Thursday, January 29, 2009

CORE Barramundi with Watercress, Spinach and Rocket Salad

Pictures coming, but I don't know how to download from hubby's fancy pants SLR

Serves: 2

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients Barramundi:

  • 1 whole barramundi about 500g, cleaned (ie gutted)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 sprigs rosemary

Optional - baked potatoes - 4 baby potatoes, par boiled with skin on (half cooked)

Heat lidded BBQ or oven to 180*C
Spray a metal tray with a little oil. Put Barra in pan and put half of the lemon in the cavity with most of the rosemary.
Spray fish with a little oil, then top with slices of lemon and a little rosemary
If doing potatoes, pot these in the pan with a little spray of oil.
Into the BBQ/oven for about 20 mins (hint with BBQ - turn the flame of under the grill the tray is on, but keep others on).

Ingredients Salad:

  • handful of watercress
  • handful of baby spinach
  • handful of rocket
  • pinch of snow pea sprouts
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes
  • lemon juice (about 1TB)
  • balsamic vinegar (about 1TB)

Arrange greens onto 2 plates.
Cut cherry tomatoes in half and top
Splash a little balsamic and some lemon juice on the salad.

Serve 2 baby tomatoes and half the barramundi onto each plate and enjoy

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

CORE Frozen Fruit Salad

An excellent way of dealing with fruit which ripes quickly in the heat.
And very refresing on a hot day

Serves: 1+ depending on amount of fruit used

Difficulty: Very Easy, but needs some lead time

Fruit which is great frozen:
  • ripe banana/s - peeled and cut into slices about 1.5cm thick
  • ripe stone fruit, like nectarines (leave skin on) or peaches (peel) - chop into slices/pieces, no more than 1cm thick, sprinke with lemon juice
  • seedless grapes - stalk removed
  • oranges - cut into slices/wedges no more than 1-1.5cm thick
Lay fruit out flat on a tray and freeze. When frozen you can put into a dry tub in the freezer.

Arrange as many peices and types of fruit as needed on a plate and eat with your fingers

Notes -
  • If your freezer makes icecream rock hard, I'd suggest letting it sit for a few minutes before eating, otherwise eat straight away
  • For kids or for some pizazz, thread fruit on a skewer and freeze
  • You can also stick pop sticks into banana to make creamy "ice cream"