Here is another tasty Paleo recipe for the weekend.
“Paleo Steamed Shark and Stir Fried Garlic Pea Sprouts” is a low carb, tasty and nutritious meal. Fish contains high-quality protein & other essential nutrients. It’s also low in saturated fat, and contains omega-3 fatty acids.
Warning: Although Shark is very healthy and good for us, along with other large fish, they have a higher mercury content than smaller fish in the food chain.Therefore, it’s advised to limit consumption to a few times a month.
In the UK, the the Food Standards Agency (FDA) recommend that pregnant women or those aiming to get pregnant avoid shark, marlin and swordfish, and limit tuna consumption to a few times per week. They also advise those under 16 to avoid eating [therefore, breast feeding mothers should also avoid].
In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are advising advising women who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children to avoid Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, or Tilefish and limit fish intake to twice a week to lower mercury levels.
If your are worried or unsure, then check the guidelines above or the guidelines for your country.
For the rest of us, Shark Steak is a very tasty and healthy meal in moderation.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Easy – Tried and Tested
- 2 Shark steaks
- 2 regular tomatoes
- 2 Cloves of garlic
- 1/2 a large onion
- 2 handfuls of pea sprouts
- Large knob of butter (for cooking)
- Salt (quality sea salt) and pepper for seasoning
Method – Steamed Shark
1. Place 2 shark steaks in a steamer
2. Season with a little salt and pepper
3. Slice the tomatoes and lay them on top of the Shark
4. Steam for 20 minutes. Cook the pea spouts while the Shark is steaming
Method – Stir Fried Garlic Sugar Pea Sprouts
1. Chop the pea sprouts into medium lengths
2. Slice the the garlic and onion
3. Heat the butter in the pan
4. When the butter is hot, add the chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
5. Add the chopped onion and cook for 2 minutes.
6. Add the pea sprouts and cook for 3 minutes.
7. Turn of the heat, place a lid on the pan and let the pea spouts sweat for a minutes or two
Once the Shark has finished steaming, the dish is ready to serve.