Lighten Up

11/23/2007 06:37:00 PM

I've been balancing out all that baking baking with some light meals... Please to enjoy more recipes from Jill Dupleix's Lighten Up.

Chicken Satay

Jill's satay is served with cucumber shavings, and a sort-of-peanut sauce. We turned the dish into a complete meal with some stir-fried veggies and steamed rice. The peanut sauce is a mixture of peanut butter, oyster sauce and a couple of other things. It tasted fine to me, but my mother complained that it wasn't a "true" Malaysian peanut sauce, made of crushed roasted peanuts mixed with oil and chilli. Well, duh!

Greek Meatballs with Panzanella

This was made for me as a surprise dinner on a workday. What a treat!

As I didn't make them, I can't tell you whether they were easy or not, but they tasted great! The almonds in the panzanella were substituted with pine nuts - yum yum. The meatballs were also tasty, but needed more sauce. I would add an extra tin of tomatoes (and more flavourings, correspondingly) next time.

Chicken Wings
Marinate chicken wings in various Asian cupboard staples for about an hour, then roast in a hot oven untily stickily brown and tasty. Easy, and compulsive.

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  1. Hi Sarah

    The chicken satay with cucumber looks wonderful I could just dive right in.

    Meatballs in any sauce are always good, I nearly always serve mine with rice too.

    The chicken wings also look delicious.

    Vi xx



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