We’ve all heard the many benefits of including omega 3 rich fish in our diet! And, we’re often reiterating the need to eat rich coloured vegetables more often.
One vegetable that is packed with nutrients that often gets over looked is blue-green-black of seaweed!
So, in this quick and simple crockpot recipe, we are combining the health benefits of fish and seaweed in a single mouth-watering bowl of soup!
Oily fish, such as cod, are chock full of Omega 3 fatty acids – a nutrient that most of us are not getting enough of in our diets! Omega 3 fats are needed for hormone function, as well as the health of our brain and eyes. Omega 3 fats are heart healthy and, when in balance, support the reduction of systemic inflammation and inflammatory conditions. During pregnancy, Omega 3 fats help support the development of the fetus’ nervous system.
Seaweed, as a group, are some of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world! Dulse, the seaweed used in this recipe, is rich in minerals – especially iodine, which supports thyroid function and fetal brain development during pregnancy. Dulse contains numerous vitamins and antioxidants as well, plus fibre to maintain gut health and bowel regularity.
If you don’t have a crockpot, or you’re looking for a quicker dinner option – you can simmer this soup for about an hour on the stovetop instead, just until the carrot and celery root chunks are softened.
Crockpot Cod & Sea Veggie Soup
- 3 tbsps Coconut Oil
- 1 Yellow Onion medium, diced
- 3 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsps Ginger peeled and grated
- 1⅓ ozs Dulse torn apart into small pieces
- 2 White Carrots peeled and sliced
- 1 Small Celery Root peeled and diced
- 4 Cod Fillet cubed
- 8 cups Vegetable Broth or bone broth
- 6 Green Onions chopped
- ½ cup Parsley chopped
- Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion. Saute for about 3 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add garlic and ginger. Cook for 1-2 more minutes until fragrant.
- Transfer the contents of the pan to your crockpot. Add the dulse, carrots, celery root, cod and broth. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.
- Uncover crockpot, stir in green onions. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Divide between serving bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!