Got to have those meat free nights, right?
Well this dish needs no meat, it’s hearty and packs enough flavour to make you kick meat to the curb.
It’s just a matter of banging a load of veg in a pan, add some lentils and a dollop of curry paste and simmer for as long as you can (30 mins will do but longer will boost its taste)
As I am alone this week I look on the opportunity to eat meat free, healthy dishes with out complaint from the Jones over the lack of meat.
I’ve looked over this recipe for samosas for some time now, passing it off as a starter and trying to keep it in mind for when the need for an Indian stater arises. But as I looked over it at the weekend I thought why not make it as a main with salad? And do that’s what I did!
It’s a rather hearty dish really, lots of veg with a dose of seasoning. I halved the recipe but still ended up with mixture to freeze…no bad thing.
It was great tasting and really nice, different lunch to take to work. Easy, cheap, different, what’s not to like?
Jamie Oliver’s Comfort food cookbook is one that I particularly enjoy but for quite some time I’ve flicked past the quesadilla recipe which features sprouts as the main ingredient. Sprouts. It’s really never appealed to me on any level.
Alas, Christmas came and went and I found I had a small stockpile of raw sprouts left and so it seemed fate was telling me that this recipe needed to be tried.
As I was cooking I genuinely wished we were having a different dish, I quite honestly couldn’t imagine an enjoyable taste and my stomach yearned for something higher scoring on the naughty scale. But something wonderful happened, as I started to cook the sprout mixture in the butter the most amazing smell took over the kitchen and I knew I had been wrong!
Wow. Seriously, wow. This quesadilla was the tastiest I had ever eaten. The mixture retained the strong savory, earthy sprout taste but engaged with a buttery creamy flavor which was out of this world. Mixed in with some fresh spicy sauce we really did have a winning dish and I will be making this for any lucky guests.
It just shows…don’t judge the sprout.