Do you miss going to a restaurant? Are you craving takeout but have too much time in your hands to cook?
You can fake the perfect take out yourself. And the best part is that you don’t have to wait or pay for delivery. Enjoy these recipes in the comfort of your home!
Chicken Chow Mein
1 clove of garlic
3 tbsp of ketchup
2 tbsp of soya sauce
3 tbsp oyster sauce
Around 200g. Beansprouts
5-6 spring onions
1 chopped onion
400g. chicken breasts
Dried noodles (2-3 nests)
This recipe is not only great to save a few pounds, but also to keep a healthy diet while you don’t exercise that much. If you want to make this recipe vegetarian, you can always use a vegetarian chicken and oyster sauce alternative.
Mix oyster sauce, soy sauce, ketchup and garlic together and set aside.
Add the spring onions, chopped onion, chopped pepper and cooked chicken to a large bowl.
Cook your noodles in boiling water (Follow the instruction in the packet). Drain them and set them aside.
Cook the onions, pepper and chicken in a wok with some olive oil. Just cook until your chicken is heated through. Then add the sauce and give it a good mix.
Add the noodles and beansprouts making sure everything gets covered in the sauce. You will know it’s ready when the beansprouts have wilted a little.
Ready to serve!
300g. Of bread flour
1 tsp instant yeast
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
Tomato sauce (You can make it at home)
Mozzarella (preferably fresh)
A handful of parmesan
Cherry tomatoes halved
(You should be able to make two pizzas)
Stir the flour with the yeast and salt. Add 200ml. Warm water and the olive oil and make a dough.
In a floured surface, knead for 5 minutes until smooth. For a thin crust, the dough doesn’t need to rise.
Roll out the dough. It needs to be very thin as it will rise in the oven.
Preheat the oven 240C fan/gas 8.
Spread the sauce over the base with the help of a spoon.
Scatter with cheese and tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil and season.
Use a preheated sheet or tray to bake the pizza (8-10 minutes until crisp).
Serve with basil leaves.
A pound of grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese
Toppings (We will use vegetarian mince, shredded vegetarian chicken*, black beans, sweetcorn, tomatoes, pepper and jalapenos). You can use your own toppings. Nachos are a great opportunity to use those leftovers in the fridge so get creative!
*Cook these before adding them to the tortilla chips.
Preheat the oven at 180C. Use a baking tray with a baking sheet lining.
Spread the tortilla chips. Sprinkle half of the cheese over them.
Add the toppings and sprinkle the rest of the cheese.
Bake until the cheese melts.
Serve with salsa, guacamole and/or sour cream.
Healthy fish and chips
A healthy alternative to the traditional dish!
½ kg. of potatoes
1 tbsp Olive oil
Around 280 g. of white fish (2 fillets)
1 tbsp capers, chopped
2 tbsp 0% Greek yoghurt
A handful of parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 200C.
Toss chips in oil and spread over in a baking sheet. Allow them to cook for 40 minutes.
Brush the fillets with oil, salt and pepper and half the lemon juice. Cook for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle some parsley and cook 2 more minutes
For the sauce, mix the capers, yogurt and the rest of the parsley and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve the chips with the fillets and a side of sauce.
Oven salt and pepper chips
3 large potatoes
½ red pepper, chopped or sliced
½ green pepper, chopped or sliced
2 spring onions finely diced
2 chillies sliced
2 tbsp Salt and pepper spice mix (sea salt, 1tsp Caster sugar, ½ tbsp Chinese 5 spice, A pinch of chilli flakes, 1tsp ground white pepper)
1 tbsp Olive oil
Preheat oven to 200C.
Cut the potatoes into chunky chips.
Place them in boiling salted water and simmer them until they are softer but still quite firm.
Drain the potatoes. Use the olive oil to grease the baking tray and add the chips.
Allow them to cook for 15-20 minutes.
Cook the spring onions, peppers and chillies a few minutes in a frying pan until soft.
Add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle them with the salt and pepper mix. Keep stirring until the chips are golden brown.