Category Archives: Fish

Salmon with corn and red pepper salsa

Clean eating! Have you thought about eating clean? It’s the latest buzzword on healthy eating. Eating clean means eating fresh produce, grains to supercharge your body, fruits detox your body and the end product you are gonna feel like a million dollars! I am trying to follow BBC Goodfood magazine’s Healthy eating habits for 7 days.. haven’t been able to do it completely but the recipes I’ve tried so far are Yumms! Here’s one of them. Enjoy!

Just a short note on the principles for ‘clean eating’ .

Adapted from Cooking Light magazine.

  1. Choose whole natural foods, avoid or eliminate processed foods. Processed foods are those that come in boxes or cans. Try buying fresh produce as much as you can.
  2. Choose unrefined over refined. Eat more grains, legumes, couscous, brown rice, millet etc.
  3. Include a little of carbohydrate, protein and fat at each meal.
  4. Watch out for salt, sugar and fats in your diet. All canned food have hidden high sodium content, and this is seen in all the soy sauces too.
  5. Eat 5-6 small meals throughout the day to keep you from getting too hungry and maintain your blood sugar levels throughout the day.
  6. Don’t drink your calories! Most specialty coffees are high in calories and the same goes for isotonic drinks and soft drinks.
  7. Finally Get moving !  🙂

 

Recipe: ( serves 2 ) Adapted from the Goodfood magazine

For the spicy salmon

  • 2 salmon fillets about 500g in total
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 lime, grated zest and juice, plus wedges to serve ( feel free to use lemons)
  • 1.5 tbsp. olive oil

For the salsa salad

  • 1 corn on the hob, husk removed if attached
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 avocado , stoned, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely chopped
  • small bunch of coriander leaves finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

1. Finely grate the garlic into a bowl, add the spices, 1 tbsp lime juice ( or lemon juice)  and olive oil to make the marinade. Coat salmon fillets with the marinade and leave it in the fridge while you make the salsa.

2. Take the corn and steam it till cooked, about 15 minutes, then remove the kernels with a sharp knife and put it into a bowl. Add the chopped red pepper, onions, avocado, lime zest ,1 tbsp lime juice and 1 tbsp olive oil , mix well. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

3. Heat a frying pan on medium high heat and cook the salmon fillets for about 3 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the fillets.

4. Serve with the salsa , with extra lime or lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Total cost: RM 32

Amazing Fish Curry

Fish Curry

(adapted from Sinfully Spicy )

This is an amazing North Indian fish curry and I’m addicted to it. The best South Indian fish curry has to be my mom’s cos serve with fried french beans with coconut on the side and I’m in heaven. I wanted a different fish curry recipe and this recipe was amazing. My son even commented on it the minute I came home from work ( I made it before I left in the morning and I believe the flavours were well steeped by lunch time!) 🙂 Anyway Let’s get on with the recipe.

Recipe:
  • 4 black Pomfret or Mackerel steaks
  • 1 tsp turmeric ( to rub the fish with)
  • 1 cup finely diced red onions
  • 4 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tomatoes chopped fine
  • 1.5 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder ( adjust to your taste)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 1/2 tsp amchoor powder ( dry mango powder or substitute with a 1.5 tsp of lemon juice)
  • 1.5 cup of water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
Firstly rub the fish steaks with the turmeric and leave it in the fridge until needed.
Get a wide heavy bottomed pan, add the oil and heat it on medium fire. Now add the chopped onions, saute till just browning then add chopped garlic.Saute for about 1-2 minutes then lower heat and add chopped tomatoes, grated ginger, turmeric, coriander and chilli powder. Saute on low medium heat till the oil starts separating on the sides. This should take about 10-12 minutes and add some water if it”s drying up too fast. This is the most important part because the flavours will start to melt into each other now , so don’t rush this process! 🙂
Add the marinated fish steaks , together with the kasuri methi and amchoor powder.
Mix the masala gently and make sure fish well coated , again a little water to loosen the masala and gently simmer on low-medium heat for 10 minutes.Check for salt and add as needed. Once it’s done, add the chopped coriander leaves and let sit for 40 min- 1 hr and wallah an amazing fish curry!
Serve with white jasmine rice.