Wild Cod and Sweet Potato Medley
I was going to use shrimp in this dish, but my Kosher client almost shot me when I presented him with the seafood dish containing all bottom feeders, which does not align with the laws of Kosher. So, in essence, this dish is for him (you know who you are), as well as for you!
Fish is great for you. It is low calorie and it also contains good sources of omega 3’s and essential fatty acids. You will find that salmon and tuna are excellent sources of healthy fat, but we cannot always eat those two, which is why I offer variety here. Keep in mind, no matter what type of fish it is, be sure to only shop wild vs. farm raised. Must I defend this case? Interesting article here.
This dish from last night was awesome. I wanted to replace pasta with something that has that same feel to it. So I went for sweet potatoes, since Trader Joes was out of spaghetti squash. Instead of shrimp, (which you can do), I used Wild Alaskan Cod which was found in the frozen section in TJ’s. Peruse the aisle there and you will see the following ingredients which you should always avoid: farm raised, wheat, soy, high sodium (let’s say greater than 300 mg). Make your own fish dishes and avoid the pre-made meals which are loaded with junk. Not worth it.
So this is your grocery list:
- Wild Alaskan Cod (three 5oz filets)
- 2 Sweet Potatoes
- Bag of Organic Cauliflower
- Nutiva Coconut Oil
- (1/4 cup Heavy Cream optional)
- Organic Lemons
- Organic Pineapple (IF you are very active since this is a high GI fruit)
- Organic Turmeric
How to rock it:
Defrost the fish. Put 4 tbsp of Coconut oil into the skillet. Put the fish in there. Cook with lemons and perhaps a dash of pepper. While fish is cooking, peel your sweet potatoes and then put into the nuker and let heat up up and soften. Afterwards, when fish is almost cooked all the way through, cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and add to fish. Squeeze more lemons and add a bit of Turmeric. If you’re very active, add the pineapple cubes (don’t go overboard with portions of pineapple here. 1 cup only). If you wish to thicken the dish, simply add heavy cream (1/4 cup if that) let the fish cook with the other contents-and boom-you are done…Remember, the fish will need to be split into pieces and stirred into the medley once it’s cooked through. This should serve 3.
Side note: Protein: Cod; Carb: sweet potato, pineapple, cauliflower; Fat: coconut oil