Jenny Bristow's Creamy Chicken And Pear Curry
Thai curry that can be cooked together in a few minutes. A great recipe which can be suitable for vegetarians by simply leaving out the prawns or chicken. Also not too filling and healthy, I love the combination of pear and chicken in this recipe
2–3 chicken fillets finely sliced
1 dsp soy sauce
1 tsp rapeseed oil
2 tbsp red curry paste
1 tsp grated root ginger
½ pt/250ml half-fat coconut milk
4 tbsp coriander leaves
1 red chilli de-seeded and chopped
1 small red onion – sliced finely
2 – 3 pears peeled & sliced
1 pak choi
1 tsp garlic – freshly chopped
125 mls. Chicken stock
1pkt egg noodles
1 tsp. oil
Heat the pan over a high heat, add the rapeseed oil, Thai curry paste, ginger, chilli, garlic and chicken pieces. Cook for 2 -3 minutes or until fragrant.
Add the coconut milk, half of the chopped coriander and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until just tender but retaining their colour.
Add the sliced pears soy sauce, lime juice and rind, sliced pak choi, and a little stock if neccessary.
Heat through over a low heat and add the remainder of coriander and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Cook the egg noodles in a pot of boiling salted water to which 1 tsp oil has been added. Drain and serve among two warmed bowls. Top noodles with curry and finally garnish with coriander.
Crunchy Oatmeal Muffins
Muffins have become so versatile for breakfast, lunch boxes or just what that snack needed. Here is a great recipe, high in fibre and full of energy and great fun for everyone to make.
110 gms (4 oz) raisins or sultanas
Juice of 1 orange
75gms (3 oz) Rolled porridge oats
175 gms (6 oz) self raising flour
25gms (1 oz) soft brown sugar
2 dsp rapeseed oil
1 egg lightly beaten
175 mls (6 Fluid oz) buttermilk or low fat milk.
½ tsp. Cinnamon powder
Cinnamon and icing sugar for dusting.
Place the fruit with orange juice in a bowl for 10 mins. Until they have plumped up.
Place the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, in a large bowl to this add the beaten oil, egg and milk, mix lightly for only 1 minute, transfer to lined muffin tins, bake in the oven 200 degrees C (gas mark 6) for approx 20 mins.
When cooked dust with icing sugar and serve.
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