I keep hearing this a lot in the Ray Peat groups and forums – but what can I eat? So this year, I’m going to find, share and create more food suggestions and recipes to make life easier for myself and everyone else.
I’m not a fan of long-winded, elaborate recipes, I prefer quick and simple, but you can still pick a herb or a spice that can change the dish completely and give it a little pizzazz.
Now one factor in the Peaty diet, is that he leans toward foods that are easily digestible. This is why seafood is preferred and the same with ripe fruit. Together they work their magic providing enzymes and sugar that assist in digestion, as well as helping to provide the ‘two carb to one protein’ ratio ensuring the protein is metabolised more easily in the body.
So here’s a little recipe that I put together the other day…
Sweet Paprika Fish Pot with Mango
1 large piece of fresh Saddle Tail Snapper (or white fish of your choice)
1 tsp butter (coconut oil or ghee)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp sweet paprika powder
2 cups water (or bone broth)
1 tsp potato starch & ¼ cup water
1 cup thinly slice red capsicum
1 cup fresh pineapple pieces
juice of half a lemon
lime leaves and/or lime slices
1/2 small onion chopped
How you do it…
In a large saucepan melt the butter, add the seasonings and fry the piece of fish on both sides until browned.
Add the water and leave to simmer for 20 minutes. As the fish cooks, break it up into smaller pieces with a spatula. Taste the water and see if you need to add more seasoning.
Simmer for another 10 minutes or until fish is completely soft.
In a cup, mix the potato starch and water until smooth. Then stir it into the pot and keep stirring until thickened.
Serve with cubed mango for a salty & sweet taste sensation.
I like the mango plain but you could make it into more of a mango salsa if you like. Something like this recipe.
A little white rice would be good as well.
More from Dr Ray Peat….
Also here’s a little excerpt from one of Ray’s books explaining the fruit/protein benefits:-
“The sugars and minerals in fruits ten to stabilize the blood sugar, and when they are taken with protein foods, they allow the proteins to be used constructively, rather than being converted into energy. This combination minimizes the stress hormones and promotes thyroid function, so that energy is available to use, rather than being stored as fat. For example, a glass of orange juice and an egg make a good breakfast, and cherries and cheese make a good snack. Chicken and watermelon, pineapple and ham, any combination of fruit and protein will make a balanced meal.”
So let’s go find more recipes that follow this pattern.
To your health and happy cooking.
Suggested further reading…
Easy home workout for a high metabolism – www.onetentoned.com
For a summary post of all things Peaty for beginners click here.