This recipe is quickly becoming one of my absolute favourites to make when entertaining/having people over. It’s super quick to make – like just chuck it all together in a bowl and serve – and the flavours are so zesty and refreshing. And if you’re thinking it will be expensive because it’s sashimi grade fish, think again! I’ve made this recipe a few times in these last few weeks and each time the piece of fish has only cost around $15 and all the other ingredients you’ve probably already got at home.
Ingredients – serves 6 – 8 people
250 – 300 gram sashimi grade tuna steak
4 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 tablespoons of ginger, cut into matchsticks or grated
1 teaspoons of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of vinegar or mirin
Juice of one lime
1 teaspoon of wasabi
¾ cup of olive oil
12 – 16 pappadums
Cut tuna into 1cm pieces
In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, vinegar/mirin, lime juice and wasabi and mix
Heat olive in pan and shallow fry the pappadums as per packet instructions (they take all of about 10 seconds each to cook)
Just before serving, add the tuna to the bowl and coat in the liquid
Add a spoonful of tuna on each pappadum and serve immediately
With the festive season comes so many temptations and it is very easy to go a bit overboard on the treats. I recently wrote a blog post about my top six tips for enjoying a healthy-ish Christmas, without feeling like you’re missing out and one of the things I mentioned is making healthy alternatives to the real naughty food. Chia pudding is a perfect example of this because it’s sweet like a dessert but it’s healthy, so it’s a great option for you this silly season. It’s also a super cute Christmas dessert because there are so many amazing red and green fruits out there that you can make them look really Christmas-y. You can read my whole blog post here for other tips and tricks.
I was at my local grocery store the other day and saw in the seafood section that they had 50% off a lot of the fish and other seafood, which got me thinking; ‘what can I do with a whole fish that would be perfect for Christmas here in Australia?’ (aka super-hot but perfect BBQ weather). I decided a whole baked snapper with citrus flavours would be perfect. I combined this idea with my usual obsession with Asian flavours and here’s the end result. A light, tangy and fruity whole fish that only takes 25 minutes to cook! PS. You could totally do this in the BBQ too!
There’s no denying crispy skin salmon is one of the greatest things in life, like, ever! I wanted to create a summer salad that is light and refreshing but still filling and super delicious. For me, salmon was the perfect option for this. Now just add this easy-peasy salad to whip up and you’ll be the star chef at every family gathering.
I have decided to challenge myself with trying recipes with ingredients I haven’t or very rarely cook with. I started thinking about haloumi and after a few random ideas I came up with these burgers. I haven’t cooked with haloumi or turkey mince until now and I’m kicking myself for it! My Turkey and Haloumi Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns are perfect appetisers for big groups or a fun dinner for a few people. These are even better than I thought they would be – I’m so excited for you to try them!
Since spring has arrived I have been craving seafood like crazy! I think the warmer weather has me feeling like I should be on an island somewhere all the time and of course if you’re on an island, you’ll be eating seafood, right? For those of you who are like me and aren’t all that into pasta, but still enjoy meals that go so well with pasta, this recipe is for us! Did I mention its unbelievably easy too?!
Stir fry's, in my opinion, are one of the best and easiest meals to make to get a lot of vegetables into your tummy. I love that you can whip up a stir fry in a matter of minutes and can change the flavors so easily. This recipe is another one that you can tweak to suit your liking, depending what your fave veg are. I've listed more ingredients than are in these photos because you can literally put anything you want in!
Chia pudding is the perfect healthy alternative to dessert or any sweet treat for that matter. Full of natural sweetness and all the benefits these tiny little seeds contain, this recipe is an easy five minute treat to make. You can even have it for breakfast to curb those sugar cravings first thing!
Taco night is a regular occurrence in my household. We love the flavours of a good taco/burrito and its always a bit of fun putting them together (and hoping they don’t crash and break apart mid-way through eating them). This recipe combines the flavours of tacos with the gorgeous sweet flavours of roasted sweet potato. You can add any other of your favourite taco toppings even if they’re not mentioned here. Get creative with this one!
The humble pumpkin soup is a must in winter. There is, however, a downfall to pumpkin soup (in my opinion anyway)…The only thing that could make pumpkin soup better is if it was more filling! It gets tiring and expensive having to eat giant bowls of pumpkin soup to feel full. Well look no further because I have the solution my winter warming friends!