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Thyroid Nutrition: Fermented Fish

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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.


The Ingredients

  • 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

The Making

  1. Skin the fish, remove large bones, and cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. Peel and slice the onion.
  3. 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.
  4. In a separate jug, dissolve 1 tablespoon of sea salt in some water and add half a cup of the kefir whey.
  5. Pour this brine into the jar until the fish is completely covered. If the fish is not covered just add more water.
  6. Close the jar tightly and leave to ferment for 3-5 days at room temperature, then store in the fridge.
  7. Serve with vegetables, fresh dill, spring onion, and some mayonnaise.
  8. Consume within 1-3 weeks.

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