While shopping at the farmers market the other day I came across this:
Fresh turmeric roots. This is the stuff that is dried and then ground up into that yellow powder that you use in cooking.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry it’s yellow colour, and it has been used in India as both a spice and a medicinal herb for thousands of years.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and it is also an antioxidant, meaning that it is something worth considering including in your diet.
I decided to use some of my turmeric roots in a sauce that I paired with cod that I had in the freezer.
This recipe is gluten and dairy free, and is Paleo and AIP-friendly.
Turmeric Coconut Cod with Mushrooms
- 6 fillets of cod – thawed if frozen
- 1 onion – chopped
- 2 cups mushrooms – sliced
- 3 cloves garlic – crushed
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 oz fresh turmeric (if you only have dried turmeric use 1 tsp)
- 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- sea salt
Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F.
Heat the coconut oil in a skillet and add the onion. Saute for a few minutes until it is starting to soften. Add the mushrooms and garlic and continue cooking until the mushrooms and onion are tender.
Meanwhile, peel the turmeric and chop it up into small pieces – it will stain, so be careful. Place the turmeric in a blender with the coconut milk and season it with some salt. Blend until smooth and bright yellow in colour.
Place the fish in a shallow oven-safe dish in one layer and season it with salt.
Once the mushrooms and onions are cooked, scatter them over the fish.
Pour the turmeric and coconut milk mixture evenly over the fish and scatter it with parsley.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the fish is opaque and flakes easily.
Serve at once with the yellow sauce poured over.
I served this on a bed of sauteed kale, along with sliced tomatoes and lacto-fermented carrots. The tomatoes are not Elimination Stage AIP as they are a nightshade. Tomatoes are a stage 4 reintroduction. This was Hubby’s plate of food, and he is not AIP and has no problems with eating tomatoes. If you cannot tolerate tomatoes, simply leave them off your plate.
It was delicious, and looked so pretty on the plate.
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