All posts tagged: cheap dinner

Pan fried lemon sole with samphire and parsley butter

Samphire is everywhere at the moment. I had it with fish at three different restaurants last week and I can’t get enough if it. So when I was getting my fish from the Waitrose fish counter at the weekend, I was very happy to see a pack of the delicious green edible plant sat next to the fish. I chose two filets of lemon sole and grabbed a pack and a lemon to go with it. I was very looking forward to my Monday evening dinner but was left slightly disappointed with the samphire. I followed the cooking instructions on the pack but the stalks were quite hard and a small amount was inedible. Only a very small amount though so the meal was not ruined. I can’t expect cooking with a new ingredient to be perfect first time, so as with most things, practice makes perfect! Ingredients 2 skin on lemon sole fillets 1 garlic clove 1 red chilli 2 knobs of butter 4 tsp fresh or or frozen parsley 90g samphire Salt and …

New Zealand green lipped mussel linguine recipe

I have seen mussels popping up a lot recently and I suddenly realised that I have never cooked them before. I wanted to do something about it but my supermarket had ran out of fresh mussels by the time we arrived on Sunday afternoon (can’t blame them really) so we had to settle for already cooked mussels. To spice it up a bit and make it look prettier, we also bought a few New Zealand green lipped mussels. This is such an easy dinner and absolutely delicious. It only takes a few minutes from start to finish. Ingredients (serves 2) 100ml dry white wine (I used Orca Bay) 20ml single cream 4 tbsp olive oil pinch of chilli flakes 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 200g linguine 2 tbsp curly leaf parsley salt and pepper to season squeeze of lemon Method 1. Boil the linguine in salted water 2. Meanwhile warm the wine and olive oil in a pan 3. Add the garlic to the wine and cook for about 5 minutes 4. Pour in the …

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spinach and Tenderstem Broccoli

Before I went on holiday, I was told that they key to solving a problem that I’ve had with my stomach for a couple of years was to cut out sugar for 6 weeks. What I didn’t realise was that this meant cutting out most carbs (except Brown Rice, Sourdough Bread and a few Pulses), all fruit, tea, coffee, alcohol – and the list goes on. Knowing that I was going to Australia, I decided to start the day I got back. I lasted 6 days without sugar and on the 7th day gave into a tripple chocolate chip cookie from Gails Bakery, oops. If I wasn’t such a sweet freak and I didn’t live and breath food, this could potentially have been a doddle – but I just can’t give up the things that I love. However, the recipe below does prove that you can still eat a delicious meal – it’s just the pudding afterwards that is the problem! Ingredients (serves 2) 2 Sea Bass fillets Pack of Tenderstem Broccoli Pack of ready …