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5 Get Ahead Prepped Meals

All the recipes from episode three of Donal's Meals In Minutes...

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5 Get Ahead Prepped Meals

All the recipes from episode three of Donal's Meals In Minutes...

5 Get Ahead Prepped Meals | DonalSkehan.com, All the recipes from episode three of Donal's Meals In Minutes...
Monday, June 19, 2017
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When you are faced with the dinner dilemma of what to cook tonight, this episode is here to help you out. By using pre prepped ingredients, dinner becomes far less hassle and takes the pressure out of feeding the family. In episode three of meals in minutes, I will show you that by getting ahead and pre cooking key ingredients like rice, noodles, meats and grains, you can make quick suppers easily in minutes! Check out the recipes below…

When you are faced with the dinner dilemma of what to cook tonight, this episode is here to help you out. By using pre prepped ingredients, dinner becomes far less hassle and takes the pressure out of feeding the family. In episode three of meals in minutes, I will show you that by getting ahead and pre cooking key ingredients like rice, noodles, meats and grains, you can make quick suppers easily in minutes! Check out the recipes below…

1. Chilli Jam Chicken

A jam-jar marinade, tender roast chicken with a sweet and savoury coating – what’s not to love? Similarly, this method would work with marmalade, tomato or plum jam. Brushing with additional chilli jam at the end of the cooking time is optional but will give the best sticky results. The fried rice in this recipe is one my mother has been making since her travels in Thailand in the early 1990s. It’s simple to make but incredibly fragrant and benefits from using leftover cooked rice.

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1. Chilli Jam Chicken

A jam-jar marinade, tender roast chicken with a sweet and savoury coating – what’s not to love? Similarly, this method would work with marmalade, tomato or plum jam. Brushing with additional chilli jam at the end of the cooking time is optional but will give the best sticky results. The fried rice in this recipe is one my mother has been making since her travels in Thailand in the early 1990s. It’s simple to make but incredibly fragrant and benefits from using leftover cooked rice.

Get the recipe…

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2. Miso Salmon with Smacked Cucumber Salad

A tender fillet of warm salmon in a sticky umami glaze is delicious on its own, but combined with brown rice and a smacked cucumber salad you are in for an Asian treat. ‘Smacked cucumber salad?!’ I hear you cry. Fear not, the salad of softened pieces of cucumber in a sharp pickle with cabbage, beansprouts and toasted sesame seeds will have you converted.

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2. Miso Salmon with Smacked Cucumber Salad

A tender fillet of warm salmon in a sticky umami glaze is delicious on its own, but combined with brown rice and a smacked cucumber salad you are in for an Asian treat. ‘Smacked cucumber salad?!’ I hear you cry. Fear not, the salad of softened pieces of cucumber in a sharp pickle with cabbage, beansprouts and toasted sesame seeds will have you converted.

Get the recipe…

3. Mexican Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup

If you don’t make your own chicken stock for this recipe be sure to seek the very best quality chicken stock you can lay your hands on. It’s the body of this soup and an important aspect of the recipe. The salsa is also wonderful with grilled meats if you end up with some leftover.

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3. Mexican Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup

If you don’t make your own chicken stock for this recipe be sure to seek the very best quality chicken stock you can lay your hands on. It’s the body of this soup and an important aspect of the recipe. The salsa is also wonderful with grilled meats if you end up with some leftover.

Get the recipe…

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4. Falafel Quinoa Bowl

Rice bowls, salad bowls, and indeed falafel bowls are ubiquitous on the brunch and lunch menus of LA restaurants. A bowl filled with fresh vegetables and plenty of good things can’t be wrong, right? This bowl features spiced mini chickpea falafels, roast cauliflower, spiced yoghurt and a crunchy salad.

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4. Falafel Quinoa Bowl

Rice bowls, salad bowls, and indeed falafel bowls are ubiquitous on the brunch and lunch menus of LA restaurants. A bowl filled with fresh vegetables and plenty of good things can’t be wrong, right? This bowl features spiced mini chickpea falafels, roast cauliflower, spiced yoghurt and a crunchy salad.

Get the recipe…

5. Vegetable Pad Thai

The paste you make for this pad Thai is key. For best results use a pestle and mortar, or else blitz in a food processor. Do try and source coriander roots, not just the stems, they have a fresh aromatic taste that will transport you to the streets of Bangkok and sing through this humble noodle dish.

Get the recipe…

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5. Vegetable Pad Thai

The paste you make for this pad Thai is key. For best results use a pestle and mortar, or else blitz in a food processor. Do try and source coriander roots, not just the stems, they have a fresh aromatic taste that will transport you to the streets of Bangkok and sing through this humble noodle dish.

Get the recipe…

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Make sure to tune in to the show every week on RTE One at 8.30pm! Watch back episodes on the RTE Player here. Lots more great recipes coming your way…

Make sure to tune in to the show every week on RTE One at 8.30pm! Watch back episodes on the RTE Player here. Lots more great recipes coming your way…