Recipes for Starters Meals

Chicken, Coleslaw & Houmous Wraps

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Chicken, Coleslaw & Houmous Wraps

Method

Pre heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.

Place the chicken fillets onto a baking tray, drizzle over a little olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper. Roast for 10 mins.

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Meat Stuffed Peppers

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Meat Stuffed Peppers

Method

Wash and dry peppers. Cut off tops and set aside for lids.

Remove inside fibres and seeds from each pepper and discard. If necessary cut very thin slivers off the bottoms so that they are able to stand upright without falling over.

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David's Chicken

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David's Chicken

Method

Pre heat oven to 180C.

Whizz the garlic, ginger, fish and soy sauce in a food processor to make a coarse puree.

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Chicken Pesto Crepe

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Chicken Pesto Crepe

Method

Heat the oil, stir in onion and gently fry until golden brown. Stir in cooked chicken, pesto sauce and pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the chicken is heated through. Remove from heat, sprinkle with some cheese.

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Prawn Salad with Chilli Dressing

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Prawn Salad with Chilli Dressing

Method

Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl, place the prawns in a bowl and pour over the dressing. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to make the salad (no longer than a few hours)

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Bruschetta

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Bruschetta

Method

Preheat oven according to packet instructions and cook garlic baguette.

Combine tomato, basil and red onion in a small mixing bowl and season to taste.

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Helen's Healthy Corned Beef Bake

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Helen's Healthy Corned Beef Bake

Method

Pre heat oven to 200C / Gas Mark 6.
Mix corned beef in a bowl with diced onion.
Spread mixture into a deep ovenproof dish and flatten.

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Chicken Pakora

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Chicken Pakora

Method

Mix together chicken, cabbage and carrots. Season with turmeric, chilli powder, ground coriander, cumin, tandoori masala and salt.

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Pesto

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Pesto

Method

In a food processor, blend together basil, garlic and pine nuts. With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Add the cheese, salt and pepper and blend (any left over can be stored in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight jar - just cover the top with a little olive oil).

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Haggis Pakora

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Haggis Pakora

Method

Cook the haggis according to the packaging recommendations. Season with turmeric, chilli powder, ground coriander, cumin, tandoori masala and salt. Shape into balls.

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Vegetable Pakora

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Vegetable Pakora

Method

Sift the gram flour and the self raising flour into a bowl. Add the chilli powder, garam masala, tandoori masala powder and stir well to combine.

Add the lemon juice then gradually add enough water to form a smooth batter that is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Set aside for 10-15mins.

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Aubergine Bake

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Aubergine Bake

Method

Pre heat oven to 200C.

Gently simmer tomatoes, basil, garlic and salt and pepper for 20-30mins until reduced. Coat quartered peppers with olive oil and roast under the grill, once blackened skins from peppers.

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Chicken Salad Pittas

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Chicken Salad Pittas

Method

Pre heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.

Wrap the pitta breads in foil and place in the oven for 5 mins to warm through.

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Quick and Easy Pizza Style Wraps

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Quick and Easy Pizza Style Wraps

Method

Pre heat the oven to 180C.

Coat the sandwich wraps with the tomato puree or tomato passata. Sprinkle with a little grated cheese.

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Stuffed Peppers

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Stuffed Peppers

Method

Pre heat the oven to 180 ̊C. Wash and dry peppers, cut into halves and remove seeds.

Cook savoury rice as per packet instructions.

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Salt and Pepper Chicken

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Salt and Pepper Chicken

Method

Usually the breaded chicken takes about 20 minutes to cook in the oven, so put your chicken in the oven whilst preparing the other ingredients.

Put 4 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan or wok and place on a moderate heat. Add the onions and green pepper, stir fry for a few minutes. Add the garlic and chillies when the onion and pepper had gone soft.

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