Monday, 9 December 2013

Spicy Tilapia Pasta

Another seafood and chorizo recipe you say!! I'm afraid it is, but i'm addicted to chorizo at the moment, i know it has syns, but the flavours and spices and smokiness is so worth it, it just makes the dish come to life!!! In the winter months i'm all about comfort food and this is on the list!

6.5 syns for the whole dish on extra easy, which in our house made 3 servings, but were greedy!!


4 tilapia fillets
100g cooking chorizo sliced 6.5 syns
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 red chilli finely chopped
1 tin tomatoes
250ml fish or vegetable stock
1 tsp paprika
salt and pepper
handful coriander leaves
cooked pasta of choice


In a large pan sprayed with frylight, cook the chorizo until it is golden, add the garlic and chilli, cook for 1 minute then add the paprika, tomatoes and fish stock, season and simmer for 5 minutes. Lay the tilapia in the sauce and cook for 8 minutes, add the pasta and coriander leaves to the dish stir into the sauce, gently breaking up the fish into large chunks and then serve.

Squid, Shrimp and Chorizo with Feta and New Potatoes

You may have started to notice that i love seafood and spicy food, well here is a recipe that combines the two and is so tasty!!
You've got the tender sweet shrimp and squid, with the spicy kick of chorizo and chilli, then a salty bite from the feta. Its a party on your taste buds!!

6.5 syns for the whole pot on extra easy, which served 2 in our house.


1lb new potatoes
100g cooking chorizo sliced and half mooned 6.5 syns per 100g
1 red chilli sliced thinly
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 red peppers jarred or fresh sliced (i used jarred)
20 peeled raw shrimp
8oz squid cleaned and cut into rings
1 tsp paprika
juice of ½ lemon
10 cherry tomatoes halved
90g feta healthy A


Cut the new potatoes in half and boil until they are tender.
In a frying pan sprayed with frylight, fry the chorizo until it is golden, remove from pan, add the new potatoes to the pan and fry until crispy, remove from pan and keep warm in the oven.
Turn the heat up high and fry the squid for 1 minutes until cooked, don't overcook, remove from pan.
Add the shrimp to the pan and fry for 1 minute add the red pepper, chilli, garlic and paprika, fry for 1 minute then add the cherry tomatoes, squid, and potatoes back to the pan, sprinkle over the lemon juice, remove from the heat and crumble in the feta and serve.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Bubble and Squeak

I love a good fry up and i love that you can eat them when doing Slimming World and as long as you cut all the fat off the bacon and syn the sausages. The rest is syn free on extra easy. Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys do low syn sausages, which are actually quite tasty.
Got some left over potatoes and cabbage, then why not knock up some bubble and squeak to go with your fry up, don't worry if you haven't any leftovers as it is just as good cooked from fresh.


1lb potatoes peeled, boiled
half a green cabbage shredded and cooked
1 red onion chopped
1 tsp mixed herbs
½ tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper


In a frying pan sprayed with frylight, fry the onion until its soft.
In a large bowl, mash the potato, red onion, and cabbage together, stir in the mixed herbs, cayenne pepper and season.
Roll in balls and flatten out into patties, chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
In a frying pan sprayed with frylight, fry the patties for about 4 minutes each side until they are golden and cooked through.

Serve with a fry up, or fish, chicken, beef, they are so versatile you could serve them with lots of dishes.