Even though fall is finally here, we’re not completely out of the woods yet when it comes to hot weather. Just when you start to break out the extra blankets from the attic and put on your favorite warm sweater, summer always seems to sneak back in for one final punch. Don’t worry though, because when it does, you’ll be prepared – well just as long as you pick up some fresh seafood salads from Atlantic Seafood of Old Saybrook. Our seafood and vegetable salads are a nice cool treat that can serve as tasty and healthy meal that won’t require you to heat up your house using the oven.
One of our salads that you’ll want to give a try is our Carolina Cole Slaw. A bit more sophisticated and spicy than the traditional cole slaw we Yankees are used to, Carolina Cole Slaw packs a much more vinegar-heavy punch and leaves the sweetness out of the equation. A perfect topping for a pulled pork sandwich, Carolina Cole Slaw contains sliced cabbage, shredded carrots, corn, grated onions, black pepper, chopped celery, vinegar, and more. With the price of fuel and airline tickets going up, a container of Carolina Cole Slaw from Atlantic Seafood might be your best bet for a Tar Heel State vacation.
Our salad that arguably offers the most health benefits is our Seaweed Salad. Many people might initially cringe at the thought of eating seaweed, but once you take that first bite, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.
Seaweed-heavy diets of the Far East are often credited with the extended longevity experienced by people in countries such as Japan. This is by no coincidence – seaweed contains many of the nutrients found in human blood as well as high levels of B vitamins, vitamins A & C, and vegetable proteins that are great for vegetarians. As if this were not enough, seaweed contains lingams, which are plant compounds that have been shown to effectively prevent cancer, obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease, and many other adverse health conditions. It contains very little fat and is filling, so it provides a chance for dieters to cheat on their diets without really cheating at all!
An elegant salad with a French inspired name, Tuna Nicoise is made with fresh seared tuna meat placed over a bed of green beans, tomatoes, and shallots with a vinaigrette dressing. It’s a protein packed salad that is full of nutrients that will provide you with energy and vitamins that will keep you in good health.
Our Dill Shrimp Salad is one of our most popular items with our loyal customers and we make it fresh daily. We combine our freshly caught White Gulf Shrimp with lemon, dill, vinegar, carrots, and a special blend of herbs and spices that come together to create a masterpiece of a shrimp eating experience. Our Dill Shirmp Salad is great as any easy and convenient snack or meal that requires no cooking, no cleaning, and no preparation – just eating and enjoying.
A lesson in the joys of simplicity, our Beet Salad is full of health benefits and great flavor. Beets contain absolutely no trans or saturated fats and are loaded with Vitamins A & C as well as fiber. Consumption of beets has also been proven to be effective in greatly reducing the risk of colon cancer. Even the leaves of beets are useful, both for their ability to combat “garlic breath” and in some cases can even be used to help heal wounds.1 Beets are available the whole year through, so you can always count on your beet salad from Atlantic Seafood to be at the peak of freshness.
The next time you’re in Old Saybrook and are experiencing a hankering for some seafood or for a salad that goes beyond just the boring old lettuce, tomatoes, and onions hodgepodge, stop in at Atlantic Seafood Market on Boston Post Road and pick up a freshly prepared salad that is excellent food for the mind, body, and soul.
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