Note: There is speculation that turmeric protects against dementia. This is based in part on the fact that people in India often live long lives with clear minds, and they frequently enjoy curcumin in turmeric and curry sauces for their dining. Turmeric, often substituted for expensive saffron, has much more curcumin than curry.
–cod (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)
–green onions (2 stalks, chopped)
–salt and pepper
–Promise margarine (heart-healthy)
–lemon (1, fresh, sliced)
–lemon zest (lemon peel)
–milk (dairy or almond)
1 – Place 1 cup of dairy or almond milk in a microwaveable cup. Microwave on high for 1 and one-half minutes. In a second cup, place 1 tablespoon of flour. When the milk has heated, slowly add the milk to the flour, beating vigorously. Place the sauce in a covered baking dish. Add a generous amount of turmeric. Microwave the sauce for 3 minutes on high. Stir well.
2 – Place the cod in the sauce, spooning some sauce over the top of the cod. Season with salt, pepper, and lemon zest. Chop 2 stalks of green onions and place on top of the cod. Season with 1 tablespoon of melted healthy margarine. With a sharp knife, cut the lemon into slices. Place the lemon slices atop the cod. End with a few drops of olive oil.
3 – Microwave on high for 9 minutes.
4 – Serve the cod hot, atop white rice (preferably), couscous, pasta, or quinoa.
–cod adapted from Top 50 Most Delicious Turmeric Recipes.