Anti-inflammatory Buddha bowl with curried plantain cauliflower rice and wild salmon.
Inflammation is necessary for survival, but the process becomes damanging if it turns chronic, continuing for weeks, months or indefinitely.
For chronic inflammation to occur, you need to be genetically predisposed, and environmental stressors need to be present before a trigger sets its off.
Food is one way to reduce inflammation, as it contains many nutrients that reduce inflammation at the cellular level.
Nutritional highlights of Curried Plantain, Cauliflower Rice & Wild Salmon
Turmeric is rich in curcumin, a yellow pigment that inhibits the activation of proteins that trigger inflammation. Curcumin is proven to reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), asthma, arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes and depression.
Shallots contain quercetin, a flavonoid that inhibits histamine release, and thus has an anti-allergy effect.
Ginger contains gingerols that inhibit the action of inflammatory proteins and reduce oxidative stress. Gingerols are also useful in controlling the process of the ageing.
An anti-inflammatory budda bowl with curried plantain and wild salmon.
- 2 unripe (green) plantains, cut into medium slices
- 400ml light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon Madras curry powder
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 large shallots, finely chopped
- 1 fat garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 100g green beans, trimmed
- 1 large red pepper, cut into medium slices
- 4 medium salmon fillets
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Cauliflower rice, to serve
- Season the salmon fillets with salt, and black pepper then bake in the oven on parchment paper for 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan, add the shallots and fry over medium heat for one minute. Add the plantain garlic, curry powder, turmeric and ginger. Fry over 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Pour in the coconut milk and bring to the boil, then stir in the vegetable stock cube, red pepper and green beans. Season with salt and black pepper then allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Divide the curry into 4 bowls. Serve with cauliflower rice and a salmon fillet. Garnish with fresh coriander if you wish
Keywords: plantain, curry, anti-inflammatory
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