Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Pinterest Recipe Trials #1

 The inspiration for these trials came from With a blast and Yellow Bliss Road. I have had them on my Pinterest board for a couple of weeks and was looking for a light dinner last week so I decided to give them a go. See aren't I getting better since my confessions??
 
So let me introduce to you Chicken Chorizo Skewers
and a Pasta Salad with a few Shelly tweaks :-)
 
 
 
For the Skewers you will need

2 Chicken Fillets, cubed
1 tbsp Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp Dried Oregano
2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1/2 Lemon, juiced
2 tbsp Brown Sugar

 3 GF Chorizo Sausages, sliced into thick slices
1 Onion, sliced in quarters
1/2 red and yellow Bell pepper, sliced in chunks.

Combine all the ingredients except the Chorizo and veg in a large ziploc bag or container. Marinade overnight or for at least 2 hours.
Thread the Chicken, Chorizo, onion and peppers alternatively onto skewers.
Grill until Chicken is done, basting frequently with the leftover marinade.
 
 
For the Pasta Salad you will need
 
2 cups Rice pasta (or a pasta of your choice, cooked as per packaging)
1 carrot (grated)
1 Chilli pepper (deseeded, thinly sliced)
1 Tomato (diced)
1 Shallot (diced)
1/4 each red, yellow, orange bell pepper (diced)
Handful Sugar snap peas, sliced diagonally
1 tbsp Olive Oil Mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp ginger, greated
 
Combine the pasta, chilli pepper, tomato, shallotand bell pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
Combine the mayo, garlic and greated giner in a seperate bowl.
Coat the pasta mix in the mayo and top with sliced sugar snaps.
 
And ta da. A light summer meal with minimal fuss. All I need is a balcony to enjoy it on and I'll be laughing. Any of these would do please and thank you.
 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/428545720765767253/
 
  
 
Michelle xxx
 
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