This recipe was a little bit of an experiment, I have recently purchased some pickled herring. I was inspired as my nutritionist/naturopath suggested that I boost up on my omega 3’s through different sources of small fish in my diet.
I have never actually eaten pickled herring, a little dubious at first, but I love giving everything a go. So I bought a jar of it; pickled in brine, pickles and dill. I love these flavours so I was excited to incorporate and develop it into a recipe.
My Nordic Nicoise was the end result and I have to say I was extremely happy with it. A great nurturing and nourishing wholesome dish to really boost you full of the goodies, omega 3’s in the fish play a crucial role in helping with your immunity, your skin, you hair, inflammation and your mood.
Why is this dish good for you;
Wild caught pickled herring are a great source of omega 3 (EPA and DHA) are definitely essential in your diet. The smaller the fish, which are from cold waters are much better for you, they contain higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids which will help every cell in you body, they are rich in protein, niacin (great for depression), vit B12 (nervous system), magnesium (sleep) and zinc (immunity). Oily fish (such as herring) are rich in vitamins A and D. Omega 3’s will help with body inflammation (injury, skin problems etc), it will encourage the body to fight infection and will also help your peepers! Substantial amounts of “good” fish will help you sleep better, aid with depression, PMS symptoms, bone and tissue repair and so much more.
Fresh Dill is a great source of vitamin c (for immunity) and good for digestion.
Potatoes get a bit of a bad wrap for being high-carb and guaranteed to put on the kgs. However they are incredibly nutritious and available almost all year around. However, the potato is highly nutritious and low in kJ’s, they are high in complex carbohydrates, fibre (digestion) and also provide magnesium (great for sleep).
Green beans, capsicum, radish and rocket are a great sources of fibre and vitamin C (raw capsicum being the highest) as well as being alkalinising on the body.
Enjoy this number, I love it. If you are not a herring fan, substitute it with wild caught sardines/mackerel/salmon.