Posts Tagged ‘easy meals’

Smoked Salmon Frittata

It’s almost the end of the lenten season and I wanted to add yet another foodie discovery to my “meatless arsenal”.  Got the recipe from the magazine, New Idea. 😉

What’s great about this recipe is that it only uses six ingredients and is fairly easy to prepare – especially for a novice frittata maker like me!

WHAT YOU NEED: 6 eggs, 1 1/4 cups milk, 100 g packet smoked salmon (cut into thick strips), 1/2 cup bottled fire roasted peppers (drained and chopped), 1 cup frozen peas, 2 cups grated tasty cheese (cheddar may also be used)

HOW TO:

  1. Grease a 20cm round cake pan and line base with baking paper. (I opted to do away with the greasing and lined even the sides with baking paper).
  2. Whisk eggs and milk in a large bowl until combined. Stir in salmon, peppers, peas and half the cheese. Season with pepper.
  3. Pour into prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, in a 180C oven for 1 hour, or until set and golden. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn out of dish. Serve cut into wedges.

Once done, here’s my four-step “guide” on how to best enjoy your “finished product”.

Bon appetit!

VERDICT: Definite crowd-pleaser :mrgreen:

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Garlic Mushroom Risotto

I’ve been meaning to test-drive a risotto dish for the longest time in my kitchen – moreso after watching variants of this dish being featured in most of the cooking shows we have been watching lately.

Pleased to say that  after racking my brains for something new to prepare for lent and then  snagging a pack of arborio rice from the grocery – “the day” has finally come! 😉

I was equally pleased at how it turned out – though I admittedly had to tweak the original recipe a bit.

Some minor revisions:

  1. Reduced mushrooms to 375 grams.
  2. Added 1 more cup of water.
  3. Replaced romano cheese with parmesan.
  4. Used dried parsley instead of fresh.
  5. Added dried rosemary.

Verdict: Encore soon! :mrgreen:

 

Din(n)er Dash!

Friday evenings just do not bring out my “inner chef”.  Being the counterpart of Sunday (at least in most parts of the Westernized world) – traditionally  a “day of rest” –  I just can’t seem to bring myself up for kitchen duty on this day.

But since American Idol’s on (meaning we can’t go out for dinner lest my AI fanatic family votes me out for being the “weakest link” 😳 ), I have to resort to a quick-and-easy meal for my, ahem, “wanna-be-Idols”.

My quick fix? Steamed rice, soup and this…

Sliced turkey franks sauteed in white onions with a can of baked beans

Thank God this got the votes of my own “board of judges” today.  And like the remaining seven AI contestants, I get to cook  live for another week… :mrgreen: