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QUICK AND EASY SUMMER RECIPES PART 2

thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
Easy Pasta These are ones I use in Summer and yes I cheat use jars sauces.

Good brand add to them from a jar roasted red Peppers use a blender.

Add in red Pesto a teaspoon to a tomato jar of sauce.

Use Pasta shapes need little cooking.  Most do add to stores using fridge or freezer a simple meal.

CHICKEN FARFALLE WITH SPINACH AND CHERRY TOMATOES

You need any Chicken use from Deli a cooked one and shred or use diced Chicken Breast.  Or Boneless thigh diced.

Jar of good Pasta sauce your favourite.

Cubes of frozen Spinach per person for myself used three , expand for numbers cheaper than fresh.

Defrost boiling kettle bowl add Spinach pour over and drain.  Careful hot water.

Portion of Farfalle Pasta per person I use a handful.

Tin Cherry Tomatoes.  Use adapt for numbers I used half for my self.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

METHOD

Put pasta on salted boiling water and add Pasta.

In a sauté pan add Chicken colour season with salt or pepper.

Add Portion of Pasta sauce not all used half. Adjust for numbers.

Simmer add drained Spinach tinned Cherry tomatoes  plus after drained Pasta. Usually cook one minute less on the packet says ten minutes do nine going to finish in the sauce.

Allow Pasta to mix with sauce simmer a few minutes.

Did this the other night took me 15 minutes.

From that idea you can do these.

CHICKEN PENNE WITH PANCETTA AND PEAS OR BROAD BEANS.

Any Chicken with Pancetta these are packs of cubed bacon or lardons. A raid to the freezer for frozen Peas and Broad beans.

METHOD.

In a sauté pan fry off Pancetta or Lardons colour remove.  Put on kitchen paper or towel to drain.

Add boiling water to a large pan.  Salted add Penne or you could use Rigatoni. 

Add Chicken colour season salt and pepper add jar sauce portion. simmer.  No need for oil bacon fat use that .  If wish to remove bacon fat use a kitchen towel and add olive oil.

Add Frozen Peas or Broad beans to Pasta Pan with Pasta last minute defrosts instant.

Add drained Pasta and vegetables to sauté pan and also Pancetta.

Simmer a few minutes then serve.

Takes 15 minutes.


CHICKEN WITH RED PEPPER SAUCE

Simple recipe using Red Peppers roasted jar blitzed up with half a jar of Pasta sauce blender or food processor.

Use two from the jar or expand on numbers keeps in the fridge.

Any Chicken diced up.

Any Pasta shapes I used Rigatoni or Penne  

METHOD

Put pasta on salted water add when boiling. Do as packet one minute less.

Add Chicken to a sauté pan olive oil. Colour season.  With salt and pepper.

Portion of sauce simmer.

Add drained Pasta mix and serve.

You can add veggies anything like Peppers or Zucchini

Takes 15 minutes.

Bueno Appettito

@thespiceman





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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    These sound amazing @thespiceman, thank you so much for sharing!
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Thank you kind words.

    Simple not long to make and you can prepare before going out and just make when your ready.

    Take care.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    I'll have to give it a try!
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Now I want to cook!
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @April2018mom   Thanks very much. For comments hope you enjoy doing them.

    If I can help with anything or ask me any thing please do.

    Wish you the best.

    Take care.

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  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 260 Pioneering
    good morning @thespiceman i love your recipes, what have you got that uses courgettes and aubergines,( i prefer vegetarian dishes) thanks in advance
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @vikingqueen   Thanks very much.  For your post.

    AUBERGINE AND COURGETTE CHICKPEA RAGU

    You will need one stockpot one knife one chopping board.  Use a blender or a food processor. One Jar of Red Roasted Peppers tin of Chickpeas.  One Onion diced sliced one Aubergine diced and sliced.
    Courgette cored and sliced.

    Jar of Passata Herbs use Basil or Parsley you can use dried one teaspoon of each.

    METHOD

    In a stockpot.  Fry Onions olive oil  sauté add Aubergine diced season add dried herbs if using.  Simmer few minutes.

    Blend two red roasted peppers plus half jar passata.  Cover vegetables. Add Chickpeas . If using fresh herbs add right now. Continue simmer.

    Aubergine should be tender to touch double check.

    Takes ten minutes adjust timings.

    You can add other tinned pulses or add other spices.  Paprika or Chilli .

    I have done this just using Aubergine but have added Zucchini or Courgettes as well 

    Great after wards brunch time with Poached Eggs.   Any left over. Switch Zucchini for Peppers.


    MED ONE POT.

    Use a variety of veggies. Aubergine, Courgette or Pepper with Mushrooms.  Diced and sliced.  With an Onion.

    Add in Beans or Lentils or any tinned Pulses. I do this on a Sunday get rid of unwanted veggies I use need to get rid of use up.

    Use dried herbs I use Italian mixed or anything you have.

    Spiced Paprika or Chillies a teaspoon of Paprika or a half teaspoon of chilli flakes or powder.  Half teaspoon garlic powder.  Tomato Puree a good squirt.

    METHOD.

    Onions and any veggies listed add seasonings .  Black Pepper.  Herbs and spices tomato puree.

    Jar Passata plus simmer if need to add any stock or just use Water. 

    Any tinned Pulse simmer mix in allow to cook for ten minutes or more. 

    Leave on the hob to simmer.  

    Double check.

    Be done after 30 minutes.

    Hope that helps.

    Take care.
    @thespiceman





     

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  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 260 Pioneering
    Thank you very much @thespiceman they sound like my kind of meals, I will certainly try these 👍
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