Saturday, February 9, 2008

Oriental Kingklip

4 x 200 g portions filleted kingklip; skin on cake flour seasoned with salt and milled black pepper

butter and vegetable oil

2 green peppers, seeded and sliced 1 onion, finely sliced

24 button mushrooms, sliced

125 ml mixed fresh sprouts

5 ml crushed garlic

5 ml crushed green ginger

60 ml commercial sweet and sour sauce

Diet Start

Toss the kingklip in seasoned flour. Heat butter and oil in a large frying pan and fry the fish until golden on both sides and cooked through. Place on warm plates and keep hot.

Heat oil in a wok or frying pan and stir-fry the green pepper, onion and mushrooms until crisp-tender. Stir in the sprouts, garlic, ginger and sweet and sour sauce and season with salt and pepper.

Pour sauce over or around the fish and serve immediately with rice.

Serves 4

Crab and Cashew Nut Salad

8 crab sticks (about 250 g)

50 g butter

freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon

'/2 medium English cucumber, sliced mixed lettuce leaves

100 g cashew nuts


125 ml water

'/2 small onion, finely chopped

2 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped small bunch fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

20 ml fish sauce

Dressing: Bring the water to the boil, add the remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered for 1 minute. Cool.

Cut the crab sticks into bite-sized pieces. Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan, add the lemon juice and heat until sizzling. Sauté the crab sticks for about 2 minutes until golden. Remove from the heat, toss with the cucumber and cool. Drizzle over the dressing and toss.

To Serve: Arrange lettuce on a large platter (or individual plates) and top with crab mixture. Garnish with cashew nuts. Serves 4

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