So far I have had a good week. The sun has been shining, I’ve had a day trip to London-town and best of all – Game of Thrones made me very happy!
I’ve also managed to avoid cooking chips or chicken kiev. In fact, I just realised that I have eaten fish every day for five days in a row – and each day it has been a different fish. Not sure how interesting that is for anyone but hey ho.
As proof that I have turned a healthy corner on the food front I thought I would share my rather tasty take on the simple fish supper. How grilled fish and salad got interesting!
Maple Mackerel with soy, lime and ginger
Takes 25 mins plus 30 mins marinating, serves 2
- 4 mackerel fillets
- 1/2 cup of brown rice
- 1 onion – chopped
- 1 red pepper – deseeded and chopped
- 1 little gem lettuce – sliced
- 1/4 cucumber – sliced
- fresh lemon and olive oil to dress the salad
For the marinade:
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (I blended light and dark)
- 3 tsp maple syrup
- Juice of one lime
- Small piece of fresh ginger – chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic – crushed
1) Mix all marinade ingredients together and pour over the mackerel – then chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
2) Place the mackerel skin side up under a pre-heated grill and cook for five mins. Turn and cover with the reserved marinade, before grilling for roughly five minutes (probably depends on your grill people – keep an eye on those little beauties!)
3) In a separate pan shallow fry the onion for two minutes, then add the red pepper and cook for a further two minutes. (again, I’m not Nigella – if you like your onions crispy and your pepper melt in the mouth then leave those bad boys afryin’)
4) Cook the rice according to the packet instructions (doh!). Once ready, toss with the sautéed onion and red pepper.
5) Chop up the lettuce and cucumber and dress with fresh lemon and olive oil
6) Serve all together
Calorie count: not all that many, surely…
For something so damn healthy looking it was yum. Promise.