This is a great summer dish which offers a fantastic way to load up on your 5 a day.
Take an arm full of veg. On this occasion I used sugar snap peas, courgette and leaks
Chop your veg! I kept it chunky.
Start to cook your risotto in a stock and wine combo. Do it in the normal way, cook off the rice in butter first for 60 seconds then add a slash of the stock. Stir snd let it soak up, then add more.
When half of the stock mixture is used, chuck in the veg and continue to ladle the stock (season as you go).
A beautiful, tasty and filling dinner.
Paella isn’t my favourite dish due to its faffy nature. I don’t love getting my fingers dirty with food and especially not with fish as sometimes it can reduce my enjoyment, but every now and again I’ll relax my issues and I’ll tuck in.
That time recently came and I put together a fresh, seafood filled dish which actually was really very good.
The rice was fluffy and deep in flavour and the meat was a bountiful array of squid, mussels and prawns. Fresh is the key word here and it really delivered on that front.
Ummm ummmm ummm this sweet salmon with sticky coconut rice and fresh greens tasted soo good that I lost my ability to speak!
Easy, nutritional, healthy and quick…a fantastic post work out meal!
Simply make a marinade of:
- 1tbsp runny honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil
- 1tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 chopped garlic clove
And marinade the salmon for an hour if possible.
Boil 75g per person of basmati rice, when cooked add salt, pepper and 100ml coconut milk and cook for another 5 minutes.
Whilst the rice is cooking boil some broccoli and green beans for just 2-3 minutes, keep them fresh!
Also grill the salmon for 4 minutes each side. Then serve!
A really light but supremely flavoured dish, the garlic and ginger really zing on your tongue and the creamy rice just takes off the edge. As i said…..nom!
If so, try this goulash!
Freshly made out of the old school weight watchers seasonal recipie cookbook, this is a hearty, healthy dish which delivers on flavours and fills you up to the brim!
Friday night comes and I just want yummy, slightly naughty, fast food. But, I don’t want a takeaway as quite frankly, those available to me are less than satisfying. So, I ponder through my recipe collection for something that ticks all the boxes.
I tell you ladies and gents, this dish does tick all the boxes!!
This requires the minimal prep of mixing up the marinade and leaving the coated chicken for 40 minutes to soak up all of the flavors. Then it’s simply a matter of baking, cooking some rice and chopping up a quick salad. Easy and no requirement for me to be stood in the kitchen for hours.
As far as levels of yummyness go, I really can not explain what a taste sensation this turned out to be. The chicken was sweet, sticky and wonderfully moist and the salad offered a sweet and zingy side.
This dish would be brilliant in a summer bbq.
Thursday night required a healthy dinner and I opted for a fish dish.
This meal could be dubbed a “one pot dish”, it really was as simple as throwing it all in a pot and leaving it in the oven for 20 minutes.
Then end result was much better than expected. The salmon soaked up all the ginger and coconut flavor and the whole dish was drowned in a delicate creamy coconut sauce. It left me feeling like I had enjoyed a “take away meal” but with the benefit of it being low cal, low fat.
Defiantly a dish quick and easy enough to repeat!