Fish and chips on the braai and a GREEN salad

September 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

Since it’s National Braai Day on Saturday, I thought I’d share two different options for you to consider when planning your meal this weekend.

If things go my way(have to get past hubby, king braaier!), I’ll do fish and sweet potato wedges on the braai and a gorgeous GREEN salad of asparagus, avo, broad beans, mint, feta cheese and lemon zest.  Sounds good right? I can assure you, it is!

For the braaied fish and chips

Parboil sweet potatoes cut into chunky wedges for no more than 10 minutes.

Generously rub freshly ground black pepper, lemon zest on yellow tail or tuna fillets cut into steaks.

Grill or braai the fish for a few minutes on each side and until cooked to your liking. Braai the wedges simultaneously.

Meanwhile whip up a chill mayo or yoghurt dressing.

For the original recipe with the exact quantities etc, check out the lastest Greenzone recipe in Crush mag Online magazine and while you are at it, check out this month’s Cooking Monday to Sunday feature as well as all the other delicious write ups by fellow foodie writers!

For the GREEN salad

You will need:

1-2 firm avos, peeled and cut into chunks

1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and steamed until al dente

1 packet of broad(fava) beans, boiled in vegetable stock until tender, remove outer skin if you like, but I eat it as is!

a handful of mint leaves

1 wheel of feta cheese, crumbled

zest of 1 lemon

Freshly ground salt and pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

Extra virgin olive for drizzling

Gently toss the avo, asparagus, beans, mint, feta and lemon zest together.

Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil.

Season to taste.


Wishing you all a wonderful braai day with your loved ones.

Happy cooking(braaiing) and eat like there’s tomorrow!


C xx

17 responses to Fish and chips on the braai and a GREEN salad

  1. Delicous. I am loving my broadbeans,its my first time growing them and being able to eat them straight from the garden is fab. I thoroughly enjoy fish on the braai and this is a very good alternative for me this Saturday as I still cannot chew meat…at least I can flake the fish finely. Happy Braai day to you too Carey xx

  2. Wow, great idea!!

  3. HOOAH!! love that green salad!

  4. Sounds delish!! Love the fresh green salad!!

  5. have been missing your posts, Carey – love the salad. Enjoy the braai day.

  6. It all looks wonderful, beautiful photographs.

  7. Thanks lady! x

  8. Thank you mitzi, have a great weekend!

  9. Thanks Sharon!, The salad really is so zingy refreshing, you could replace the mungbeans with peas too!

  10. Thanks Ting Ting! Do give it a try!

  11. Thanks Pinks! This salad really is awesome with fish or chicken. Enjoy your weekend! x

  12. oops, I meant broadbeans! haha!

  13. Thanks special lady! Aah, how lucky are you to have ‘em in your garden! Braaied fish is my ultimate, if you do decide to make this,enjoy! Haven’t been around much lately, what’s wrong with your mouth/jaw??? xx

  14. Oh Carey – I need to make your salad – a bowl of heaven .. and I think I shall make it when no one else is around SO I CAN EAT THE LOT!!! Love your latest recipes in Crush especially that flat bread with caramelised red onions and goats cheese !!! Have a great day xxx jan

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