Thursday, January 08, 2009

Healthy Food

K experienced a sudden and urgent desire to have fruit salad on Tue evening, after coming home from office. But he was very tired at that point of time. So he took off on a nap for an hour or so, while I did a quick begun-bandhakopi-tomato-yellow capsicum curry which btw, turned out to be a surprise success (it seems I'm the one most surprised when one of my dishes actually work out well ). After that, we dashed off to Stop N Shop, which mercifully remains open till midnight on weekdays. We picked up a tub of plain non-fat yogurt, one of non-fat vanilla yogurt, two tubs of low-fat icecream (French Vanilla and Chocolate), a can of condensed milk, cherry flavoured dried cranberries and bananas. K dished up, with the additional help of refrigerated apples, pears, blackberries and some salted nuts an awesome dessert. And a healthy, guiltless one. He looked immensely satisfied at this feat. Cheers !

Yesterday, we bravely tried out a new tilapia fish recipe, baking it instead of the usual cooking-on-gas with either tomato-onion-ginger or chilli-soya-vinegar sauces-and-capsicum varieties. Sorry I forgot to take a photo, it did look very picturesque indeed when done...well, next time perhaps ! It tasted exactly like fish kebabs, healthy and amazingly subtle. Here's the recipe :

Tilapia with Garlic Butter

Cook Time: 20 minutes

2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
dash pepper
dash salt
pinch dried dill or parsley
dash paprika
4 tilapia fillets

In a saucepan/non-stick frying pan, combine butter, garlic, pepper, salt, dill, and paprika. Heat over low heat until butter is melted and starts simmering. Remove from heat. Brush a little of the butter mixture in the bottom of a shallow baking dish (line baking dish with foil, if desired) then place tilapia fillets on the buttered area. Brush top of each tilapia fillet with the seasoned butter mixture. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes, until tilapia flakes easily with a fork.
Serves 2.

Note : I didn't have dill, so I used plain old cilantro (dhonepata) instead. Don't know how it would have tasted with dill, but the dhonepata sure worked wonders for us !

P.S. K is quite indignant. I took the liberty of informing him that his snoring resembles fireworks.

1 comment:

Clytemnestra said...

Droooooooooool(at the fish and the salad)!!!!!!!!!!!!

& LOL! I was witness to S's indignant abashment on being informed that his snoring resembles the piping of a steam engine. And this was on our honeymoon, so.....!!!!! :D


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