I sometimes go through phases of eating particular foods. I wonder if this is because my body naturally requires something nutritional in the type of food I crave? A case in point is salmon. Although I generally tend to eat beef or chicken, sometimes only a salmon fillet will suffice. Perhaps my body is lacking omega-3 fatty acids or something at the time?
Sushi is a great low FODMAP option for a meal because rice is naturally gluten-free and tends to be easy on the tummy at the best of times anyway. However, the only downside to buying ready-made sushi is that it tends to be really expensive. Actually, it’s ridiculously expensive when you consider how cheap the actual ingredients are that make up sushi: rice; seaweed wraps; cucumber; radishes; pickled ginger etc. Yes, they might be expensive to buy from some of the pricier supermarkets, but if you go to an Asian supermarket to buy your ingredients you’ll save a packet. I think the only ‘expensive’ component of sushi is if you make it with fish or seafood, but even they are available to buy as budget options nowadays.
I’ve fancied trying to make my own fishcakes for a while, so when my Mum gave me a pack of smoked haddock that needed to be used up I thought it’d be the perfect strong-flavoured fish to make fishcakes with. You could make these fishcakes with any type of fish you fancy though. In fact, I’ll bet salmon fishcakes would be delicious!
I developed this Lamb Rendang recipe because, in the spirit of spring, I treated the family to a Sunday dinner which consisted of a leg of lamb with the usual roasted vegetables etc, but I didn’t realise just how much meat was actually on it! There was loads of tender meat left over so I thought it’d be nice to use it in a slow cooked curry. One of my favourite ways to cook lamb is in a Lamb Dansac, but I wanted to make something new for a change so I went for a lamb rendang instead.