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I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:56 am

chicken breast, leeks, broccoli, mushrooms.

My first thought is to bake the chicken and produce a mushroom sauce.
With baked parmesan leeks, & steamed broc.
Dear oh dear, I've turned into a very boring meat and 2 veg cook. When did that happen.

Any other ideas?



What have you got in your fridge that really needs cooking?

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Seatallan » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:34 am

How about a chicken & veg pasta bake thingy? But I think your Plan A sounds lovely! :yum
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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Earthmaiden » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:47 am

Plan A sounds a real treat to me! Otherwise a stir fry or pie filling.

Of the things that need eating in my fridge, I've rather too much spinach and Brussels sprouts plus a very large courgette which is almost as big as a marrow. Oh, and one cold sausage. Thankfully, everything else will keep a bit longer! I'm not overly keen on sprouts in soup but think that may be the answer.

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Binky » Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:11 pm

I too think plan A is fine.

Otherwise a chicken pie (with leek and mushroom sauce ) and pastry topping.

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:26 pm

Thank you for the suggestions.
I think Tony wants a chicken and mushroom soup - so I'll just do what he wants. I'm not particularly hungry after my vaccine, so I don't mind plain fayre today.

Re courgette and sprouts, I really like Anjum A's, coconut side dish.
And make it often: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3933&p=64182&hilit=anjum#p64182

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Earthmaiden » Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:52 pm

That looks interesting! Thank you. I like stir fried sprouts with various flavourings but thought of soup as I've got a whole bag which will go off before I could reasonably eat them. Maybe a couple of dishes then blitz the rest!

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:51 pm

I was going to suggest a French chicken sauté of tarragon chicken with leeks, mushrooms, mustard and cream... But the soup sounds lovely.

We have approx 30 brown onions which need eating. I know they last ages but we keep getting more in the veg box so we really need to make a dent in them. We’ve not made French onion soup in a while. I’ve also toyed with some kind of chutney.

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Earthmaiden » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:05 pm

This Onion & Mustard relish is very good:

1kg (2.5lbs) onions
725ml (1.4 pt) white wine vinegar
75g 3oz) mustard seeds
zest & juice of 1 orange
1tsp salt
562g (1.4lb) soft brown sugar
3 red chillies, finely chopped

Thinly slice the onions (I find the grater on my food processor good for this). Put in a pan with vinegar, mustard seeds, orange zest and juice and salt.
Cook 15-20 mins over a low heat until soft.
Add sugar and simmer over a low heat until thick (the sugar caramelizes and there is a stage when the mix does become thicker).
Add the chillies and cook for 10 mins.
Pour into warm sterilised jars and cover whilst hot.

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby ZeroCook » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:16 pm

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Your plan A sounds fine Gill, especially if you're not feeling great unless you're looking for more pizazz or culinary exercise and your diner request for chicken and mushroom soup sounds really good, too. Do you have a recipe you like for that? OH is always very happy with meat n two veg and savoury main meal soups. Such a dude :lol: It's me who likes pizzaz chez nous. I do make separate meals sometimes to satisfy my pizzaz and spiciness cravings.

OMCO, Pissaladiere. Uses loads of onions. So good. Caramelised onions, herbes de provence, black olives, anchovies, what's not to love.

Your relish looks really good EM.

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby karadekoolaid » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:35 pm

I´d either make:
1) Creamy Korma-style chicken with mushrooms & leeks, plus steamed broccoli with fresh green chiles and lemon juice, OR
2) Indonesian style Chicken with coconut milk & mushrooms; stir-fried broccoli with leeks, fish sauce, a bit of palm sugar, chiles and tamarind . Sweet & sourish.

I never was a meat & two veg bloke. :gonzo

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:45 am

Thanks EM and ZeroCook!

Both great ideas which I’ve added to the list for next week.

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby jeral » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:53 pm

GillthePainter, I was stumped by your mix so, epic fail, would have used the leeks for soup, made tikka'd breast then cut it into medallions for a sandwich and make broc/mushroom quiche with thin slices of red pepper or chili if liked.

OneMoreCheeyOne, have you tried baked onion flowers? If the onions are small, they could be baked as onion rings in a similar coating:
https://www.delish.com/uk/cooking/recip ... on-recipe/

Have onion bhajis been mentioned? I woukldn't mind seeing a thread on how to make good ones, the delightfully crispy sort.

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby scullion » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:04 pm

this is the recipe i use, jeral, from pat chapman's, curry club 'restaurant' recipe book. good and crispy, not dense.

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby ZeroCook » Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:59 pm

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I have got in the fridge ...
Substantial leftovers from a large 2kg roast chicken from Friday night that we've had twice, which is fine as it's a really beautiful organic one so no probs for multiple meals. Most of the breast left ... possibly tacos.

What do you like to do with chicken leftovers or think could be mighty interesting and worth trying?

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby mistakened » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:10 pm

ZeroCook wrote:What do you like to do with chicken leftovers

I sometimes make a retro Chicken a la King, I usually have most of the ingredients except mushrooms in the fridge

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby ZeroCook » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:19 pm

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Not heard of that one, Moira. What is it?

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby mistakened » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:32 pm

ZeroCook wrote:ot heard of that one, Moira. What is it

Essentially it is cooked chicken in a cream sauce, usually with sliced mushrooms and peppers sometimes with sherry, served with rice or to be truly retro, in a vol au vent case. Lots of recipes on the web, all American, I just use them as a guideline

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby KeenCook2 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:21 pm

I'm afraid we're very boringly keen on chicken risotto!! Especially if you've got the stock from the same chicken!

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Amyw » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:29 pm

The first thing that sprung to mind was coronation chicken . Purely because a man I support had a coronation chicken roll the other day and I keep thinking how nice coronation chicken is and I must get round to making it .

The other thought is a pad Thai as something a bit more exciting . Failing that a good Caesar salad , loads of anchovies , Parmesan and cook the croutons in any leftover chicken fat

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Re: I have got in the fridge ....

Postby Lokelani » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:33 pm

I mostly make chicken risotto with leftover chicken breast, unless we have it cold in sandwiches.

Or if there's leg meat too then usually chicken & mushroom, or leek topcrust pie, if I have puff pastry the freezer.

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