September 20, 2011

Dinner and Kinder®

batter fried basa
Summer is ending and children have gone back to school. For us, this means the time we have for fun and play as a family is limited. So it is important for us to plan and take every opportunity to have fun. Here is fun colourful dinner that can be prepared easily by having the whole family pitching in while talking about the day. I served this batter coated basa fish fillet with salad and boiled vegetables.

2 cups salad leaves washed and cut into about 1"
2 tbsp onion optional
1 tomato
1/4 cup carrots
vidalia onion vinaigrette or your favourite

Toss everything, children would be able to help depending on their age.

Boiled and buttered vegetables
yellow butter beans
1 cup of water with 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp margarine
salt to preference
pepper to preference

Boil the beans and broccoli for about 2 minutes. Drain the vegetables then toss it in 1 tbsp margarine, salt and pepper.

for the fish
4 fillets (1 pkt) basa fish cut into 2

1/2 tbsp or less chillie powder
1/4 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients and apply to the fillets. Leave aside for about 10 minutes till the other preparations are ready.

1 egg
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Whisk all the ingredients together, use more water if needed to make a thick batter.

Dip the fish fillets in the batter after about 10 minutes of marinating. Coat with the bread crumb mixture.
It would be easy if one person is dipping the fish into the batter and the other person is coating the fish into the mixture.

* Can double dip the fillets if you like after coating it once in the breadcrumb mixture.

Bread crumb mixture
1/2 cup bread crumbs more if needed
1/4 cup crushed corn flakes
oil about 1 tbsp per fish fillet

Mix the bread crumbs with corn flakes and coat the batter dipped fillet until all sides are well coated and leave aside.
Heat a non stick pan with 1 tbsp of oil in medium heat. Pan fry each fillet of fish for about 3 to 4 minutes per side in a total of 5 to 7 minutes per piece.

Fry the fish 2 or 3 at a time depending on the size of the pan as long as the fish can fit in the pan flat in one layer.
To see if the fish is cooked, pierce the middle of the fish with a fork and you will see the fish white and it will easily separate into parts. Serve warm.
batter fried basa
After dinner you can enjoy a special treat from Kinder®, share the chocolates and enjoy some time to play with the children and their new toys.
kinder toys

kinder toys
Superb car we love it :)

kinder toys
A beautiful zebra puzzle lots of fun, excited to see all the toys :)

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  1. Lovely looking crisp and golden!

  2. The fish really looks so yummy. Nice healthy meal.

  3. Very delicious!!!

  4. You fish looks like it's perfectly cooked and crispy.

  5. love Kinder - reminss me of my childhood and Europe :)
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  6. That fish looks really good, thank you very much for sharing it. Crispy fish is awesome!

  7. This is just the way I like my fish, nice and crunchy! And kinder surprise eggs…everyone loves them! The chocolate is jum, but the surprise is the best part.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Lovely recipe. Love me some fish. Had it for lunch today then again for dinner. I also adore kindereggs. I used to buy them buy the truckload at Costco for my kids when they were younger.

  9. that fish looks so delicious with that crisp coating! what a perfect meal from the salad to the vegetable. Those eggs are so cute, I have never seen them! Thanks so much for another delicious post!
    all the best

  10. Wow what a lovely meal:) Thanks for sharing this. Thanks so much for nominating my blog and passing the appreciation award.

  11. This recipe look s great I will be trying this one. thank you!

  12. the fish looks so delicious so brown and crispy

  13. this looks seriously yummy, a new idea to enjoy my fish

  14. This would be a yummy recipe to try as I love fish.

  15. Thanks we eat fish a couple of times a week,looking forward to trying this !

  16. This looks like a perfect meal

  17. This meal looks so healthy and delicious

  18. the fish looks so delicilious and crispy


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