Curry chickpeas croquettes with eggless tartare sauce

I like legumes so much! Whatever they are lentils, beans, chickpeas… “Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They also contain beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber.” source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/legumes/NU00260 In … Continue reading

Roasted Mackerel

Mackerel is a fish of the same family as tuna. But it is way less expansive (only 6 euro for 1 kg), it is very rich in omega 3, and absolutely delicious.

The first time I bought it I was very scared by the smell, which seemed too strong for me! But believed me, once cooked it tastes very good.

All I did was:

  • put the fish skin-down on a plate and soak with 1 lemon juice all over. Wrap with plastic paper and let it rest in the fridge for as long as you can. ( I did it for 6 hours)
  • When it’s time for dinner, put a no-stick pan on a high heat to get really hot.
  • In the meantime chop some parsley together with 1 clove of garlic, very finely.
  • Put the parsley-garlic all over the fish, sprinkle some chilly flakes and salt to taste.

  • Put the fish skin-side down on the hot pan  and cook  until the skin is crunchy and the fish is cooked.

I served with cabbage and fennel salad.

  • Slice the cabbage very very thin and do the same with the fennel
  • salt, lemon, black pepper and olive oil to taste!

Zucchini guacamole

I had those beautiful zucchini, not too large, not too dark, they are available only on summer and have this wonderful flower attached to them!

I’ve prepared the classic guacamole recipe, but with zucchini instead of avocados.

It was experimental, but it turned out deliciously!

My husband appreciated it even more the day after, when I’ve spread some on his sandwich!

Ingredients

  • 4-5 zucchini
  • 1/2 tomato, seeds and pulp removed
  • 1/2 red onion
  • cilantro leaves
  • fresh lime juice to taste
  • 1 fresh chili

Cut the zucchini into little chunks and cook them as you prefer, I’ve cooked over a no stick pan by adding some water (few at the time)  but I think other ways will work the same.

Using a fork mash the zucchini and add cilantro, chili, lime, salt. When it’s ready add the chopped tomatoes.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

I served with whole grain bread, toasted.