As summer is now in full swing, it reminds me of the great times I spent at the Jersey Shore. And, for all of you who are not familiar with the vernacular of the East Coast local, I apologize in advance. Vacation renters on LBI, at Seaside or Cape May and Wildwood normally find themselves “fist pumpin’” over what else? …Seafood!
So today’s installment will focus on what you might find yourself eating if you were chowin’ “down the Shore” or dining at The Lobster or Ocean Avenue Seafood in Santa Monica.
You will see that sometimes, the little things pack the biggest punch!
All of the following are for 3.5 ounce serving sizes:
Blue Crab 100 calories, 1 g. Fat, 90 mg. Cholesterol, 20 g. Protein
Littleneck Clams 46 calories, .9 g. Fat, 30 mg. Cholesterol, 7.6 g. Protein
Lobster 80 calories, 1 g. Fat, 60 mg. Cholesterol, 17 g. Protein
Mussles 85 calories, 2.1 g. Fat, 27 mg. Cholesterol, 12 g. Protein
Oysters 90 calories, 3.2 g. Fat, 30 mg. Cholesterol, 13.1 g. Protein
Sea Scallops 87 calories, 1.3g. Fat, 30 mg. Cholesterol, 14.9 g. Protein
Shrimp 80 calories, 1 g. Fat, 165 mg. Cholesterol, 18 g. Protein
Are you surprised that Mussels, Oysters and Sea Scallops top the list with the highest level of protein at the lowest concentration of cholesterol?
What about Fin Fish? Well, if you want to keep the fat and cholesterol levels low (under 3 g. and 35 mg. respectively) these are your best choices…Chilean Seabass, Halibut, Mahi Mahi, and Monkfish.
So, the next time you opt for something other than meat and potatoes, ordering Tuna is not your only alternative.