Seafood Arrabiatta

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Our Food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food” – Hippocrates

 

This dish is a tremendous dish for the few days before an intense race, match or event. This seafood sauce contains tons of important omega oils that are vitally important to Athletes performances.

Omega Oils found in fish are beneficial for athletes because they help increase the delivery of Oxygen to the brain and muscles, as a result improving endurance and this can also help speed up your recovery time and reduce inflammation and joint stiffness.

I personally ate this in the week leading up to a back to back National Championship race and smashed both my previous best records by some distance. Omega 3’s especially enhance the transportation of oxygen to your cells and consequently improve Athletes performance, by causing improvements in strength and endurance because of an improvement in your aerobic metabolism.

These omega oils contained in foods such as Haddock and other fish can also help to combat potential post exercise soreness.

For a major event of intense proportions, Carb loading and a few days rest prior to a big event can be hugely beneficial. In addition, Pasta is an equally good dish especially to have as it is a low GI food. Low GI foods such as Pasta help delay the onset of fatigue in tandem with containing tons of glucose needed to top up your fuel tank ready for the big day.

 

125g Spaghetti (718 Calories, 148g Carbs, 18g Fat, 25g Protein)

1 Brown Onion (Finely Chopped)  (38 Calories, 7.6g Carbs, 1.4g Fibre, 0.5g Fat, 1g Protein)

1 and ½ tsp of Chilli Flakes

15g Coriander

400g Tinned Chopped Tomatoes (92 Calories, 14g Carbs, 0g Fat, 5g Protein)

1 Pack Frozen King Prawns (100 Calories, 1g Carbs, 1g Fat, 24g Protein)

2 Haddock Fillets (defrosted and Chopped in to Squares)  (470 Calories, 0g Carbs, 22g Fat, 74g Protein)

 

All in all this is a superb dish to have in the few days leading up to your big event.
1) Fry the Onion in a wok in a tbsp of oil until starting to smell lovely and a little brown.

2) Add the Chilli Flakes and all of the tinned tomatoes, stirring everything together.

3) Add the prawns and haddock to the sauce. Add half of the chopped Coriander. Bring to the boil and then simmer for approximately 10 minutes on a medium-low heat, allowing the aromas of the Seafood and Coriander to combine and mix their flavours with the tomato sauce.

4) Meanwhile, cook the Spaghetti according to the packet instructions until al-dente.

5) Add the remaining Coriander to the Seafood Sauce, and mix well.

6) Add the Spaghetti to the Sauce. Mix well together.

7) Serve in Pasta bowl with a garnish of freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.

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