Some people are not keen on fish, some don’t like the taste of it, some find it just boring and some absolutely love it.
Do you eat fish? If you don’t you should as it can make one of the quickest ever meals on earth.
When I feel lazy or I am tired but I am faced with a hungry family to feed I quickly pop to my fishmongers and buy simple fish fillets which I cook in a pan with a little olive oil, a sprinkle of grated parsley and plenty of lemon juice. If the fish is fresh this is going to be a meal fit for a king and incredibly light.
If your aim is to lose weight then nothing can be better than fish to achieve your goal. Fish also has low acidity which means it is not going to cause inflammation in the body like red meat for instance. Having a diet that is high in acid-forming foods is a contributing factor to many common health problems.
During the last couple of months I have increased my fish consumption to 3 times a week instead of two and I have lost over 6 lb. I always combine it with some sort of carbohydrates with brown rice or brown pasta being my first choice as wholemeal contains all the nutrients which are lost in refined carbohydrates.
As I have experienced it for myself I believe it is impossible to put on weight on a wholemeal diet (no low carb diets for me!), rich in fish, grains, fruit and vegetables and olive oil. Organic white meat and organic eggs are also excellent in providing a good quality source of protein.
Today I am sharing some photos I took at my local fish market when I am in Italy.
Fresh swordfish or “pesce spada” takes only a couple of minutes to cook in a pan. It is just as tasty as a steak and delicious with a large bowl of fresh salad leaves.
Another one of my favourites is wild salmon which has a distinctive bright orange colour, it is much leaner and has a more natural diet than his farmed cousin.
Langoustines known as “scampi” in Italian are always extremely popular in restaurants and very popular in Italy.
Canestrelli are a smaller version of scallops and they have an incredibly sweet taste.
And finally at a fish market you will often find live eel. My memories of eel are from when my mother used to buy them at the market still live (as they decay quickly once dead) and placed in the fridge in a bag. Whenever I opened the fridge the bag would move! Ahh! I used to find it so creepy!
Would you like to know which ones are the best ice cream shops in Rome? I recently reviewed my favourite one on the Omnia Vatican and Rome website. Take a look! 🙂