Monday, January 31, 2011

Something (healthy) for the weekend?

Something healthy for the weekend
(Date:28 January 2011)

Something (healty) for the weekend seems to have taken on cult status amongst all you health mongers, recipe lovers and general foodies out there, so we're going to be continuing it for the forseeable future! If there are any recipes you'd like to see, then please get in touch through!

This week, we've got an online exclusive, and a delicious easy and healthy dish to round off January, from the lovely Domini Kemp's recent cookbook.

An Itsa co-founder with her sister Peaches, (check their new offer if you want more healthy goodness!), Domini is a respected food writer and chef, and through all that, still finds time to appear each week on RTE's Four Live!

Now, you may be thinking that there's something fishy about this blog post, and there is, cos this week, we're doing super-healthy salmon and tuna fishcakes! Perfect for a main (serves two) or starter (serves four), this recipe is sure to be a hit if you're entertaining this weekend, or even if you've someone special to impress. Ah heck , who are we kidding, why not just make a batch for yourself!

Anyway, here goes, I'll let Domini take over from here!

"Don’t stress out if you cant get lime leaves or anything else off the list.  Just add more of everything else.  Also, if you ever do come across lime leaves, buy a bunch of them, wrap them up well in cling film and freeze them.  The same goes for the lemongrass – its not idea, but it works OK as they can be hard to find when you need them.

You wil need
2 red onions, diced, 2 red chillies, deseeded and diced, 2 lime leaves, 1 stalk lemongrass, Juice of 2 limes, 1 small bunch coriander, 1 small bunch basil, a knob of ginger, peeled, 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce, 1 tsp fish sauce, a splash of sesame oil, 200g fresh salmon fillet, skin removed and roughly chopped, 200g fresh tuna fillet, skin removed and roughly chopped, a handful of sesame seeds, sweet chilli sauce to serve

How to prepare:

1.      Preheat the oven to 200c. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
2.      Whizz all the ingredients except the fish and sesame seeds together in a food processor until smooth.  Add the fish and pulse so that it’s processed and not mushy baby food.  Shape the fish into balls and place on the baking tray.  If you can, chill for 10 minutes.
3.      Sprinkle with sesame seeds, then bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  If you can, gently turn them over halfway through so they can brown on both sides.  They do cook quite quickly, and you may like to serve them a bit rare inside.  Let them settle for a minute before removing from the paper (they are quite delicate, as there is no egg to bind them), then serve with sweet chilli sauce.

Sounds very tasty and zesty eh? Have fun making them, and be sure to let us know on Twitter or Facebook how you got on!

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