigerator and prepare within 2 days. You can keep frozen haddock in your freezer for up to a year.
This delightful fish can be prepared many different ways. Haddock will flake beautifully when cooked. Haddock can be grilled, baked, smoked, sauteed and broiled.
Baked haddock is an amazing choice your guests will love. Just place your fish in a baking dish with a small amount of water. Sprinkle on some of your favorite spices and top with sliced onions. Bake until your fish flakes apart.
Grilled haddock on a kabob is a fun idea and the variety of flavors will have your taste buds jumping for joy. Arrange onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomato and your grilled haddock on your kabob. The beautiful color and outstanding flavors will add excitement to your meal.
Try a mushroom haddock casserole the low calorie way. Just chop some mushrooms and mix in with low fat yogurt. Cover each piece of your fish with your mixture and place in a casserole dish. Lay a few sliced onions on top and bake until hot and bubbly, about 40 minutes.
Have fun preparing and enjoying haddock as one of your new power foods.
Haddock Nutritional Breakdown
- Calories: 3 ounce serving, 95 calories
- Protein: 21 g
- Fiber: 0
- Sugars: 0
- Vitamin C: 0
- Calcium: 35.7 mg
- Chelesterol: 63 mg
- Potassium: 339 mg
- Sodium: 74 mg
- Saturated Fat: 0
Have fun losing weight while you are eating your new power food!