Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Vegetarian Chicken Supper in a Flash (Based on a Quorn Kitchen Recipe )
Do you ever have one of those days where dinner just doesn't go to plan? I do and I must say that recently it has been happening to me quite a bit more often than I would like. It all starts out so well.. you decide what you are going to eat... you start preparing and cooking your dish..... and then you find that actually the main ingredient that you thought was in the fridge/freezer/cupboard is no where to be found!
Well that's what happened to me when I start to cook what was supposed to be Vegetarian Bolognese with Jacket Potato. I started cooking the veg, only to discover that what I thought had been Vegetarian Mince, was in fact Vegetarian Chicken pieces. So I had to improvise a little....
I turned to my Quorn Kitchen cookbook and came up with a version of their "Steak Supper in a Flash" which included Vegetarian Chicken pieces and could incorporate the ingredients I was already part of the way through cooking. The original recipe includes 175g of cooked, halved New Potatoes, but as I already had Jacket Potatoes in the oven, I decided to omit them and use the rest of the ingredients as an accompaniment to my Jackets. If you were cooking the dish with the correct ingredients, you could use Quorn Steak Strips rather than Chicken and New Potatoes rather than Jackets. I used Onion and Carrot in the recipe, but the original calls for red Onion, so you could cook it with either. Anyway, here is my modified, saving dinner version: