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Canada’s Food Guide suggests at least two servings of fish and seafood a week. What are you waiting for? Go on and experiment.

1. You can grill it

Shrimp on a stick – there’s nothing more simple. Toss with pesto, slide them on skewers and grill until they’re pink and opaque.

2. Get it chilled

Affordable and convenient, frozen seafood is a smart way to try it out. Keep a bag of frozen fillets on hand for super-quick weeknight suppers. Thaw it in the fridge during the day, then bake, squeeze with lemon and serve with rice and veg.

3. It keeps in the cupboard

Canned fish is a nutritious meal waiting to happen. Easily whip up tuna sandwiches or turn wild salmon into crispy fishcakes.

4. There’s no cleanup

One of the easiest preparation methods, either in the oven or on the grill, is to cook fish in a foil packet. Create a tight pouch for salmon, lemon and fresh herbs, and steam it to perfection. The best part: Once your fish is done, toss the foil. Fewer dishes for the win!

5. It makes a better burger

Who doesn’t love a good burger? Quickly broil a fresh fillet and toss it on a bun with lettuce, tomato and a squeeze of lemon. It’ll put takeout burgers to shame.

6. Tacos love it

Food trucks are serving them and people can’t stop eating them! Fish tacos are beyond basic to make at home. Tilapia’s mild flavour is a perfect match for avocado, lime and chilies. Finish with cilantro and sour cream for the best kind of finger food.

7. It’s good for you

Salmon, sardines and arctic char are heavyweights of the fatty fish world. Excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, they help keep your teeth and bones strong and guard against osteoporosis.


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