Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Dust anybody??

I'm ashamed to say its been well over a month since my last post!!! The excitement and run up to Christmas took over and I didn't have time! Now that all the dust/glitter/baubles/Cadburys Roses are settled i'm getting back on track!
So for the month of January my posts will be mostly Thrifty and Healthy related! I am back on 'Operation Fat Cow' as I call it. I previously lost over 4 stone last year but i've put on 12lbs since October! Nightmare! So i'm back on the 'wagon' and hoping to lose that plus another 2 stone by my daughters Birthday in May.
So I am currently working out every single day sometimes twice and eating very healthily.....but of course with my thrifty principles!!!

Tonight's dinner was simple, healthy, delicious and most importantly very cheap to make! Recipe follows:

Tandoori Cod with Jacket Potato and Salad

Cod Fillet (1 per person....less or more depending on size)
Tandoori Powder (you can buy this in most lasts ages so is very cost effective!)
Natural Yogurt (Low Fat) OR Low fat Soft Cheese like philadelphia (I use the supermarkets own value brand....tastes the same!!!)
A squeeze of lemon juice
One jacket potato per person
A HUGE salad, as much as you a low fat vinaigrette, I used Asda's good for you vinaigrette.

- If you have time marinate the cod fillets overnight....but it can be done just before cooking too.
- Mix one generous tablespoon of tandoori powder with a few tablespoons of the natural yoghurt and a squeeze of lemon juice.
- rub the marinade all over the fish fillets, making sure to get into the slashes you made. Leave to marinate overnight in a covered bowl or leave in the fridge for a few minutes whilst you heat the oven up.
- Heat oven to 190degrees
- Cut up some foil squares, place one fillet in each foil square and wrap up so the marinade stays can add more marinade at this point if you like.
- Place on baking tray and put in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes depending on size/thickness of your fillets.
- In meantime cook Jacket Potatoes in microwave for 10 minutes until cooked. Then bung them in the oven either on another shelf on the same baking tray as the fish parcels. They will then crisp up a bit before serving.
- Make a salad however you wish and add your own vinaigrette.
- Plate up and enjoy!!

NB you can use frozen fish fillets for this too......don't marinate overnight just plop the marinade on top, wrap in foil and cook from frozen for around 20minutes. You will get excess water with this but its easily poured away.

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