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Prawn, Cottage Cheese & Spring Onion Mix

Prawn MixOK. So this one is an emergency recipe. We were doing so well with the evening meal on Step 2 of the Cambridge Weight Plan – cooking meals that both me and the hubbie can enjoy (helped by the fact he’s a great cook!). But, this morning I had to tackle going off to a conference on my own and not falling off the CWP wagon  at the hotel. So, this recipe – whilst not particularly inspiring – was my attempt at packing in advance. Whilst it won’t win any culinary awards, it was pretty tasty and kept me away from hotel snacks.

What goes in it?

  • 190g cooked prawns
  • 75g reduced fat cottage cheese (less than 2% fat)
  • 1 teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
  • 40g spring onions, finely chopped
  • 40g watercress, rocket and spinach leaves

How do you make it?

  1. Mix the wholegrain mustard, chopped spring onions and cottage cheese.
  2. Add in the prawns and mix.
  3. Serve with the leaves.

Tuna Steak & Baked Garlic Mushroom

Tuna Steak & Garlic MushroomWe ate this on Day 2 of the Cambridge Weight Plan (Step 2)

What goes in it?

  • 190g raw tuna steak
  • 1 large flat mushroom
  • Small bunch of watercress, rocket and spinach leaves
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Dried oregano
  • Ground coriander
  • 1/2 small clove of garlic
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary

How do you make it?

  1. Splash both side of the tuna steak with balsamic vinegar and dust with the coriander and shake a little oregano over it. Leave it to marinade for 20-30 minutes or so.
  2. Finely chop the garlic and rosemary. Sprinkle over the open mushroom and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Wrap the mushroom in foil, keeping the open side facing up. Place in a pre heated oven (around 200C). After 20 minutes, open the foil and place back in then oven for another 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a non stick frying pan on medium heat. Add the tuna steak and fry with oil, turning once or twice, until it’s only just no longer pink in the middle.
  5. Serve with the leaves. When my tuna is less than 190g I sometimes add a little reduced fat cottage cheese to the top of the mushroom. Mmm.