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MY FAVOURITE MEALS THIS WEEK.

 FISH TRAY BAKE.
a lower fat variation on a Jamie Oliver dish.
serves four. Quick and easy.
Four salmon fillets, pinboned
around 8-10 prawns
1 lemon quarted
four tomatoes chopped roughly or several cherry tomatoes
 half 30g tin anchovies in oil
8-10 asparagus, woody ends removed, or half a red pepper sliced.
1 chilli chopped fine
4 cloves garlic crushed
4 slices pancetta or bacon medallions (optional)
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Method
Pre heat grill to high.
Lay salmon fillets in a baking tray and arrange other ingredients around except prawns and pancetta drizzle over 10 ml of the anchovy oil and with your hands mix all the ingredients  Ensure the salmon is skin side up and the lemon is flesh side up.  Lay pancetta over the top.
Whack under the grill for about 10 minutes and add prawns for around 3 mins. With tongues squeeze the lemon juice over the dish
Serve with minted new potatoes and salad or peas.
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MUSTARD CHICKEN WITH DAUPHINOISE POTATOES.
adapted from Jamie Oliver 30 minute meals, a low fat variation.
 Serves two.
The dauphinoise is enough for four, I usually keep some for the next days lunch.
POTATOES.
This is a quick and easy version adapted from Jamie Oliver.  I much prefer it to the dish I made in Paris.
serves 4
Put the kettle on to boil.

Ingredients.


1 small red onion
500g Maris piper potatoes.
half nutmeg
seasoning.
1-2 cloves of garlic, depending on taste.
2 anchovies in oil chopped
 ( the rest will freeze for another dish, see Fish tray bake above)
2 tbs of reduced fat creme friache or quark
skimmed milk
2 bay leaves
small bunch of thyme or about 2 teaspoons of dried thyme according to taste
 handful Parmesan cheese grated. ( aprox 200g)
Olive oil spray.
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Method.
Peel and halve the red onion and wash the potatoes leaving skins on. Slice in food processor, (make sure you use the slicing attachment not the chopping attachment! ) or slice very thinly.
Tip into a  small sturdy metal roasting tray. ( see illustration for size. aprox 19cm x 25cm)) and season.
Grate over the nutmeg
Crush in the garlic
Add the chopped anchovies
Mix the creme friache with the skimmed milk to make up to about 150mls.
add bay leaves and thyme.
add  half the Parmesan (optional) around 100g.
Spray with oil
Mix everything together with your hands
Add around 100 mls boiling water .

Cover tightly  with foil. and cook over a medium heat for around 15 minutes. Shake periodically to stop it catching on the bottom.

Heat up the grill  or oven and meanwhile prepare  the chicken.

After 15 minutes, remove the foil from the daupinoise, scatter the rest of the Parmesan.on top,
 mix some dried or fresh Thyme with a little oil spray and scatter on top
Place on the top shelf of the  hot oven or under a medium grill until golden brown and bubbling

MUSTARD CHICKEN
This is was inspired by a slimming world recipie and works just as well with pork.
serves two.

Ingredients
Mushrooms, wiped  clean and sliced
Olive oil spray
squeeze lemon juice
salt
2 chicken breasts, skin removed and cut into 3 pieces.
2 teaspons English mustard powder or English mustard from a tube or jar.
Red pepper sliced (optional)
 150 mls chicken stock
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Method
Caramelise the mushrooms first by getting the frying pan  very hot, spray with oil, add mushrooms and cook quickly till browned. (2-3 minutes) be careful not to overcook.
Add a little lemon juice and salt and remove from pan, keep to one side on a plate

Make sure your pan is very hot, spray again with oil and then brown the chicken in the pan for around 5 minutes.Press the chicken down to aid browning.
 Make sure the chicken is nicely browned on the outside. This gives it taste.
Spread the mustard on the browned chicken.
toss in  the sliced red pepper for a minute or two
Add the chicken stock  and continue to simmer to reduce the stock to a thick sticky sauce.
Takes around 10 minutes.
Add the caramelised mushrooms just before serving. Just enough to heat them.
Black pepper to taste.

Bon appetite!

Denise
Love from Bolton

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2 thoughts on “MY FAVOURITE MEALS THIS WEEK.

  1. Thanks for the inspirational recipes! Your chicken and fish dishes look a lot more healthy than the chips that I'm eating for dinner since Stephane is out this evening. Ok, time for me to get off the couch and exchange the potato chips for a salad. We almost always like recipes by Jamie Olivier and I look forward to trying these.

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  2. Hi MK. Jamie Oliver uses lots of much and his food is so delicious, you eat more. Hence I gained nearly two stone (28lbs) last year.I still use his recipes, but adapt them so they are not as fattening, and make half the amount!Love Denise

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