This is a lovely recipe!
Everyone likes a pasta bake, but it’s so unsatisfying boiling pasta, opening a jar, stirring and baking.
This recipe tastes delicious, but involves you putting in a little bit more effort. You still feel as though you’re having a pasta filled, cheese topped naughty dinner, but you feel you’ve gone some way to deserving it!
You can find Kerryann’s tuna pasta bake by clicking here.
There’s nothing better than sticking a bird in to roast of a weekend, but when the warmer weather arrives and there are only two of you, sometimes the traditional roast, glorious as it is, doesn’t seem necessary.
Jamie’s recipe for roast chicken with cous cous is for four people, but it works absolutely perfectly for two with a delicious lunch for work the next day. It’s really simple, one pan cooking, and the flavours are great. It’s healthy, too.
We had some ingredients (particularly basil) to use up so I thought I would have a crack at making a quick and simple dish on my own, based on some other recipes I’d tried previously.
I decided to chop some basil up and add some olive oil, to create a marinade for the fish, and I also used what was left to roast the tomatoes in. basil goes well with tomatoes, and it also went well with the fish, too! The below recipe serves two people.
- Two boneless, skinless haddock fillets
- Generous handful of cherry tomatoes
- Two handfuls of runner beans
- One large handful of basil (chopped)
- Two tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to season
- In a chopper, or by hand, finely chop the basil and place in a bowl with the oil. Reserve a small amount of this to drizzle on your tomatoes.
- Gently mix the fish fillets in the large bowl of oil, and leave in the fridge for half an hour.
- When ready to cook, boil the kettle and pre-heat the oven to 180c fan.
- Put the tomatoes in an oven proof dish, drizzle with basil oil and a sprinkle of salt. These will need 10 minutes in the oven.
- Put a frying pan on, and add the fish, while bringing a saucepan of the kettle water to boil.
- When boiling, add some salt and your beans for a few minutes.
- When the fish has cooked, allow to rest on a warm plate before finishing off the beans in the pan for a few minutes with a sprinkle of sea salt.
- Plate up with the haddock on top of the beans alongside the tomatoes.
- Healthy and simple!
The start of the New Year always brings out the best intentions, one of which for most of us it to eat well.
This dish from JO is fresh, healthy and ridiculously easy to make.
You kind find the receipt here, and while mine doesn’t look like Jamie’s, it was a lovely little dish to knock up at home after a day at work.
Cod and chorizo are two ingredients that hold themselves well in a stew. Although they won’t disintegrate, you still need to watch you don’ over cook the cod.
I served mine with additional greens and ran some spinach through the stew for some extra thickness and healthy goodness.
This dish would work equally well with whatever white fish you can get your hands on; I’ve used some Pollock that was going cheap, as well as basa which is half the price of cod.
You can get Joe’s great book here.
No two ways about it, this dinner is delicious, easy and perfect for a day when your getting some sport in.
The recipe in the book, which says serves one, really is enough for two, but having got that down, I can’t fault it.
You can get LeanIn15 here.
Another absolute belter of a 15 Minute Meal from Jamie Oliver.
As usual, in order to not give the recipe and ingredients list away, I’ll be keeping this post short and sweet but trust me, this recipe is fantastic. Pork and feta goes so well, and the courgettes have so much about them from the mint, chilli and other ingredients. They are more than a support act, you could have a bowl of them for lunch with some feta crumbled over and be well happy!