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Tips for fish with no salt!

Love100cats
Love100cats1 stone

I have always loved anything that comes out of the sea(to eat) but since heart failure diagnosis and being put on a salt free diet I put off cooking it because I can't give it taste. I can't use butter or cheese. So I've got a lovely piece of cod in the freezer but don't know what to do. I usually steam it with pepper and some herbs. I'm fine with salt free chicken and other meats and eggs but not fish!

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Zest
ZestHealthy BMI

Hi Love100cats

How about some pureed ginger on the fish, and wrapped in foil or a paper parcel - to bake or steam with the fish, whilst it cooks?

Zest :-)

Love100cats
Love100cats1 stone in reply to Zest

Thanks. I love ginger and never thought of adding it to fish. I will try it!

Copperbird
Copperbird2020 January

Cod goes really really well with ratatouille type flavours, so maybe roast it with some tomatoes, basil/oregano/garlic, pepper and courgette (maybe olives too if they aren't too salty).

Love100cats
Love100cats1 stone in reply to Copperbird

Thank you. I would love that but hubby would hate it so the plan is to fry his as usual with salt and bake my bit with Tom's etc. Yeh!!!!!!

Hidden
Hidden9st 7lbs

Asian flavours - like Zest has said - some ginger. I've done chilli, soy, ginger, garlic in foil and baked in the oven before.

Another great one is pesto ... blitz up some basil, cashew nuts, oil, parmesan in a food processor and it'll make a pesto. This can be made up and kept in the fridge for a month or so too.

HappyJo
HappyJo in reply to Hidden

All sounds good but be aware that soy is high in sodium (aka salt).

Hidden
Hidden9st 7lbs in reply to HappyJo

Good point - maybe leave the soy out on that one! :)

I use seasame oil for flavour and think it is an unsaturated oil from vegetable sources compared to butter/cheese.

Top it with fresh cilantro

Love100cats
Love100cats1 stone in reply to Karina123

That sounds Latino. Takes me back to my years in Ecuador 😁

😊. Cilantro is so good on many dishes ..I actually add it to salads .I’m from Colombia but I live in USA

Love100cats
Love100cats1 stone in reply to Karina123

Entiendo! Estuve in el Ecuador 4 anos de oven despues de casarme 4 anos mas. Me gusto 😊 la comida. Mi favorite? Seco de chivo. X

Well funnily enough I've just had fish!! Spray tinfoil with rapeseed oil ( I have a spray bottle got from weight watchers few years back but can buy them other places including Lakeland) place fish on grind black pepper on and sprinkle of lemon juice and bake in oven. I had basa but works with cod or haddock

sunny369
sunny3692 stone

did you see pineapple27's photo of wine-gummy tomatoes she posted with fish? It looked so good. Maybe someone who knows how to link it or tag people or something can point you too it. I made a mental note to try it. Generally I bake fish or poach it in butter and pepper, or add it to curries or fishy soups.

Love100cats
Love100cats1 stone in reply to sunny369

Yes, I also cooked in butter but can't now because of the salt. I have tried salt free butter but it tastes like lard 😣 so the the answer seems to be in using tomatoes, maybe mushrooms but as I said before, I have adapted well to cooking chicken, eggs and meat without salt but found fish awful. But I've got some brilliant ideas from you all. Do you make your soup without salt? I haven't tried that yet.

sunny369
sunny3692 stone in reply to Love100cats

well, I don't tend to add 'table' salt to things during cooking but then again, I would use the salted butter sometimes which is adding salt. I like unsalted butter too though, or olive oil and use both quite happily :) Sometimes I use low salt stock cubes. I love freshly ground pepper and use lots. Because I have a fondness for things flavoured with herbs and spices it seems to reduce the need for salt. My taste buds have adapted :) When my mother visits she finds all my food unsalty and lashes on loads of salt much to my horror :)

Love100cats
Love100cats1 stone in reply to sunny369

My husband has HF too and insists on having salt on his tray. I see him add it but when the HF nurse comes to see him and asks he always says he uses hardly any salt! Then gives me a warning glance 😠 thanks for the tips. The response has been wonderful.

sunny369
sunny3692 stone

naughty man :) (I mean that kindly :) ) my mum has had a stroke so she isn't meant to be touching the salt either :)

Love100cats
Love100cats1 stone in reply to sunny369

Aren't they naughty! And the older they get the cheekier! I haven't got the heart to nag him. Strange thing is that in 30 years only once has he had swollen ankles. It's not fair! Mine are chubby at the best of times. He has such slim legs he used to be called spider at school and I think they are probably the same now.😣

sunny369
sunny3692 stone in reply to Love100cats

definitely not fair, lol :)

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