Monday, 10 March 2014

Beansprout, green bean and tomato hot asian-style salad

I love healthy, light meals with lots and lots of veg in! This 'hot salad' is one of my favourites to make, it's super quick, tasty and low calorie. Enjoy!



Beansprout, green bean and tomato hot asian-style salad

  • 100g beansprouts
  • a couple of handfulls of frozen, sliced green beans
  • 1 large tomato, cut into 6-8 wedges
  • sliced, fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (or to taste)
  • dried chilli flakes to taste
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • sesame oil to serve

This recipe is so simple, just put all the ingredients except the sesame oil in a saucepan, and steam-cook for 5-10 minutes over a medium heat. Then drizzle some sesame oil over and serve!
It's super good as a salad to accompany sushi, or just as a light lunch.

E x

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Fish and beansprout stir-fry

For my first food post I thought I would post about one of my favourite, super-quick weekday meals that I make, a simply stir-fry! However, rather than adding one of those packet sauces, I make my own with a few simple flavours. It is much nicer than the slightly chemically flavour of packet stir-fry sauces!

This recipe is super easy, and you only really need a few fresh ingredients.



Fish and beansprout stir-fry

  • 100g beansprouts
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • about 6 mushrooms (I used chestnut mushrooms), sliced
  • 3 tbsp garden peas
  • 1/2 red pickled roasted pepper, sliced
  • 2 fillets frozen, white fish
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • Dried chilli flakes
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
Start by putting the first 5 ingredients in a sauce pan over a medium heat. While you are doing this, put the fish fillets in a microwave-safe pot or bowl. Put the fish in the microwave, on high, for 3-5 minutes. You want it thoroughly cooked in the microwave, test it by seeing if it will flake and checking it's boiling hot inside.
After both the veg and the fish have been cooking for 3-5 minutes, add the cooked fish to the sauce pan. Then add the last 5 ingredients, stir, and simmer until most of the liquid from the veg has disappeared.

And that's it! This meal is super tasty, has 3 portions of fruit/veg, and has protein from the fish. Make sure to check the seasonings, and add more of any to taste.

I hope you like my first recipe!

E x