Who doesn't love a chicken dinner?
1 large fresh chicken (please use free range if you can afford it, thanks!)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp smoked paprika powder
1 tbsp garlic granules
1 tbsp onion granules
S & P
Salt the chicken inside.
Mix the spices with the oil and cover the chicken generously.
Preheat the oven to 175 C.
Cooking instructions do vary, so please check the information on the chicken.
A good rule of thumb is: 40 mins per kilo plus 30 mins.
I think McDonald's in the UK have to get used to more and more people asking for disassembled foods. I like MaccyD's breakfast but since they have discontinued their scrambled eggs and sausage breakfast, I will order disassembled egg McMuffins in future :-) .
Honest to God, I have no recipe for this...
I have been making lasagna and bolognese for such a long time, I don't even know what I put into it.... let me try and have a think....
400g beef mince
400ml can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomatoe puree
1 garlic glove, finely chopped or crushed
1-2 small shalotts
150g grated cheese
1 Oxo stock cube
Herbs: - all to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry off the beef until well browned. Add the garlic and onion and fry off until golden brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree, the Oxo stock cube and your herbs. Let everything simmer until well reduced. Alternatively you could add more tomato puree but be carefull as the carbs creep up quickly using it.
Transfer the sauce into small casserole dishes and cover with cheese.
Broil until the cheese has melted.
You can use some freshly chopped parsley to garnish.
I am afraid I don't have a recipe for this. I didn't cook it. My husband did.
I can however tell you how to make the parsnips :)
Peel the parsnips, cut them into even sized chips. Toss them in a mix of olive oil, salt and pepper and bake them at 200 C for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway to ensure an even cooking.
They're really nice, and a good alternative for chips :) .
Sometimes you have to cook with whatever is left in the fridge. Today was one of those days!
This dish might not look particularly nice, but it was!
4 pork chops (or alternatively use some pork filet)
200ml heavy cream
1 broccoli, washed and cut into pieces
200g mushrooms, sliced - your choice, I used white ones
Grated cheese to your liking, I know some people like loads :)
1 tsp mild curry powder
Pepper the pork chops and fry off in a rather hot pan. Make sure they're nicely browned off, but not yet cooked through.
Boil the broccoli until al dente, don't overcook it though or you might end up with broccoli mash. Drain and set aside.
Season the heavy cream with salt, pepper, and curry powder. Here there are no limits to your imagination. Any seasoning that you like and that you think might go with the dish will do :) .
Add the mushrooms and let the sauce simmer for a while (don't boil it though).
Transfer the pork into a baking dish, add the broccoli and the creamy mushrooms. Top with cheese.
Bake at 200 C for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pork chops.