Posted on December 9, 2010
Serves 4 and is delicious, healthy and moreish! Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. This is a modified Neil Perry recipe. There are a lot of ingredients in this one and from start to finish for 1 person it will take about 1 1/2 hours to prepare.
2 chicken breasts, poached, or 1 roast chicken, shredded
PALM SUGAR DRESSING
To make the dressing, pound the coriander roots, garlic and sea salt to a fine paste in a mortar with a pestle. Put the palm sugar in a small pan with a dash of water, and allow it to dissolve over very low heat. Continue cooking, swirling the pan occasionally, until the sugar starts to turn a rich golden brown colour. Add the sherry vinegar to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes, then allow to cool. Add the red wine vinegar and palm sugar mixture to the coriander paste, then whisk in the oil. Add the chopped coriander leaves and season to taste.
Combine the shredded chicken, vermicelli and remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl. Dress with the palm sugar dressing and toss well. Enjoy!
Posted on February 17, 2010
Mum’s spaghetti is always the best and this is the recipe that my Mum has passed down to me and I think it’s absolutely delicious! Give it a go and see if you agree! Serves 4.
1 sml brown onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
500g low-fat beef mince
1 can (approx 400ml) whole peeled tomatoes
1 big tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Salt & pepper
200g spaghetti (i like garofalo brand)
Parmigiano reggiano (to serve)
Bring a pot of water to the boil. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a medium-sized pan and cook the onion & garlic until the onion is transparent. Add mince & mash with a fork to break up any lumps. Cook until ALL liquid has evaporated and mince is dry with no lumps.
Push the tinned tomatoes through a sieve over the mince, crushing with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard seeds and tomato bits. Add tomato paste, basil, oregano, thyme, salt & pepper. Also add a little water (rinse out the tomato can & use about 1/4 of a can of water), depending on how runny you like the sauce. Cover and cook on low heat while you prepare pasta until al dente (about 20mins or so). Take lid off if too runny. Drain pasta and add to mince, toss and serve with parmesan shavings and buttered toast on the side.