Thursday, 30 August 2012

Kedgeree (Slimming world friendly)

Another quick family friendly dinner, Its a great one to prepare the night before and then assemble on the day. I often use frozen or boil in the bag rice . This recipe serves 4 people very generously.


1lb smoked haddock (poached in water, drained and skin removed and flaked)
1lb cooked rice
1 chopped onion
spray oil
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
8oz frozen peas
1/4 pint vegetable stock
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 4 hardboiled eggs cut into quarters

Spray wok or a large deep frying pan with the spray oil and add the onion and fry on a medium heat until soft but not coloured.

Add the rice, peas and stock and stir well for a few more minutes.

Now add the turmeric, caynenne and pepper and fish and stir gently until heated through.Taste for seasoning you probably won't need salt as the smoked fish is salty but taste to check.

Place quarters of hardboiled eggs on top to serve.

(syn free on extra easy)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Ginger & chili beef (slimming world friendly)

This has been adapted from the book 'Gok cooks Chinese ' just to make it more slimming world friendly. It's low fat and soo tasty. You can have delicious Chinese food and still eat healthily. Its syn free as it serves 4 and 1 tsp sugar is only 1 syn or you can count 1/4 syn if you are very strict :  )

1 lb thin lean beef steaks cut into strips
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic (crushed )
3 spring onions (chopped)
2 carrots peeled and cut into match sticks
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp rice or cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
1 tsp caster sugar
Spray oil

Spray a wok with spray oil and when hot add the beef strips and fry quickly keep moving strips around until cooked then remove from wok and set aside.

Wipe wok out with kitchen roll then spray again and over a high heat add ginger, garlic, chili flakes, spring onions and carrot and stir fry for a minute.

Then add soy sauce , sugar and vinegar with 4 tablespoons of water and stir well to create a sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings might need a little more vinegar.

Add beef back into the wok and mix together well.

Serve with rice : )