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Fish Fingers

Sometime back during my monthly grocery shopping as I visited my vendor in search of some chicken legs, I noticed they had some fish fillet. Unfortunately they were out of chicken legs so I decided to try the fish instead. The fillets were quite large so I just got two.

One of the fillets I cut up into big chunks coated them with  some dried herbs and pan fried  them. The other one  I prepared a week later in form of fish fingers.

Ingredients:

1 large fish fillet

1/2 cup flour

4 slices of bread/ 1 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs

A handful of dhania chopped

Some lemon zest

1 tsp salt

 1 tbsp black pepper

Dried herbs, sage, rosemary and oregano

3 tablespoons of water

Oil for frying

Same trick as with the beef stir fry, thaw the fillet then cut it lengthwise into strips.

don’t make them too thin

 Now to coat the fish fingers, I prepared 3 dipping bowls.

First coat them with flour. Make sure to season the flour with some bit of salt, black pepper and the dried herbs.

1. Coating with the flour

Next dip them into the egg wash.

Making an egg wash is pretty easy beat eggs with some little water. Once more remember to season the egg wash as you did the flour. This is to ensure that there’s seasoning all through. Use a fork to avoid getting your hands too messed up.

2. Egg wash 

Now onto the final coat. At this point I put the oil in a pan so as it can start getting hot.

You can get ready to use breadcrumbs from your local supermarket or if you are DIY kind of person you can just do what I did.

I toasted 4 slices of bread with a sandwich maker, yep a sandwich maker, I really need to invest in a toaster.

Voila, crusty

Then using my blender’s mill, I crushed the chunks of toasted bread and voila breadcrumbs pap. In a bowl/plate mix the chopped dhania and the breadcrumbs, again remember to add the dried herbs, salt and black pepper. At this point also add in the lemon zest.

3. The breadcrumbs mixture

Then fry your fingers (no pun intended :-))

I later filled the pan with the fish fingers

Fry both sides till they are golden in colour. Drain over a plate covered with some paper towel.

I served this with plain steamed rice and a vegetable sauce.

steamed rice and vegetable sauce

Verdict:

Hubby loved them. Seasoning was on point. Yippee

If I could do it over again:

I’d let them cook longer, they still had that fishy taste that I don’t really like.

 I re-fried the the leftover the following night and they were much better and crunchier :-), so cook them a bit longer till they are really golden brown.

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Did someone say Chinese?

I’ve never been to a Chinese restaurant (hubby, hint ,hint) but I know they are big on rice, Egg fried rice to be specific. this is something I like preparing when I have leftover rice. It’s normally a pleasant way to eat it other than just warming it up.

Let me first warn you that this recipe is my own creation meaning it could well not be Chinese rice :-). According to me what makes it Chinese is the soy sauce and eggs, which I think  are a staple in the Chinese rice.

What you’ll need:

2 cups of steamed rice (preferably cold)

3 sausages

2 eggs

1/2 white onion chopped

5 cloves of garlic chopped

1 teaspoon of ginger chopped

3 small carrots diced

1 hoho (bell pepper) cut into strips

1 eggplant (aubergine) cubed

Salt

Black pepper

Dried herbs

3 drops of soy sauce

Oil for frying

rice,soy sauce,carrots, eggplant,hoho,onions,ginger and garlic

This dish is best prepared with a wok and in the case you don’t have one like me, you can use a pan.

First the sausages, I removed them from their casing then I broke down the sausage meat.

Heat some oil in the pan, then add in the sausages.

The sausage meat

Let them cook for about 5 minutes then set aside.

In the same pan using the add some little oil.

Scramble the two eggs.

Scrambled eggs

Then set aside.

Now for the complete dish.

In the same part toss in your onions,garlic and ginger. Remember to season with salt and black pepper.

Onions frying

Let the onions cook till golden then add in the veggies (carrots,hoho and eggplant).

Colour!!

Keep stirring the mixtures to avoid them sticking onto the pan. Once they are tender but carrots still crunchy add in the sausages and scrambled eggs.

add the sausages and eggs

Stir the mixture, then add the rice . Drizzle with soy sauce and add the dried herbs, I used sage (still out of parsley) O-o.

In goes the rice

Since the rice is already cooked you just want it to get hot.

