Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine, which is essential for healthy thyroid function. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate your metabolism. White fish is also a great and affordable way to get in those essential fatty acids while fresh orange juice will give you a vitamin C boost. This recipe is one of our favourite all-rounder meals.
SERVES 4 // COOKING TIME 45 mins
10 cm ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
4 × 200g white fish fillets
Salt and black pepper
2 sheets nori, cut in half
3 tbsp olive oil
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
2 tsp honey
2 tsp soy sauce
200g mangetout, sliced
3 spring onions, sliced
2 red peppers, seeded and julienned
1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
2. Mix the ginger and vinegar. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
3. Season the fish, then wrap each piece in a strip of seaweed, sealing with a little water. Brush the bundles with 1 tbsp of olive oil.
4. In a non-stick pan over high heat, fry the fish for 1½ minutes on each side. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, until cooked through.
5. For the dressing, whisk together the orange zest and juice, honey and soy sauce, while slowly adding the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil. Season.
6. Mix the ginger and vinegar with the mangetout, spring onions and red peppers. Pour the dressing over and toss. Serve with the fish.