Thursday, 25 April 2013

Meatball pasta bake

Serves 2 - syn free (6 syns if not using cheese as healthy extra a)

250g extra lean mince
2 tsp garlic granules
2 tsp mixed herbs
2 tsp paprika
1 packet of mushrooms sliced
1 large onion sliced
1 tin chopped tomatoes
50g dried pasta
60g of low fat cheese
Fry light
Salt and pepper

Mix the mince, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp of mixed herbs & 1 tsp of paprika & salt and pepper

Shape into 10-12 mini meatballs

Meanwhile boiled the pasta until soft.

In a pan with fry light fry the mushrooms & onions until they soften then add the meatballs. Fry until browned.

Add the chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp mixed herbs & 1 tsp paprika. Simmer for 10 minutes

Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce & meatballs.

Place in an oven proof dish & grill for 5-10 minutes until the cheese melts.

Steak & onion pie

Serves 2 - 6 syns per person

250g stewing/braising steak with fat removed
1 large onion sliced
50g puff pastry
1 or 2 beef stock cubes

Add the beef & onions to a pan

Dissolve the stock cubes in a little water then added to the pan, add pepper.

Added enough water to cover the beef & onion

Slow cook for 4-5 hours (this can be done in a slow cooker instead of a pan)

Once the beef is soft, roll out the puff pastry.

Cut 2 round lids big enough to cover the pie tins.

Add the mix to the pie tins, cover with the pastry & make a hole in the pastry to allow steam to leave.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until the pastry puffs & browns.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Fish pie

Serves 2

1 pack of fresh fish pie mix or 1 salmon fillet, 1 white fish fillet, 1 smoked fillet or any fish you like
2 large potatoes, peeled & boiled
25 g plain flour (5 syns)
300 ml semi skimmed milk (HEXA or 6 syns)
2-3 heaped tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a pan mix the milk & flour and mix until smooth. Add 3/4 of the parsley and simmer for 10 minutes

Mash the potatoes and add the remaining parsley

Place the raw fish in an oven proof dish, add the sauce & top with mash.

Use a fork to smooth the top

Place in the oven at 200c for 30-35 minutes