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do you mix meat and fish in you paleo dishes?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I know this has been discussed before, but I just would like to know about your dayly experience about that. Do you often without issues combine different kind of food such as meat, fish, eggs and so on, into the same paleo dish? Or should I avoid combining them? Or should I try and see and do whatever works smooth for me? Thank you and have a nice day!

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86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

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on March 25, 2013
at 11:16 PM

Ill add in sardines too when I need some fish...I like to cook onions a bit more and this is my "fast food" ha...although that does sound good

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on March 25, 2013
at 06:33 PM

I think he brings up good points that contribute to the conversation. Why the downvoting?

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on March 25, 2013
at 06:03 PM

hmmmm....sounds like Joe's Special...don't forget the onions...but where's the fish?

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on March 25, 2013
at 05:08 PM

sounds amazing!

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on March 25, 2013
at 02:30 PM

I think it really depends. Think of a Spanish paella with shrimp and chorizo. Or a surf & turf dinner of lobter & steak. Or bacon-wrapped scallops.

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Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

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on March 25, 2013
at 03:52 PM

Yep, I do it all the time. if it's good alone and it doesn't disgust you being together, go for it.

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on March 25, 2013
at 03:46 PM

I combine all the time...my signature Paleo meal when I don't feel like thinking is a) cook veggies lightly b) add ground beef (precooked) c) crack a few eggs in, turn up the heat for a minute and mix it all together...

...and boom goes the dynamite

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on March 25, 2013
at 05:08 PM

sounds amazing!

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on March 25, 2013
at 06:03 PM

hmmmm....sounds like Joe's Special...don't forget the onions...but where's the fish?

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

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on March 25, 2013
at 11:16 PM

Ill add in sardines too when I need some fish...I like to cook onions a bit more and this is my "fast food" ha...although that does sound good

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on March 25, 2013
at 10:09 AM

This is interesting, some days ago I was asking myself the same!

I have personally never been too worried about what I mix on my meals as long as it's all quality stuff and I do enjoy a lot combining all kind of different things on my dishes. Maybe more concerned about macro ratios than mixing different sources of protein.

Would be interested in read something from users than may have some knowledge about this topic, I really don't. But I guess that as long as you do not have any special digestion issues and need to isolate different type of food to know what works better or not on yourself, you wouldn't need to worry too much about it.

Just my guess. I know that there are some theories over there that say that proper nutrient matching is important for digestion and nutrient absorption so as I said, would be happy to learn a little bit more about this.

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on March 25, 2013
at 06:36 PM

For what it's worth, Kashrut (Kosher law in Jewish tradition) says to separate meat and fish. It says that if you are going to have the two in the same meal, put them on different dishes.

There are many who say the kosher laws have reason behind them, often having to do with health and cleanliness.

Also, there does seem to be some clashing when I mix the two. It's not a big deal, but it doesn't make as much sense as just eating one, or just eating the other.

I don't think it's a big deal, but these are things to consider.

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on March 25, 2013
at 06:08 PM

Oysters + cream + eggs = hang town fry

Oysters + bacon = angels on horseback

I've been eating variants of these for breakfast for months.

I'll smoke salmon fillets using bacon slices as a top layer. This keeps some of the smoke off the salmon, holds in moisture and puts a little bacon fat into the fish.

Lately I've had a lot of clams to use up, and have been making cioppinos with them, using lots of any kind of sausage I have around. Dry salumis for pepper and strong flavor, ground sausage for meaty bulk and fat. The base for this is a big can of crushed tomatoes with lots of garlic and spices, cooked for 8 hours in the crock pot to get the clams tender.

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on March 25, 2013
at 11:20 AM

Yesterday I had two filets of fish, on a bed of rucola salad with slightly roasted onion and bacon bits. An avocado on the side. Was pretty good.

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on March 25, 2013
at 11:15 AM

Fish doesn't seem to mix well with other meats in the same dish. The bones, first.

Second, in terms of taste - at least to me - beef is an aromatic meat with a distinctive flavor. Same of pork. Eggs, too. Fish has a strong taste which "clashes" with any of the aforementioned.

Third, the difference in texture. Which requires different jaw action and chewing time on each bit of meat.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on March 25, 2013
at 06:33 PM

I think he brings up good points that contribute to the conversation. Why the downvoting?

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on March 25, 2013
at 02:30 PM

I think it really depends. Think of a Spanish paella with shrimp and chorizo. Or a surf & turf dinner of lobter & steak. Or bacon-wrapped scallops.

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on March 25, 2013
at 11:12 AM

I mix eggs, meats from various animals, broths, veggies, and dairy together frequently with no problems. I do not include any kind of seafood because it would kill my husband.

If you have concerns about certain combinations, keep a food diary so you can narrow down the causes of whatever reactions you may experience.

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on March 25, 2013
at 10:10 AM

Actually I have just eaten a breakfast made of fried ground beef with fresh salmon and it was delicious. Will try different variations in future.
Generally mix whatever way you want as long as it pleases your taste. I don't see any particular reason why you shouldn't do it, unless you are allergic to some certain foods, but then of course you should avoid them completely.
My normal breakfast consists of fried ground beef with cheese, bell pepper and onion. Very often I mix ground beef with few egg yolks in other dishes. I have been just experimenting for quite long time and this way developed many personal recipes - of which many are really delicious - and I would advise it to everyone. I see that you are from Italy, so you certainly know how important pleasant meal is.

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