Tuesday, 28 May 2013

FODMAP Diet Green Quinoa and Spiced Cod Recipe

This is one my favourite FODMAP diet friendly recipes for summer. It's very quick to make so doesn't involve having to slaving over a hot stove when its hot and you would rather be outside. It's also really full of flavours and shows that even if you are cutting out FODMAP baddies like garlic and onion, you can still make delicious, aromatic food. The middle-eastern flavours of this dish go well with this carrot dip and olive bread if you want to serve it for dinner with FODMAP friends.

Ingredients:4 small fillets of sustainably sourced cod or other white fish
1tsp paprika
1tsp cumin
2tsp coriander
1tsp salt

300g quinoa (or millet)
Bunch of spring onion tops (green part only or try chives)
Juice of one lime
1 courgette/ zuchinni
Bunch of fresh mint, parsley and coriander
50 grams green olives finely chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Serves 4

First prepare the quinoa by cooking according to instructions on pack.  Fluff up with a fork and put to one side.

Grate the courgette and finely slice your spring onion. Put the herbs, olives, oil and lime juice in a blender or food processor and blitz the herbs are coarsely chopped. Toss this dressing over the couscous and add the spring onion and courgette.The couscous salad is now ready so you can either eat it immediately or pop it in the fridge and serve later at room temperature. 

To cook the cod, mix the spices and salt together in a small bowl. Sprinkle a teaspoon of the spice mix over each fillet. Either steam the cod in the microwave, in a dish covered with clingfilm, for approximately 2 1/2 minutes (depending on your microwave and the size of your cod fillets). Or, place on a steamer rack over a pan of boiling water, cover and steam for between 5-7 minutes. The fish is cooked when the flakes are no longer translucent and break away easily.

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