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Healthy Marinades, dressings & sauces

Yogurt marinades work faster than oil marinades, so if you are cooking fish you should only need to marinade for 20 minutes before cooking. Chicken, pork or lamb will tolerate several hours in a marinade, but don’t leave chicken for more than 4 hours or beef for more...

Jamie’s piri piri sauce

Jamie’s piri piri sauce ½ a red onion 2 cloves of garlic 1-2 birdseye chillies 1 tbsp. sweet smoked paprika 1 lemon 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce A bunch of fresh basil Peel & roughly chop the onion half and add to a liquidizer with 2...

Quick Tasty Salsa

1 green pepper 1 red pepper 1 red onion 1/4 cucumber 2 chillies 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 table spoon lemon juice Chop all ingredients finely and mix with vinegar & lemon juice

Creme Fraiche & Herb Sauce

Creme Fraiche & Herb Sauce Made in seconds, this lovely sauce will add great flavour to pasta, fish & chicken dishes. Serves 2 2 tbsp low fat crème fraiche 1 tbsp fresh parsley leaves finely chopped Pinch of salt & pepper Method: Gently melt crème fraiche,...

Rosemary’s Garlic & Caper Dip

Rosemary’s Garlic and Caper Dip Per serving: 11 cal / 0.1g fat serves 8   2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped 1 spring onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 5oz (150g) low-fat fromage frais or yogurt Salt and freshly ground...

Jamie’s amazing salad dressing!

½ a fresh red chilli 1 clove of garlic A small bunch of fresh tarragon or basil or coriander 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar 3 tbsp. low fat natural yogurt Put all the dressing ingredients plus a good pinch of salt & pepper into a blender or food processor (with the...