Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nannas Recipes in Four Sentences....5 easy peasy meals, short and sweet...

 
Chicken Salad Dinner...Throw a punnet of cherry tomatoes on a lined baking tray and roast for 20 minutes in a moderate oven. Pan fry a chicken breast cut in half lengthwise to make it thinner until cooked through. Shred the chicken once cooked, and toss it with a tin of chilled and rinsed Cannelini beans, some rocket, red onion, and a punnet of Cherry Tomatoes. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.

 
Lamb Biryani...Cook 1-2 cups brown rice, drain and set aside, and while that's cooking, brown 500gms diced lamb leg in a hot pan and add a cup of frozen peas and half a cauliflower cut into florets. Add 1 teaspoon each Turmeric, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Ground Powdered Ginger, and 2 beef stock cubes dissolved in a cup of boiling water. Add the cooked rice, stir well, and cover with a lid, steaming for 20 minutes. Serve with natural yoghurt mixed with chopped fresh coriander, parsley and mint.

 
Lemon Tarragon Chicken and rosy red angel hair coleslaw... Poach a chicken breast using the method found below. Use a mandolin to thinly slice one quarter of a red cabbage, and grate one peeled carrot. Shred the cooled chicken and mix the cabbage and carrot with whole egg mayo. Serve with lemon wedges.
 
Mimi's Nannas Poached Chicken Breast:
 
Poached Chicken Breasts...Bring 6 cups of chicken stock to a high simmer, and add a bouquet garni. Add 3 chicken breast fillets, or a whole small hen, return to a high simmer (not a rolling boil), cover the saucepan and switch the hotplate off, removing the pan from the heat source. Allow the chicken to poach for 20-30 minutes without lifting the lid. Slice into a breast after 20 minutes and if it's cooked through to the middle it's ready to be served.

 
Two minute wraps for Breakfast or Lunch...Put each wrap on a microwave safe platter in the microwave and heat for 20 seconds. For each wrap, throw a handful of diced bacon into a hot pan and crack 2 eggs directly into the pan, swirling with a spoon to combine the white and the yolk. Flip like a crepe, and slide onto the warmed wrap. Top with slivers of avocado, a slice of cheese broken in half, and a handful of rocket or spinach.

 
Middle Eastern Lamb Salad...Marinate lamb leg, lamb rump or lamb fillet in Middle Eastern spice mix for 2 hours. Sear the meat in a medium hot pan, and cook 6 minutes one side, 4 on the other. Rest in foil for 10 minutes. Slice the lamb, and serve over a salad of rocket, feta, red onion and tomato, with a Tzatziki topping.
 
Enjoy!
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20 comments:

  1. Mum my mouth is watering already after reading those recipes , thanks Mimi! Love Maria xx

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  2. These are my kinds of recipes! Thank you for sharing Mimi! :)

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  3. Sounds delicious! If it didn't involve crossing an ocean, I'd be right over! ;)
    Blessings, Leigh

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    1. You'd be welcomed with open arms Leigh...xxx

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  4. Hi Mimi, wow all of your recipes look and sound so good. I will have to make some of them sometime. :)

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  5. Perfect recipes. Poaching chicken? Now we're talking! You certainly can get it all in 4 sentences. Have found myself to 'winging it' lately, with much success..Yeah for us!!D

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    1. D, you're spot on. Any longer than that, and I'm bored...lol!

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  6. Yum, I love these recipes. All your four sentence recipes suit me. Thanks Mimi.Xxx

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    1. Thankyou Annabel. Short and sweet is good, I think :)

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  7. My family will love your wrap recipe. Thank you for sharing at Monday Social!

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  8. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know that we have *FEATURED* this post today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! Thank you for joining us! We hope to have you link up this week! :)

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  9. These are great recipes! I’ll use a few! Thank you for sharing!

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