This one goes under the “favourites” tab. Easy and quick, it is a hearty meal; of course, for those not bothered about calories and stuff. Made for a comfort on a cold day, is what this meal is. The dishes are great by themselves too. My favourite was the butter bean concoction. I was cooking with the legumes for the first time, and they have been quite a discovery.
Super quick beef hash: Since I couldn’t get good lean mince, I substituted it with good quality uncooked burger patty,which was then mashed up for the purpose. The combination of ingredients was a winner-celery, carrots, thyme, onion, garlic, parsley and the zingy Worcestershire sauce.
Butter beans: Subtle sweet and sour combination (NOTHING like the Chinjabi/fast food Chinese Sweet and Sour), it was wholesome and delicious. I am not a big fan of beans, so the dish was a very pleasant surprise. And like I said earlier, a dish I will be trying again.
Jacket potatoes: I made these for the first time, and they came out well. The bland potatoes were a good accompaniment to the rest of the dishes which brought to the table some very powerful flavours.
Goddess salad: Interesting dressing.
Verdict: A great meal for a cold day. However, I am compelled to issue a word of warning (if you haven’t guessed it already)- the meal is quite heavy. I had to take a postprandial nap after this.
(Though I suspect the need to sleep was brought on by a combination of two factors- one the wholesome nature of the meal and second, the mad rush to finish cooking within half-an-hour or both).
Time taken: 40 minutes
Meal for two: £8
Recipe can be found here.