Fermented Fish: A beneficial factor in your thyroid nutrition diet.
We have talked a lot about the benefits of fermented foods for digestive and overall health. In short, fermented foods are probiotic-rich and help to restore the beneficial bacteria in the gut. Here is a recipe from the GAPS book by Dr. Natasha Campbell. Delicious! And a great source of thyroid nutrition.
- 3-4 very fresh large herrings or mackerel
- 1 small white onion
- 1-2 tbsp of salt per litre of the brine
- 1 tbsp of peppercorns
- 5-7 bay leaves
- 1 tsp of coriander seeds
- fresh dill or some dill seeds
- 1 cup of kefir whey
- a suitable glass jar
- Skin the fish, remove large bones, and cut into bite-size pieces.
- Peel and slice the onion.
- Put the pieces of fish into the glass jar mixing with peppercorns, slices of white onion (optional), coriander seeds, bay leaves, and dill seeds or dill herb.
- In a separate jug, dissolve 1 tablespoon of sea salt in some water and add half a cup of the kefir whey.
- Pour this brine into the jar until the fish is completely covered. If the fish is not covered just add more water.
- Close the jar tightly and leave to ferment for 3-5 days at room temperature, then store in the fridge.
- Serve with vegetables, fresh dill, spring onion, and some mayonnaise.
- Consume within 1-3 weeks.
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