Sunday, 27 November 2011

Tofu and Mushrooms

We knew we were going out for a Sunday pizza lunch, so I'd planned for a light weight vegi supper

I saw these in the Chinese supermarket. They were 'fresh' but vacuum packed. I was suspicious....





But didn't need to be - they turned out to be perfectly acceptable mushrooms....



Marinaded the Tofu



And a quick stir fry later



Saturday, 26 November 2011

Spring Rolls

I've always wanted to try this - and I finally got round to buying some Spring Roll wrappers from the local Chinese supermarket.

Waited 10 minutes at the fishmonger in Oxford Market to buy 3 prawns! Dedication I think - but my two year old was not so impressed...



A lot easier than making them yourself...most recipes call for the pre made variety



Your all mine



Fried the pork and prawns as a base



And so the fun begins



It's all in the wrists...........



Not a bad looking set, and very relaxing/rewarding



I suppose the main problem with these is you need to deep fry - which always feels a bit unhealthy. However, it means good tasting food also!





Decide to serve with some steamed aubergines



The selection for the aubergine sauce









And so it ended up like this. Very nice indeed - and plenty for lunch the next day







Saturday, 19 November 2011

Piri Piri Chicken

I've never eaten Piri Piri chicken - mainly 'cause I've never been bothered about going into Nandos!

However, the Jamie 30 minute book had a version - and the ingredient list for the sauce caught my eye....



Anything with basil and Worcestershire sauce can't be all bad.

Whizzed up





Fried off some nice peppers and the chicken



And baked the whole lot






And served with cheesy potatoes



Not bad - but not awesome. I think they should have been marinaded or something - the sauce seemed to get a bit lost.

Oh - and 30 minutes my arse !