Fragrant Coconut Beef Curry

I was eavesdropping earlier in Aldi, you know the way you do, sometimes you can’t help overhear cos people are talking right beside you, anyways one says to the other “Oh you must make that coconut beef recipe” and in my head I went “Bing! That’s sounds (a.) freakin’ delicious and (b.) exactly what I want to eat tonight” A bit of quick thinking and a little google researching ensued around the aisles of Aldi and this is what was conceived from the aforementioned earwigging. A beautiful light fragrant coconut beef curry, delicious! Here’s how I made it:

800g Lean Steak Pieces

400ml Can Light Coconut Milk

1 Small Onion diced

2 Cloves Garlic Crushed

2cm piece of Fresh Ginger grated

2 Bay Leaves

Mix together in a bowl the following:

1 Tsp Tumeric

½ Tsp Chilli Powder

½ Tsp Ground Fenugreek

1 ½ Tsp Ground Coriander

1 Tsp Cumin

2 Tsps Paprika

2 Tbsps Medium Curry Powder

Pinch of salt

To Serve:

Basmati Rice

Fresh Chilli

Fresh Coriander

Fresh Lime

Serves 4 at 10SP for the Curry (Add points for the rice or whatever you serve it alongside)

Using some spray oil, fry the beef in batches until brown, remove and set aside. Fry the onion over a low heat until softened this will take about 5 minutes. Pop the grated ginger and crushed garlic in and fry for 30 seconds or so. Pour in your spice mix that you have in the bowl and continue to cook the dry spice mix with the onion over a medium heat while stirring, it will stick very slightly just keep moving it about. Pour in the Coconut Milk and add the bay leaves and re add the beef to the pan. Simmer over a medium heat for 40 minutes or so until the beef is tender. Sere with rice and top with fresh coriander, chillies and lime. How easy was that!

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Indian Spiced Savoury Mince

I’m always after new and different healthy ways to use mince and this works a treat. I was off unexpectedly today as my little Mimi is sick since last night so I’ve been on nursing duty all day, the poor little pet is feeling a good bit better and when Daddy got in from work I took a quick trip out to Aldi to pick up some ingredients to throw dinner together. This is beautifully aromatic while cooking filling your kitchen with beautiful exotic smells. Its gorgeous with rice but you could have it with wedges or jacket potato either. You know me, I like large portions and this serves 4 hungry people at 7 smartpoints a portion of mince, you could easily feed 6 to be honest

1000g lean beef mince
1 onion peeled & diced
2 stalks celery peeled & diced
2 medium carrots peeled & diced
100g Frozen Peas
Small piece of ginger peeled & grated
2 cloves of garlic peeled & crushed
2 tins plum tomatoes
1 Tbsp garam masala
1 Tbsp tomato puree
Fresh coriander leaves

Spice Blend:
2 Tbsp ground coriander
2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp turmeric
1 Tsp paprika
¼ Tsp chilli powder
Pinch of ground cloves
Salt & black pepper

In a non stick pan sprayed with some oil sautee the diced veg until softening (approx 8 mins). Add beef mince and cook until browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add grated ginger, spice blend and crushed garlic and fry for another minute to release the flavours. Add in the tinned chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Bring to the boil, lower the heat to medium and cook covered with a lid for 30 minutes stirring occasionally (add a little water if it goes too dry). Remove the lid, add the frozen peas and garam masala stir through and cook for another 10 minutes or so. Serve with rice or poatato and garnish with fresh chopped coriander. Enjoy!

Turkey Curry

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A Traditional take on the festive leftovers this year with an old school turkey curry. I made this kinda ad hoc so bear with me I’m going to write it verbatim as I made it. You can of course use roast chicken or roast up some chicken fillets and shred them either. I only used the skinless white leaner meat for this and Smartpoints and Macros are in accordance with that. This made 4 huge servings you could probably even get 6 smaller portions out of this especially if you added a bit more veg to bulk it out. The Smartpoints per serving when serving 4 people is just 4 you will need to point whatever you serve with it, I had both wholegrain rice and I’ve also had it with homemade oven chips. The Macros per serving are 292Cals | 42 Protein | 16 Carbs | 5 Fat for the curry and add in whatever you choose to serve it with. Continue reading