Prawn Cakes

Prawn Cakes – Oven baked, Crispy, Fluffy, Delicious

 

Prawn Cakes
Prawn Cakes

I love Prawns, you can cook them any way you like, Boiled, on the BBQ, in a Gumbo, stir fired, stick em in a wonton and steam them, coat them in Breadcrumbs and deep fry, or mince them and make a Crispy Prawn cake out of them.

Prawn Cakes
Prawn Cakes

Today is a low calorie diet day, and Prawns are a really low source of protein with very low calories, so I wanted to incorporate them in tonight’s dinner. I also wanted to keep this recipe really simple, and not overpower the prawn flavour with heaps of herbs and spices unlike this recipe http://www.45degrees.co.nz/thai-fish-cakes-low-cal-smash-hit/

Prawn Cakes
Prawn Cakes

Nine simple ingredients including the salt and pepper make up these delicious patties. The Prawn flavour is kept intact, they are crispy on the outside, the Panko breadcrumbs keeps them light and fluffy in the middle. These are grilled (broiled) in your oven at the highest temperature your oven can manage, this allows the outside to brown an crispen, while the center is just cooked. Even if I wasn’t watching my calories, I would oven grill them, that’s how  good they turned out.

Prawn CakesPrawn Cakes
Prawn Cakes

The picture show the generous helping you get from this recipe. These are about 100 calories for each large Prawn Cake.

Prawn Cakes
Prawn Cakes
Prawn Cakes
Serves 2
These prawn cakes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Cooked under your oven grill, they are a ow calorie treat.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
300 calories
19 g
410 g
6 g
40 g
2 g
243 g
1651 g
3 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
243g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 410mg
137%
Sodium 1651mg
69%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 40g
Vitamin A
28%
Vitamin C
36%
Calcium
20%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 300 grams raw green prawns fresh or Frozen, if frozen defrost and dry completely on paper towels
  2. 1/2 Fresh Red Chilli, chopped or 1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes
  3. 1/2 red onion chopped roughly
  4. 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  5. Small bunch coriander roughly chopped
  6. 1 egg
  7. 30 grams Panko breadcrumbs (about 1 cup)
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat you oven grill (broiler) to high. I put mine on Fan Grill
  2. Place the chopped red onion, coriander & garlic in a food processor and blend until finely minced. Add the Prawn meat, a ping of Salt and grind or two of Black Pepper, and pulse into the ingredients are combined. Do not over process, or the prawn meat will look like glue, it should still have some chunky bits.
  3. Put the prawn mixture into a bowl, add the beaten egg and combine.
  4. Add the breadcrumbs, and mix through - the mixture will still be moist.
  5. Shape into 6 patties, and place on greaseproof paper on a baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and put into the top 3rd of the oven.
  6. Grill (Broil) for about 5 minutes, or until the top is golden - keep an eye on this stage, as Grill temperatures differ. Remove the parchment paper (mine was quite brown), flip the cakes over, and spray the top with cooking oil. Return to the grill for another 3-5 minutes until golden.
Notes
  1. The breadcrumbs make these lighter in texture than your average Thai Prawn cake. I thought these were excellent. Serve with a simple salad.
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fat
6g
protein
40g
carbs
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Spicy potato and cauliflower patties

Spicy Potato and Cauliflower hash patties

 Spicy potato and cauliflower patties

Spicy potato and cauliflower hash patties

These spicy potato and cauliflower hash patties are low calorie, vegan, gluten free and paleo but don’t let that put you off, they are really delicious. Serve them with a spicy tomato chutney on the side for a bit of heat.

 I’ve prepared these specifically for a 5:2 lunch time meal, and at 200 calories per serving (including the Chutney) these are relatively filling (320 grams), and have a wonderful flavour thanks to the addition of the Madras curry powder.

These patties are very delicate to handle, hence the hash reference. If I had more calories to spare, I’d probably add some flour and an egg to bind then better – which would also make the non Paleo and not Vegan. 

Serve these with some store bought, or better yet homemade tomato chutney for an extra flavour hit. I’ll post a recipe for the tomato chutney  shortly – in the meantime, here’s a picture.

