Salmon with Mango Salsa: Pregnancy Food Perfection

Women who are pregnant have to pay extra attention to what their diet consists of because everything they do affects not just them but their unborn baby. Recipes for pregnant women tend to include ingredients like fruits, vegetables, calcium-rich foods, and other healthy elements that the woman requires for her diet.

Ayurveda describes maamsrasa (meat/chicken soup) for all those who need high nutrition. Matsya (fish) is also one of the richest sources of minerals and vitamins as described in Ayruveda. Especially in pregnancy, the mother has to feed herself and her baby inside. The Matsya is jeevaniya and rasanayan according to some scholars of Ayurvedic science. Typically prepared Matsya (fish) recipe can nurture the infant and make it healthier. This recipe for salmon with mango salsa is a tasty, healthy, easy, and fast recipe. Mother and baby will both be happy with this fresh and delicious dish.

Ingredients for Ayurvedic pregnancy diet recipe:
1 large mango, ripened
1 red chopped bell pepper with core and seeds removed
1/4 of a cup of chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, sliced into two halves
1/4 tsp of ground spice cumin
Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
4 boneless salmon filets, 6 ounces each
1 tsp of olive oil

1. Preheat the broiler in the oven on a high heat setting.
2. Slice the mango along its length on each side of its pit and pull the mango apart so it is halved.
3. Use a sharp small knife to slice around the edges of the pit to remove it and then discard.
4. Carefully slice the inside of the interior of each mango half to create a number sign pattern.
5. Turn the mango inside out and use a large table spoon to scoop the cubes of mango in a small bowl.
6. Next, add the chopped red bell pepper, juice from half of a lime, cilantro, and cumin spice to the bowl.
7. Toss the mixture with your hands carefully and sprinkle it with pepper and salt to your preference.
8. Place the salmon filets with the side with the skin facing down on a baking sheet that has aluminum foil lining it.
9. Coat the fish with the olive oil and season it with pepper and salt to your taste.
10. Broil the fish for ten to twelve minutes, or when the fish can flake easily with a fork.
11. Slide the fish off the baking sheet using a rubber spatula. The skin of the cooked fish will stick to the aluminum foil. Discard both the skin and the aluminum foil.
12. Spoon the salsa mixture over the fish and serve it with other half of the lime.

Ayurveda describes Mango as one of the rasanayas –the one that provides vital force to the body. The aamra rasa (Mango) is madhur (pleasantly sweet), jeevaniya (vital), sheet veerya (calming potency) and hyridya (good for heart). One the other hand, it is to be noted that Sharangdhara and other Ayurvedic scholars considered raw mango as unhealthy food (it is abhisyandi and vidaahi –toxic (if eaten without care) and clogging material). Great fish recipes for pregnant women, including this one, can be tossed in a spinach leaf or iceberg salad with vinaigrette or be paired with some fresh sautéed vegetables as a side dish. It is great for lunch or dinner and so easy to prepare. It could even be a great meal for a baby shower event, so try out this diverse dish today.

Author: Dr Maulik Vyas

I am a holistic Doctor with 10 yr of experience in medical/health and wellness industry. Also, I am a professional content writer with 1000s of articles published across the web. I'm available for content writing, natural treatment consultancy, business ideas about healthcare/wellness industry. I am the proprietor of company named Mouls Incorporation.

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