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Honey, Soy and Lime Marinade

This is a marinade Iโ€™ve made easily five or six times already this summer with either chicken or prawns. For both, you want to leave the meat in for at least a few hours but preferably overnight before cooking. When marinade has done its marinating, fully cook the chicken or prawns in a frying pan or wok before adding the reserved marinade and whacking the heat up until you’re left with a thick and sticky sauce. For 2 chicken breasts or around 200g prawns Juice of 1 lime2 tbsps soy sauce2 tbsps honey4-5 garlic cloves (finely chopped)1 red chilli (finely chopped)Splash of fish sauce (if you have it, it’s not essential) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, add the chicken or prawns and cover with cling film. Leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight if you’ve got time.

4 Quick, (Mostly) Vegetarian Dinners for Spring

Typically, the weather is yet to make up its mind about which season we’re currently experiencing. I’ve been pushing on with spring regardless under the guidance of the calendar alone – sometimes eating outside, sometimes on the sofa under a blanket wondering how long it’s been since I’ve seen the sky. That’s April for you. Quick, easy dinners that can be rustled up on a weeknight after a long day at work were my most requested post last year. This year (now that I have a proper job where I have to actually use my brain) that’s all I have time for anyway, so you can expect plenty of these in the months to come. Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers and Lemon Boil 150-200g spaghetti in salted water according to pack instructions. Reserve about 1/4 cup of pasta water just before draining. Put it back in the pan with the splash of pasta water and add the juice of a lemon, a can of tuna, a tbsp capers, a generous knob of butter and a drizzle …

My Most Popular Recipes of 2017

Yeah, that’s right, my first blog post in a couple of weeks after spending all my time in the pub and dedicating myself to 0% productivity and what do I bounce back with? Recycled content. I’ve got lots of original stuff coming your way over the next few weeks, but I did want to take a moment to capture what worked really well on Cate in the Kitchen this year – even if just to remind myself what it is that you lot really want. That’s what I want this space to be about in 2018. Sharing recipes that interest you, that you’re gonna take one look at and say “that looks cheap and doable and I’m gonna make it on Wednesday after work”. I don’t want my recipes to be aspirational or overly food porny, I want them to be what you work in to your day to day life. This year I’m gonna infiltrate your kitchens more than ever before.ย That said, what did people seem to love most this year? 1 – Marmite …