Last week, while we were eating lunch at the FEE Summer Seminars, John Durant of Hunter-Gatherer.com pulled a can of sardines out of his backpack and began chowing away. When I looked a little surprised, he said, “We all need to eat more cold water fish.”
Fish has been a weakness in my primal diet. I know I do not get enough Omega-3s, and what little I do get, I most certainly don’t get from fish. The only fish I eat is salmon, and only once a month at that. So, after lunch with John, I decided I need to make an effort to eat more cold water fish. The next day, I picked up some wild-caught sardines at Trader Joe’s.
Admittedly, as someone who can barely take the smell of fish, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to stomach the sardines. I got up the courage today to fry a tin of them for lunch. I pulled them out of the cabinet, sprinkled on some black pepper and a bit of garlic powder, and browned them in the skillet.
The verdict? I ate them and they weren’t bad. I needed to put sriracha on top to get them down, but I ate them and didn’t gag. In fact, they were better than I expected. (I am slowly overcoming my weak stomach!)
I am making an effort to eat them once a week. I’ll see if I can get to where I actually enjoy them.
Next up for me: Bar Harbor Smoked Wild Kipper.
Do you eat cold water fish? If like me, this is a missing part of your diet, try some this week.
Is this already part of your diet? If so, what is your favorite way to prepare them?