A Socially Distanced Valentine’s Day Celebration At Home
Deconstructed Fish Pie Recipe with Charlotte Mei
Just in case January zoomed right by for you (as it did for me), here’s a reminder that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
Whether or not you celebrate it, it’s always a good time to express your love and gratitude to the special people in your life! As a nation of food lovers, why not use this opportunity to cook up something delicious for your loved one (or ones)!
Here’s a super easy recipe that you can whip up in a jiffy at home. All you need is a large pot and an oven (a small toaster oven would work fine for this too!). Not only is this dish easy to put together, it is also delicious and is packed full of protein and omega-3 fats.
Omega-3 fats are essential fatty acids that are good for the maintenance of heart health, and they are necessary in our diet. When it comes to meeting one’s requirement for omega-3 fats, many rely on supplements; however, that isn’t necessary if you have a regular intake of fatty fish like mackerel, salmon and sardines. There are plant-based sources of omega-3 fats too, like flax seeds and walnuts, however they are not as well-absorbed as those found in animal sources. It is recommended to consume fish (particularly fatty fish) at least twice a week. Canned fish count too, just make sure to read the ingredients list and nutrition label to check that they don’t contain too much salt. There are a few low-sodium versions available in supermarkets.