Dr. Claudia Pillow provides us with this healthy recipe for grilled halibut which calls for curry, and explains the health benefits of this little wonder spice.
Curry powder contains turmeric. In India, turmeric is promoted as an anti-inflammatory herbal remedy and is said to produce fewer side effects than commonly used pain relievers. Some practitioners prescribe turmeric to relieve inflammation caused by lupus, arthritis, muscle sprains, swelling, and pain caused by injuries or surgical incisions. It is also promoted as a treatment for rheumatism and as an antiseptic for cleaning wounds. In addition, turmeric contains the antioxidant curcumin, which has been found to hinder the growth of mutated cells associated with cancer of the breast, skin, and colon, as well as lymphoma. Curcumin can kill cancer cells in laboratory tests and also has been found to shrink animal cancer tumors (1).
- 1½ pounds fresh halibut (Pacific) filet (1? thick)
- 2 Tablespoons Grapeseed oil
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
- Gluten free cooking spray
- In a gallon-size plastic bag, combine the oil and curry powder. Add the halibut and completely coat the fish. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
- Preheat grill to 425°F. Lightly grease grilling surface (rack) with cooking spray.
- Place fish on greased rack, skin side down, if applicable.
- Grill fish 5 minutes on first side. Flip filet over. Grill another 5 minutes on the other side.
- Remove immediately and sprinkle fresh lemon juice over fish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
(1) American Cancer Society (2008). Turmeric. Accessed August 31, 2009 from http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Turmeric.asp.
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