Spicy Indian tomato chutney
Spicy Indian tomato chutney

Spicy Potato and Cauliflower hash patties

Ingredients

250 grams potato, peeled and chopped into 5 cm pieces

250 grams cauliflower florets

50 grams frozen peas

½ onion chopped

3 cloves garlic crushed

1 inch ginger minced

½ tsp cumin powder

¼ tsp coriander powder

1 tsp curry Madras powder

Spray of cooking oil

2 tablespoons tomato chutney to serve

Spicy potato and cauliflower patties
Spicy potato and cauliflower hash  patties

Method

Cook the potatoes and peas in boiling water for 5-6 minutes until cooked through. Drain and mash together.
Cook the cauliflower florets in a separate pan of boiling water until tender, or microwave for approx. 6 minutes with on high until cooked.

Spray a pan with oil, and gently fry the onions garlic and ginger until the onions are soft, but not browned.

Add the cooked Cauliflower, onion mixture and spices to the mashed potato and pea mixture and combine thoroughly.

Shape the mixture into 1/3 cup size patties. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate for 15 minutes for the mixture to firm up. (can be frozen at this stage)

Spray a non stick pan with cooking oil, and fry the patties a few at a time until brown and crisp.

Yields approx. 8 patties. Approx. 45 calories each.

Serve hot or at room temperature with a tablespoon of tomato chutney for a low calorie meal.

Spicy Potato and Cauliflower hash patties
Serves 2
A delicious low calorie spicy potato and cauliflower pattie.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
176 calories
38 g
0 g
1 g
7 g
0 g
312 g
74 g
6 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
312g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176
Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 74mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 6g
26%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
126%
Calcium
7%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 250 grams potato, peeled and chopped into 5 cm pieces
  2. 250 grams cauliflower florets
  3. 50 grams frozen peas
  4. ½ onion chopped
  5. 3 cloves garlic crushed
  6. 1 inch ginger minced
  7. ½ tsp cumin powder
  8. ¼ tsp coriander powder
  9. 1 tsp curry powder
  10. Spray of cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Cook the potatoes and peas in boiling water for 5-6 minutes until cooked through. Drain and mash together.
  2. Cook the cauliflower florets in a separate pan of boiling water until tender, or microwave for approx. 6 minutes on high until cooked.
  3. Spray a pan with oil, and gently fry the oinions garlic and ginger until the oinions are soft, but not browned.
  4. Add the cooked Cauliflower, onion mixture and spices to the mashed potato and pea mixture and combine thourghly.
  5. Shape the mixture into 1/3 cup size patties. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate for 15 minutes for the mixture to firm up. (can be frozen at this stage)
  6. Spray a non stick pan with cooking oil, and fry the patties a few at a time until brown and crisp.
  7. Yields approx. 8 patties. Approx. 45 calories each.
  8. Serve hot or at room temperature with a tablespoon of tomato chutney for a low calorie meal,
Notes
  1. Serve with a tablespoon of Tomato Chutney - calories will be about 200 per serving with the Chutney
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fat
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protein
7g
carbs
38g
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Spicy potato and cauliflower patties
Spicy potato and cauliflower patties

 

CAULIFLOWER RICE – NASI GORENG STYLE

Cauliflower Rice – Nasi Goreng style – Mega low calorie

CAULIFLOWER RICE – NASI GORENG STYLE
CAULIFLOWER RICE – NASI GORENG STYLE

I’m back to Cauliflower in my never ending search for low calorie ingredients that are filling and have the potential to be delicious. This time I’m going to find out if the much read about Cauliflower Rice is actually any good or just another gimmick dish. I’m a little skeptical so I’m going for something with a lot of flavour first up – Nasi Goreng.  

Nasi Goreng is Indonesia’s National dish, and is quite spicy. I’m confident the strong flavours will mask any of the inherent Cauliflower taste, and from everything I’ve read the texture is very similar to real rice, so I shouldn’t need to worry on that front. 

I’ve had hit and miss results with Cauliflower before, I liked the Pizza crust recipe I made last year but my wife was not a fan. On the other hand, the Cauliflower Cumin fritters were really very good, and got the thumbs up from both of us – I must make them again soon.  I’m hoping this recipe can become one I’m happy to repeat. 

I found this recipe http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/paleo-nasi-goreng-indonesian-fried-rice-recipe/ and not only did it look good, it also sounded great.  It’s the first time I’ve visited Irey’s website which focuses on Paleo recipes. Surprisingly quite a lot of Paleo recipes translate very well to tasty low calorie dishes with little or no modification. I’m sure to get quite a few inspirational recipes cruising her site.

