Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thai Cod Burger

Burgers are great but fish burgers are even better. We mixed cod, garlic, basil, shredded coconut, fish sauce, hoisin sauce and chilli flakes in the food processor. You can add an egg but it is not necessary. You could use any type of fish as long as it is a fairly thick fish.

The dressing sauce was made by mixing hoisin sauce and ketchup. We topped the burgers with mango, tomatoes and escarole. A very nice alternative to ground beef.

Salade Lyonnaise

Trying new salads is great in the summertime when it's just too hot to cook anything in the oven. This was the first time we made a Lyonnaise salad. We recently made Nicoise salad and this is a lighter version.

We chopped up and cooked bacon and onions in a bit of olive oil and Dijon mustard on low heat for about 20 minutes. We topped the bed of escarole with the mixture bacon and onions and then added a poached egg.

Again, this is a healthy option for a salad, as long as you don't add too much bacon. There are about 100 calories per bacon slice, unfortunately.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Shrimp Soba

Soba noodles are slightly healthier than wheat pasta. They also have much more flavour. We try to use this type of pasta or we make our own.

We cooked the shrimp with the shells because we think it adds flavour. We stir fried the shrimp with vegetables and sprinkled sesame seeds. Very simple and healthy.

Beets Napoleon

This recipe is very simple but messy. We roasted the beets for an hour and removed the skin.When removing the skin from beets, you should wear gloves. The red stains on your hands could make you look suspicious.

We sliced the beets and added layers of a mixture made from goat cheese and cottage cheese.

We never thought we would like beets since the only ones we ever had before were the marinated ones. Now they have become a staple item and we use them to sweeten many salads.

Lobster Risotto Arancini