In line with this month’s challenge, Try Something New, try this spiced poached fish dish. I often encourage my clients to eat more fish and to cook with more spices. Spices are powerful plant-based compounds that provide potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. Plus, cooking with more spices expands the flavor profile of your kitchen.
There isn’t a health, wellness or medical condition that isn’t benefited by squelching chronic inflammation. Most recently, I was talking with a client who may have endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition of high estrogen, due to excess aromatse. Aromatase is an enzyme that controls estrogen production. Inflammation “turns on” the gene that produces aromatase and consequently inflammation contributes to higher estrogen production. Thus, one way to reduce aromatase and estrogen, in an estrogen dominant health condition, is to turn down inflammation with anti-inflammatory foods. Food is simply amazing.
Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects and imparts a brilliant yellow color to this dish, making this simply prepared fish an amazing choice for a dazzling dinner.