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Just another simple yet yummy way to prepare mussels.. I have listed 2 kilos in weight of mussels and this will serve 3-4 depending on whether serving as a main or appetiser and also on appetites. My hubby and I are quite piggy and can almost polish off 2kg by ourselves. I usually serve this for the three of us as a main with some hot crusty bread and it is perfect.

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Ingredients

2kg Mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Onion, chopped finely
3 Cloves garlic, crushed
200ml Blonde beer
11/2 Vegetable bouillon cubes
3 Teaspoons a l’Ancienne mustard
180ml Double cream
125ml Low fat cream (can use all low fat if you wish)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to season
3 Teaspoons cornflour mixed with a little water

Method

1. In a large pan bring enough water to the boil for the mussels, add mussels, cover, cook for approx 5 Min’s until mussels open, discard any that don’t, Drain and set to one side. Clean pan

2. Heat oil in same large pan, add onion and garlic, cook until onion softens, add beer, stock, mustard, creams and herbs, stir to combine.

3. Bring to the boil and lower heat, add cornflour and stir until sauce thickens slightly.

4. Return mussels to the pan, stir to coat in sauce and cook until heated through.

Serve with hot crusty bread to soak up the sauce

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This is a different way to prepare tuna than I usually do, I found this recipe and it sounded really good so I thought I would try it. I really enjoyed it as something different and it all came together really well. I served ours over asparagus, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. I made a few changes to the original recipe which I have listed below but if you would like to view the original recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

1 Cup Italian salad dressing
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon red pepper
1/2 Teaspoon tarragon leaf
2lbs Tuna steaks (1 inch thick)
1/4 Cup butter
1/2 Cup chopped onion
1 Cup chopped green onion
1/2 Cup chopped bell pepper
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (extra)
1 Teaspoon vegetable stock powder
1 Cup cream cheese
1 Cup half-and-half cream
1 Cup chopped cooked shrimp (I kept mine whole)
11/2 Tablespoons tarragon, chopped finely (extra)
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

Method

1. Combine salad dressing, lemon juice, garlic powder, red pepper, and tarragon leaves in a 2-quart mixing bowl. Blend thoroughly. Add tuna steaks to the blended marinade sauce, coating each steak thoroughly with the sauce. Cover tuna steaks and refrigerate at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.

2. Remove tuna steaks from marinade sauce and cook in a lightly oiled, heated pan until cooked as desired. I like mine quite pink so I cook mine 3-4 Min’s per side depending on the thickness

3. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped onions, green onions, and bell pepper. Saute until vegetables soften.

4. Add lemon juice, stock, cream cheese and half & half. Stir over low heat until cream cheese melts and sauce thickens. Add chopped shrimp, tarragon, and parsley to sauce.

5. Blend thoroughly and cook sauce over low heat until while you cook the tuna steaks.

To Serve: Place tuna on a plate and pour shrimp sauce over steaks.

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This is one of the nicest ways I have prepared tuna in a while, I think it is because it is a little different. I love tuna and this recipe was no exception the curry mayonnaise goes so well with it and the marinade is wonderful. It is a quick and easy meal to throw together with a wonderful end result. I served ours over salad greens with avocado and mango some chopped up egg and alfalfa sprouts. It made for a very healthy delicious meal. If you would like to view the original recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

6 Tuna steaks

Marinade

1/4 Cup sherry wine
1/4 Cup light soy sauce
2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 Teaspoon ground pepper
2 Tablespoons minced green onions
1/4 Cup minced ginger
1/4 Cup water
1/4 Cup vegetable oil

Curry Mayonnaise

1 1/2 Cups mayonnaise
1/4 Cup honey
1/4 Cup finely chopped chives
2 1/2 Tablespoons curry powder
1/2 Tablespoon turmeric

Method

1. For mayo, combine all ingredients in a steel bowl and stir until completely incorporated. Refrigerate for later use.

2. For marinade, add all ingredients in a steel bowl and stir until well combined; let sit for 2 hours for flavors to blend.

3. Marinate tuna steaks in marinade for 2 hours. Grill tuna on high heat for 2 minutes on each side (do not overcook, or tuna will become dry).

4. Place mayo in a plastic bag, cut off the bottom corner of bag and squeeze sauce across grilled tuna in a “zig zag” pattern.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a really quick recipe to make that is low in carbs and a light meal. I love scallops and prawns and this is a wonderful way to prepare them, with the sauce pairing really well without taking anything away from the natural yummy flavours of the seafood. If you would like to view the original recipe please click here. I did make this as is and I only added some chopped fresh dill as something extra that wasn’t listed only because I had this to use up.

