Monday, 20 June 2011

Fresh, healthy and deeee-lishus!

Though the weather is frosty and that cold that the breeze bites your face, sometimes stodgy food just won't hit the spot for dinner... Tonight I felt like something light and tasty, fresh snapper with an array of beautiful, colourful veggies! Thank goodness sayang is around to direct my culinary skills...

Flavour the oil with our aromatics - ginger, garlic, spring onions, chillies, lemongrass and shallots simmer away in the wok until just golden brown. Add some lime juice and zest to give the dish that bitey taste! Just smell the flavour wafting up your nostils and hear your tummy start to rumble and your mouth water, your body knows it's in for a treat!

Some chopped kaffir lime leaves... some baby corn, brussel sproats and shitake mushies go in... Followed by our star, snapper! We pop that in over a bed of veggies, fish sauce and fish stock to steam and pack the fish full of Thai flavours.

The final product is a beautifully healthy meal that is low fat meal, with mono and polyunsaturated fats for healthy hearts! Good source of veggies - atleast 1-2 serves per portion!

A perfectly balanced meal of sweet, tangy, spicy with a little bit of bitterness to cut through the richness of the fish sauce and lemongrass. You exerience the crunchiness of the veggies, the fish keeps your palate moist and combined with some fluffly jasmine rice, this has got to be one of the most deee-lishus healthy meals around.
It can be eaten in any season - its the type of food that makes you feel good - because its healthy, its warm to make you sweat in summer or warm up in winter, the flavours will take you to a Thai beach, where you get fresh seafood served to you while you soak up the summer sun...
So that was my little escape meal - to take my mind off this terrible, frosty cold!

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