Dinner is served. Bon Appetit!

In the event you are allergic or don’t like eggs you  can eliminate them from the recipe. You can easily make it vegetarian by eliminating both the eggs and sausages.

What do you do with your leftover food?

Verdict:

The veggies added the crunch in the rice and the alternating tastes of sausages and eggs was very pleasing.

If I could do it over again:

Probably add more seasoning, especially the black pepper

Egg Sandwich

 This Saturday was a bit different, I woke up a bit late and I had no clue of what to prepare for hubby as he was going to work. Luckily, I had some bread, eggs and dhania so I decided to make a simple egg sandwich.

Ingredients:

6 slices of bread

Margarine/ Butter

3 hard boiled eggs

A handful of fresh coriander/ dhania leaves

Black pepper

Salt

Some dried herbs

The only time consuming part of this recipe is the boiling of the eggs.

Place the eggs in a sufuria with water and bring the water and eggs to a boil. I don’t have a measure of knowing if they are fully done, I just give them 15 minutes to boil.

Since, we are yet to acquire a toaster, I toasted the bread the ‘kienyeji’ way.

boring looking bread

Apply margarine or butter on the bread then place it in a pan, butter side down. Wait for around 2-3 minutes and voila, your bread will be toasted and all crusty. Repeat this for all the slices, just toasting one side, or you can do both for more crunchiness, I just did one side.

Set the bread aside:

The charred parts are the most crunchy

At this point the eggs are done, drain over running water, let them cool then remove the shells.

The hard boiled eggs and dhania

Chop the eggs and put in a bowl and add the chopped dhania. In case you have fresh parsley you substitute the dhania with it.

Yummy

Season with salt, black pepper and dried herbs, I used sage though parsely would be more preferable.

Then assemble the sandwich.

Take two slices of the toasted bread fill the insides with the egg and dhania mixture and voila breakfast is served.

Doesn’t it look yummy?

Verdict:

It was a hit :-). Hubby loved it, mentioning that he didn’t know hard boiled eggs could be served like that #WIN.

If I could do it over again.

I’m not sure I’d change anything I loved the taste and the simplicity of the sandwich and it was quite filling. Perhaps, subtitute the dhania with parsley and try adding some more ingredients perhaps some fried onions.

What do you think?

Scrambled Omelette?

We love having eggs for breakfast, generally because not only are they yummy but you can almost have anything with them.

Last Saturday, I woke up feeling pretty dandy and thought of making a heavy omelette with sausages and all.

frying the sausages

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 tomato diced

1/2 bell pepper (hoho) diced

3 sausages fried

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Oil for frying

Break the eggs in a bowl and add the salt and black pepper

Initially I had decided on 3 eggs…

Add the diced tomato and bell pepper into the bowl

At this point the sausages were already fried, so removed them from the pan and placed them on a plate lined with paper towel to soak in any excess oil and then diced them.

I used the same pan as the one I had fried the sausages in, though I reduced the oil.
I then combined everything.
At this point, hubby was of the opinion that the eggs were few and that’s how I added an extra egg and into the pan the mixture went.

Since the omelette is loaded with yummy stuff, I gave it some time in order for it to cook evenly, let’s say 5 minutes give or take 2.

look at how the sides have been raised: yummy

I’m no maestro when in it comes to turning anything be it eggs, pancakes you name it well except chapati, so I got hubby dearest ‘egg turner’ extraordinaire to do the dirty work.

hubby showing his eggs turning skills 🙂

Oh well, I think it was the flash of the camera that scared him since the egg didn’t turn quite well…

Here is the result

well in the war of egg turning, you win some and you lose some, hi hi hi

I think the 5 minutes give or take wasn’t enough since some parts of the omelette were runny and we don’t like runny eggs part of the reason it will take a while before I try and egg’s benedict recipe.

Finally the preparation was done and we were ready to dive.

Hubby has some ginger tea with this while I had a glass of cold milk (my precious)

Drum rolls: the scrambled omelette

Verdict:

Pretty tasty omellete, the sausages add a very delicious twist to it. In case you don’t have sausages you can try putting some chopped up brawn (very tasty) or even bacon.

If I could it over again:

Add more black pepper I didn’t quite taste it O-o