If there is one superfood that seems to get made fun of a lot whether it be about the smell or the taste. The food that comes to my mind are sardines!!
What I find rather interesting is that sardines are truly unique and a true potent superfood when you really think about it. A superfood that has stood the test of time. It seems with all the rage surrounding the superfood powders like goji, acai, camu camu etc. It’s easy to get caught up in that world and lose sight of the true meaning behind “superfood.” When you get down to it. Some of the classic superfoods that have stood the test of time are foods like liver, sardines, oysters, raw milk, head cheese and fish roe. Definitely consider giving them a go. It will open up a whole new arsenal of cooking for you.
Here is a nutritional breakdown of what makes sardines truly unique:
Check out all the sardine nutrition benefits here! Only 3 oz. of sardines provides these nutrients (in recommended daily values):
23 grams of protein
11 grams of fat
338% vitamin B12
61% omega-3 fats
44% vitamin D
30% vitamin B3
When it comes making a sardine centered meal scrumptious. It can be quite tricky to come up with a dish that is delicious without that overwhelming smell that we are all so use to!
Kathryn and I have found the right blend of flavors, textures and spice to deliver just the right “oomph” factor to this sardine salad recipe! You ready for it!
-1 or 2 can’s of wild planet sardines (you can drain the oil if you want! Up to you!)
-2 to 4 Tbsp of a clean mayo of your choice like Primal Kitchen Mayo or Sir Kensington’s Mayo (look for avocado based mayonnaise!!)
-1 Tbsp turmeric
-1/4 tsp ginger
-1/2 tsp oregano
-1/2 tsp thyme
-1/4 tsp basil
-1/8 tsp of cayenne
-Dash of pink himalayan sea salt
-Dash of black pepper
-Finely chopped celery
-Finley diced carrots
-Handful of cashews or hemp seeds or sesame seeds
Serve it in a bowl or in these fancy lettuce wraps! Inspiration for that idea goes to my love Kathryn of Primal Bliss Nutrition! Finally, if you are feeling fancy… garnish with cilantro or parsley if you so desire and if you are wanting to get some of those chelating/detoxification health benefits that comes from cilantro and parsley! Knock yourself out!
Caution!! This unique meal just might scare off folks due to the smell! Prepare yourself!