The Paleo, or Paleolithic, Diet helps us who have strayed in our dietary conditioning back to eating more natural, unprocessed foods. When the human race began, our ancestors ate food that was readily available. They were hunter/gatherers. They did not farm (agriculture wasn’t developed until about 10,000 years ago). They hunted and fished. They searched for roots, berries and other wild growing items. These wild fruits, meats, vegetables and other natural items are low in carbohydrates and high in energy.
The paleo diet is a great diet plan to follow if you have food allergies and if you just want to flush out all the unnatural, processed foods from your system. It also just makes sense – if our ancestors ate this way and that’s how our genes developed over time, doesn’t it make sense it’s probably a pretty healthy way for us to eat today?
The following recipe will yield one serving, and takes less than an hour from preparation to ready.
Fantastic Lemon Garlic Trout Recipe
1 Fresh Trout, cleaned and filleted
1 clove of garlic, minced
½ a lemon, juiced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place trout fillets on a piece of aluminum foil. Cover them with the minced garlic and lemon juice. Seal the aluminum around this fish. Place the packet on a cookie sheet and pop it in the oven. Back for 20 to 25 minutes, oven times may vary. Fully cooked fish will flake easily.
While the fish is baking make your sauce.
1 cup fresh, ripe wild blueberries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Wash and mash fresh blueberries. Put them in a small pan with the lemon juice and heat up on the oven. Bring to a boil, for about 2 minutes. If the sauce needs a little more liquid, add water one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
Remove the sauce from the burner and put it to the side. This sauce will be on the tart side, which is what makes it so good with the fresh trout! Spoon it onto your finished fish and enjoy!