fried shrimp in hemp batterThere is so
much talk about eating fish and seafood, and in Poland their consumption is still one of the lowest in Europe. The average Pole eats only 13 kg of them per year, which looks really poor compared to the average Norwegian (40 kg per year) or Portuguese (60 kg per year). Why is it so important? Omega-3 fatty acids (which consist of eicosapentanaenoic acid called EPA and docosahexaenoic acid called DHA) are found exclusively in fish, seafood and marine algae. On the other hand, Omega-3 is found in plants such as flax, hemp, pumpkin and walnuts, as the fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid called ALA (buy the aforementioned top-quality oils at hempny.co.uk).ShrimpGreen unsaturated
fatty acids began to be discovered in the late 1920s. It was proven that they are an essential component of the human diet. In nature, we deal with Omega 3, 6, or 9. The human body can easily produce fatty acids made entirely of saturated bonds and with one unsaturated bond (Omega-9). Worse is the case with acids having more double bonds - we must supply them with food.
What function do Omega 3 acids have in the body? First, they lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing the level of triglycerides in the blood. They also have a beneficial effect on the skeletal system, eyesight and skin. There are studies that show that deficiencies of omega 3 relative to omega 6 increase the risk of cancer. Proper proportions of omega acids are very important, their imbalance can be dangerous to health and cause an increase in inflammation (conditions, infections) in the body.Shrimp fried in hemp batterIdeal
combination is to consume omega acids of both animal and plant origin. The most excellent source of these acids that I know is, of course, the hemp seed and the foods that are made from it. Noteworthy here is the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 (3:1) considered one of the most beneficial for the human body. Therefore, the hemp flour used in the batter for my shrimp is the healthiest solution I can think of. The flour supports the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the nervous system and cleanses the blood of toxins, accelerates metabolism, adds energy. Isn't it wonderful! ????
Recipe for shrimp in hemp cakeHemp cakeI
washed and dried the shrimp. At that time, I prepared the batter in a salad bowl (hemp flour, millet flour, egg, water, salt, turmeric - you can find hemp flours at hempny.co.uk). After mixing the ingredients, a batter with the consistency of pancake batter should be formed. I dip the drained shrimp in the hemp batter and fry on medium heat in refined coconut oil. When the batter browns the shrimp I remove from the heat and place them on kitchen paper to drain the fat. I serve with mustard sauce with turmeric and honey.Shrimp in hemp batterIngredients
- 100g shrimp
- ½ cup hemp flour
- 2 tablespoons of millet or spelt flour
- 1 egg
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- refined coconut oil for frying (about 4 tbsp)
- mustard sauce with turmeric (2 tablespoons mustard, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, half a garlic clove, sea salt)