So I'm coming up to the end of my first week as a Pescetarian, and I have to say it's been a mixed bag. While I haven't missed eating meat, it's really made me think a lot more about what I'm eating day to day.
The thing is, meat-based snacks/sandwiches/lunches are SO much more readily available in your usual high-street shop (and with a lot more choice) than anything fish-based, I've found I really have to plan ahead a lot more than I normally would to make sure I'm satisfied.
So far two things have been my savior. Firstly, tuna steak (if you haven't tried it - do. It's easy and quick to cook, and has a thicker texture than most fish so is very filling). And secondly salmon - a favourite of mine anyway and something which always goes down a treat.
Here's my favourite salmon recipe - it's very simple and very DELICIOUS. An added bonus is that the main ingredients are excellent for the skin:
Salmon = omega 3. Ainflammatory Great for keeping the skin moisturized and youthful-looking
Sweet potato = vitamin A & C which aid the production of new skin cells
Avocado = high in 'good fats' to retain skin elasticity.
Jerk Salmon & Mash
For the salmon:
2 x Salmon fillets, juice of half a lemon, 1 teaspoon jerk paste, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1 teaspoon honey,
For the mash:
2 x medium sweet potatoes (peeled and boiled), 1 x teaspoon brown sugar, pink rock salt, pepper
For the avocado salad:
1 x large avocado, 1 x small red onion, 6 x baby plum tomatoes.
In a mixing bowl, combine your salmon with the jerk paste, rosemary, lemon juice and honey. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least an hour. Once marinated, you can grill the fillets at 180 degrees for 2-3 minutes on each side (make sure the skin on top is crispy. Easy!
For the mash, once you've boiled and drained your sweet potatoes, just add mix the sugar, salt, pepper to the mash and mash away! For an extra kick I like to add a little hot sauce too. Yummy.
For the avo salad just finely chop each ingredient and season well. Add some lemon juice to finish.