Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Linguini with Tomato and Clams

This is the ultimate in quick and easy dishes, don't let the anchovy paste scare you, you won't even know it's in there!  Using canned clams makes this quick and easy - but you can easily substitute fresh shellfish too - just brush the shells of fresh clams clean with a vegetable brush under running water - add before reducing sauce to simmer and discard any that don't open!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What's for Dinner? Chicken, Chick Pea and Lentil Curries!

This recipe for chicken curry is makes a great curry base that can be used for a variety of different dishes! Substitute the chicken and chickpeas for beef and peas, paneer (fresh Indian cheese), eggplant, potatoes, vegetables..or even goat or lamb! This recipe will make enough of the curry base for the two dishes, chicken and chickpeas and the spicy lentil dish to follow! However, the recipe is easy to halve if you are only making one of the two dishes! (Please excuse my lack of authenticity).