Coconut Milk Oyster Stew Recipe
- 1 lb of shucked oysters
- ¼ lb bacon
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 basil leaves
- ½ bunch of cilantro, minced
- 1 small yam
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 3-inch piece lemongrass
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2-3 cups fish broth, clam juice or chicken broth
- 1 can coconut milk
- Let onion and garlic sit for 15 minutes to stabilize.
- Fry bacon. Add onions, garlic, mushrooms, broth, yam, lemongrass and coconut milk. Simmer 10 minutes. Add oysters and lemon juice and simmer 2 minutes.
- Turn off heat. Add minced cilantro and basil and serve. You can add other fish and shellfish as another variant.
- Eating for our cells and our mitochondria can be delicious and restorative.
Dear Dr Wahls,I have MS and have recently dvosciered your work (have ordered a copy of your book already). I have a question about the meat & fish elements of the eating plan. At present I eat 2 portions of oily fish a week, and organic chicken about once a month, preferring to get my daily protein from plant sources (and my fish oil from daily supplements of krill oil & high quality fish oil). My understanding is that the amino acids present in the raw plant foods I consume daily (eg green vegetables, seeds and nuts) meet my protein needs more than adequately, and that these amino acids are more readily used by the body to build protein than those found in concentrated animal proteins, which must be broken down into aminos before the body can use them. Is this correct? My understanding is that digesting meat and fish requires a lots of energy, and as my biggest issue seems to be exhaustion I’d rather not burden myself with the task of daily digestion of meat/fish.Is it possible to meet my protein needs from mostly plant-based sources?Also, didn’t our hunter-gatherers achieve excellent health through a daily diet of plants supplemented with frequent fish and only sporadic meat?I would love to know your thoughts and suggestions about this.Thanks for your invaluable work.