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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Moroccan Chicken


Recipe & Image taken from http://www.closetcooking.com

1 lb boneless chicke, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin, ground
1/8 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp turmaric
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped

Marinate the chicken in the mixture of the remaining ingredients for at least 20 minutes to overnight.

Skewer the chicken and grill over medium high heat until cooked, about 4-5 minutes per side.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Slimming World Vegetable Samosas

1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmaric
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp madras curry powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp amchoor powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 onion, finely chopped
6 jus roll filo pastry sheets (each sheet cut into 6, 1 syn)
4 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked & mashed
110g frozen peas
1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped

Cook peas and set aside.  In a frying pan cook the curry powder, cumin, coriander, garlic salt, amchoor, turmeric, onion, potatoes & peas in some frylite.

Remove from the heat and add the red chilli & garam masala and set aside.

Heat over to 180 degrees C and line a baking tray with parchment.  Working wuickly, place 6 filo sheets on top of each other and cut in haf, then cut each half into 3 strips lengthways, giving you 36 pieces.

Lay out the pastry and spray with fry lite, place a spoonful of the mixture at the bottom of the strip and fold diagonally to enclose the ingredients and form a triangle, press down and fold again until you reach the end. Seal the ends with a dab of water.

Repeat until all the samosas are made and cook in the oven for 12-13 minutes until golden in colour.

Grilled Fish Tacos


Recipe & Image taken from http://www.myrecipes.com

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 
2 teaspoons canola oil 
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 pound firm white fish fillets
8 (6-inch) fat-free whole-wheat tortillas 

tomato relish

2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 jalapeƱo chile, seeded and minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

lime wedges


Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Add fish; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.

Meanwhile make the relish by combining all ingredients in a bowl.

Wrap tortillas in foil. Place fish and tortillas on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill fish, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


Divide fish among tortillas; top with relish. Serve with lime wedges.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Aubergine Parmigiana


1 medium aubergine, sliced into 1cm pieces
1 tomato, sliced into 1/2 cm pieces
1 ball low fat mozarella, sliced into 1/2 cm pieces
sprinkle grated parmesan

for the sauce

1 clove garlic
1/2 can tomatoes
1/2 tsp mixed herbs
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp tomato puree

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.  Grill the aubergines on a medium heat for 10 minutes until softened.

In the meantime, make the sauce by softening the garlic in fry lite before adding all other ingredients.  Season to taste.

When ready, start to layer the ingredients in an oven proof dish, starting with the aubergine, then tomato slices, mozzarella cheese, 1/2 the sauce & a sprinkle of Parmesan. Repeat again before backing for 15 minutes.