Sauce and "Riced Cauliflower"
Sauce and “Riced Cauliflower”

The recipe becomes extremely low calorie by simply removing the meat (chicken and prawns)I substituted Ketup Manis for Tahini simply because I have it in the cupboard, which meant I didn’t need the Honey either. If you stick with the Tahini, this will also be Paleo.

Here is the recipe with my modifications – approx 80 calories per serve (serves 4), or 150 calories per serve if using the optional fried egg. This gives you plenty of scope to add meat protein if you desire, or have this as a healthy lunch, and spoil yourself for dinner.

Cauliflower Rice – Nasi Goreng style

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 medium white onion, peeled and diced
  2. 6 cups diced cauliflower (600 grams)
  3. 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  4. 1 garlic clove, peeled and diced
  5. 2 tbsp Sambal Oelek
  6. 2 tbsp Ketup Manis
  7. 1 tsp fish sauce
  8. A little salt
  9. 4 eggs (optional)
  10. fresh coriander
  11. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
CAULIFLOWER RICE – NASI GORENG STYLE
CAULIFLOWER RICE – NASI GORENG STYLE

Method.

1. In a non-stick pan or wok, heat oil to medium and fry the egg until done to your liking – set aside
1. Add oil to a medium hot non-stick pan or Wok, add the onion and carrots & fry for 2-3 minutes, add garlic, fry for a further minute (add a splash of water if the vegetables are sticking). Turn the heat to high, add the Cauliflower rice and wet ingredients, cook for a further 6 - 8 minutes you need to allow the Cauliflower to crispen or brown slightly, then stir and rest so it has the opportunity to brown a bit more, you need a high heat.
4. Serve topped with chopped coriander.
5. If using egg, heat a spray of oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat and fry the egg until done to your liking.

CAULIFLOWER RICE – NASI GORENG STYLE
CAULIFLOWER RICE – NASI GORENG STYLE

 The Verdict?

I had this with fried egg, and some fresh chilli straight out of the Wok. It was good, but the Cauliflower was a little undercooked. I actually prefer raw cauliflower, so this wasn’t really a problem for me. The flavour and heat were there, but it did seem lacking in something, perhaps chicken or prawns and probably oil. 

I’m preparing this in advance as a side for tomorrow’s dinner. It will get a little extra cooking, and I’ll be serving it with grilled chicken and I think a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a little more salt will liven the whole thing up.

Additionally, in the context of the fast diet, ie. restricting calorie intake to 5 or 600 per day, this recipe delivers on the all important “quantity” factor, not to be sniffed at on you diet day (as you well know)

All in all I will definitely make this again, with just a few tweaks, I think this will be in the excellent category.

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Cauliflower rice Nasi Goreng Style
Serves 4
Get your spicy Nasi Goreng fix using Cauliflower rice to keep it super low calorie.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
150 calories
15 g
186 g
6 g
11 g
2 g
246 g
288 g
5 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
246g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 186mg
62%
Sodium 288mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
17%
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
49%
Vitamin C
133%
Calcium
8%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 medium white onion, peeled and diced
  2. 6 cups diced cauliflower (600 grams)
  3. 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  4. 1 garlic clove, peeled and diced
  5. 2 tbsp Sambal Oelek
  6. 2 tbsp Ketup Manis
  7. 1 tsp fish sauce
  8. A little salt
  9. fresh coriander
  10. 4 eggs (optional)
  11. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. To "Rice" the Cauliflower. Chop the Cauliflower into small florets, removing the thick stems, pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice.
  2. Add oil to a medium hot non-stick pan or Wok, add the onion and carrots & fry for 2-3 minutes, add garlic, fry for a further minute (add a splash of water if the vegetables are sticking).
  3. Turn the heat to high, add the Cauliflower rice and wet ingredients, cook for a further 6 - 8 minutes you need to allow the Cauliflower to crispen or brown slightly, then stir and rest so it has the opportunity to brown a bit more, you need a high heat.
  4. If using egg, heat a spray oil in a non-stick pan to medium and fry the egg until done to your liking.
  5. Serve topped with chopped coriander.
Notes
  1. Note: Calorie count includes eggs. Without egg, 80 calories per serve
Adapted from Eat Drink Paleo
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11g
carbs
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Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab

Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebabs

Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab
Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab

As write this, it’s the end of another 5:2 Diet day, and while I’m still hungry, I’ve just eaten a truly satifying meal. This recipe http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2013/02/52-diet-215-calorie-kebabs-cajun-chicken-kebab-and-spiced-yoghurt-dip-recipe.html  comes from an inspirational “Fast Diet” food blogger Karen  Burns-Booth of www.lavenderandlovage.com 

This particular recipe so simple, but very, very tasty.  I’d happily eat 2 of these for a main meal on a non diet day, and that would still only rack up around 430 calories. Apart from a change in the brand of Cajun Spice powder in my dish, this recipe is faithful to the original.

Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab
Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab

Ingredients

 150 Grams Chicken Breasts, Skinless, cut into chunks
1 teaspoon Cajun Spice
Low Fat Natural Yoghurt, 100 g
2 x Weight Watchers Pitta Bread (or 2 x mini pitta breads)
1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
1/2 Small Red Onion, peeled and thinly sliced
Fresh – Rocket Leaves, 40 g
1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
1/4 tsp Ground Coriander
1 lemon, cut in half (one half cut into 2 wedges)

Directions

 Step 1   Spoon about a quarter of the low-fat yoghurt into a bowl and add the Cajun spice mix, and the juice of half a lemon. Mix well and then add the chicken pieces and allow to marinate for at least an hour or up to four hours.

Step 2   Just before cooking, take the chicken pieces out of the marinade. Heat a griddle pan over medium heat (or a grill if grilling the chicken) and put the chicken pieces in the pan. Keep moving them around so they don’t stick to the pan and keep cooking over a low heat until cooked. I cooked mine under the Grill in the oven.

Step 3   Mix the rest of the low-fat yoghurt with the ground coriander and cumin, and spoon in to a small bowl.

Step 4   Two or three minutes before the chicken is cooked, pop the pitta breads in a toaster or in a warm oven and heat them up. Arrange the rocket leaves, sliced tomatoes and sliced red onion on a plate.

Step 5   Divide the chicken pieces between two plates and allow the diners to assemble the kebab themselves by adding the salad and yoghurt dip to the chicken in a split pitta bread.

Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab
Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab

 

Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak Stew

Philly Cheesesteak
Philly Cheesesteak

It’s May in Queenstown, the last month of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, and things are looking decidedly Wintery. Snow is in the forecast and the view across the Lake backs up the Metservice forecast The  normally commanding  presence of Cecil Peak is barely visible through the sleety rain. It promises to be the first ground level snowfall of the year, which even for an old fella like me is still a little exciting.  Most of us aren’t very well equipped to deal with snow if it settles on the roads,  so there is always anticipation of a “Snow day” when snow is forecast to Lake levels. Will it dump a huge amount of snow and make it impossible for me to get to work on Monday? (probably not, 14 years in Queenstown and I’ve only had 1 snow day). It was quite a good dumping of snow – Here’s a picture 

Winter has arrived
Winter has arrived

The thought of cold weather instantly brings about a need for comfort food –  stews, roast meats and vegetables, warming pies, soups, breads and cheeses, that kind of stuff. So I started trolling around for a hearty slow cooked meal that ticked the Winter warmer meal box and found this delicious sounding recipe http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/2014/02/06/philly-cheesesteak-stew/

I’ll take any excuse to put Steak on bread, and if you can add cheese you are on to a winner in my book, this Philly cheesesteak stew ticks all of the boxes. The original recipe calls for 4 Sourdough bread rolls to be hollowed out,  filled with the stew, topped with the cheese, and then grilled under the broiler. This I think is the superior way to serve these for presentation purposes, but I couldn’t get my hands on the sourdough rolls, so I’ve used a sourdough loaf, which I’ll toast and top with the other components.

