Welcome to a new blog series from The Brighton Beard Company; "Eat your way to a better beard". Each month we'll be featuring a recipe from all corners of the internet; chosen for its beard-health benefits. With meaty, meat-free and vegan recipes in the mix, there'll be something for every palate in the coming months.
You may be familiar with the notion that hair is technically dead but that’s no reason to neglect the poor thing. We quite often think of food as fuel but it’s so much more than that; what we eat has a direct influence on our appearance and we’re not just talking about excess body weight. Your skin and hair are tell-tale signs if you’re eating right, and there’s nothing like a glossy, thick beard to tell the world that you know your way around the kitchen. And who doesn’t love a beardy man with chef skills?!
This month’s salmon taco recipe is from wondrous food blog Tartlette. It’s a great recipe for summer as it’s light, fresh and easy to make; perfect post-gym or for having your pals over on the weekend. Cotija cheese can be a little tricky to find, so we like using feta as a substitute – and before you proclaim the ingredients sound too obscure, cilantro is just another name for coriander.
Salmon Tacos With Cilantro Avocado Cream
2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 to 3/4 cup cotija cheese
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
1/2 avocado cut up in small cubes
Hair is primarily constructed of protein, so you quite literally need to put in to get out. The salmon in this dish not only provides the vital protein for healthy hair structure, but the omega-3 fatty acids to nourish the fibres with natural oils and vitamin B12 to prevent loss. The avocado is high in vitamin B, which is essential for growth and will work to protect and strengthen, and vitamin E that will repair damaged scalp. Tasty and nutritious – and we love the jalapeno kick. These can be a little messy to eat so just keep some napkins around to clean up your tash.
To read more of Tartlette's great recipes, check out the blog here.