All posts tagged: easy

Creamy Red Pesto and Pancetta Buckwheat Pasta

I second guessed myself before writing this up as a recipe, because who in their right mind doesn’t already know how to make pesto pasta? However, I’ve decided to go ahead because recipes like this – those with a tiny handful of steps and ingredients – tend to fare far better with most of you and actually make it into your kitchens. I happen to have worked with ALDI (I know, finally, right?) on this particular dinner. They sent me over some vouchers so that I could get creative with the special buys and super 6 sections to bring you a super simple supper that you can quickly, easily and cheaply recreate at home. I’m obsessed with ALDI, as you all know too well. One of my favourite things about them is the constant sense of novelty thanks to their special buys. At the moment, they’ve got some gorgeous buckwheat pasta in as part of a new influx of free from products. Me and Tom have had it twice now and we’re good and proper converts, I’m …

Salmon Three Ways

We should be eating more fish, fish is good. If you want to learn more about why oily fish is the answer to many of life’s woes, Fish is the Dish have some great information resources here.  This week, I’m staying away from home and in typical Cate fashion I forgot to pack my camera. So in the absence of high quality photography, here are three quick recipes I knocked up over the past week and posted to Instagram. Supermodel Salmon Salad – Serves 1 1/2 cucumberfew strips smoked salmon50g fennel juice of half a lemon Peel the cucumber as you usually would, then discard the skin and keep on peelin’ on into a bowl until you hit the impossible to peel centre. Slice the fennel as finely as possible and add to the shaved cucumber, then top with the smoked salmon and squeeze the lemon juice over the whole bowl.    Smoked Salmon and Avocado Omelette – Serves 1 2 eggs, beatenfew strips smoked salmonhalf an avocado, mashedfew sprigs fresh dilldrizzle of olive oil Heat …

Courgette and Chilli Cheese Twists

I’ve turned out some pretty killer courgette recipes this season if I do say so myself, we’ve had Piccante Courgetti, Sesame Fried Courgettes and Courgette Brownies. But this is by far my favourite. I think it’s all down to the Chilli and Apple Jam from the South Devon Chilli Farm, but I’m willing to be proved wrong – so if you knock these up with a different chilli jammy concoction I wanna hear about it! These are basically a courgette take on your average cheese twist, and they come out so sweet they could probably pass for dessert. But they’re perfect with both a cup of tea and a glass of wine, so enjoy them however you please. 250g block puff pastry 4 heaped tsps apple and chilli jam (or chilli jam of your choice) 100g courgette, grated and drained of moisture 1 beaten egg (for glazing) grana padano or parmesan to grate on top Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 (conversions here) then grease and line a couple of baking trays. Roll out …