Monthly Archives: November 2015

J.S., Taupo.

I have found that cooked rice in a fish pie will extend the amount without affecting the flavour or texture of it. Adding turmeric powder will give a nice golden colour and is good for you too.

Diana, Whakatane.

Place mashed potato in the bottom of a shallow Pyrex and place hake or cod fillets on top of mash after dipping first into melted butter. Bake until fish is cooked about 12-15 minutes at 180C. Mix together – half cup of mayo., half a cup of grated cheese, 2 egg yolks, a teaspoon of […]

Merle, Brisbane.

A good economical batter that I use for fish: 1 cup S.R. flour, pinch salt, water to mix into a good batter consistency, 1 teaspoon white vinegar. Let it sit for a while, say half an hour before using. I add a drop of yellow colouring so it looks like an egg is used.

Raglob, Dunedin.

Raw fish salads are great. Just dice pieces of fish, mix with chopped up red onion, red peppers, celery, tomatoes or whatever good ingredients you have and like, then pour a vinaigrette dressing over it. This salad is good left to marinate for a while, but can be scoffed as soon as it’s mixed.

Diana, Whakatane.

Spicy fish. 3 minutes to prepare, 12 minutes to cook. Serves 2 people. Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, cumin, turmeric; 1 teaspoon of chilli powder (if you think this is too hot, use half the amount), 2 tablespoons of groundnut oil, 2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced, 250g fish fillet cut into 50mm pieces, […]

ME, Auckland.

One of my fav’ cheap yummy meals mum makes is eggs and rice: Cut onions into thick slices and cook till translucent, and add scrambled egg mix, salt to taste. Cook on medium so it doesn’t burn and barely stir so you have nice big fluffy scramble. Take off 30 secs to a min before […]

M.M., Auckland.

Anyone who buys the dozen pack of eggs, just have a quick look at the price of the 1/2 dozen pack, as I always find you can save anywhere between 2 cents and 20 cents by buying two of the 1/2 dozen packs instead of one dozen pack.

Alicia Webster

Quiches are easy to whip up anytime, and you don’t need pastry to have one. For my family of 6 we like having mini quiches. Just chop up finely half an onion, fry with a bit of crushed garlic and oil. Place in greased muffin pans, add a bit of grated cheese. Then in a […]

NZGreenie, Auckland.

I find that when buying even half a celery, we don’t use it quick enough and the celery goes soft. I save a couple of stalks in the veggie crisper in the fridge and chop and freeze the rest. It is great for adding to winter soups or stews and free flows like frozen peas […]