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Mcgrath's Fish House Nutrition

By Jill Corleone, RDN, LD

The first McGrath's Fish House opened in Salem, Oregon, in 1980, according to the McGrath's website. Today, you can find restaurants in Utah, California, Idaho and Washington state. McGrath's Fish House does not provide a complete list of nutritional information for all of its dishes. But it does provide nutrition information for some dishes with modifications. Knowing the nutrition information for some of the items on the menu can help with your meal selections when following a special diet.

Salads

McGrath's Fish House offers a number of entree-style salads including the Shrimp Louis, Cape Cobb Salad and Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. The Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with dressing and candied ginger pecans on the side contains 370 calories, 15 g of total fat, 2 g of saturated fat, 820 mg of sodium, 29 g of carbohydrates, 10 g of fiber and 32 g of protein. The American Heart Association recommends that you consume two servings of omega-3-rich fish like tuna each week for heart health. The Ahi Tuna Salad is high in sodium. To reduce your risk of high blood pressure, limit your daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg a day. The House Salad at McGrath's without croutons or dressing makes a good low-calorie appetizer with 25 calories, 20 g of sodium, 2 g of carbohydrates and 2 g of protein per serving.

Wood Fired Seafood

McGrath's Fish House Wood Fired Seafood menu features salmon, catfish, scallops and prawns. An order of the Prawn and Scallop Skewers with a side of vegetables and without the drawn butter contains 280 calories, 7 g of total fat, 2 g of saturated fat, 170 mg of sodium, 8 g of carbohydrates, 2 g of fiber and 45 g of protein. The Alder Planked Salmon -- another source of omega-3 fatty acids -- served with vegetables and no butter contains 340 calories, 14 g of total fat, 2 g of saturated fat, 135 mg of sodium, 4 g of carbohydrates, 2 g of fiber and 46 g of protein.

Seafood and Fish Entrees

McGrath's offers a number of different seafood and fish entrees including Stuffed Prawns, Hazelnut Sole and Shellfish Cioppino. A serving of Shellfish Cioppino with linguine contains 820 calories, 17 g of total fat, 3 g of saturated fat, 2,870 mg of sodium, 89 g of carbohydrates, 8 g of fiber and 72 g of protein.

Side Dishes

With each entree meal you have a choice of side dishes including red potatoes, penne pasta, rice pilaf, french fries, cottage cheese or a baked potato. A baked potato without butter, margarine or sour cream contains 260 calories, 0 g of total fat, 30 mg of sodium, 60 g of carbohydrate, 6 g of fiber and 7 g of protein. To save calories, you can also order an extra serving of vegetables with 10 calories, 0 g of total fat, 35 mg of sodium, 2 g of carbohydrates and 1 g of protein.

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