Maya Feller is a registered dietitian nutritionist, cookbook author and a seafood lover. She created a series of seafood recipes her kids love.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get your kids to eat more seafood? It’s so good for them. But first you have to get them to try it, to realize how good it can taste. Here’s a surefire way to do that. Smother it with yummy sauces your kids will love.
Comfort food is hands down the best, it’s like getting a hug from a family member you love. Many cultures have versions of smothered dishes, where a protein or vegetable is generously wrapped in a luscious sauce.
I’m sharing a healthy twist on a Southern favorite: smothered shrimp over polenta. I’m using stone-ground cornmeal for a sweet creamy flavor and seasoning the shrimp up with the holy trinity of onions, bell peppers, and celery! We are using frozen shrimp for this recipe – be sure to look for ones that have been frozen without salt. You can also use fresh shrimp. Either way, be sure to look for an ecolabel on the package, like Best Aquaculture Practices or Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
This recipe for smothered shrimp over polenta will turn your kids into Little Seafoodies.