Cajun-Spiced Fish with Fresh Corn Salad

A friend of mine kept on asking me about fish recipes. Since she had the access to a kitchen and I have access to the internet, we decided to collaborate on our cooking sessions.

First dish was Cajun-Spiced Fish with Fresh Corn Salad from taste.com.au which can be found here.  Or you can continue reading my post. 😀

So, why this recipe? Well, I was quite curious about Cajun recipes. I’ve seen it included to some restaurants that I’ve been but never tried the dishes. I was never a fan of spicy food. Cajun recipes are apparently, hot and spicy. But my friend loves spicy food. So, I didn’t have much of a choice.

I altered some of the ingredients since it was not available on my friend’s kitchen. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning*
  • 4 (175g each) boneless white fish fillets (we used smooth dory fillets)*
  • olive oil cooking spray

Fresh corn salad

  • 2 corn cobs, kernels removed
  • 250g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped (I used parsely for this instead)

*To think that I was determined to cook a Cajun recipe yet I don’t have the seasoning. But of course with the internet’s help, I was able to find a recipe to create it out of the available spices in the kitchen.

*You can use any fish you want. I used white seabass for my recipe.

How to make a simple Cajun seasoning: (from allrecipes.com)

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

All you have to do is mix all the ingredients above and voila! You just created a cajun seasoning!

Directions:

  1. Bring to the boil over high heat the corn and beans. I separated boiling the corn and beans since I want the beans a bit crispy and the corns tender. But you can combine both.
  2. Drain, refresh under cold water and set aside to dry.
  3. Combine corn, beans, onion, lemon juice and coriander in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Sprinkle the cajun seasoning over both sides of fish. Gently rub onto surface with fingertips.
  5. Cook fish on a frying pan over medium-low heat.
  6. Serve with salad.

The expected output:

Cajun-spiced fish with fresh corn salad from taste.com

Cajun-spiced fish with fresh corn salad from taste.com

 

In reality,

Cajun-spiced fish with fresh corn salad by yours truly

Cajun-spiced fish with fresh corn salad by yours truly

The fish looked like a chicken drumstick but, not bad, eh? 😀

If you’re fond of spicy food, then this dish is for you! I tell you, it’s very spicy. So if you want the dish to be not-so-spicy, you can adjust  the amount of spices in your cajun seasoning. Maybe lessen the amount of cayenne pepper and paprika.

Also, you might want to try to use butter instead of lemon for the corn salad. That’s if you don’t want to make it sour or you can just lessen the amount of lemon juice.

Happy eating! 🙂

The Pros and Cons of Traveling Solo | Traveling Miss Lazy

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Jasmin Angeli O. Frigillano‘s insight:

I’ve been doing solo trips since 2009. “And yes, it’s lonely sometimes, but I can do whatever the hell I want” 😀 From traveling miss lazy’s blog, here’s the pros and cons of traveling solo along with some of my experiences on  traveling solo. 🙂

The Cons

I get so lonely – Group trips are fun but I prefer the solo trips. Being solo means having more time for nature and for myself. Getting lost means more adventure. Special places with someone special? Now that’s wishful thinking for me. 😀

I have no one to split my expenses with – I must say that this is one big problem when traveling solo. There’s no one but you who’s gonna pay all the amount. My trip in Guimaras last year was the proof of this. I had to pay for a group package just to roam around the place.

Safety – Yet another disadvantage when traveling solo.

Always behind the camera – Another true fact. During my Guimaras trip, the driver volunteered to take photos of me. 😀 But selfie or self-timer comes in handy most of the time. Reflection? Imma try that one next time. 😀

The Pros

I can do whatever the hell I want – Hell yeah! No one to bother, no one to worry about, no hassle.. just you! Changes in itinerary won’t be a problem either. The problem of accommodation is easily solved when traveling solo. I’m fine sleeping on a couch. When at the beach, I can just use a tent, or a hammock or even sleep on the sand (as long as I have my jacket, insect repellent and sarong) 🙂

Focus more on traveling – I can focus with my own itinerary, conquer things or places without having to worry about.

Making new friends is so much easier – Not really for me, I’m a silent person. I don’t talk too much to strangers except when I don’t have a choice >_< (when I ask directions to the locals, that is) But if you and I are already friends, you might think twice about me being a silent one. 😀

Learning more about myself and becoming a better person –  Being solo gives you the opportunity to know more about yourself. There’s a lot of appreciation and realization of things going on and on. (if you know what I mean) 🙂

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5 Things That End Friendships, And Why That Just Might Be Okay

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Not all people would be able to understand that Friendship also works this way.. Change is constant, we don’t get to stay with each other forever. Just as what the fifth statement says, sometimes priorities shift and things replace what used to be your time together. But it doesn’t mean that you care less for that person (just because you don’t get to spend a lot of time anymore). Sometimes, we just have to accept that things are changing. And the best thing to do is to move on and keep moving forward..

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We don’t know how to phase people in and out of our lives without getting attached. We just don’t. Granted, sometimes we have life-long friends who grow and change as we do, but that’s often not the case. Circumstances change. We change. And we’re not supposed to spend forever with people who don’t help us to enjoy life or teach us things about the world or ourselves or who generally don’t serve a purpose other than to frustrate us. Sometimes it’s just better to acknowledge that a friendship has run it’s course and that not every friendship, much like relationships in general, is meant to be a life-long thing. Accepting that is much better than trying to hold onto the pieces that are left. It’s the strain of trying to do so with people who don’t fit us anymore that really does us in. So very often, the circumstances will do…

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