Indy Style

Get heart-healthy with seafood

February is American Heart Month. Linda Cornish, Executive Director of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership and Andrew Caplinger, owner of Caplinger’s Fresh Catch Seafood Market are in the Indy Style kitchen to share some healthy eating tips and all the benefits of seafood.  caplingersfreshcatch.comRECIPES:

Ora King Salmon with an Orange Honey Glaze

• 2pieces/ 6 – 8oz each Ora King Salmon

• 1/4 cup Honey

• 3 tblsp. Orange Juice

• 1 tsp. Soy Sauce

• Orange zest

• Olive Oil

• Salt

• Pepper

Heat grill pan on stove top to medium high heat. Brush salmon with olive oil and lightly season with salt and pepper. Put salmon on grill pan flesh side down and let cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and brush with honey orange sauce and grill on skin side for an additional 4 to 5 minutes.

In mixing bowl mix honey, orange juice and soy sauce.

Smokey Sriracha Shrimp Salad

• 1 lb Precooked Salad Shrimp

• 1/4cup Chipotle Aioli

• 1 Lemon (juiced)

• 3 tblsp. Sriracha

• 1/4 cup Chopped Onion

• 1/4 cup Chopped Celery

Mix ingredients and refrigerate.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and we spend $273 billion of our healthcare dollars per year treating it.  Seafood is one of the healthiest proteins you can consume, high in Omega-3 fatty acids that help make up ‘good cholesterol.’ The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends we eat at least two servings of seafood a week in its Dietary Guidelines. But only about 20 percent of people in the U.S. actually do. Hoosiers are below even that average. The health benefits of a diet high in seafood are clinically proven. Eating just eight ounces per week reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36%. Adults with blood levels high in the fatty acids found in fish and seafood on average live 2.2 years longer.

Results of Omega-3 testing in October:

• Nearly 70% of people in the Indianapolis area tested in the bottom quadrant for Omega-3 levels, i.e., under 4.32 percent.

• The ideal range is 8 percent or more, and only 9 percent of those tested last October scored this high.

Aggregate Screening Results of a small random sample of the population in Indy

For more information visit these sites: Seafood Nutrition Partnership: