Friday, 13 September 2013

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Garlic, Cumin and Bacon

A real classic with a HUGE health twist. Normally Friday calls for Fish and Chips, but not today. Forget the fatty batter and replace with a huge smack of flavour that will leave your wallet, tongue and hips (or lack thereof) doing backflips!

Serves 2
Calorie Count:
430 per serving

4 Rashers of Bacon
2 Fillets of Sea Bass
A clove of garlic
2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
2 knobs of butter
Olive Oil
Chips or Salad

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Steak and Mozzarella Calzone

A revisit to the easy modern classic! Definitely check out my Chilli and Garlic Steak Calzone because it's beautiful! All we need for this is:

3 cups of flour
A tablespoon of yeast
Olive Oil
Basil and Onions
200g of Chestnut Mushrooms
600g of Steak Mince
150g Mozzarella

480 calories per serving
45 minutes prep time
30 mins cooking time

Monday, 9 September 2013

A Perfect Full English Fried Breakfast

Nothing starts the week quite as well as a Full English Breakfast! Not exactly the healthiest choice, but it certainly packs you with energy for the whole day!
Cooked Sausages, Baked Beans, Scrambled Eggs, Mushrooms and Fried Bread. I often feel like I'm missing something...

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Roast Chicken Surprise

Cooking makes me so happy, it's something I enjoy doing and something I really enjoying preparing for guests, but nothing can replace when you girlfriend surprises you with a roast chicken!

Near where she works, there is a shop called Crawshaw Butchers and at the end of EVERY DAY they sell their roast chickens for £3!

Click on the link above and find your local store because it was ABSOLUTELY perfect, and a total bargain! Not to mention delicious with vegetables, chips and gravy!

Have a great evening, and I hope you all have fantastic weekends planned!


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Honey, Garlic, Coriander and Tomato Chicken

I knew tonight that I was going to be in a rush, so the option of using my sauce from my visit to Matlock Bath was the perfect option. This was a Honey, Garlic and Coriander tomato sauce that was sweet, packed with flavour and tangy. With a sauce as good as this all I really needed were three other ingredients and a little forward planning. Other shop bought sauces couldn't be used as effectively this way.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Spiced Cumin Lamb and Onion Pittas

I'm a great believer in waste-not-want-not. I also love breathing new life into the conventional. Everyone in their fridge or freezers would have burgers or mince, and as I've done before in my Minted Lamb Burger Ciabatta blog, it's better, I find, to try something new instead of just whacking a boring old bun on it!

Lamb Mince or Burgers
Pitta Breads
Cumin Seeds
Organic Yoghurt
Mint Sauce

This is a great and exciting street food and certainly tastes far better than the conventional burger.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Hunter's Chicken

Here's a dish I actually find it hard to believe myself that I've never made, yet on reflection it's one of the easiest! It's a pub grub classic and it uses ONLY FOUR ingredients, three of which are probably in your fridge right now! A great lazy meal to do on a budget, money-wise and time-wise. It's also a perfect recipe to have ready for the upcoming autumn and winter, especially with September ALREADY upon us!

1 Chicken Breast per person
1 Rasher of Bacon per person
100g Mature Cheddar
Hunter's Chicken Sauce

(This sauce is sweet, smoky, tangy and spicy. If you make your own, think of it as a marinade that uses sauces like barbecue, worcestershire and tomato. Just keep trying and see what works!)