Fathers day this weekend - yay! The kids love all the special celebration days, and it is so much fun getting caught up in the excitement of it all with them. I can't say too much about it as hubby also reads this blog, but the girls have been busy! We also have lunch with my father-in-law, dinner with my stepdad, and no doubt a visit at some stage with hubby's stepdad at some point. Some days, like fathers day, it's almost a relief that my dad lives overseas - there are only so many dads you can celebrate in one day!!
Tonight we had a delicious, light, fresh fish dinner. I pan-fried the fish in a light tempura batter and served it with homemade shoestring potato and kumara fries, steamed broccolini and asian style salad.
My wonderful mother-in-law had been to the fishmonger earlier today and dropped of some gorgeous fresh snapper which is such a great meaty fish. I dropped into hubby's work today to say hi while we were in the area and one of his staff had a delicious salad that she had made. I had a taste and thought it would be easy enough to recreate at home but using 'real food' ingredients. Her dressing had vinegar, salt and sugar in it. I used apple cider vinegar, honey and salt as alternatives and it worked really well.
Tempura Battered Fish FingersGluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, free of refined sugar
2 large snapper fillets
2 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp coconut oil
1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg well.
2. To the egg, add the cornflour, pepper, salt, and vinegar. Whisk until well combined. The batter will be thin, and will only give a light coating. If you prefer a thicker batter, double the quantity of cornflour
3. Cut the fish into chunks or fingers
4. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
5. Dip fish pieces into batter then put straight in the pan. Repeat until about half the fish is in the pan (it is best to cook it in 2 batches so you don't overcrowd the pan). Fry for a couple of minutes until golden brown, then flip and cook for another couple of minutes on the other side.
6. Remove fish and place on a plate while you repeat the process with the rest of the fish.
7. Serve with homemade chips and vegetables.
Asian SaladGluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, free of refined sugar