We’re still feeling under the weather, so this dinner is quick and easy, but unfortunately it’s hardly healthy! The recipe comes from Nigella Lawson’s “Nigella Express” – one of the books which first got me into cooking!
A couple of substitutions – no caramelised onions, so we used some caramelised onion chutney. Also, we made enough sauce for 4 people but used enough lamb for two.
With half a chorizo left from the scallops and chorizo and tomatoes from the Looni Halloumi last week, we fancied putting together a paella. A tasty way to use up odds and ends, the key is to cook it low and slow on the gas burner, topping up with chicken stock if it looks in danger of drying out.
This recipe from Nigella Express is one of my “go to” recipes for when I want something tasty and easy. A couple of substitutions though – dried rosemary instead of fresh, and dry vermouth rather than opening a bottle of white wine for the occasion (man flu recovery is still ongoing in the 2HB house).
Cheeky fact: this is a recipe for four, but we eat it between the two of us. The name of this blog is two hungry boys, after all.
A healthy dinner tonight, courtesy of BBC Good Food. Always worth reading through the comments when trying an online recipe: the teaspoon of wholegrain mustard added to the sauce recommended by some commenters definitely helped.
I love a good curry, but have had limited success making them myself. This Nigel Slater recipe may not be an authentic korma, but it tastes great and only takes 30 minutes to prepare.
That said, it takes me slightly longer than 30 minutes because I try and get everything prepared in advance to avoid any risk of burning the spices. The end result is neither the healthiest or most visually appealing of meals, but it tastes bloody marvellous.
An old favourite from Nigella Express. Actually, it’s two separate dishes – the chickpeas and rocket can be used as a side dish.
A quick and (fairly) healthy pudding here. I deviated from Nigel’s recipe slightly, using dark muscovado sugar instead of brown simply because it was what we had in the cupboard.
I loved this, but Mark was less convinced. It was sweet but strangely didn’t really taste much of banana!
A nice easy one tonight. Grill the salmon in butter, then make up a sauce from cream, lemon juice, chopped watercress and the juices from the salmon.
We both enjoyed it, but I think Mark enjoyed it more than me! I also added a side of broccoli fried in oyster sauce – another Nigel Slater classic.
Grilled cheese slathered in olive oil… mmmm! The Mediterranean diet!
The trickiest part with this one is finding somewhere to buy gochujang sauce. Also, tonight we didn’t have any rice wine in so we used Amontillado sherry instead which worked really well.
Cooking the sushi rice takes the longest – about half an hour. The actual turkey keema takes about 10 minutes.