IF YOU FEEL THAT these festive holidays have resulted in your needing to detox, here is a lunch (or dinner) recipe to try out! It is all protein and vegetable, and carries a ton of healthy nutrients. Usually I make this dish as a simple summer lunch, but here it works perfectly as a post-feast detox meal.
Prep time: 20 minutes. Serves 1.
Carrot, 1 large, preferably organic
Broccoli, half, preferably organic
Wild salmon, 100-150g
Butter, or olive oil for frying
1. FILL A SMALL PAN with boiling water and steam the broccoli florets over it (in a sieve) for 10 minutes – until the broccoli is soft but not mushy.
2. IN THE MEANWHILE, heat up the butter (or olive oil) in a low pan and fry the carrots for about 15 minutes on low heat.
3. WHEN THE CARROTS ARE almost soft, add the salmon to the pan and fry it on both sides (or only on skin side if you purchased a piece of salmon with skin) for a couple of minutes, until the salmon turns light pink.
AS FOR WILD SALMON: Farmed fish live in an often crowded and unnatural environment where there is a lack of a natural ecosystem. This may result in the fish releasing more stress hormones (being “stressed” by the unnatural, crowded environment). Some people believe that these excess stress hormones are not good for our health. Additionally, the term sustainable fish farming is very misleading since many fish farms actually use chicken protein to feed the fish (this is obviously a completely unnatural source of nutrition for fish). They call themselves sustainable because chicken is the most abundant protein in the world… *facepalm*. Overall, this results in farmed salmon being fish that is expensive, poor quality, unnatural and less tasty than it salmon is meant to be. Wild salmon can be expensive. However, if you can afford it once in a while, that is great – and otherwise you can opt for other just as good options, namely fish such as mackerel and haring, which are also fatty fish and hence rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
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