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Best. Fish. Ever.
Lately, I've been trying my hand at making sashimi and fish collars with some pretty decent sushi-grade salmon and kanpachi. (For those who have never had it, kanpachi is an amazingly rich and creamy fish, but it has a good firm texture for slicing/prepping.) You can read more about kanpachi on the Seatopia website here.
For the sashimi, I thin-sliced the kanpachi, then dressed it up with a touch of lemon, sea salt, and spicy mayo and served over a bed of sushi rice with chives. I also broiled several kanpachi and salmon collars (this is also super simple). I cleaned and dried the collars, drizzled with melted ghee, then placed skin side down on the broiler for six minutes, and flipped for another six minutes. I served these with dill, sea salt, and lemon juice. A few days later, I made my family melt-in-your-mouth-good poke bowls by using a similar recipe, but made with liquid aminos, nori wraps, and sushi rice.
Anybody else out there mess around with cool “raw fish” recipes? I think I'm becoming just as big a fan of sushi as I am steak (and yeah, I do often shoot some oregano oil down the hatch afterward to nuke any potential parasites).
My Newest Smoothie Superfood: Sea Moss
I'm always on the lookout for low-calorie, low-carb, tummy-friendly options to more starchy sides such as mashed potatoes or rice. Akasha Superfoods Sea Moss Gel is my latest such discovery. This sea moss is organic and wildcrafted from the coast of St. Lucia. Sea moss is one of the most powerful, mineral-dense superfoods on the entire planet. It contains 92 out of the 102 minerals that your body needs and has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Additionally, sea moss promotes a healthy thyroid, improves metabolism, promotes great digestion, eliminates excessive mucus in the body, supports the immune system, and increases energy.
Akasha Superfoods never uses fillers, bleach, GMO ingredients, fluoride, pesticides, or additives. Their sea moss is 100% organic, blended with only spring water, and dried by the sun.
To use, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of sea moss gel to your favorite beverage daily. It's great in smoothies, iced lattes, coconut yogurt bowls, or mashed with avocado for avocado toast! My favorite use of late is to simply thicken up a smoothie by putting a dollop of it in my blender along with my smoothie ingredients, and I also like it as a low-calorie alternative to mayo, in which case I just dress it up with a bit of salt, pepper, and cayenne for added spicy kick. This stuff is a great healthy pantry ingredient, and potent weight loss tool too.
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