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3 Delicious Omega-3-Packed Recipes

3 Delicious Omega-3-Packed Recipes

As our bodies can’t produce the omega-3 they need to stay healthy by themselves, it’s important to get essential omega-3 fatty acids from elsewhere.

 

Oily fish like tuna, sardines, salmon, kippers, mackerel and anchovies are all good natural sources of omega-3; at MINAMI, we use fish oil from sardines, mackerel and anchovies in our high-concentration omega-3 supplements.

 

The health benefits of omega-3 can include helping to support normal brain function and vision, as well as maintaining cardiovascular health.

 

It’s recommended that adults consume at least one portion (140 grams) of oily fish per week to contribute to their omega-3 levels. There are so many different ways to eat oily fish – here are three of our favourite omega-3-packed recipes:

1. Salmon Poke Bowl

 

Poke bowls are a type of Hawaiian cuisine, and typically involves diced raw fish, accompanied by rice and vegetables. This recipe uses salmon, but you could also make a tuna poke bowl or even a mackerel poke bowl instead. Bowl food provides a great opportunity to experiment with flavours and textures, so get creative and get your recommended weekly portion of omega-3 in a fun, tasty way.

 

salmon poke bowl with avocado

 

Ingredients (Serves 2):

 

  • 2 sushi-grade skinless salmon fillets, diced into cubes
  • 250g sushi rice, or another form of sticky rice, such as jasmine
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 avocado, halved and with stone removed
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds

 

Method:

 

  • Prepare the sushi rice according to the packet instructions
  • Meanwhile, grate the carrot, slice the spring onion, halve the avocado and dice the salmon into cubes
  • Once the rice is cooked, drain and divide between two bowls
  • Top with the vegetables, and the diced salmon fillet
  • Squeeze over the lemon juice, add the soy sauce and finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added crunch

2. Kipper Kedgeree

 

Kedgeree began life in India and was adopted by Victorians in Britain as a breakfast dish. This version uses kippers, although you could also use mackerel; the strong taste of the fish contrasts beautifully with the hard-boiled eggs and the spices, and the rice makes it a wonderfully filling brunch or even supper.

 

kipper kedgeree

 

Ingredients (Serves 2):

 

  • 500g basmati rice
  • 2 smoked kippers
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and sliced into quarters
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • Juice of 1 lemon

 

Method:

 

  • Boil the rice according to the packet instructions
  • In a separate pan, put the eggs on to boil
  • When the rice is cooked, drain the water from the pan and add the curry powder, turmeric and lemon juice
  • Flake the smoked kippers through the rice mixture
  • Take the eggs off the boil, allow to cool for a few minutes, shell them and slice into quarters
  • Divide the kedgeree mixture into two bowls and top with the sliced eggs
  • Enjoy!

3. Mediterranean Tuna Steaks

 

Tuna steaks are a great alternative to red meat, and delicious on top of a bed of salad leaves or Mediterranean-style veg. Tuna is a fantastic source of lean protein, so serving it with some steamed or stir-fried veggies can make for a healthy, low-calorie meal.

 

tuna steak with Mediterranean vegetables

 

Ingredients (Serves 2):

 

  • 2 tuna steaks
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • Drizzle of olive oil

 

Method:

 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Peel and slice the onion, peel and crush the garlic, slice the courgette, and deseed and slice the peppers
  • Place the vegetables on a baking tray along with the cherry tomatoes, and drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil. Toss the vegetables in the oil to ensure they’re all well-coated
  • Roast in the oven for 25 minutes
  • Meanwhile, place a little oil in a frying pan and turn the hob on high
  • Place the tuna steak in the pan and allow to cook for around 2 minutes, before carefully turning over and searing for another 2 minutes on the other side
  • Rest the tuna for a few minutes, then slice it into strips to be enjoyed alongside the Mediterranean vegetables when out of the oven

 

Oily fish isn’t for everyone, and it can be a challenge to get the amount and quality of omega-3 you need to support your health and wellbeing from fish alone. This is why many people choose to take omega-3 supplements.

 

MINAMI omega-3 supplements are made from sustainably sourced fish oil, while we also have vegan omega-3 softgels, made from algae oil instead.

 

 

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