aquarius

16 November 2018Last updated
Search

Spend time

Four simple family suppers

These healthy and wholesome dishes are easy to make, delicious and will tempt even the fussiest of children

Camera Press
12 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Rice salad with turkey and pineapple.

    Source:Camera Press Image 1 of 4
  • Crispy chicken tortillas.

    Source:Camera Press Image 2 of 4
  • Baked eggs with sausage.

    Source:Camera Press Image 3 of 4
  • Mediterranean pasta.

    Source:Camera Press Image 4 of 4

Rice salad with turkey and pineapple

Serves 4

Ingredients
250ml brown/wild rice
1 medium-sized pineapple
25ml tikka masala paste
1 tbsp oil
400g cooked turkey, diced
30ml tomato sauce
100g fresh coriander, chopped
2 carrots, cut into ribbons
Handful of baby spinach

Method

1 Boil the rice until al dente, then rinse in cold water and drain.

2 Dice the pineapple and mix with the tikka masala paste.

3 Heat the olive oil and fry the pineapple over a low heat until golden brown. Stir in the turkey and tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper.

4 Add the mixture to the rice, transfer to a serving bowl and add coriander, carrots and spinach. Serve at room temperature.

Crispy chicken tortillas

Serves 4

Ingredients
4 chicken fillets, cut into thick strips
200ml milk
200g flour
3 tbsp curry powder
Oil, for frying
Tzatziki, as needed
4 wholegrain tortillas
½ cabbage, finely chopped
2 carrots, julienned or grated
200g asparagus, blanched and halved

Method

1 Place the chicken in a dish and pour over the milk.

2 Place the flour and curry powder in a plastic bag, drain half the chicken strips and add to the bag. Shake until the chicken is coated in flour.

3 Heat the oil in a pan and fry the chicken in batches until crispy. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

4 Spread a thick layer of tzatziki over each tortilla and divide equal portions of cabbage, carrots, asparagus and chicken between them. Serve warm.

Baked eggs with sausage

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 can chickpeas, drained
300g fresh baby spinach
Cooked beef sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
200ml cream cheese with spring onion
8 eggs

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Fry the onion in the oil until glossy then add the garlic, chickpeas and spinach, frying until the spinach is soft.

2 Stir in the sausage and cream cheese until heated through, then transfer into four oven-proof bowls.

3 Break two eggs into each bowl, season with salt and pepper, and bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked. Serve with bread for breakfast or as a light supper.

Mediterranean pasta

Serves 4

Ingredients
400g penne
Olive oil, as needed
6 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
6 courgettes, sliced
1 onion, sliced in rings
Balsamic vinegar
1 large beef steak
Handful fresh basil
Parmesan cheese, as needed

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and drain. Stir through a dash of olive oil, season then set aside.

2 Place the tomatoes, courgettes and onion on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, season and roast until the edges of the tomatoes caramelise. Squash the tomatoes lightly with a fork.

3 Rub olive oil over the meat and season. Sear in a hot pan until medium-cooked and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

4 Cut the meat into thin strips and mix with the roasted vegetables, basil and pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve immediately.

Camera Press

Camera Press