Month: <span>January 2017</span>
Month: January 2017

Campervan Cuisine: Haggis and Neeps

I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to haggis and far prefer my pudding in a proper stomach casing. However, the smell …

Gousto: Chicken Teriyaki With Sugar Snap Peas

Date made: 28/01/2017 Used: induction hob I added: a couple of extra spring onions as felt the single onion provided was way too parsimonious He added: Soy …

Gousto: Crunchy Asian Beef & Vermicelli Salad

  • Date made: 27/01/2017
  • Used: one gas ring and a kettle
  • I added: nothing 
  • He added: Soy Sauce at the table as he felt it lacked salt
  • I changed: Did not roast the (already roasted) peanuts nor did I bother to chop them
  • If I made it again: I would like more nuts in the dish. I would add them to the beef before completing with the finishing sauce.  More onions, more ginger, more chilli. I might also replace the lettuce with further crunchy veg such as radishes and white turnip, perhaps some courgette ribbons. Coriander leaf would finish t he dish off nicely.
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Mixed  opinions  on this one; I enjoyed it but Mr Snail did not really appreciate, though he did eat his whole enormous portion. It was good to have plenty of veg stuff for a change.

Ready to cook

There  was much prep, not something that I would normally mind but in the campervan it was awkward to manage.

Prepared veg for the salad
Frying off the beef and ginger

My finishing sauce did not behave properly and I was left with a large pool of fat in the pan. 

Ready to eat

Verdict: It was okay but we both thought it lacked punch. More chilli heat would have been good. We also felt that the dish needed more than the miserly two spring onions provided,

I would probably not order this again but would happily use as inspiration for my own version, which would likely be pork mince or chicken thighs rather than beef.

Gousto: Easy Chicken Biriyani

Date made: 26/01/2017 Used: induction hob I added: a handful of cashew nuts, then served with Geeta’s Mango Chutney and Chapatis on the side ♥ ♥  Sorry, …

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Gousto: Mexican Pork Chilli with Apple Salsa

  • Date made: 25/01/2017
  • Used: both gas rings
  • I added: Corn tortillas
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Reviewing the finished dish is difficult due to the main flavouring component having suffered an accident in transit – I had to make the dish without the Smoky Chipotle Paste.

A simple one-pan dish, easily and quickly made.

Frying off the meat and onions
Add flavourings and stock and simmer until thick (Bulgur Wheat cooking in the pan at rear)
Top with cheese and serve with the Bulgur and a salsa of apple, onion and celery

There was no need for the tortillas that I added, the dish was plentiful and satisfying.

Verdict: okay but not startling. Would try again in order to get the full flavour with the Chipotle paste included.