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00Steam Airfried Basa Fillets with a Medley of Mediterranean VegetablesThis is a one pot dish that's oh so simple but bursting with fresh flavours. It's perfect for a date night, quick lunch or just a light bite. I decided to use the Steam Airfry as both the potatoes and fish were delicate so needed a gentler form of cooking, but you can totally do this in your oven or on the hob if you dont have the Foodi. I've used basa fillets(river cobbler) as they are relatively cheap,mild in flavour with a firm texture that's robust enough for the Airfryer but you can totally change this for salmon,trout or any fish you prefer.... If using skinless fish then place it on some parchment paper so it doesn't fall through the grill rack onto the vegetables below. I cooked the fish for 8 minutes but it probably could have done with a minute or 2 less....but its all a learning curve isn't it? So bear with me whilst we learn together. If doing more than 2 fillets then best to do them in batches so they cook evenly. I added a little extra veg to the pot too, that needed using up so feel free to do likewise, or just ignore. This is a very easy dish to adapt to your tastes. Swap the fish, swap the veggies, swap the olives for green beans or leave them out if you dont like them etc. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Air Fryer Coconut Prawns with a spicy mayo dipIf your new to air frying or just use it for basic cooking - for chips, nuggets etc then this recipe is for you. It's easy, speedy and best of all full of flavour. The step by step picture guide let's you follow the recipe easily and allows you to tailor it to suit your machine, whether it's a simple Air fryer or a multi cooker, like the Ninja Foodi. As with almost all of our recipes you can adapt it to suit your needs too by swapping the panko for regular or homemade breadcrumbs, or using cooked prawns instead of raw- adjusting the cooking times accordingly, If you don't like coconut then just use all breadcrumbs. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Battered Prawns with Crispy KaleFind some prawns in the reduced section? Then grab a bag of Kale and you can try this recipe This is a great recipe when you want something a little bit different. You can have it as a main meal, lunch or just a snack. I flatten the Prawns out, as I think it looks better, but you don't have to. It doesn't affect the taste. I've also added some vine tomatoes to the oven along with the kale but again that's optional. If you like a little spice then add some chilli flakes. I've used a shallow pan for frying then finished off in the oven so you dont need too much oil. This feeds 2 but can easily be adjusted to feed 4 by increasing the ingredients. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. Apologies for the rubbish photo... the sun kept putting everything in shadow lol. E x
00Caramelised Red Onion and Feta Tart.Dinner this evening is a speedy, full of flavour tart with a little taste of the Mediterranean. I tend to find pastry is always in the reduced section of the supermarket, so it can be made into a very cheap dinner in no time, by adding just a few ingredients- some we always have in, plus a wee bit of cheese- in this case Feta- from a salad dish we had the day before. Why not add some chopped olives for that true Mediterranean taste? As with lots of our recipes, this one is easy to adapt to you and your families tastes by swapping out the Feta for cheddar or the red onions for white etc. I'm having with couscous and a spinach salad so didn't add to the tart itself, but feel free to add in some spinach or parsley if you prefer. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Slow Cooked Beef Stifado Greek beef Stifado, (Greek beef stew)!! It's a juicy and tender, melt-in-the-mouth stew full of Mediterranean flavours with a delicious, slightly sweet, intense tomato-based sauce which is perfect for colder nights. This can be cooked on the stove as a one pot meal but I decided to do it in the SC to allow the flavours to develop in their own time. This is easy to adapt to suit you and your families tastes and adding more vegetables etc. I've made it child friendly by swapping out the red wine for a stock pot but you can reverse that if you prefer. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Fish in Parsley SauceThis is really a deconstructed Fish Pie without the topping. I had intended on using white fish but found a packet of fish pie mix and a bunch of parsley in the reduced section of the supermarket and thought " why not use that instead" I was not disappointed as it was delicious. I love how the rich colours of the fish stand out against the creaminess of the sauce and then adding the extra green veg deepens the colour of it. This is easily adapted to suit you and your families tastes by using a different fish, adding some prawns or just a plain white sauce rather than the parsley sauce. You could also add some cream for a touch of luxury. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Tandoori ChickenTandoori chicken is a chicken dish prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yogurt and spices in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. The dish originated from the Indian subcontinent and is popular in many other parts of the world.  Not many of us have a clay oven but we can replicate slightly by using our own ovens. You may never order this from a Takeaway again as its so easy to do. You can adapt it to suit your families tastes by making it as mild or as spicy as you like. The yoghurt cuts down on the heat of the spices and tenderises the meat at the same time. You can use thighs,drumsticks or chunks to make kebabs too instead of using a whole chicken. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Goats Cheese & Bacon TartletsWhen there's not much in the fridge for lunch I like to make these quick and easy tartlets. They are seriously delicious and so versatile, as you can add any toppings, but my favourite is Goats cheese. The combination of tangy saltiness lends itself so well to the sweetness of the caramelised onion and the smoky taste of the bacon. Think you don't like Goats cheese? This may change your mind. I used mainly leftovers lurking in the freezer. Puff pastry- I used a shop bought block but the ready rolled works well too. Goats cheese, Bacon bits(leftovers) Tomatoes. I used cherry but any will do, and some mixed frozen peppers. You can tailor this to suit you and your families tastes by swapping out the Goats cheese for any cheese, including Cheddar, add salsa instead of the onions or cooked ham instead of bacon etc. You can get 8/10 tarts, depending on the size of your squares/rectangles or you could make 1 whole tart and cut into slices once cooked. The choice is yours. Why not give these a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
00Spinach and Feta Filo pieDinner this evening, is a recipe from a friend that is one of my favourites so I make it at least once a month. My kids call it Mum's yummy cheese pie but its actually a Greek dish- Spanakopita. If you haven't tried it before, you're in for a treat! Spanakopita is a delicious savory Greek pie made of perfectly crispy layers of filo dough and a comforting filling of spinach and feta cheese. Mines is by no means authentic but is just as delicious, as the principal is the same. I use what I have available at the time - cream cheese instead of eggs, red onion or white, fresh or frozen spinach, etc. I sometimes add the little tubs of olive,sundried tomatoes and feta found in the chilled cabinet. Its easily adapted to suit you and your families tastes so why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. E x
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