As I am just about to go start the BBQ for dinner I thought I’d share what we had for dinner this week.
This week I only had to think of a few dishes as we were out twice. We had (all home-made dishes suitable for all the family – baby included):
Monday: Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Carbonara
Tuesday: Bacon and Vegetables in Tomato Sauce with Pasta
Wednesday: Baked Salmon with Sweet Potato Chips and Salad
Thursday: Bangers and Mash with Steamed Vegetables. I haven’t given sausages to Little F yet so she had leftovers from a different day.
Friday: Elios at Carina (this place is a family favourite!)
Saturday: Dinner at our friend’s house
Sunday: BBQ – Steak and Chicken Skewers with Salad (Potato, Rocket, Spinach, Chorizo, Feta and Sundried Tomatoes)
Recipe of the Week: Baked Salmon with Sweet Potato Chips and Salad
This recipe was enough for 2 adults, 2 small children and a baby
800g sweet potato (2 large potatoes)
3 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp salt (optional – I don’t give salt to Little F)
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
juice of half a lemon or lime
4 skinless salmon fillets, bones removed
Salad was whatever was in the fridge: Chopped tomato, chopped cucumber, red kidney beans, pepita and sunflower seeds and almonds. Toss in a bowl and serve.
- Preheat oven to 200C
- Parcel the salmon in aluminium foil and place in an oven-proof dish. Season as you like, I used paprika.
- Mix the olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper and citrus juice together and place in a zip-lock bag.
- Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into about 1cm wide chips
- Put the chips in the zip-lock bag with the oil and seasoning and toss until they are all covered
- Oil an over-proof tray and place the chips on it
- Bake for 45 minutes
- With 10 minutes to go put the salmon in the oven – it shouldn’t need much more than 10 minutes at this high heat (check it as you are cooking it)
- Serve the fish and chips with salad
Little S is a fiend for sauce, these chips are lovely with aoili. Aoili is not that high in sugar but has sugar added, as most condiments do. I have found a recipe for home-made aoili with no sugar in it so once I try it out I will share the recipe.