Chicken with Greens

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Chop and wash some tender spinach leaves. Do not use large leaves for this recipe.

Heat a thick pan and put in some chopped capsicum and slightly char them. Remove and keep aside.

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Heat coconut oil and saute some garlic and green chilies in it. Add chicken, season with salt and then cook covered for about 5-6 mins at high heat. Covered to protect your stove from oil splatter. Open and add the spinach. Cook covered at low heat for 15 mins. This is enough time to cook the chicken. Add the capsicum and cook at high heat to dry it up.

A simple and super healthy lunch box, which is low in carbs and high in protein.

Shallow Fry Tuna

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Take a Tuna filet and pat it dry. There must be no wetness on it. This is very important. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of the Fish.
Heat oil and place the fish, skin side down. Four minutes later, turn it. Another four minutes and let it stand up like a Minhar from the Asterix comics. That’s for another three or four minutes.

This will drain all the oil and give you one more crispy side.

Rest for five minutes to enjoy a well done but not chewy tuna.

Tuna & Mackerel with Ground up Spices.

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This is a simple recipe for a Tuna Steak, inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe.

Roughly grind up fennel seeds, pepper and coriander seeds with salt. Massage it into the fishes along with some olive oil.

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Get a girdle pan to high heat. Carefully place the fish on it and let it sizzle and steam away. About 3-4 mins later check if the fish is able to free itself from the pan. If it does not encounter resistance, flip it over. Do not ever use force on the fish.

Total cooking time will be about 4 mins per side and because we want it well done, use a spatula to lightly press it down. When the fish is bouncy on pressing its done. Total time approx 12 mins.

Drizzle a little olive oil and let it rest for at least 5 mins before slicing.

Lovely keto meal which needs nothing more to be perfect. Except some fresh coriander to counter the heat from the pepper.

Okra without Stickiness: Part 2

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Couple of months back I had posted the recipe Okra without Stickiness. But it used whole okra and not many kids like it this way.

So this is technique is when you want to cook it after cutting into smaller pieces. Rub chilly powder, turmeric, salt and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil on 500 gms of Okra. Start cooking on high heat. Then spread them all out so that no piece is on top of another. When it almost cooked, stir it well and add 2 tablespoons of besan flour and garnish with grated coconut.

No Sticky or gooey mess. Just a lovely vegan dish.

Mackerel Grilled on Capsicum

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A very simple and subtle flavor into the fish.

Cut capsicum into thick rings. Keep half a slice of lemon inside it. There must be no seeds inside the lemon. Make two such beds. Place fish on top. Salt the fish and drizzle some olive oil.

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Grill at 180 C for 25 mins with heat from both sides.

Flip the fish and increase temperature to 250. Move tray to bottom slot. Heat only from the top. This is to dry out moisture from this side of the fish.

The white pith of the lemon will make its juices a little bitter. So if you don’t like this bitterness the skin while prepping the lemons.

Enjoy an extremely healthy boost of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Prawns Masala

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One of the biggest worries when cooking something as delicate as prawns is overcooking them. Either they are cooked too fast and don’t absorb any flavor or they are overcooked and you can use them as tennis balls.

This simple recipe will protect them while developing a brilliant flavor profile.

In a blender just puree together 2 (white )onions, 3 tomatoes, a teaspoon or turmeric, 2 teaspoons of red chilly powder, 3 teaspoons of coriander powder, a little coconut and salt.

Heat oil and cook the paste on low to medium heat. Stirring occasionally. Keep a watch to avoid burning it but let it cook till its develops a nice shine. Use prawns at room temperature. Then bury the prawns in this paste and cook covered on low heat for about 8 mins. Do NOT under any circumstance open the lid.

After the 8 mins have elapsed, add some chopped coriander leaves and mix it well. Slice a prawn to check if its cooked. There should be no pink inside it.

Serve hot with rotis or rice.