Chicken Tagliatelle with Lemon
1 lemon plus zest
Good pinch or two of Thyme dried herb & mixed herbs plus Aromat
Salt and pepper
Strips of chicken into small bite size pieces (chicken is grilled in conventional oven). 179grams for one person.
2 Tagliatelle pasta
8 small baby tomatoes halved
1 challotte or half red onion chopped
Small sprinkle of white cider vinegar
You might have seen similar but this is my take on grilled chicken in a conventional oven!!!
Put grill up to full and heat.
Meanwhile prepare chicken by putting in oven proof dish (small lasagna dish I used) remember cut chicken into bite size pieces.
Wash hands grate zest of lemon and then juice the rest of lemon sprinkle zest over chicken and pour juice in
Add all herbs and season along with white cider vinegar to taste. Massage all ingredients into chicken.
Wash hands again add, challotte or half onion chopped, tomatoes halved and olive oil and little more salt put all this in grill.
Keep close eye on turn grill down slightly and take out and turn occasionally so as chicken is cooked thoroughly and completely. This takes about 25 mins in hot grill.
While chicken is cooking put the Tagliatelle in boiling water and cook as per packet instructions.
Once pasta is ready keep about 170ml back with the pasta put back on heat add the cooked chicken, tomatoes, challotes (all from lasagne dish) into pot continue to cook on simmering heat for five to ten minutes should have lovely sauce from herbs and tomatoes and onion and chicken be lovely and tender. Lovely easy dish to make.
Make sure all ingredients are mixed in pot and serve.
Fish Pie Aunt’s recipe
Four rashes bacon cut into quarters
Use both smoked haddock and salmon cut into bite size pieces
Milk butter flour and cheese
Cut up some bacon fry but not to crispy
Cut fish into bite size pieces cook gently for ten minutes poach
Use milk for cheese sauce
Cover fish and bacon in cheese sauce and cooked potatoes
Cook potatoes separate and combine all heat through in oven cover with grated cheese and plain crisps for extra bite put crisps on once out oven
Also make sure potatoes are in small quarters before covering everything in cheese sauce
Cook for 25 mins in oven till golden and everything thoroughly cooked
Penne Pasta alternative recipe
Half tin chopped tomatoes
150ml pineapple juice
One garlic clove
200ml white wine vinegar
50ml balsamic red wine vinegar
Pepper and salt flakes to season
Along with mixed herbs, Italian herb, dill, coriander, pinch mild chilli powder, garlic granules, thyme – raid spice cupboard but one pinch of each herb needed above is my main mix but season to own taste.
250g penne pasta cook for 12 mins till ready in salted water.
Easy to make sauté, onion, charlottes and carrot till see through for onion etc and cooked in olive oil add garlic clove crushed finely then add seasoning and herbs along with tomatoes (cut three whole tomatoes up also) cook for 20 mins add the balsamic red when almost ready,
Meanwhile cook Pena pasta till ready to taste and add to sauce which should have cooked for 25 mins by this time
Put in dish and garnish with grated cheese very good vegetable alternative without meat and very filling
Chicken leak and carrot pie with puff pastry
6 large chicken breast
1 garlic clove
1 glass rose or white wine
200g butter in knobs
2 tablespoons plain flour for sauce
Milk to mix and add cheese if like cheese sauce
6 large chicken breast cut into small pieces cook in knob of butter till brown leave to cool season with salt while cooking
Meanwhile cut one large carrot into batons
Cook in salted water till tender
Also cut one leak finely put in small pan with knob of butter add one garlic clove chopped and one shallot finely chopped cook till ready
Add one good glass of either white or rose wine let simmer gently
Add the water from the carrots which can now be left to cool in separate dish
Allow to simmer gently for 15-20 mins when carrot water added also put in one chicken stock cube salt and pepper to season also if like add a little mild chilli powder, some extra garlic granules and Italian herb to taste.
While this is simmering down make a white sauce to cover chicken and carrots add cheese if like then add the leak mixture to the sauce.
Decent sized chicken pie casserole dish – add the cooled chicken spread the cooked carrot over chicken then add the sauce.
Use bought ready to roll puff pastry or make own I buy the bought version as quicker cover dish with pastry and brush pastry with milk
Cook in a preheat oven at 200 fan assisted oven for 30 mins till pastry golden brown and inside is piping hot. Serve.
Picture taken before went in oven!!
Pound of mince
1 tin chopped tomatoes + good pinch mixed herbs
White/cheese sauce (good nob butter, flour, milk season and then add cheese)
5 vine tomatoes
Cook mince for one hour and season, add tin chopped tomatoes and mixed herbs to own liking. Cook for further five minutes then allow to cool.
Make cheese sauce to own liking as well.
Then in oven proof dish layer one of mince then lasagna then white sauce top with a layer of fresh vine tomatoes and repeat till all used up.
On top of last layer of tomatoes grate some cheese and put in oven at 180 for 45/50 mins till all cooked and golden on top.
It’s very good!!