Seafood boil with creole seasoning (672 calories per serve)

I had been craving seafood for some time and started thinking about our now-cancelled trip to the US. I had planned for us to visit a few seafood places in San Francisco and had been checking out their menus, which featured seafood boils. With international travel unlikely for some time, the closest I could get … Continue reading Seafood boil with creole seasoning (672 calories per serve)

Yee Sang New Year Salad (215 calories per serve)

Gong xi fa cai! I don't often get to host Chinese New Year lunches because we usually spend it at my uncle's house. Having lived in Shanghai for a number of years, he's got the whole Chinese New Year festivities down pat. But he was away this year celebrating at Daylesford, a spa town about … Continue reading Yee Sang New Year Salad (215 calories per serve)

Creamy garlic prawn pasta (510 calories per serve)

My husband and I are big fans of garlic and after 3 years of marriage, we are not disgusted with each other's garlic breath. Phew! So it's no surprise that we both love garlic prawn. The first time I had garlic prawn was with him on one of our trips over to WA. I distinctly … Continue reading Creamy garlic prawn pasta (510 calories per serve)

Burmese fish curry (225 calories per serve)

I've been craving rice lately so I decided to cook a dish that went really well with rice. In Burmese, they call this "htamin main" which means something so good that it makes you eat more rice (htamin). And this was it ... a fish curry. My husband doesn't like fish curry so I made … Continue reading Burmese fish curry (225 calories per serve)

Grilled scallops and cauliflower mash (278 calories per serve)

I haven't had scallops for a very long time so I thought I'd just grill some on a low-carb base of cauliflower mash. It's not as creamy as my creamy cauliflower puree but it's got slightly lower calories. Serves 4 Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Ingredients 600g cauliflower (approx. half a large … Continue reading Grilled scallops and cauliflower mash (278 calories per serve)

Frutti di Mare all’Arrabbiata (439 calories per serve)

The name sounds super exotic and complicated but it really isn't. I love eating this either with pasta - I used fettucine on this occasion - or dipped with bread. Buon appetito! Prep time 20mins Cook time 20mins Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 150g prawns, deshelled and deveined 200g scallops 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 onion, diced 400g can … Continue reading Frutti di Mare all’Arrabbiata (439 calories per serve)

Stir-fried lemongrass pipis recipe

Lemongrass pipis recipe by Yummy Calories

This pipis recipe is very simple and easy to make. I don't cook pipis often, mainly becasue it's quite expensive. It's usually about $20/kg and half of its weight is in shell anyway. While this recipe uses pips, feel free to use other types of clams. Serves 3 as a side (approx. 250 calories per … Continue reading Stir-fried lemongrass pipis recipe

Honey and lemon glazed salmon fillets (671 calories per serve)

I don't eat seafood often because I only have it if it is very, very fresh. That means I can't buy it overnight and cook it the next day because it would smell too fishy for me. I had to have it on the day that it was bought and that was why I only … Continue reading Honey and lemon glazed salmon fillets (671 calories per serve)