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Food and Recipes

Eat more fish - We tell you why!

The Mediterranean diet is always applauded for being one of the main reasons why we look and feel good and why people living on the Riviera also live longer. So we take a look at the main reasons why we should eat more fish.

Food doesn't need to be complicated and the best dishes are those that are simply prepared. The key is that food is fresh and in season.

The great news is:

Salmon - Smoked Mackeral - Seared Tuna

Oily fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and acts as an anti-depressant. Eating more salmon, fresh tuna and mackeral is essential for a healthy brain and for your memory too.

Bowl cancer is on the increase and medical studies have shown that diet is a contributing factor. Eating more fish will give you all the nutrients and lower the risk of cancer.

Our stroke article raises awareness - but healthy eating can ward off having a stroke in the first place. In a British Medical Journal it states that eating oily fish at least twice a week can reduce the risk of a stroke. 

As we age our eye sight deteriorates. By eating oily fish can reduce the risk of macular degeneration by 60%. Just more positive reasons to eat more fish.

And of course the other main reason for eating fish... It tastes so good!

Let's cook some fresh Tuna!

You need:

Fresh tuna steak
Cous cous
1 lemons
Lots of fresh coriander

For the marinade:
Soy sauce, sesame oil, virgin olive oil, lemon, coriander, salt, pepper

Marinade the tuna steak in the virgin olive oil, with the juice of 1/2 lemon, a drizzle of sesame oil and soy sauce, chopped coriander and season with salt and pepper. Leave to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour. The lemon juice will help to keep the tuna tender.

Prepare the griddle to cook the tuna. Use only a little of the juice in the pan and when nice and hot, pop in the tuna and cook for about two to two and a half minutes on each side. When cooked leave to one side.

Cook the cous cous in the normal way. You could even add some of the marinade to the cous cous.

Arrange tuna on a bed of cous cous and drizzle virgin olive oil and add coriander  leaves. Serve, eat, enjoy!

For a spicy version add some chillies either to the cous cous or the marinade or drizzle some chilli oil.

Fresh griddle pan tuna

Tuesday, 1 September 2015    Section: Food and Recipes
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