Hello chaps, been pretty busy the last couple of days, so this is gonna be as quick as possible too. I considered removing all of the vowels bt smhw tht md thngs rlly hrd t rd.
Basically, here’s what I ate for the meals last week where I didn’t want soup, fish fingers or dahl (that’s still what’s lurking in my freezer atm – v useful from a long day but sometimes you want something that’s not soft, yanno):
Oven baked fish with veggies
As simple and easy as counting to 54, this is well-quick and tastes awesome. I won’t bother with a recipe list cos this is what I did:
Get some noice fish. Lidl were offering 2 sea-bass fillets for £2.15 so I picked up some of that and got excited. You can do this with just about anything though, and although I prefer fish, this is equally doable with chicken. I grabbed some frozen green beans, put them in the centre of a square bit of foil and drizzled them with olive oil, black pepper and a wee bit of salt. I then placed a fish fillet on top of those beanz and drizzled this with a teeny tiny bit of oil, some fresh parsley (you can use dried if you’re non-committal to da plant lyfe), lots of black pepper and a leeze of squemon. What I then did was scrunch the edges of the foil together, like a big metal pasty, encasing the fish and beans in a lil house. This creates a steamer effect which makes the fish SUPER MOIST AND FLAKY YUMMITY YUM. I then put this in the oven at around 190 degrees for just under 20 mins. Cos my oven is a bit off kilter sometimes, yours might need more or less. Check it after around 15 mins. The fish should just be flaking apart with a fork; only just mind. There’s nothing worse (apart from car theft and hangovers) than overcooked fish.
I didn’t serve it with rice or anything, because it meant that I could have more pudding. (cinnamon bun, if you’re curious – recipe soooooon). But you can put it on whatever – I think mashed or boiled spuds would be nice with this.
Another cool idea is to do this but with pesto on top instead of lemon and parsley.
So yesterday I made falafel burgers for my lunchy lunch and had them in a toasted pitta bread with hummus and cucumber. They were awesome and I ended up with 3 big ones left over, one of which I ate around an hour later cos they were really nice.
It’s genuinely such a simple, cheap thing to do and I went from being hungry and full of hate to satisfied and full of falafel in less than 15 minutes. No joke.
I put a drained can of chickpeas in my (absolutely horrendously awful) blender and added a clove of garlic, a small, roughly chopped red onion, a teaspoon of cumin, a large bit of fresh parsley, a large bunch of chopped coriander and some salt and pepper, before blending it to within an inch of its life. I then added a egg and an tablespoon of wholemeal flour and r it round a bit to incorporate everything. This was quite soft but I made it into 4 big patties and a smol one and put them on a plate while I heated up some oil in me trusty pan, which is now going to be called Herbert, until it was boobling.
I shallow fried my patties in my trusty Herbert til they were a deep golden and bubbling on the outside. The, I shoved them into a toasted pitta with some hummus and finely slice cucumber and WOWEEEEE happy Fliss and hopefully happy you if you try this.
Eggy spinach mush-push
Sometimes all you want in life is a egg.
I use 3 to do this, so you get a big ol’ protein hit and loadsa veggies too. This is basically a glorified omelette but harder to fuck-up.
I cracked 3 lovely free range (pls don’t buy battery eggs) into a bowl and seasoned them all noice with some basil and that. I pan fried some of that crap that needed eating up in my fridge (about a third of a red pepper, tiny onion, bit of garlic, going-soft cherry tomatoes) til they were cooked-ish and then wilted some spinach in. I scoopled this up into a lil pile in the centre of the pan and then poured my eggs around it. I then forgot about it for 5 or so minutes, came back and flipped it adding MANY CHEESE to the golden underside which is now on top. I then ate it right there for me tea. Piece of eggy-cake.
For the first time: a summary
So, I hope you guys manage to cook something out of the 3 mildly average ideas I’ve just shared. Any suggestions, or stuff you want to know how to do/ cannae be arsed to google, hit me up. S’long bitches, one has an essay to write…