3rd February 2016 Helen 5Comment

This really simple vegetable dish is what it is: Greens & Beans with Garlic & Basil Dressing. It was knocked up in a bit of a rush the other night making it up as I went. It’s a mix of those lovely flavours that just go brilliantly together plus one of those cans of beans…

Greens and Beans with Garlic & Basil Dressing
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A quick and good looking vegetable dish. Perfect with pasta or fish and easy to split between two meals.
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Greens and Beans with Garlic & Basil Dressing
Print Recipe
A quick and good looking vegetable dish. Perfect with pasta or fish and easy to split between two meals.
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Rinse the courgettes and chop off either end. Cut into long strips with a knife or (even easier) with a potatoe peeler. Prepare the asparagus by chopping off the bottom end and rinsing.
  2. Heat a skillet (or normal pan) with 1 tbsp olive oil to medium high heat.
  3. Season the courgettes and cook, tossing lightly, for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and place in a serving dish.
  4. Add the asparagus spears to the pan ( there should be no need for more oil unless the pan is very dry). Cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and place in the dish with the courgettes.
  5. Add the drained beans to the dish and gently mix to combine.
  6. Using a pestle and mortar - or just mixing in a bowl, blend two good tablespoons of oil, the basil, a sprinkling of salt, the lemon juice and the crushed garlic cloves. Drizzle over the vegetables and mix lightly.
  7. Serve up and enjoy.
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13th April 2015 Helen 3Comment

Years ago mid-week restaurant dinners and a movie were a regular treat. Fast forward by one wedding and three babies later and our wings have truly been clipped! These days a nice glass of wine and a quick dinner that doesn’t create a sink full of dishes is my idea of a treat.  This…

Creamy Smoked Mackerel Pasta
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Smoked mackeral with peas in a creamy pasta sauce made using Glenisk Creme Fraiche. Just very tasty.
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Creamy Smoked Mackerel Pasta
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Smoked mackeral with peas in a creamy pasta sauce made using Glenisk Creme Fraiche. Just very tasty.
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add a small amount of salt. Add the spaghetti.
  2. Place a frying pan on a medium heat, add the butter. Cook the onion gently until softened and golden.
  3. Flake the smoked mackerel, removing any bones. Add to the onion. Stir.
  4. Add the frozen peas to the pan. Stir in the creme fraiche. Reduce the heat to simmer. Allow to cook but if reducing too fast, remove from the heat and add a little milk.
  5. When the pasta is cooked, drain leaving a small amount of cooking liquid. Add the creamy mixture, stir gently to mix. Season to taste.
  6. Serve up, sprinkle with parmesan, pour a large glass of wine and enjoy.
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