I’m not sure if my stew was thinner than the original, but I was left with quite a bit of liquid in the pot. It tasted great, so I strained it and used it as a dipping sauce …. Delicious

Rump Steak
Rump Steak

Philly Cheesesteak Stew

Ingredients – serves 4 

2 pounds/1 Kilo beef top round (I used Rump)
3/4 teaspoon Kosher or Sea Salt, plus extra
3/4 teaspoon Cracked black pepper, plus extra
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated onion, divided
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
3 tablespoons canola, vegetable, or other neutral oil
4 tablespoons butter, divided
2 onions, trimmed of both ends, halved, peeled, and cut into thin half moons
8-10 ounces white or baby bella (cremini) mushrooms, sliced (*See Notes)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or pressed
4 cups beef stock
4 sourdough bread bowls, centers cut out to within 3/4-inch of the bottom and sides and reserved for the crouton
4 slices provolone cheese
(I also added a splash or Worcestershire sauce when I added the beef stock)

Method

Cut the beef round into very thin slices that are about 1/2 an inch by 2 inches. Spread them out on the cutting board, sprinkle with the salt, cracked black pepper,, 3/4 teaspoon of the granulated onion, and 2 of the tablespoons of all-purpose flour. Toss together with your hands to make sure all the beef is evenly coated.

In a large soup pot with a heavy-bottom, warm 1 1/2 tablespoons of the canola oil over medium to medium high heat. Add the butter in and swirl to melt. Immediately scatter half of the beef (**See Notes) over the hot fat. Move it only enough to get more pieces in contact with the bottom of the pan. You’re not going to stir it at this point. Let it cook without disturbing it for 2 minutes. Use a sturdy spoon to stir it and flip the pieces to the best of your ability, cook for 1 more minute, then use a slotted spoon to transfer to a heat safe bowl. Add the remaining oil and another tablespoon of butter as before and repeat the browning process with the rest of the beef. Transfer the cooked beef to the bowl and lightly tent with foil. Return the pan to the heat.

There should be a decent amount of fat still in the pan. If there isn’t, add another teaspoon of butter or oil and toss in the onions along with a pinch of salt and a pinch of cracked black pepper. Drop the heat to medium low and cook the onions, stirring frequently, until they are soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Take care not to crisp or burn the onions. If you find they’re browning too quickly, lower the heat.

Stir in the mushrooms with one more pinch of salt and cook for 6 more minutes. Add in the dried thyme and garlic and stir well. When the garlic is fragrant, sprinkle the flour over the surface of the onions and mushrooms. Stir well. It should become very pasty. Raise the heat to medium and let the mixture cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour the beef broth in all at once, stirring constantly, until it is smooth. Raise the heat to medium high and bring to a boil.

Let it boil for 2 minutes before adding in the cooked beef along with any accumulated juices and the remaining granulated onion. Drop the heat to LOW, once again, and simmer until the stew is thick and the beef is tender. Taste the stew and adjust seasonings, if needed.

Set your broiler for HIGH. Place the hollowed out bread bowls on a rimmed baking sheet. Butter the cut side of the caps of bread that you cut out of the bowls and set them next to the bowls on the baking sheet. Ladle the stew into the bowls, lay one slice of provolone cheese on top of each one, and place under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned in areas. Use a large, flat spatula to transfer the stew filled bowls to individual serving plates and serve each one with its toasted bread cap.

Philly Cheesesteak
Philly Cheesesteak
Piroshki

Low calorie cabbage Piroshki

Piroshki
Piroshki

I’ve never had a real Piroshki, I’ve only ever admired them from afar on the Internet. A search of the web turns up so many variants of the Piroshki that I’m not too concerned about calling my recipe a Piroshki. In particular I’m changing the dough recipe to reduce the calories. Most of the authentic recipes call for milk in the dough, but that isn’t going to work in a low calorie dish. I’m making a standard Pizza dough, just water, flour, salt, sugar, yeast, and a slosh of olive oil. You could probably also call these Cabbage Stromboli, or vegetarian Calzones if you like.

The filling for these little beauties will be braised cabbage.  Cabbage is really low in calories, and I love the taste when you fry it – it reminds me of a Chiko Roll, see this recipe http://www.45degrees.co.nz/chiko-roll/ 

The recipe I’ve used as the inspiration for this meal is here http://imagecooking.com/2014/05/10/piroshki-with-cabbage/ 

Dough Recipe (you will need a third of this Dough recipe to make 5 Piroshki)

Ingredients

1-3/4 cups water (plus 1 or 2 more tablespoons if necessary)
1 tablespoons olive or other vegetable oil
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups  bread flour or all purpose flour
1 teaspoon active dry yeast

Method
Measure the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Make a well in the flour and sprinkle the yeast into it. Set the machine to it’s Dough Cycle. After the dough has mixed a few minutes add a spoonful or two of water if the dough seems very dry. On my machine the Dough Cycle lasts 1-1/2 hours

"Piroshki" dough
“Piroshki” dough

The original recipe for the braised cabbage is here http://imagecooking.com/2014/05/07/braised-cabbage/ I’ve modified it by adding Leek, spring onion and a bit of chicken stock to sweat down the cabbage and removed the tomato paste for a splash of Soy sauce.

