The healthiest animal food choices are omega-3-rich fish such as salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, and trout, advises the Pritikin Eating Plan. Most other fish, plus shelled mollusks like clams and scallops, are healthy choices, too. Enjoy shrimp tonight with this yummy recipe.
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Indulge yourself with Caribbean Chowder, a zesty mingling of seafood, veggies, and spices like chipotle.
To make stock, bring shrimp shells to a boil in water (can also add carrot skins, celery leaves, fennel greens, and onion skins). Simmer for 2 hours. Drain and reserve liquid.
In large stockpot, add all vegetables, including garlic, and sweat until onions are translucent.
Add tomato puree, bay leaf, thyme, shrimp stock, chipotle pepper, and oregano. Simmer for 2 hours.
Add salmon and white fish. Simmer for 1 hour more, breaking fish with back of spoon. Add shrimp and clams. Cook 1 minute. When ready to serve, add black peppercorns and cilantro. Remove chipotle.
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Eugenia Killoran has been the food and fitness journalist for the Pritikin Program since 1992. She has published more than 3,000 articles, lectures, and book chapters on a wide variety of healthy living and weight-loss topics.