Showing posts with label Dipping Sauce. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dipping Sauce. Show all posts

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Thai Fish Cakes with Mango Salsa - Philips AirFryer

Week 3 of the 4 week #AirFryerTakeIn challenge given to me by Philips.  Using the AirFryer the plan is to swap a takeaway and get cooking using the AirFryer.

As the Philips AirFryer uses very little oil if any in many recipes (including these fish cakes) you can cut the calories without compromising on taste.

AirFryer recipe

I must say I think the AirFryer is a most marvelous invention. Yep I'm really loving this gadget as it can cook many things other low fat fryers can not cook and I'll be writing a detailed post on that soon.

So far in the #AirFryerTakeIn challenge I've cooked Ricotta and Basil Balls and Mini Chorizo Empanadas and both were totally delicious.


These Thai Fishcakes are just 57 calories per Fishcake with Mango Salsa and Philips say a takeaway version (on average) would be 70 calories.

So how does the AirFryer work?
By using very little oil and something called Rapid Air Technology.  Rapid Air technology makes the hot air circulate very rapidly around the ingredients in the basket.  This heats up the ingredients in the basket from all sides at once, making it a healthy, fast and easy method to prepare tasty food. Food prepared in the Airfryer is crispy on the outside and without being dry on the inside.

Now I'm just saying, from my personal experience I say the non-stick Philips Grill Pan that isn't supplied with the AirFryer is seriously worth buying as my fishcakes did stick to the bottom of the supplied wire basket but the grill pan is non-stick and works perfectly.  Of course it's also useful for cooking many other food items too.

AirFryer no oil

There was no oil used to make these fishcake - the recipe is in the book that is supplied with the Philips Viva Collection AirFryer along with a good selection of other recipes that include a chocolate cake.  Oh yes CAKE made in the AirFryer!! 

Check out this and more Philips products over the Philips website.

Disclosure - I was sent the Philips AirFryer to take part in the #AirFryerTakeIn challenge along with a gift card for ingredients. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write anything positive. 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Succulent Chicken Satay Skewers

What gorgeous weather we've been having lately!  With the summer now in full swing everyone's enjoying the chance to get the BBQ out and sit outside to eat; what a difference a bit of sunshine makes.  I like most people certainly feel better when we have nice sunny days!


I'd never used black treacle in cooking before but this recipe from Lyle's was not only simple to make (and inexpensive) but it was also really, really tasty; yep this is a keeper.

Nothing says summer quite like the smoky-sweet flavour of a classic BBQ.  Black treacle is perfect in summer for BBQ glazes, marinades and sauces, adding a distinctively dark colour, delicious burnt caramel flavour and moisture to summer dishes.  Lyle's Black treacle worked really well in this recipe, it added a nice depth of flavour to the dipping sauce too.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Smoky Pork Sliders with Barbecue Sauce

Gordon Ramsay made these into bite sized mini burgers, I decided to make 4 big burgers instead.  However you choose to make yours is of course up to you.  Smoky from the bacon and paprika and with a sweet and sour hit from the barbecue sauce, these burgers are seriously good.
 The addition of Applewood smoked Cheddar really does the trick but any smoked Cheddar will be fine.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Mojo Sauce - Canarian Red Sauce

Back from our holidays in Fuerteventura and what a fantastic time we had!
I've never eaten so much fresh fish and paella in my life and besides that was one of my favorite things was Mojo sauce - I love the stuff!   
It seems there are so many different versions of this sauce but the one served in the Barcleo Jandia Playa hotel was extra yum.  So, with that in mind I was on a mission to get the recipe and I tracked down the man that made it.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

I saw this recipe a while back in a Rick Stein cookery book. It's so easy to make - takes a few minutes and you're all done.
Perfect with Thai fishcakes.

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You will need:
50ml white wine vinegar
100g caster sugar
1½tbsp water

2 tsp Thai fish sauce

50g cucumber, diced very finely

25g carrot, diced very finely
25g onion, chopped very finely

2 red bird's eye chillies, sliced thinly

How to do it:
Gently heat the vinegar, sugar and water in a small pan until the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to the boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Stir in the fish sauce, cucumber, carrot, onion and chillies. Pour into four small dipping saucers.