Today I have two really yummy and really quick recipes for you....Chicken Chorizo and Apricot Delight slice. Oh! and at the end, I've shared with you a photo of something new in my garden this year...and that is ........
Purple Podded Peas!
Yep! you heard correct! I'm always up for trying something new and I found the seeds on ebay.
Here is a really quick recipe for the nights when you don't feel like doing much, OR want a great impression from the family. I can assure you they will lick their plate clean. (well, my boys did anyway...lol)
Chicken & Chorizo
Olive oil to shallow fry
Chicken Breasts - 1 to 1.5kg
Chorizo Sausages - 2
Hokkien Noodles -1 small pkt...........(see picture below)
Thickened cream - 2 to 3 tablespoons
- Cut required amount of chicken breast into strips, (I used 1.5 kg) then sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of cornflour over the chicken strips and mix well.
- Shallow fry the chicken strips in 3 batches (see step 3), putting each cooked batch aside for later.
- With the last batch of chicken, fry off 2 sausages of Chorizo that you have sliced to about 3mm thick. There will be enough oil from the Chorizo to fry that batch of Chicken.
- Now chop up some mixed herbs from the garden and stir through the fried chicken.
- Cut the packet of Hokkien Noodles in half and stir through.
- Add half a cup of water to deglaze the pan....then add a few tablespoons of thickened cream to make a sauce and stir through.
- Serve to the family.
Apricot Delight - My version for my husband. I've made this today as part of a care package I am sending my darling hubby. I know he will be stoked to have some home made goodies from home.
1 pkt of Marie Biscuits
600grams of dried apricots
2 cups of dessicated coconut
1 can of condensed milk
castor sugar to coat the squares
1. In a whizzer, add the biscuits and whizz for about 20 seconds.
2. Add the apricots to which you have cut in half (just to help the whizzer on its way) and whizz for a further minute or until the apricots are finely chopped.
3. Add the coconut to the whizzer and whiz until combined.
4. Then pour the mix into a large bowl or a mixer and add the condensed milk.
5. Mix all the ingredients until combined to a thick dough.
6. Using a teaspoon, scoop mix and roll into balls OR spread into a lightly greased slice tray
7. Cover with a piece of grease-proof or baking paper and flatten out well. (I'm lucky enough to have this sandwich press which I found in an op-shop for $2. (I use this all the time when I make the men's work lunches)
8. Chill in the fridge for an hour or so, then remove from the fridge and invert onto the same piece of paper you used earlier.
9. With the blade of a long knife, cut into rows. Then cut each row into wedges.
10. Now roll each piece in a bowl of caster sugar to coat........
|This lot is for hubby! But I'm thinking I will send him the two largest containers.|