As you may know from working with one of our medical weight loss centers, seafood such as halibut is an excellent addition to a low carb diet. It’s an ideal source of lean protein, which is what our bodies need to increase lean muscle mass. When you eat a lean protein-rich diet, your muscles will look more toned and burn more calories.
In addition to the delicious, sweet flavor halibut brings to this low carb diet recipe, it’s also packed with a bevy of important nutrients and antioxidants. It’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and offer a wide array of benefits to your heart, such as improving HDL cholesterol and making blood less likely to clot. Halibut is also a good source of magnesium, which boosts blood flow, and folic acid, which lowers levels of the compound homocysteine, which is a threat to your delicate artery walls. Halibut is also rich in selenium, an antioxidant that is essential for a healthy liver, and vitamins B6 and B12.
Members of our medical weight loss centers rave about this low carb diet recipe because it’s simple to make yet explodes with flavor. Let us know what you think!
1 pound halibut filets
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Ginger Mango Salsa
1 mango, peeled and diced
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1⁄2 cup scallions, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1⁄2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed
1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
Season the halibut with Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat the extra virgin olive oil on medium heat. Once it’s hot, saute the halibut for four minutes on each side.
To make the ginger mango salsa, simply combine all the ingredients and mix well. Top the halibut with the salsa and leave some on the side for dipping.