As most of you know I am a little bit obsessed with Mexican cuisine so this week, when I defrosted some chicken breast, I thought, time for a new recipe! Having wanted to get some pineapple salsa on the go for a while too, I thought now was the perfect time to pair them up.
I have to admit, the main reason I wanted to make a Shnitzel is so I could say the word Shnitzel a few times. Shnitzel, Shnitzel, Shnitzel. Such a good word! The second is because having had this a few times pre Weight Watchers and enjoying it, I thought it was about time to make a healthier, less fried and oily version.
I’m always a fan of meals that I can whip up using the contents of my cupboards/fridge/freezer. This recipe fulfills exactly that brief as I always have chorizo in the fridge and a large packet of squid rings in the freezer. Together they are a lovely pairing but when I was whipping up this pasta I fancied incorporating a new flavour. Chipotle paste was the perfect choice, it added a lovely smoky flavour to the dish and stands up well to the fishy flavour of the squid and fish stock. A fishy, meaty, smoky delight!
I love a good stuffed chicken dish. Chicken is so low in points that often it can be stuffed with a whole host of goodies and the points still remain nice and low. The result is a dish packed with flavour that provides real satisfaction and ‘value’ for your overall points total.
My OH isn’t this biggest fan of fish (not that you would know the amount I make him eat it!) but we have recently discovered that he has a particular liking for seabass (after the revelation that was my Minted Pea and Seabass Risotto). As a result I thought that, to keep him interested, I would come up with another seabass dish to take his fancy.
Usually come six o’clock I am starving and looking forward to having a hearty meal for my tea but last night, both the Hubbie and I fancied something light and summery. Having a think about what we could have we both though a salad would do the trick but I wanted something filling enough so I wouldn’t be hungry later on!
As you can probably tell by a lot of my recent recipes, vegetable noodles are a firm favourite in our house at the moment. Most supermarkets now sell the pre spiralised version and not only do they make a lovely quick and easy option for tea, but they are mostly 0 smart points.