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    Saturday, February 23, 2008

    Fish Burgers and Chips - A New Healthy Take on an Old Favourite

    It’s the Oscars tomorrow and we are looking forward to watching the ceremony.
    Last year we had some people over and I made some tasty bits to accompany wine and the TV,. We haven’t made any plans yet will have to get onto the phone in the morning perhaps it’s always fun to share these experiences.

    We have been trying to see as many if the nominated movies as possible and in the last week have seen
    “Michael Clayton” Go George – “ Juno” lots of tears and laughter and today we saw the delightful “The Bucket List” with the brilliant talents of Jack Nicolson and Morgan Freeman,. We both loved it. Laughing and crying again.

    All wonderful movies/

    I have decided to refrain from dairy food for a couple of months.
    I have had problems with my feet and my masseuse Arlen. (I spent probably one of the most painful hours with him in a long time…but as they say it’s got to be good for you) Anyway he suggested that I should just cut back on dairy…stop clogging my arteries for a couple of months and see how I feel.
    Hopefully I might lose some weight as well.
    What's the bet Dale loses heaps and I lose about a pound!!!

    So I am being very creative and we have been having some fun food.
    So tonight I thought here’s a take on Fish Burger and Chips.

    The Burger
    300 gms fresh tuna (doesn’t have to be sashimi quality)
    5-6 drops sesame oil
    1 tablespoon soya sauce
    1 tablespoon fish sauce
    Zest 1 lime
    Juice 1 lime
    2 tablespoons spring onions finely chopped
    2 tablespoons ginger grated
    2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
    Freshly ground black pepper
    Good shake chili flakes
    Olive oil

    First chop the tuna into little dice
    Place in bowl
    Add rest of ingredients let sit about 30 minutes to meld the flavours

    Shape into 2 patties

    Now the Kumara Chips
    Peel 1 large kumara

    Cut 4 thick slices
    Pop into the microwave for 5mins with a little water

    Dry and spray with olive oil both sides
    Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Into 200C oven 10 minutes
    Turn and back for another 10 minutes

    They should be nice and golden

    Remove and set aside

    Heat a grill pan to smoking hot
    Spray with olive oil

    Place on pan cook 1 minute 1 side
    Turn and cook for another 1 minutes
    This should be enough don't over cook them

    To serve

    Put on piece of roasted Kumara Chip on your plate
    Top with burger and place the other slice on the top.
    I think the corn was a good accompaniment .
    Quickly 4 minutes in the microwave in it's skin.
    I'm sorry I cheated. Rolled it in a little butter.
    It really is the only way for me.

    Very satisfying…very healthy


    Asha said...

    YUM! I like Tuna burgers. I bought Cod and made Fish and chips, UK style, will post next month. Enjoy Sunday!:))

    katiez said...

    Ooooh, those Tuna burgers sound (and look) delicious!