Buying your lunch is an expensive exercise – if you spend $10 a day on lunch, five days a week, that’s $2,400 a year.
You’re at work to make money, so don’t spend it at work.
Planning and preparing your weekday lunches on a Sunday not only saves you money, it saves time.
Try the following brain food recipe for an easy week day lunch. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain function.
Japanese style salmon patties
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 180g can pink salmon, drained, bones removed and flaked
- 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon chopped pickled ginger
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
- 1 small red chilli, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil plus 1 tablespoon extra
- 1 bunch choy sum, trimmed
- ½ punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
- In a large bowl, combine rice, salmon, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, ginger, soy, coriander and chill. Mix well. Shape into 8 even-sized, flattened patties. Chill, covered, for 20 minutes.
- Heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Fry patties in two batches, 3-4 minutes each side, until golden. Drain on paper towel.
- Wipe pan clean. Heat extra oil on medium. Stir-fry choy sum and tomatoes for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve patties with wasabi mayonnaise (see tip) and fresh vegetables.
- To make wasabi mayonnaise, combine 1/3 cup whole egg mayonnaise with 1-2 teaspoons of wasabi paste.
Recipe courtesy of Ninemsn Food.