29th June 2017
Iceland have a variety of ingredients in-store to help you make show-stopping seafood dishes that are guaranteed to impress.
In this week’s blog, we highlight the benefits of seafood for your health and feature one of Iceland’s seafood recipes; King Prawn Tempura.
Fin-tastic Meals for Health
As well as being incredibly tasty, fish has many health benefits. These include:
Seafood is known to be a great source of vitamins and minerals. These include B-complex vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin D. B-complex vitamins can help boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels and improve your concentration.
Vitamin A can protect your sight and the immune system. Vitamin D promotes healthy bones, encourages calcium absorption and can also help the immune system.
Seafood is low in saturated fats but high in protein, with an abundance of omega 3 fatty acids. These acids help heart health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Supple Joints & Limbs
Eating seafood on a regular basis can ease arthritis. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to ease joints and reduce stiffness in limbs.
Those who eat seafood are less likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration, a disease that can result in loss of vision. Seafood can boost your ability to see at night and will, in general, keep your eyes healthy.
Retaining moisture in your skin can be helped by eating seafood. The fatty acids in seafood protect the skin against UV rays from the sun and can also prevent the occurrence of acne.
Seafood may even lower the risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Omega 3 fatty acids promote good brain growth in children and the long-term consumption of them can boost cognitive function.
Research has shown that eating seafood can decrease the risk of depression. By consuming omega 3 fatty acids people have noted a more positive outlook.
King Prawn Tempura Recipe
In Iceland’s seafood recipe, responsibly fished prawns are coated in a light tempura batter and served alongside a sweet chilli dip, making them the perfect summer starter or a mouth-watering buffet addition.
300g frozen jumbo king prawns (20 prawns)
150g self raising flour
520ml sparkling water
120g sweet chilli sauce
- Defrost the prawns overnight in the fridge then skewer.
- Mix flours together, add a pinch of salt and pepper and split into two bowls. Mix one bowl with sparkling water to make a lumpy batter.
- Place the oil in a deep pan & heat up to 170°C.
- Place skewers into flour then batter.
- Place into oil until golden.
- Cut seaweed into 4 squares and cut limes in half.
- When golden and crispy, drain onto kitchen paper, remove the skewer and season with salt and pepper.
- Place prawns onto seaweed and serve.
Head to Iceland in Garden Square Shopping Centre to pick up your ingredients for this fishy feast!