Summer Snapper by Neil Perry

I found the article from here . I love and have been looking for grilled fish recipe like this. So, the reason I put it on my blog is for my own recipe keeper, and thought would share it with the internet 🙂


Photo: William Meppem

Grilled snapper fillets with spiced sweet potato salad and yoghurt

2 lemons
1 cup Greek-style yoghurt
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
4 x 200g snapper fillets
olive oil

Sweet potato salad
500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm dice
sea salt
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large brown onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground paprika
1/2 tsp chilli powder
juice of 1/2 lemon
12 green olives, pitted and roughly chopped
2 tsp finely sliced flat-leaf parsley

Serves 4

To make the salad, place the sweet potato in a large pot and cover well with water. Bring to the boil, season with salt and cook until tender. Drain and carefully place on a plate lined with paper towel.

Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Sauté the onion until tender, then add the sweet potato, spices and a little salt, and toss to incorporate. Add the remaining oil, lemon juice, olives and parsley and toss again until evenly mixed. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Squeeze the juice from 1 lemon and cut the other lemon into quarters. Place the yoghurt in a small bowl with salt, pepper and a little lemon juice, to taste.

Preheat a grill or pan to hot. Season the fish fillets with sea salt and drizzle with a little olive oil. Cook the fillets, skin side down, for 3 minutes, then turn over and cook for a further 2 minutes or until done to your liking.

Place the sweet potato salad on a serving platter, top with the fish and season with salt and pepper. Serve with yoghurt on the side and lemon quarters for squeezing.


Red and Dark..They Are Good Together

Here’s a good news for wine and chocolate lovers and cancer patients.

According to the new study in US red wines and chocolate are good alternative and dietary medicine to fight against cancer.

We know that green and red vegetables and fruits are also cancer fighters! Besides fighting cancer with drugs and chemotherapy it’s good to know that there are alternative ways to beat it.  I believe in eating healthy, having enough exercise and being outdoor will balance our mind and body and will lead us to healthy living.

From what I have read chocolate, especially the dark one has lots of antioxidant that can help to fight cancer cells. And also chocolate is a good substitute for s e x. So, you know what to give your love ones this valentine’s day! A red and box of dark sweets will have double demerits in lots of way :p

From The Australian

Eating is Mother Nature’s chemo – study

* From correspondents in California

* From: AFP * February 11, 2010 2:59PM

CABERNET and chocolate are potent medicine for killing cancer, according to research presented in the US.

Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, Angiogenesis Foundation head William Li said at the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference in Long Beach, California.

“We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities,” Mr Li said.

“What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day.” The Massachusetts-based foundation is identifying foods containing chemicals that evidently choke blood supplies to tumours, starving them to death.

Mr Li cited a Harvard Medical School study showing that men who ate cooked tomatoes several times weekly were 30 to 50 per cent less likely to have prostate cancer. “There is a medical revolution happening all around us,” Mr Li said.

“If we’re right, it could impact on consumer education, food service, public health, and even insurance agencies.”

About a dozen drugs are already in use to deprive tumours of blood supplies in a treatment tactic called “anti-angiogenesis”.

The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other comestibles were either as effective or more potent in battling cancer cells.

Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer.

“We discovered that Mother Nature laced a large number of foods and herbs with anti-angiogenesis features,” Mr Li said.

“For many people around the world, dietary cancer treatment may be the only solution because not everyone can afford cancer drugs.”

The foundation also discovered that anti-angiogenesis properties of foods melt away fat, which relies heavily on blood flow to sustain itself.

Tests showed that mice genetically prone to be chubby could be trimmed to average mouse size using the approach.

“It got weight down to a set point for normal mice,” Mr Li said. “In other words, we can’t create supermode mice”.