pan fried groper, with garlic butter, lime and toasted almond greens, with chilli mayo

this meal has that decadent feeling to it…

the rich buttery sauce that comes from the pan fried fish, is balanced by the citrus from the lime.  texture comes from the green beans, sugar snap peas which are only warmed, rather than cooked through … a toastiness comes from the sliced almonds.

with chilli mayo on the side, its your choice how much spice you want to bring to the plate.

use any kind of fish for this dish… its the flavours that will make you want to cook it again, and again, and again….

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asian style ceviche, with keto chips

this dish is great as a starter, or a main meal.  full of fresh and intense flavours, indulge to your heats content, and there is no guilt!

even if you feel a bit odd having “raw” fish, give it a go and surprise yourself – it may just change your mind.

its a quick and easy dish, with just enough remaining for work the next day.  yay.

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baked monkfish, with garlic & bacon brussel sprouts, red cabbage and toasted almonds

delicious!!!

the savoury and rich notes of the garlic and bacon veges are a perfect compliment to the tender and meaty fish baked in brown butter & lemon slices.

texture comes from the cabbage and brussel sprouts which are only lightly tossed on the heat like a stir fry, and the toastiness of the almonds is the final icing on the cake bringing it all together.

such a quick and easy dish to prepare, but max flavour!

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pan fried monkfish with garlic roasted broccoli and fennel, kale chips and a beurre blanc sauce

this is a frickin knock out.  fear of empty plate kicked in after the first bite.

the beurre blanc elevates this to next level awesome.  dont be put off by the name of the sauce – it sounds fancy, BUT follow the below directions and its easy – you cant stuff it up.

while the sauce is creamy and indulgent, its paired with the fresh broccoli, roasted fennel and kale so it doesnt get sickly or too much.  its all just a match made in …. heaven.

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green chilli and coconut curry sauce, with steamed monkfish & brown coriander rice

some nights are just curry nights.  in my home, there is at least one curry night per week.  we love it.

add curries to the list of things in life that are just plain addictive with this recipe. its the satisfaction that comes from a hot, thick, spicy, flavourful and punchy sauce… and you’ll want it time and time again

this is a thai style curry.  youll get a whole mouth experience – no one misses out

  • sour at the front,
  • heat at the back,
  • slight sweetness all over

then true harmony arrives with the coconut milk.

change the fish stock for chicken stock, and use chicken thighs if you dont want the fish.  its just as good!

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bangin’ terakihi ceviche, with kumara chips

its just bullshit that only the bad stuff tastes good…

but if you DO believe it, don’t just listen to my words…  allow me to change your mind with this dish

inspired by mexican style ingredients, this dish feels clean to eat, and clean in your gut.  its super filling, good enough for a main (but its also a great starter!), and the intense flavours, perfectly balanced (of course), will sizzle your tongue

and………… best of all, you just can’t feel guilty in ANY way for indulging.   thats always good eh 🙂

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wasabi & sesame crusted tuna, with avocado, corn, tomato and coriander salad served with a ginger, soy and lemon vinaigrette

the classic combination of sushi inspired this dish.  its been SO hot in christchurch lately, and that brings with it cravings for fresh and clean salads.

this dish brings with it a pop of hot from the wasabi, balanced beautifully with the salt from the soy and sour from the lemon.  the ginger will remind you of sushi garnishes – and altogether this is a match made in heaven.

im drooling writing about it.

this will take you 30min or so, so an easy and TASTY weekday meal.

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