Sunshine’s Seafood Stew for Dogs (humans too)
Updated: May 25, 2020
Our little Sunshine inspired this delicious Caribbean stew of her favorite seafood, fruits, and coconut. Your furry mateys will love this healthy and fresh mix of salmon, shrimp, pineapple and veggies.
1 cup boiled salmon, chopped
1/2 cup boiled shrimp, shelled, deveined, tails removed, chopped
2 cups unsalted vegetable stock
2 stalks of raw celery, chopped
4 oz. Pineapple tidbits
1 TBSN Coconut oil.
1/4 cup of unsweetened organic coconut flakes
1 TBSN fresh parsley, chopped
Medium pot, medium mixing bowl, mixing spoon, colander, sharp knife, can opener.
Prep: 10 min, 30 min to cool Cook: 10 min on stovetop
Ready: 50 min Serves: 2-4 (depending on the size of your furry matey)
Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.
To make Sunshine's Seafood Stew: 1. In a medium pot, boil vegetable stock.
2. Add salmon and shrimp. Boil for 3-6 minutes until cooked.
3. Drain in colander and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
4. In mixing bowl, add chopped celery, pineapple tidbits, coconut oil, coconut flakes, and parsley.
5. Chop cold shrimp and salmon, and add to mixing bowl.
6. Stir to mix thoroughly and serve cold.
As you can see, this yummy dish always makes Sunshine smile!
Celery. In addition to vitamins A, B, and C, this crunchy green snack contains the nutrients needed to promote a healthy heart and even fight cancer. As if that wasn’t enough, celery is also known to freshen doggy breath.
Coconut and Coconut Oil contains Lauric, which strengthens the immune system by fighting off viruses. It can also help with bad breath and clearing up skin conditions like hot spots, flea allergies, and itchy skin. Coconut milk and coconut oil are safe for dogs too. Just be sure your dog doesn’t get its paws on the furry outside of the shell, which can get lodged in the throat.
Parsley has great nutritive and antioxidative properties.
Pineapple is a great sweet treat for dogs and full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also contains bromelain, an enzyme that makes it easier for dogs to absorb proteins.
Salmon is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, including the skins, which are responsible for keeping your dog’s coat healthy and shiny, as well as supporting your dog’s immune system. Be sure to pick out all the tiny bones, which can be tedious but is definitely necessary. Never feed your dog uncooked or under-cooked fish, only fully cooked and cooled, and limit your dog’s fish intake to no more than twice a week
Shrimp, fully cooked and the shell (including the tail, head, and legs) is removed completely, are high in antioxidants, vitamin B-12, and phosphorus, but also low in fat, calories, and carbohydrates.
Vegan and vegetarian alternatives. Replace salmon with boiled baby carrots. Replace shrimp with chopped zucchini. Pump up the protein with more fish, like tuna or sardines.