STEAMED WHITE FISH IN GINGER + TURMERIC
This is a delicious recipe from my book Perfect Digestive Health. I love the simplicity of the dish and the extraordinary flavour that marries so well with any type of seafood, especially delicate proteins such as fish. You can choose to steam the fish in the classic French style en papilotte, that basically means “cooked in a bag”. This method allows the food to hold in moisture and flavour as it steams inside it’s little pouch and it’s a clean and healthy way of cooking fish. You can also wrap the fish in banana leaf if you can get it which makes for a wonderful presentation. If you don’t have a steamer, you can also braise the fish in a frypan, adding a little splash of coconut water and then adding a lid to enhance the steaming effect.
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, responsible for the distinct yellow colouring and the impressive list of health properties. Curcumin is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, detoxifying and amazing for digestive health. Turmeric has been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. It is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron. Coriander is a beautiful aromatic herb that really nurtures the body. Coriander can help to relieve nausea, support liver function and fight inflammation. Studies have shown that ginger has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It helps to boost immune function and combat cellular damage. This gut friendly spice stimulates digestion, gut motility and bowel function, while helping to relieve bloating, cramping and nausea.
The omega-3s DHA and EPA are absolutely essential in your diet and must be obtained from the foods we eat. Fish is high in omega 3′s that help support the health of every cell in the body. Omega 3′s play a role in immune function by regulating inflammation and encouraging the body to fight infection. Other health benefits of omega 3 are helping to lower cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure and help improve symptoms of arthritis.