Even though the first day of fall is still a couples of weeks away, the days get shorter and it is the time of the year where we are more vulnerable to colds and flus. This month's recipe offers suggestions to incorporate into your daily diet. It is rich in quercitin: an antioxidant you find in onions, apples, or grapes and good in resisting the flu. You also want to watch out for the antioxidant allicin, found in garlic, onion, chives, and packed with anti-viral goods. Over the next serial weeks enjoy legumes, root vegetables, warm spices and herbs to satisfy your salty and sweet cravings while providing your body the boost it needs.
600 g beets
300 g carrots
1 large potato
2 medium onions
3 cloves garlic
25 g fresh ginger
Olive oil, to cook
1 L veggie broth
Zest and juice of 2 limes
400 g fresk skinned cod fillet
4 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
Bunch of parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel the beets and carrots, then cut them into large cubes. Peel the potato and slice half of it into cubes and the other half into small pieces to be used as garnish. Peel and mince the onion, garlic, and ginger.
In a large pot, sauce the onions, garlic, and ginger over medium heat in 1 tbsp. olive oil until the onions are soft. Add the beets, carrots, and potato cubes to the pot. Add the broth and bring it to boil. Reduce the heart to medium-low and simmer for 30-35 minutes until all the vegetables are tender.
Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Pour the soup back into the pot and bring it all to boil again over medium heat, season with salt and pepper, lime zest and juice to taste.
Preheat he oven to 345 F. Lien a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the fish i to 4 equal pieces and sprinkle them with salt. Place them onto the prepared sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes until done.
Heat up a small pan with 1 tbsp. olive oil, sprinkle with salt, fry the small potatoes until golden brown.
Serve the soup into deep plates with quinoa, a piece of fish at the center. Top with fried potato, a dollop of yogurt, and parsley. (Notes: Serves 4).
Tip: Exchange quinoa with lentils or rice, double the soup portion size for leftovers.