Fish For Dinner? It Must Be Tasty Tuesday But A Day Late….

So what do we have for you this week?

Well you lucky people are about to get my latest invention inspired by a post on my gym website TFD for Thai fishcakes.

Well I took that recipe, spun around a bit, removed the bits I cannot eat at present (the leafy salad for example 😦 )

And what did I end up with?

Red Thai Curry Fish and Prawn Cakes with Chilli’s served on a Quinoa Salad.

And here’s how you make it….

Ingredients

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Fishcakes:

  1. 380gms pack frozen pollock fillets, thawed, dried and roughly chopped
  2. 75gms Garlic and Coriander Cooked Prawns
  3. 1 Large Egg
  4. 1 Tbsp red Thai curry paste
  5. 2 Tsp Nam Pla Fish Sauce
  6. 1 Tbsp Cornflour/Arrowroot
  7. 50gms green Beans, trimmed and finely sliced
  8. 1 Large Red Chilli
  9. 2 Tbsp Olive oil – for frying cakes

Method for cooking the fishcakes:

Roughly chop the dried Pollock, thinly slice the chills and chop the green beans into small pieces once top and tailed.

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Put the chopped fish into the food processor bowl and add the Nam Pla (fish sauce)

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The Thai Red Curry paste

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Add the egg and season with some finely ground salt.

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Place the lid on the processor bowl, click into place and process!

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And add the arrowroot and mix in:

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Decant into a different bowl and add the green bean pieces and the sliced chilli’s:

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Mix in and finally add the chopped prawns:

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Put the mixture in the fridge for an hour or so to help with firming it up to make the patty preparation a little easier. Add some oil to a large frying pan and heat:

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Take the chilled mixture and form into standard fishcake size patties placing them in the frying pan far enough apart so as not to become mixed together:

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Quinoa Salad:

  1. 100gms Quinoa (Uncooked weight)
  2. Chopped Mixed Peppers
  3. 75gms Edamame Beans
  4. 1 Large slice fresh Red Chilli
  5. 1 Small Bunch Spring Onions
  6. 1 Medium Red Onion
  7. Coriander
  8. 125 gms Pomordorino Tomatoes
  9. Juice of 1 Large Lime
  10. Splash of Japanese Soy sauce

Method for the Quinoa Salad preparation:

Cook the Quinoa in some slightly salted water. Drain and run under cold water to chill. Return to the pan once cold:

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Add the copped peppers:

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Then add the sliced chillies, chopped red onion, sliced garlic, coriander, edamame beans, spring onions and Pomordorino tomatoes:

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Mix well:

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Add the zest of the lime and a splash of Japanese soy sauce:

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Again mix well and we are all ready to serve with the freshly cooked fishcakes:

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Eh Voila!

203 calories per fishcake and 140 calories for the Quinoa salad

I must admit to the fishcakes appearing a little bitter. The original recipe comes with a sweet chilli dipping sauce that I left out. The fishcakes could be sweetened with a small amount of honey, coconut or caster sugar but ONLY a pinch!

FOOD DIARY:Monday 19th July 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1  175mls  Phd Diet Whey Protein  91  17  2.75  1.4
Lunch  1  400mls  Very Berry Recovery Drink  290  23.04  46.1  0.96
 1  166gms  Lime and Chilli Salmon  352  44  6.4  16.6
 1  100gms  Wholegrain Rice  127  2.8  23.3  2.1
Dinner  1  250gms Garlic Prawn and Quinoa Greek Feta Salad 244.5  32.1  16.5  9.45
Snacks  1  400mls  Waitrose Latte  105  6  9  4
 1  400mls  Tea  4.9  0  0.4  0
Totals  1214.4  124.94  104.45  34.51
Water  3  600mls  Plain Mineral Water  0  0  0  0

Considering this food diary is from a day on which I gym’d and walked it is a wonder there isn’t a higher carb total but when we consider that I only took on a Protein Shake for breakfast instead of the Scrambled Egg on Toast I would ordinarily eat, it is no wonder. Proteins were about right and calories were fine so the day was balanced with my fats coming mainly from the fish.

Yesterday was a rest day and although I did walk the dog around the field I am afraid that I forgot to set the Map My Walk unit in order to record my distance and pace etc. To be honest, it wasn’t a bad pace that I achieved although I was only able to estimate it with the time taken in comparison to previous walks. Still, I did have the Jawbone Up24 on and working so that gave me a final days balance of 8284 steps which isn’t bad considering the morning was spent writing and the afternoon cooking in the kitchen!

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Today I shall be back to day three of the new training schedule so please tune in again for more screenshots of my progress.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

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