Sunday, September 21, 2008
Quick easy supper
Today with all the time demands on us we find we have less and less time to prepare an evening meal, instead we grab a takeout or pop a frozen pizza in the oven. This is okay from time to time but it is always nice to sit down to a meal you have cooked yourself. Over the years I have put together a folder of recipes which I can cook up and have on the table in less than 30mins. I want to share with you one of my favourites and I can assure you it will take less time to cook than it would to heat up the oven and cook the pizza. It is not only quick but impressive enough to serve to dinner guests. Not bad for a quick meal.
THAI STYLE FISH serves 3-4
6oz firm fish (cod works well, you could also use salmon)
12 medium shrimp
1 tin coconut milk
1 tablespoon thai curry paste
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 large tomato cut into 8ths
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Put 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or frying pan and add the thai curry paste. Cook until you start to smell the spices, about 2 mins. Add the coconut milk and fish sauce and stir on a medium heat until they are mixed, about 2 mins. Add the fish and shrimp. Cook until fish is cooked through, about 5 mins. Add the tomato and heat through. Finally add the cilantro stir together and pour into bowls.
You could of course use all shrimp or all fish. You could even add cooked chicken but make sure you heat it through thoroughly. It could also be made as a vegetarian meal. Just cook your chosen veg and add to the coconut mixture. Use your imagination.
Please taste as you cook, you may want to add more curry paste if you like your food hot. Also chopped fresh chillies sprinkled on the top make it look really special.
This could become an easy supper dish for you to put on the table. Nobody will guess how quickly it came together.
I like to serve it with naan bread, bought from the supermarket. You can also serve with a bowl of boiled rice.
Try it you will be amazed at how easy it is.