Tuesday, 5 January 2016

SALMON AND SWEET POTATO PATTIES

Serves 4 - 8 smartpoints
Total 32 smartpoints

415g can of salmon, drained (11sp)
400g sweet potato, steamed and roughly mashed (11sp)
3 spring onions, finely chopped (0sp)
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce - I use Ayam Light Sweet Chilli Sauce (0sp)
Salt and pepper (0sp)
25g plain flour (2sp)
1 egg, beaten (2sp)
50g panko breadcrumbs (5sp)
Olive oil spray (1sp)

Mix together salmon, sweet potato, spring onions and sweet chilli sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Roll into 8 balls.  Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 200c.
Roll each ball lightly in flour, then dip in egg then coat with crumbs.
Place on baking paper lined tray, spray patties with oil and bake for 20 minutes.  I turn after 10 minutes and spray other side with oil.
Serve with salad.

Notes: I steam my sweet potato by cooking it (in large chunks) in a ziplock sandwich bag in the microwave with 1 tbsp of water for 6 minutes (until cooked).  I keep the skin on and just scrub/clean it before cooking.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

SATAY CHICKEN SKEWERS

Serves 6 - Total 40 Smartpoints (7 Smartpoints per serve)

INGREDIENTS 
1kg chicken breast, cubed (11sp)
1tsp turmeric (0sp)
1 1/2 tsp honey (2sp)
1 tbsp peanut oil (6sp)
2 cloves garlic, crushed (0sp)
1 1/2 tbsp salt reduced soy sauce (0sp)
250ml can Ayam Satay Sauce (19sp)
1/4 cup reduced fat coconut milk (2sp)
2 red capsicums, cut in pieces (0sp)
1 large brown onion, cut in pieces (0sp)
18 wooden skewers

METHOD
In bowl mix turmeric, honey, oil, garlic and soy sauce.  Stir through diced chicken and cover.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to marinate.

Thread chicken, capsicum and onion onto skewers.  I usually get three to four pieces of chicken to each skewer.

Cook skewers on a BBQ or grill over medium heat until chicken is cooked through. Place skewers on a plate once cooked.

In a small saucepan combine satay sauce and coconut milk. Heat through until hot. Pour sauce over cooked chicken skewers and serve.

I like to serve this dish with basmati rice with diced shallots mixed through. (3 smart points for 1/2 cup of cooked basmati rice).