Recipes for Main Courses

Spanish Style Risotto

Mains

Spanish Style Risotto

Method

Heat the oven to 220C/ gas mark 8. Put the cherry tomatoes in a roasting tin and cover with the onion, chopped garlic and olive oil.
Roast for 20mins until the tomatoes have softened.

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Creamy Chicken Carbonara

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Creamy Chicken Carbonara

Method

Boil a pot of water. Add half a bag of penne pasta to boiling water. Bring back to the boil and cook for 10 minutes, once cooked remove and drain.

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Easy Chicken Tikka

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Easy Chicken Tikka

Method

Preheat grill to a moderate heat. Cut chicken into bite size cubes and set aside.

In a large bowl mix yogurt, lemon juice, tikka spice and smoky paprika. Add chicken to the mix and marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

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Easy Chilli Con Carne

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Easy Chilli Con Carne

Method

Chop the onion and garlic and add to the pan with the mince, fry until browned. Drain off the kidney beans, wash and add to the pan.

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Chicken and Chorizo Lasagne

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Chicken and Chorizo Lasagne

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Fry the chicken and garlic until the chicken is browned then set aside.

Fry the chorizo and onion together until the onion has softened then add the mushroom, pepper and cooked chicken, tomato puree and chopped tomatoes, oregano and mixed herbs.

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Bacon & Spinach Fusilli

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Bacon & Spinach Fusilli

Method

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions then drain and set to the side.

Place the spinach in a wide heatproof bowl, pour over just enough boiling water to cover and leave to wilt for 2-3 minutes.

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Spiced Chicken

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Spiced Chicken

Method

Pre-heat your oven to 220 /Fan 200 / Gas 7 and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.

Mix the tomato puree, cayenne pepper, garlic salt and mixed herbs in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.

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Beef Satay Skewers

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Beef Satay Skewers

Method

Mix the soy sauce, lime juice, peanut butter and sweet chilli sauce in a glass/ceramic/plastic bowl and season to taste.

Add the beef strips to the mixture, toss to coat evenly and leave to marinate for a minimum of 15 minutes...

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Spicy Bean Stew

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Spicy Bean Stew

Method

Heat vegetable oil in a pot, add the bacon, onion, pepper and fry gently until soft. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further few minutes. Add the tin of baked beans and heat through, add the chilli powder, garlic salt, black pepper...

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Pork in Mushroom Sauce

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Pork in Mushroom Sauce

Method

Pre-heat oven to 160C / Gas 3.

Melt the butter with the oil in a casserole pot and brown the pork in batches. Remove from the pan.

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Fish Cakes

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Fish Cakes

Method

Boil the potatoes in a pan of slightly salted boiling water for 12 - 15 minutes until tender. Drain, mash, season to taste and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake

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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake

Method

Preheat the oven to 190C / Gas 5. Cook the pasta in a large pan according to packet instructions.

Trim the broccoli into small florets and slice the stalks. Add all the broccoli and the leeks to the pasta for the last 5 minutes.

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Turkey & Pepper Stir Fry

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Turkey & Pepper Stir Fry

Method

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the garlic and turkey over a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the peppers and onions and fry for another minute, until soft.

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Chicken Korma

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Chicken Korma

Method

Spray a non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and stir fry for 5 minutes or until they start to soften.

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Chicken Chow Mein

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Chicken Chow Mein

Method

Put a large pan of water on to boil, then add the noodles, boil according to packet instructions.

Heat both the oils in a large saucepan or wok, add the garlic and stir fry for about 30 seconds.

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Chicken, Ham and Mushroom Pie

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Chicken, Ham and Mushroom Pie

Method

Put the stock, chicken, onions, garlic, carrots, beans and mushrooms in a pan over a medium heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring often, until the onions have softened and the chicken is cooked.

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Chicken and Mushroom Fried Rice

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Chicken and Mushroom Fried Rice

Method

Cook rice according to packet instructions. Allow to cool.

Heat butter in a large pan over a medium /high heat. Brown chicken in butter and season with salt to taste.

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Easy Meatloaf

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Easy Meatloaf

Method

Preheat oven to 180C / Gas 4. In a large bowl, combine the mince, egg, onion, milk and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper and place in a lightly greased loaf tin.

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Easy Chilli Con Carne

Mains

Easy Chilli Con Carne

Method

Pre-heat oven to 220C / Gas 7. Mix breadcrumbs and olive oil in bowl to reach consistency that is moist enough to stick to the meat when pressed.

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