Zealand's Easiest Family Recipes
Serving healthy food to your family is challenging, especially
when you are on a low budget. We have low cost meals for people
on a budget with cost saving ideas and budget recipes. They
are all healthy eating ideas and are cheap to prepare. Change
the recipes to suit your family's tastes and the ingredients
you have. Cutting costs on food doesn't mean you have to cut
on quality. It's still possible to prepare meals that not only
taste great, but are also good for you.
Recipes NZ - easy fish recipes!
knows that fish is good for you. But it seems that many people
are afraid of cooking fish at home. We eat twice as much fish
in restaurants as at home. Buying, storing, and cooking fish
isn't difficult; it just requires a little knowledge. Whole
fish should look as they were just pulled from the water; bright
eyes and firm flesh are signs of freshness. Fish fillets or
steaks should be firm and bright looking, with no brown spots
& TOMATOE STEW
white fish - like whiting, ling or flathead
1 750ml bottle of white wine
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
salt & pepper, to taste
poach the fish, lay the fillets flat in a large frying
pan. Pour the entire bottle of wine over the fillets and
bring to a boil. Turn the fillets over at least once.
When they begin to break apart easily (about 4 min), remove
fish pieces from wine with a slotted spoon and set aside.
In a separate frypan, cook the onions in olive oil over
medium heat until soft. Add tomatoes, fresh parsley and
cooked onions to wine. Boil vigorously for at least 10
min to boil off alcohol.
Add fish pieces and heat through. Serve with a loaf of
crusty french bread.
AND CAMEMBERT QUICHE
cup chopped surimi or two crab sticks,
200g ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
125g camembert cheese, sliced
2 tablespoons spring onions, chopped
freshly ground pepper to taste
oven to 200?C. Line pie dish with pastry. Place layers
of camembert, surimi and spring onion over the pastry.
Beat the eggs and milk together in a bowl and add the
pepper. Pour the milk mixture over the layered fillings
and bake in a preheated oven for 40-60 minutes until pastry
is cooked and the filling is set.
½ teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup Weetbix crushed, or breadcrumbs
fish fillets dry with paper towels so the crumbs will
stick. Beat egg with 1 tablespoon of water in a shallow
Put crushed Weetbix or breadcrumbs in a shallow plate.
Dip fish in egg, and then in cereal coating both sides.
Bake 10 minutes at 230°C. Thicker fillets may need
Prawns, peeled, deveined and butterflied
2 x eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Seasoned flour
2 x cups Breadcrumbs
Oil for frying
Salad to serve
the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs all in separate bowls.
Start the process by dipping the prawn pieces into the
flour, then the eggs and then the breadcrumbs. Arrange
prawns on a baking tray and chill for 15 minutes.
Heat enough oil in a large frying pan to shallow fry prawns
in two batches for about 1-2 minutes or until golden,
Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Serve with
tartare sauce and salad if desired.
2 medium kumara, scrubbed and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon paprika
2 green peppers, cut into strips
3 carrots, cut into strips
1 leek or onion, thinly sliced
one fish fillet in the middle of a piece of tin foil or
baking paper. Top fish fillet with some kumara slices,
green peppers, carrots and leeks. Sprinkle with paprika.
Wrap in tin foil. Repeat for each fish fillet. Bake in
oven for 20 to 25 minutes at 180 degrees or until fish
is cooked (fish is cooked when it is white all the way
through). When ready, unwrap and enjoy.