Braised cabbage ingredients
Braised cabbage ingredients

Braised Cabbage
Ingredients (for 2 serves – 5 Piroshki)

1/4 head cabbage, sliced thinly
1 Medium Leek, Sliced into thin rings (White only)
1 Medium Carrot, chopped finely
1 Spring Onion Sliced
1 Cup Chicken or vegetable Stock
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Soy Sauce

Braised cabbage
Braised cabbage

Method

1. Add the oil to a non-stick pan and gently fry the leeks for 3 – 4 minutes.
2. Add the carrots and fry for another minute or 2.
3. Add the cabbage, Chicken stock, soy sauce and braise over a medium heat until the cabbage has wilted, take off the heat and allow to cool. Note: The carrots will still have some crunch.
4. Add the finely sliced spring onion and mix through

Piroshki
Piroshki

To make the Piroshki

1. Preheat the oven to 250 C
2.Take a third of the above dough recipe, and divide into 5 rounds
3. Roll each piece into 10 to 15 cm rounds (5 to 6 inches)
4. Take a 1/4 of the Mixture and place in the centre of the rounds
5. Pinch the opposite sides of the dough over the top of the cabbage mixture to form a pasty shape (see photo)
6. Place the formed Piroshki on a baking tray lined with cooking paper, spray with cooking oil and bake in the middle of the oven until golden brown.
7. Can be eaten warm or cold.

Piroshki
Piroshki

So, how did these little bags of braised cabbage turn out? 

I made 4 not 5, each weighed around 140 grams. They were made the night before for lunch the next day, and heated in the microwave for  2 minutes on a medium/high heat. Delicious, and relatively filling too.  These  are about 150 calories each, so I could eat 2 for lunch.

Piroshki
Piroshki

 

"Piroshki" Dough
Yields 15
"Piroshki" Dough - a non traditional version of the Russian dough. No milk to keep down the calories.
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109 calories
20 g
0 g
1 g
3 g
0 g
64 g
12 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
64g
Yields
15
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109
Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 12mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2-1/4 cups water (plus more tablespoons if necessary)
  2. 1 tablespoons olive or other vegetable oil
  3. 1 pinch salt
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. 3 cups bread flour or all purpose flour
  6. 1 teaspoons active dry yeast
Instructions
  1. Measure the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Make a well in the flour and sprinkle the yeast into it. Set the machine to it’s Dough Cycle. After the dough has mixed a few minutes add a spoonful or two of water if the dough seems very dry. On my machine the Dough Cycle lasts 1-1/2 hours
Notes
  1. Note: This recipe yields enough dough for 15 Piroshki.
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calories
109
fat
1g
protein
3g
carbs
20g
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Low calorie cabbage Piroshki
Serves 2
Low calorie cabbage Piroshki
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96 calories
18 g
0 g
3 g
3 g
0 g
318 g
671 g
4 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
318g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96
Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 671mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
126%
Vitamin C
94%
Calcium
10%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 head cabbage, sliced thinly
  2. 1 Medium Leek, Sliced into thin rings (White only)
  3. 1 Medium Carrot, chopped finely
  4. 1 Spring Onion Sliced
  5. 1 Cup Chicken or vegetable Stock
  6. 1 tsp Olive Oil
  7. 1 tsp Soy Sauce
Instructions
  1. 1. Add the oil to a non-stick pan and gently fry the leeks for 3 - 4 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the carrots and fry for another minute or 2.
  3. 3. Add the cabbage, Chicken stock, soy sauce and briase over a medium heat until the cabbage has wilted, take off the heat and allow to cool. Note: The carrots will still have some crunch.
  4. 4. Add the finely sliced spring onion and mix through
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calories
96
fat
3g
protein
3g
carbs
18g
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