I’ve had a mammoth day today and tonight my dinner needed to be healthy but comforting. I had no meal planned as such and so went with what available ingredients I had in the fridge.
The result was a chili Salmon fillet laid on a bed of crushed potatoes, a sprinkle of sweetcorn and a drizzle of sweet chili sauce (which Gav brought me from Utah!)
It was just what I needed. A seriously flavorful salmon, a sweet hot kick from the sauce and a slight essence of “stodge” to wrap me in the comfort I desired ☺️ Low cal, low fat to boot!!
After 3 alcohol free nights, yes 3!!!! (Well done me, I know), I treat myself and Gav last-night to a spicy dish out of the Levi Roots cookbook…..along with a bottle of Chardonnay.
This recipe has minimal preparation but requires a good hour cooking time (not 40 minutes as the book suggests).
Regardless of the slowish cook, defiantly try this dish!
The rice resulted in a almost risotto like texture and held so much fiery flavor, it was just stunning. The chicken thighs, despite the hour cook, were supremely moist and just soaked up so much juice, the whole dish was a true flavor sensation. A great, great dinner!
This was one of those dishes that was very simply inspired by the necessity to use ingredients, rather than dispose of them!
As I’m on a bit of a health kick I opted to use the produce in omelet form!
So I had:
– sweet peppers
– red onion
– green chili
I sautéed all of the veg in a pan until softened before adding the omelet mix (eggs, milk, salt, pepper and oregano). I cooked the omelet on a low heat for 10 minutes and then placed under the grill for 10minutes to cook the top. At this point I sprinkled on the Parmesan.
I served this with a side of sweetcorn mixed with my grandads sweet pickled green beans.
The dish was healthy, tasty and very filling. The green chilies also gave it a wicked kick!!!
Lastnight we enjoyed the pleasure of having Gavs sister and husband staying with us.
We took them into knutsford and ended up in a new restaurant called Jack Rabbits.
Now this isn’t really a review because by the time we got to the restaurant I was totally tipsy but I wanted to share the fuzzy memories I do have as I think they were all rather positive! 😊
I had a pulled pork burger with a side of onion rings and it completely hit the mark. Very naughty, just on the right side of grease and with a hint of sweetness.
The thing I was most impressed with however was the range of sauces they brought to the table, which amongst everything you could want, included a very HOT sauce!!!
And the presentation was great!
Wednesday nights are notorious. It’s midway through our working week, just two more days left. Do we celebrate? Or do we mope?
Well, I try to prevent the “mope” mentality by cooking up something scrumptious, which although is healthy, isn’t rabbit food.
Last night the meal was chili lamb!
Now I haven’t purposely picked super quick meals this week, but yes, you’ve guessed it……it was super quick!
The cous cous simply required chopping up a few bits, mixing and leaving to rest in boiling water. The lamb steaks took two minutes on either side in a griddle pan (although the longer you marinade, the better!)
The cous cous gave it that nice stodgy feel whilst still being light, and the lamb was moist and juice with just enough spice.
This recipe was courtesy of the * good food:101 hot and spicy dishes.