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VALENTINES RECIPES AND EASY IDEAS

thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
Hello every one.  As it is Valentines Day. Understand those of you wanting to  know what you can cook. Tonight for that special meal for a loved one.

I am sharing one two ideas and recipes.

Make it simple after all you want to spend less time in the kitchen. More time with your loved one.

SALMON IN RED PEPPER SAUCE.

You will need the following. A blender or food processor. Sauté pan for the fish.

Bowls, Chopping board, Knife.  Colander to drained Peppers.  Tin opener.

INGREDIENTS

Two salmon fillets per person.
One jar Roasted Red Peppers
One tin Plum Tomatoes.
Onions  diced up sliced.
Spices Paprika half teaspoon
Chilli Flakes one quarter or to taste.
Garlic Powder 1tsp
Tomato Puree, Tomato Ketchup a tsp each 
Black Pepper 1 tsp.
Stock cube
Olive oil.
Herbs Parsley A handful.

Lemon juice optional.

To go with Peppers, Zucchini.  Diced and sliced.  

METHOD

Make sauce first.  Drain jar Red Roasted Peppers use two of those.  To a blender or a food processor. Add tin tomatoes. Onions, Spices, Garlic Powder, Seasonings, Stock cube, blitz up.  At the end add Parsley rip in and blitz .  Might need a touch of water. Makes a sauce a lot.

Portion to a bowl  .

Pan fry Salmon with Sauté pan Olive oil and cook on one side. See the colour changing from dark pink to light. On a medium heat.

Cover and allow to cook for around five minutes.  Season and add if you wish some lemon juice.  Remove  keep warm and add vegetables and sauce a portion gently sauté not too long around five minutes.

To a serving bowl  with portion of sauce and vegetables. Fish on top.  I use serving bowls when eating food not plates.  More attractive. Use various Pasta bowls.


For pudding very simple.

PANCAKES AND BERRIES WITH RICOTTA CREAM

You will need the following one bowl serving spoons Desert bowls. Knife, chopping board.  Small pan for pancakes.  Hot water kettle.

You will need ready made pancakes from the chiller cabinet.
Fresh berries any Strawberries or use frozen any.
Cinnamon 1tsp
Lemon juice dash.
Icing sugar 1tsp.
Tub of ricotta drained.
Small knob of butter

METHOD

Make Ricotta cream in a bowl. Add drained Ricotta with icing sugar and touch lemon juice. Mix add if you wish Cinnamon a touch.

Dice up berries if using Strawberries hull and cut stalks.  Frozen defrost, hot water kettle in a bowl and drain.

Warm one per person pancake in a pan touch of butter.

Remove from pan to a desert bowl add Berries and a dollop of Cream fold over.

Dust with Cinnamon if you wish to.

Hope that helps any one.

Bueno Appetito.





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Replies

  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    edited February 2019
    This sounds amazing, thanks @thespiceman ;)
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Antonia_Scope Thank you for kind words.  

    Thought share some ideas. Understanding what to give your loved ones is never easy on this day.

    It does not have to be difficult.

    I hope it helps any body.

    Thank you very much for supporting me.

    @thespiceman


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    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
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  • mossycowmossycow Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Yummy! Sound slush spice an! 

    We had some brisket form the slow cooker... Twas a fast meal as I'd been out all day. .. 

    Beef in its slow cooker gravy with mushrooms and onuons

    Brown basmati rice with lentils 

    Sprouts and peas... 

    Bit of sauerkraut... 

    Was lush! I made some strawberry tesco angel delight with a little rhubarb, ice cream and a crumbled flake on top for my husband and daughter... ♥ 


    Can't go wrong with pink angel delight heebebe

    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @mossycow My friend missed this sorry.

    Sounds great what you have done.  Nothing wrong using Angel Delight. 

    Hope you had an enjoyable evening. My Valentines Day been a long time now very quiet. One time the phone red hot with requests from former friends demanding my time.

    Guess who ended cooking meals for friends by early hours total cream as they say and washed up and scrubbed down, probably some of the kitchens first time for a while.

    I use a lot of cheats, tips, tricks and savers learnt over the years being a volunteer in kitchens.

    I go on line and order now the pre diced cuts of meat for my recipes.

    Like stir-fry and Curry already diced for you saves me chopping wonderful.

    So many now meal savers. Ideas . I use the precooked Basmati rice to microwave just add to dish when cooking, same with noodles to wok sorts.

    As I do always look on line for new ideas and time savers.

    Used to be Ready Steady Cook where did that go ?  Miss that because in twenty minutes showed the public how to make delicious food.

    Plus the education and knowledge.

    Look forward talking more .  Share more recipes. Anytime.  Remember always here the spiceman line to what do I cook tonight .

    Take care.
    @thespiceman




    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
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