Menu Monday 24th March

Get Fresh

After a brilliant weekend away playing with friends, laughing way too loud on public transport and learning more than I ever thought possible about cranes, I'm ready to tackle another week of the baffling and delicious stuff the universe sends me. Hope you are ready too! 


For Meatless Monday today the Greek classic feta and spinach pie, Spanakopita is perfect. If you can't find filo pastry, I know it's not authentic but I put the mixture into a pie dish and top with ready rolled puff pastry. Not "perfect" but still delicious. 


An easy one pot dish from Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall, Chicken with Tomatoes and Tarragon, served with nutty brown rice, cooked while the chicken is roasting away.


Home late tonight,so some super quick pasta!
Peppered Smoked Mackerel Pasta
500 grams of dried pasta, best with shell types to catch the sauce. 
150 - 200 grams smoked, peppered mackerel, skinned removed and broken into chunks
100 ml single cream,
 handful of spinach and/or frozen peas
squeeze of lemon juice
Cooked the pasta as per directions on pack, drain.
Put the cream in the pot on a medium heat while pasta is
draining. Add the fish and frozen peas, simmer for a minute or two.
Throw the pasta back in the pot with the sauce and add the spinach, 
heat through and add lemon juice, taste, adjust seasoning and serve.
Any leftovers are brilliant served cold for take to work/ school lunches.


Putting the kids in charge of tonight, a simple and delicious tortilla, Spanish Omelette with some bread and  salad. Ole'!


Bit of a fancy date night dinner, Pan-fried Sea Trout with Spinach Puree, Spring Vegetables and Sauce Vierge . 
Serving that with the first of the seasons glass of rose', maybe a cheeky large bottle .

Have a great week and for more ideas visit OrgJunkie