Seafood

January 4, 2012

Thai Coconut Prawn Noodle Soup (Gluten Free)

 

I use vermicelli noodles as they are gluten free, made from rice. Traditionally they are thicker noodles, but I choose gluten free over gluten on most occasions – you can choose what you prefer of course.I love Thai food with a passion. It is clean and fresh and spicy! If you add the chilli- the great thing is YOU are making the dish so you control the heat intensity. Don’t like chilli? Then ..don’t add any!! That easy!!! Chilli is said to help speed the metabolism up so that is another plus factor for me, but regardless, I love the taste and the sensation. So bring it on baby!

This soup is light, easy to make and fresh. Coconut milk is not heavy, not too high in calories so sit back, drink up and enjoy this delicious meal. Have it for lunch or dinner. It does not take long to make and if you want to substitute out the prawns and use any other protein source, be my guest! Chicken, Beef, Fish, Tofu…anything will work.

Ingredients:

  • 150g Rice Vermicelli Noodles (Gluten Free)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 medium cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ long red chilli, thickly sliced
  • 2 cups massell chicken stock (100% natural)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tspn brown sugar
  • 350 g prawns, peeled, tail removed, de-veined, halved lengthwise
  • 1 Large bok choy thickly shredded
  • ½ Cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbspn fish sauce
  • ¾ Cup fresh bean shoots
  • 1 Tbsns fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced.

How to make it work:

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add noodles and remove from the heat. Stand for 5 mins or suntil softened. Drain.
  2. At the same time,  place another large deep saucepan over medium high heat and add coconut oil. Once hot, add mushrooms and stir fry for 3 mins or until golden brown.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, and chilli and stir fry for one minute.
  4. Pour in the stock, water and brown sugar then bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.
  5. Add the prawns and bok choy then simmer for another 2 minutes.
  6. Pour in the coconut milk and fish sauce. Fold in the bean shoots and remove from the heat.
  7. Makes 4- divide amongst 4 large bowls. Garnish with fresh basil.

 

Char Grilled Calamari

 

Delicious!! Just watch you don’t over cook the calamari or it will turn to rubber! Perfectly timed is key..but when you get it..mmmmmm Fast easy and nutritious!! Serve with loads of greens and eat to your hearts content!! Loving my seafood, freshly caught. Good thing I live on the ocean then!!!

Enjoy!! Ingredients:

  • 2 Calamari
  • Garlic mayo to taste
  • 4 cups Rocket leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Flax Seed Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Grass
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • Celtic Salt
  • 1 cup Rice Crumbs (gluten free)
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil

How to make it work:

  1. Slice your calamari, or leave it whole as in the photo, and dip it in a mix of rice crumbs, garlic and lemon grass.
  2. Put your olive oil in a pan and heat up gently. Fry the calamari for 3 minutes and add ¼ cup water, cover and simmer until calamari are tender.
  3. In a bowl mix rocket, flax oil and vinegar, add salt to taste.
  4. Mix calamari into the bowl and add all ingredients.

Enjoy!!!

 

BBQ Barramundi

 

This meal was delicious.

If you have a Weber – you are set!! I have a mini Weber and keep it on the balcony.

Use a little lemon juice, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper and BBQ in foil for a very short time. Fish is such an amazing source of clean protein – you can BBQ any fish and get the same result. Beautiful food.

This is served with a fresh garden salad – loads of greens to keep you alkaline. Artichoke hearts because I like them and drizzled with olive oil and fresh lemon juice.

If I can make it, so can you. 😉

CLEAN WHOLE FOOD. YOUR BODY WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT!

Add carbs by adding ½ Cup of your choice of: basmati rice, quinoa, pasta.
(I choose Gluten Free carbs when I eat them as my body digests Gluten Free best)

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Antoinette June 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Yummm! I am so giving all of the above a go – will get the fresh ingrediants when I go to the markets on Sunday – Thank you x

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Vashte June 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

Enjoy Antoinette! They are divine meals and should only ever be made with the freshest of ingredients!! Let me know how you go this weekend!!

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