I don't want to turn this into a foodie blog, but when food is one of the big passions of my life it's hard not to do so.. As you may already know, I've been exercising a lot more than usual and fish and other seafood provide a unique combination of nutrients important to runners. Seafood is an excellent source of protein, zinc, copper, and other minerals. But omega-3 fats are what really count here, as they lower the risk of heart attack, vascular disease and stroke. Being a MD, April would be able to tell you a lot more of these facts, and more accurate too, but she's been really busy with work so you'll have to make do with me ;) !
Basically you need to eat seafood about twice a week, and this cold-water seafood dish is perfect: Salmon lettuce parcels - it's protein-packed and light on the stomach and so quick and easy to prepare.
You need: (to serve 4)
4 salmon fillets
2 tbsp olive oil, more to brush fish
Juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp cumin
1tsp cayenne pepper
1 head butter lettuce
1 head radicchio
1 tomato, diced
and some chopped spring onions
And this is how to make it:
+ In a baking dish mix oil, lime juice and spices. Add fillets and coat them evenly. Marinate for 10 minutes, then grill until they begin to turn opaque on top. Fish should be firm and flake easily.
+ Form the parcels by gently separating the lettuces, line one leaf of round lettuce with radicchio for each serving.
+ Flake salmon into each parcel, top with tomato and spring onion. Drizzle with tzatziki and they're ready!