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Ingredients

500g King prawns (medium raw)
250g Scallops (roe removed)
2 Teaspoons olive oil
3 Garlic cloves (crushed, minced)
340g Asparagus (halved on the diagonal)
150g Sugar snap peas (trimmed)
2 Teaspoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons dry white wine
3/4 Cup cream (180ml)
2 Tablespoons parsley (coaarsely chopped)

Method

1. Shell and devein prawns.

2. Into a medium bowl combine prawns, scallops, oil and garlic.

3. Cook seafood on a heated oiled grill plate (or grill on the barbecue) until changed in colour, remove and keep warm.

4. Boil, steam or microwave asparagus and sugar snap peas, separately until tender; drain and cover to keep warm.

5. Simmer juice and wine in a small saucepan, uncovered, about 1 minute or until reduced by half.

6. Add cream and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 2 minutes.

7. Add seafood and simmer uncovered until hot.

Serve seafood with vegetables and garnish with the parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a great casserole recipe I added a couple of things to this one which I have listed below. I also can not get cream of mushroom soup here so I used a packet mix and made it with a mix of milk and cream. I also had some cod I wanted to use up so I added this too, this recipe is very versatile and can be played around with. I served our as is but I did have some leftovers and I served it the next day over pasta and it was really good. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

1 Jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped in half
4 Scallions, chopped
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1/4 lb Mushroom, sliced
4 Tablespoons butter
650g Shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted (I used a packet mix and made it up with a mix of milk and cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons sherry wine
1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese, grated
200g Frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
Paprika
Extra parmesan cheese for the top

Method

1 Arrange arichokes in buttered 7×11″ casserole.

2. Saute shrimp, scallions, garlic and mushrooms in butter for 2-3 minutes.

3. Stir in next 9 ingredients.

4. Stir gently and warm through.

5. Pour mixture over artichokes.

6. Sprinkle top with paprika and cheese.

7. Bake at 350 for 20 Minutes.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is just a very simple yet delicious way to serve salmon, it takes no time at all to prepare and is very healthy. I served ours over stir fried vegetables with wasabi mashed potato ans it was excellent. I use sichuan pepper when I salt and pepper my fish but we love that and it is our preference regular would be fine too. This recipe would also work well with tuna but remember to cook less as tuna needs to be cooked quite rare to remain tender and moist. If you would like to read other reviews of this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

400g Salmon steaks (I used salmon fillet with the skin on)
1 Tablespoon oil
Salt and pepper (I use sichuan pepper, our preference)
1 Teaspoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Teaspoon wasabi paste (or to taste, I use way more, we love it)
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200c degrees. I don’t bother with this I prefer to cook mine in a hot pan as I like to crisp up the skin on the salmon, so take your pick. In a pan depending on thickness of fillets I cook for 4-6 Min’s a side.

2. Cut salmon into 2 steaks.

3. Rub salmon steak with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

4. Place skin side down on a baking sheet and cook in pre-heated oven about 10 minutes or until done to your liking-I like mine quite rare.

5. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients together for a sauce and serve alongside the cooked salmon steak.

Serve salmon with stir fried vegetables and top with wasabi mayonnaise.

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This is also one of the recipes I made for my Asian night, again this is an excellent recipe and the chili, lime, mayonnaise goes exceptionally well with these little gems. All the recipes I made that night were very easy to prepare and did not take long to make. The biggest time consumer was getting all the veg and herbs chopped ready to make each recipe. I chose to do that all first along with making all the dipping sauces to save myself time. I will admit though I had help this time from my hubby helping to crush garlic and to wash up all my messy dishes as I like to do that as I go along so that saved a lot of time for me. If you would like to view the original recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

600g White fish fillets, roughly chopped
2 Red chilies, finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tablespoons smooth light peanut butter
2 Tablespoons finely chopped coriander
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
1 Small red onion, finely chopped
1/2 Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Cup coriander, roughly chopped
2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 Tablespoon grated lime rind
1 Teaspoon lime juice
Plain flour, for rolling
Oil, for shallow frying

Method

1. To make Chilli and Lime Mayonnaise: ~ Combine the mayonnaise, coriander, chilli sauce, rind and juice until smooth and chill for serving later.

2. Put the fish, chillies, garlic, peanut spread, coriander and fish sauce in a food processor and process until smooth. Place into a bowl and stir in the chopped red onion then cover and chill for about 5 minutes.

3. When chilled well shape the fish mixture, (this is easier using wet hands), into 30 × 2cm balls and roll lightly in flour.

4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

5. Cook the balls, in 2 batches, for 5-7 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

Serve with the Chilli and Lime Mayonnaise.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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