Friday, 28 December 2012

Turkey curry ... (Slimming world friendly)

Reposting this as its that time of year again and its a good one ....

No Bridget Jones turkey curry buffet jokes please! Seriously I love making turkey curry after Christmas and this recipe is surprisingly (at this time of year) slimming world friendly. It uses mainly store cupboard ingredients and leftovers feel free to throw in any leftover vegetables too.


Turkey curry

2 large onions (sliced)
1lb of leftover cooked turkey (diced)
1 tin chopped tomatoes
some fresh tomatoes (if you have any left over) 
1 pint chicken stock
2 tbsp medium hot curry powder (but make it as hot or mild as you like)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
spray oil
salt and pepper

Spray a large saute pan or saucepan with spray oil and gently fry the onions until soft but not coloured . Add the garlic and fry for another minute then add the curry powder and fry for another minute or two.

Add the tomatoes, stock and turkey and bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Syn free!! ....Enjoy :  ) 




Friday, 7 December 2012

Liver and bacon (Slimming World friendly)

I LOVE liver and bacon but I know its not everyones cup of tea (I made it for myself cos hubby was out at the football) . Its so savoury, rich and tasty it really is one of my very favourite comfort foods but a lot of recipes use quite a lot of oil for frying and with the flour for coating the liver the syns could really add up. This way you can make it with all the flavour and a tasty gravy too but low in syns.

I served it with some leftover veg from Sunday just warmed up and a few new potatoes simply boiled in their skins.

Liver and bacon

1lb lambs liver (washed, trimmed and dried on kitchen paper)
2 large onions (sliced)
spray oil
1/2 lb lean back bacon (trimmed of fat) 
1 tbsp plain flour
1/2 pint beef stock
salt and pepper

(You will need a plastic food bag for this too)

Turn the oven on to 180/350/gas4.

Spray a large  frying pan lightly with spray oil and cook the onions over a low heat until soft then add the bacon and cook for a few more minutes until bacon is cooked then place it all  into an oven proof casserole dish .

In the plastic food bag add the flour and a good grinding of black pepper and a 1/2 tsp salt and mix well, Add the slices of liver , secure the top of the bag (IMPORTANT if you dont want to redecorate your kitchen!!) and then shake the bag lightly until all the liver is coated with flour.

Spray the frying pan with more spray oil and heat and then shake off any excess flour and lay the slices of liver into the frying pan. Give the liver a couple of minutes over a medium heat until a crust has formed underneath the liver then flip the pieces over and cook for another minute on the other side and then place this into the casserole dish .  

Add the beef stock to the frying pan and stir well to scrape up all the savoury bits from the bottom of the pan then pour over the liver, bacon and onions  in the casserole dish.

Stir everything well, cover the dish with a lid or a double layer of foil and then place in the oven for 30 minutes, Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 10 minutes

Serve with lots of veg and some potatoes, This is 1 syn per portion and this recipe serves 4...

Enjoy xx