I went to the supermarket this afternoon with my little shopping list having planned our meals for this coming week but when I saw the overflowing reduced section I had a complete rethink and changed my plan completely based on the bargains I got. I’m really pleased as we have some lovely meals coming that we wouldn’t normally eat due to the prices they usually are….
Sunday – Homemade Fishcakes, chips and mushy peas (see below) I managed to pick up some Haddock for 59p for two fillets which made enough for us all- Bargain!
Monday – Homemade chicken nuggets and potato wedges for the kids and rump steak risotto for the grown ups. I bought two packs this afternoon reduced from £3.99 to £1.25 so I’ve popped it in the freezer and will cook it from frozen for tea.
Tuesday – Slow cooker chicken in red wine sauce for the grown ups and ham and pineapple pizza for the kids. I also managed to get this reduced today for £1.00 so that’s sitting in the freezer too.
Wednesday – Macaroni cheese.
Thursday – Homemade chicken nuggets and potato wedges for the kids and sirloin steak and potato wedges for the grown ups. The steak is another bargain from today’s shopping, reduced to £2.00 so I thought I’d have me some of that.
Friday – Easy naan bread pizzas for the kids and trout tortilla (I’ll blog the recipe tomorrow over on Frugalicious) for the adults as a late supper as Mr Frugal is working until 9pm.
Fish doesn’t usually feature much on my menu plans even though I know how good it is for you. I’ve always thought it was hard to prepare and expensive to buy so I’ve always steered clear of it but not long ago I was invited to Edinburgh to meet the lovely team behind the Fish is the Dish website who are trying to promote the benefits of eating fish and to encourage us all to eat more of it. I’m going to blog about it very soon as I learnt a lot that I want to share with you but for now, I’ll just share the recipe that they gave me for fishcakes and tell you that this is the second time in a week that I’ve cooked this due to popular demand. Last week I was sent a lovely box of haddock to use for our first attempt and today I braved the fishmongers section of the supermarket and bought my own 😉
5 fillets of fish (we used haddock but any fish would be great in this recipe)
5 chopped spring onions
- To cook the fillets you can either seal them in foil or use a fish cooking bag (I love these) and bake them in the oven for around 10-15 minutes. You’ll know when they’re done as the flesh of the fish will turn translucent and will flake easily when you cut into it with a fork. Leave it to cool.
- In the meantime, make the mash and leave it to cool (not that I would ever do this *cough* but you could use frozen mashed potato at around 90p for a big bag).
- Break up the fish and mix it into the mash along with the spring onions.
- Form into balls and flatten them to make your fishcakes.
- Then dip each fishcake into plain flour, egg and finally in breadcrumbs and leave in the fridge to firm up for 2o minutes or so.
- Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry each cake until it’s golden – don’t forget the fish is cooked, you’re just reheating it and adding some colour. I used my Philips Airfryer for mine and they turned out lovely aswell.