Monday, April 18, 2016

Lip-Smacking Fish Recipes

 Smacking Fish Recipes

Most fishes are low in fat and rich in acids which improves mental functions and helps the immune system to fight against various diseases. It lowers the chances of heart diseases by maintaining a steady blood pressure rate. Eating fish on a regular basis reduces the risk of diseases like asthma and prostate cancer. If that's not reason enough for you to indulge in some lip-smacking fish recipes, consider them doubling up as some easy dinner recipes for the lazy cook in you. Now interested? Read on for some fancy fish recipes which are favorites among Indian food recipes.


Masala Pomfret:

Ingredients:

1 pomfret

Suji
Oil
2 tsp ginger
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 lemon juice

Method:

Mix ginger, garlic, oil, red chilli, lemon juice and turmeric in a blender. Make gashes in the pomfret and apply the masala evenly. Marinate for 15 minutes. Coat it with suji on both sides and fry until it turns golden. The suji ensures the crispyness of the fish. Enjoy sinful masala pomfret.

Fish Cutlet:
Ingredients:
For the fish:

1 small piece ginger
2 green chillies
3 cloves garlic

For the base:
Bread crumbs
1  egg
2 garlic cloves
1 small piece ginger
1 chilli
A few leaves of mint
Salt, to taste
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp saunf
1 bread slice
Oil
Water 
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 potato, boiled and mashed
2 tbsp flour, to coat

Method: 

Steam the fish in a pan with water, ginger, green chillies and garlic. Mix bread crumbs, egg, garlic, ginger, green chillies, fresh mint leaves, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, slice of bread, oil and lemon juice in a blender. Add the steamed fish into the blender and grind again. Empty this mixture into a bowl and add one boiled potato. Mash this mixture well. Shape this into cutlets and coat it in some flour. Refrigerate for ten minutes and fry the cutlets. Serve piping hot.

Fish Fingers:
Ingredients:
Fish cut into fingers

1 lemon juice
Salt 
Pepper 
1 cup flour
2 eggs 
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup popcorn 

Method: 

Marinate the pieces of fish with salt, pepper and lemon juice for 15 minutes. Mix the popcorn and bread crumbs in a mixture. Roll the pieces of fish in flour, egg white and finally in the popcorn-bread mixture. You could bake or fry the fish fingers according to your preference. 

These heavenly fish recipes are some examples of culinary twists given to Indian food recipes. Beginners, do consider these the next time you go googling on some easy dinner recipes because they are real simple and quick.

How to Make a Yummy Lemon Cheesecake that is Diabetic Friendly

Receiving a diagnosis of diabetes usually means a change in lifestyle and diet.  If you are like me--I have a terrible sweet tooth!--I had this mental image of all things sweet and good disappearing from my diet.  Imagine my surprise to discover this is not true.  In fact, doctors and nutritionists recommend eating fresh fruit.  And there are many ways to make delicious diabetic desserts.  As with all foods, we diabetics have to watch our portions and even more so with sweets.  Do not make this cheesecake and eat it all before bedtime!  But incorporated into a healthy diet, you should be able to enjoy it.  With its sugar-free ingredients and fresh fruits, it is healthy and tasty enough for anyone!
DIABETIC'S LEMON CHEESECAKE
1 1/4 graham cracker crumbs*
1/4 cup Splenda granular
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 pkg (3-oz) sugar-free lemon gelatin mix
2/3 cup boiling water
2 bars (8-oz each) light cream cheese
6-oz. lite/firm silken tofu
grated rind of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
Fresh fruit of your choice, optional
In a small mixing bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, Splenda, and melted butter until mixed together well.  Using the back of a large spoon, press the mixture on the bottom and up the sides of an 8-inch springform pan.  Chill the crust for about ten minutes.
In a blender container mix the lemon gelatin mix and the hot water; slowly add in the cream cheese and the tofu.  Continue to mix until smooth.  Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the lemon rind, lemon juice and the thawed topping.  Pour into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.  Chill for 4 hours or more.  Before serving garnish with more whipped topping and fresh fruit/fruits of your choice, if desired.
*If you cannot use crumbs made from graham crackers, make your crumbs from sugar-free butter cookies or sugar-free vanilla wafers.
Serves 12.
Enjoy!