Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cheap and Easy Meal Idea ~ Mackerel Curry



Canned Mackerel Is A Favourite Snack For Daddy And The Little Kids
-Sometimes Even As A Breakfast Accompaniment!

Okay, if you are looking for a nutritious, *cheap* and easy meal to feed your hungry family, then this recipe's for you!  I came up with this recipe, one evening, when the kiddos were "starving" and I realised that I had no dinner plans - eeek!  Mackerel curry was born!  It is still considered a favourite meal and the kids have been known to shout in delight, when they know it is for dinner. :) 

Ingredients

Several cans of Mackerel - drained (one per family member)
Large Onion
Ready-mixed Curry Powder or Spices of your choice (coriander, cumin, cayenne, garlic...etc)
Black pepper and Sea-Salt
1-2 Cups of Frozen Peas
Handful of fresh veggies (optional)
2 Cans Coconut Milk (depending on your family size, you may need to use more or less)
Handful of fresh Coriander/Cilantro (optional)
Brown Rice


Just Spices - No Nasties




Method

Drain your cans of mackerel, and set to one side. Heat a little oil (I use coconut, as it doesn't burn as easily as olive oil or butter) in a large pan, while you dice one large onion.

Put another pan of water on your stove to boil - this will be for the rice. 

Brown the onion and then add about two tablespoons of spice mixture to the pan and stir.  you can add more spices later if you wish.  Plop in your canned mackerel.  Next add your coconut milk and stir.  Once heated through, turn the heat down to the minimum.

Add your rice to the other pan, once the water is boiling.  Cook until "al-dente" *no soggy rice please*. :)

Check the seasoning and spice of your curry and adjust if needed.  At this point, I like to stir in a large handful of fresh coriander (called cilantro in the U.S).

Drain your cooked rice and serve out with a ladle full of curry served on top! You can also serve this meal with crispy poppadoms and a fruit chutney, on the side, if you'd like. :)

 

Onions, Spices, Mackerel and Coconut Milk



A Cheeky Lady Eating Piece Of Mackerel Out Of The Pan!




This Really Is A Tasty Meal and Is Kiddo Friendly!

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