Scallops with creamy mash &cabbage….

This was a Jamie Oliver recipe and boy oh boy did it deliver. (http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/seafood-recipes/seared-scallops-creamy-mash)
The mash was divine but instead of using semi skimmed milk, I used sour cream. The streaky bacon was a nice touch and added definition to the meal. Will definitely try this recipe again but I probably wont use the scallops and would replace them with thin strips of turkey. 🙂

To find the recipe, please visit Jamie Oliver’s website and type in Scallops and creamy mash.

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Gnocci with Tomato Sauce…

Gnocci

This was a funny one! I would give the recipe about a 5/10, this is the first time I have ever made gnocci and I am not entirely sure I will be making again in a hurry! I get bored quite easily and so to have a full plate full of this just did not fill me with excitement. I sprinkled some mozzarella on and chopped some basil too. The recipe was from a website called wiki how if you all would like to try it!  Overall, if you enjoy potatoes then maybe just have them as potatoes!

This was what the Gnocci looked like after the flour and egg was mixed into it and then gently rolled and using a  knife chopped into thin square pieces.
This was what the Gnocci looked like after the flour and egg was mixed into it and then gently rolled and using a knife chopped into thin square pieces.
Cooked with tomato sauce, gnocci!
Cooked with tomato sauce, gnocci!

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Italian pea & eggs…

Italian pea and eggs

Italian Pea and Egg with Sweet Potato Wedges.

What you will need-

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 cup full Peas
  • 3 eggs (Only one shown in picture, but I did make this with 3, promise!!)
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Flakes (Or more for personal taste)
  • A pinch of Salt & Pepper 
  • A shake of Peri Peri salt
  • A drizzle of Olive oil
  • Half cup of Water

Preparation-

Before you start anything, wash your sweet potato and leaving the skin on divide it in wedges, pop them into a mixing bowl drizzle the olive oil on and then place cling film over the top and give it all a little shake! At this stage sprinkle on the peri peri salt and give another shake! Next, get your baking sheet out and lay grease proof paper on and arrange the wedges out so that they are not touching and are skin side up if you can for around 15 minutes on 210 in a fan assisted oven!

Get a little drizzle of olive oil into your medium size sauce pan, next sprinkle in the chilli flakes and leave for a couple of minutes on a LOW heat (you do not want to burn the chilli flakes, just toast them!). Then, add your peas, (I used frozen peas which I then blitzed in the microwave in a bowl with some water in them for 3 minutes, this will of course depend on your microwave speed). Once the peas are in the pan, stir into the oil and chilli flakes and then leave for about 2 minutes.

Crack in 3 eggs, so they are all separately laid out, no need to stir at this point, simmer for 5 minutes on a low heat (for a harder yolk, or less for softer!) Nearly done!

Use a slotted spoon to dig out your eggs and you will find that the egg white does a wonderful thing, it almost is like cake, it cooks all around the peas….. Yum! Then grab out your wedges and present onto plate.

Enjoy!