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Pan fried sea bass, turmeric rice and Thai themed salad

Fish Friday with a twist. Who said healthy has to be boring??


Sea bass, turmeric rice and Thai themed salad
Sea bass, turmeric rice and Thai themed salad

Sometimes, like everyone else, we get a little bored of eating the same things all the time. We eat a pretty good balanced diet but can get stuck for creative ideas - with vegetables in particular. We tend to go for the easy options and broccoli and spinach get consumed in huge quantities in our house.

This week, having a little time on my hands, I thought we'd try a "Fish Friday" with a little twist. This is a really fresh tasting Thai salad, which leaves a little tingle on the taste buds. Aside from the chopping (which does take a little time) it is a really simple meal to make.

My inspiration is derived from Olive Magazine and a little googling/customisation.



Thai themed salad with a good variety of vegetables
This version of the Thai salad also had swede in as an option

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SALAD;

1 carrot, shredded

1 green apple, shredded or thinly sliced (I did mine in neat little strips)

Spring/sliced greens - 2 large handfuls, shredded

1/2 cucumber, cored and thinly sliced

1/2 green pepper, finely sliced

1/2 red pepper, finely sliced

1/2 red onion, finely sliced

Mint -a bunch of, chopped

Coriander - a bunch of, chopped

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SALAD DRESSING;

1 red chilli finely chopped

1 green chilli finely chopped (I used medium heat chillis)

2 cloves garlic finely chopped

3 tbsp lime juice

2 tbsp fish sauce

METHOD;

Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients in a small bowl. Simply put all the chopped salad ingredients in a large salad bowl, pour over the dressing, mix well and serve


Turmeric rice
Turmeric rice (the cheaper option to saffron)

INGREDIENTS FOR THE TURMERIC RICE;

2 cups basmati rice (or one tea mug in this house)

1 lime juiced

2 tbps fish sauce or soy sauce

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 Vegetable stock cube

500mil of water

METHOD FOR THE RICE;

Put all of the ingredients in a pan

When it begins to bubble cover tightly with a lid and reduce heat to low. I used brown wholegrain Basmati so allowed it to cook for 25-30 mins - if you use white Basmati it should take around 15 to 20 mins - or until all or most of the liquid has been absorbed.

You could add peas to the rice, or get creative with some other additions!



Sea bass fillets skin on

SEABASS (SKIN ON)

What a beautiful piece of fish - one of my favourites.

I had never cooked it before so was a little nervous, but it's so simple.

METHOD;

Brush the skin side of the sea bass fillets with oil. Heat a frying pan until very hot and add the fillets skin side down.

Cook for 3 minutes and then put them under a grill to finish the tops. This took approx. 4 minutes for our fillets - cooked through with crispy skin.


Obviously if you don't eat fish you could add a different protein source, but overall this offers a very tasty, simple and balanced meal.


Enjoy!!!

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