Coconut and Coriander Chicken by Nigel Slater

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Last Wednesday, for dinner, I made a magnificent curry from Nigel Slater’s The 30-Minute Cook. The recipe uses chicken pieces on the bones but I used chunks of chicken thigh instead. I also used chilli flakes instead of raw chilli. It serves two and the original recipe is below. I served the curry with rice and naan breads. It tastes really good, enjoy!

    Ingredients

1 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 small, hot green chili pepper, seeded and chopped
2.5cm/1 inch piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
100ml double cream
4 chicken pieces on the bone, thighs, drumsticks, or breasts
2 tbsp groundnut oil
1 medium onion, chopped
225ml coconut milk
chopped coriander leaves

    Method

1. Put the cumin, mustard and coriander seeds into a dry frying-pan over a low to medium heat. Cook for a minute or two till their fragrance rises and the mustard seeds start to pop. Add the turmeric. Tip into a spice mill or a coffee grinder and whizz to powder, or grind for 3-4 minutes using a pestle and mortar.

2. Mix with the chopped chilli, grated ginger, crushed garlic and the cream. Place the chicken in a shallow dish and scoop the paste over them.

3. Heat the oil in a shallow pan and cook the onion until soft and golden, about 5-6 minutes, then add the chicken and paste for the marinade. As the chicken colours pour in the coconut milk and season with salt and pepper. Simmer (do not boil) for 15-20 minutes till the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle over the coriander leaves and serve.

Griddled Tuna Kinda Niçoise Salad by Jamie Oliver

For dinner on Saturday, I made an amazing salad from Jamie Oliver’s website. I made the salad and then served the tuna on the side. I also baked the croutons in the oven with olive oil and they ended up tasting like fried bread, delicious! The recipe can be found here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fish-recipes/griddled-tuna-kinda-ni-oise-salad/. Enjoy! DSCN0650

Jamie Oliver’s Easiest Sexiest Salad in the World

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Yesterday, for lunch, I made a really yummy salad. The recipe is from Jamie Oliver’s website and can be found here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/the-easiest-sexiest-salad-in-the-world/. It is incredibly easy to make. Enjoy!

Bacon-Wrapped, Walnut and Spinach-Stuffed Chicken with Apple, Celery and Onion Salad from Rachael Ray

On Friday, for dinner, I made a wonderful chicken dish from Rachael Ray’s website. The recipe can be found here: http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=5712. It tastes really good and I served the chicken with the salad in the recipe and baked potatoes halves. It takes a little effort but is definitely worth it. Enjoy!

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Blueberry Scones

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I’ve posted about these scones before in April but I’m posting them again. The recipe is from Martha Stewart’s website: http://www.marthastewart.com/317388/blueberry-scones. They taste amazing and are so easy to make. I’m seeking alternative breakfast foods because cereal has gotten repetitive and this is what I chose to make. Enjoy!

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All ready to be baked.

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