Thursday, October 21, 2010

Take 4 Ingredients & its Dinner!

Salmon Parcels

Serves 2

2 Salmon Fillets

1 orange juiced

1 sheet of puff pastry

1 egg beaten with a little milk

Leave the salmon to marinate in the fresh orange juice for 30 mins.

Meanwhile cut the puff pastry into 2 pieces large enough to make parcels for the salmon

Lay the salmon on the sheet of puff pastry and make a parcel by pulling the ends together and pinching with a fork. Brush with the egg mixture and pop on a lined baking tray for 20 mins @ 180 or until pastry is golden in colour...

Tuna & Sweetcorn Cakes

Serves 2

1 Can of Tuna Chunks 400g

3 tablespoons of mashed potato

1 egg beaten

3 tablespoons of sweetcorn

Combine drained tuna, sweetcorn, mashed potato & beaten egg. Shape into cakes. Dust in a little flour and fry on a non stick pan with a little olive oil for about 4 mins each side until golden brown and heated through.

Serve with a tossed green salad

Asiany Inspired Tuna Cakes

Swap the egg for 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce and add some fresh coriander..

Honey Lemon Chicken

Serves 4


4 tablespoons of lemon juice

3 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoons of Dijon

4 chicken breasts … whole or cubed..

Pop all of the marinade ingredients into a bowl. Stir well to combine all of the ingredients .

Add the cubed chicken stir and coat with the marinade, allow to marinate, if possible for an hour..

Heat oven to 200 (400F) Gas 6) and place in a casserole dish covered for the first 10 mins.. Stir to combine chicken with marinade and cook for a further 15 mins.

This dish is delicious with baked baby potatoes, drizzled with olive oil & seasalt & cooked for 20 mins @ 200 & some steamed broccoli.

Sesame Chill Beef

Serves 4

500g beef strips

1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped

2 tbls of oyster sauce

1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

Heat a non stick wok and swirl with a little olive oil, pop the chilli on the pan for 30 seconds then add the beef strips, cook on a high heat for 1 min the add the oyster sauce, continue to cook until the sauce bubbles, add half the sesame seeds and combine. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds

Serve with steamed rice & a green veggie like steamed sugar snap peas.

Sesame Stir Fry Veggies

Serves 4 – 6


1 red pepper sliced lengthways

1 yellow pepper sliced - lengthways

1 carrot sliced – Lengthways

8/10 mushrooms sliced

1 onion thinly sliced

8/10 sugar snap peas

3 handfuls of beansprouts

2 cloves of garlic bashed

2 tbls of soy sauce

2 tbls of sesame seeds

1 tbls of sesame oil

1 tbls of peanut oil

Begin by slicing the peppers & carrots lengthways around the same size.

Have all the other veggies chopped and ready to go.. (this is the key to good stir fries) About 8 mins before the end of the chicken being ready..

Heat the oil in a non-stick wok & add the garlic & onions cook for about 2 mins before popping in the carrots & peppers drizzle with soy sauce, cook for about 3 mins and then add the mushrooms… they will take about 2 mins to cook whereupon you now add the sugar snaps, remainder of the soy, sesame oil beansprouts & sesame seeds … cook for about another minute and you’re ready !!!

This is also a dish in its own right… serve with noodles or rice for a fantastic vegetarian option…

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