This is another feature of the ABC of Healthy Living where we provide nutritious – as well as delicious recipes to fortify our commitment to help you to become healthy. I think most people will love this first recipe.
In fact it’s one of my favourites.
2½ cups water
500g white fleshed fish fillets, skinned & cut into pieces
4 rashers rindless bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 medium potatoes, peeled & cubed
2½ cups milk
3 tablespoons plain flour
1 bay leaf
170 gm. can crab meat, drained (or if available fresh crab meat)
2 teaspoons lemon juice, optional
Salt & pepper to taste
Bring the water to the boil in a large saucepan. Add fish & simmer for 10 minutes. Drain; reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.
Flake the fish, removing all bones. Set aside.
Melt the butter in same pan & sauté the bacon, onion & garlic until the onion is tender.
Add the potatoes & sauté for 2 minutes.
Add reserved stock. Blend a little of the milk with the flour to form a paste. Stir into pan with remaining milk & bay leaf. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat & simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Stir in the fish, crab meat & lemon juice (if using) & salt & pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf from the soup before serving.
Serve garnished with 2-3 small cooked prawns or scallops & freshly ground black pepper.
Thai Chicken Curry
This is a great recipe providing protein, vegeatables and the good oils.
1 teaspoon oil
500g chicken breast, sliced *
1 onion, chopped
2 slender eggplants, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red curry paste, Valcom brand
375ml can coconut milk
1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
100g green beans, trimmed & halved
1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
Juice of ½ lime
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons coriander leaves
100g frozen peas & beans
2 cups long grain rice, cooked, to serve.
Heat oil in a wok or frying pan; cook chicken, onion & eggplant on medium for 5 minutes. Add curry paste; cook 1 minute; stir in coconut milk, stock powder & bring to the boil. Add beans & capsicum & simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally.
Add fish sauce, lime juice & sugar. Serve with rice & sprinkle with coriander leaves.
* Prawns and/or white fish fillets work great in this recipe too