In my opinion, Orange Roughy is a not a very desirable looking fish when it is pulled from the freezing depths of the ocean. This could be because it is one of the longest living fish ranging from 100 years to 149 years old. However, looks can be deceiving. This brick-like red, rough scaled, round-headed fish, when filleted and cooked, delivers a mild, delicate flavor with large flakes of white meat.
There are those who will argue that Orange Roughy should be avoided. So, I will briefly point out two negatives which you can explore further through a simple Google search. Because they live so deep in the ocean, they are mainly caught by sea-trawling which means other sea life parishes during this process. In addition, because of their age, they tend to have higher traces of mercury.
I have made the personal decision to eat Orange Roughy for two positive reasons I can think of off-the-top-of-my-head. First, it is a low calorie option. One serving contains approximately 89 calories and less than a gram of fat of which only a tiny portion is saturated. Second, it contains several vitamins and minerals such as niacin, iron, vitamin B and E along with folate, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.
So, the choice is yours! If you, much like me, have made the personal decision to eat Orange Roughy, I have a delicious recipe I think you will enjoy! Continue reading “The ever controversial Orange Roughy and a recipe to redeem it!”