With all its coastal regions, fish holds a central place in traditional Greek food. Fresh, whole fish is easy to find, and simple, quality ingredients help make a simple piece of fish into something special. Mackerel are the perfect fish for healthy eating. High in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and full of protein, mackerel provide many of the health benefits of salmon for a much lower price. Fish lends itself to a healthy meal, and roasting the fish in the oven keeps the fat content low and the fish moist. Tzatziki, the classic Greek dip made of yogurt, cucumbers, and dill makes the ideal compliment to the lemony fish, adding a welcomed creamy counterpoint. Keeping the Tzatziki ingredients low-fat makes the dish lighter. Serve the mackerel and tzatziki with roasted potatoes or crusty bread to soak up all the flavors.
For the recipe, visit Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Healthy Travel Blog.