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Greek Topped Chops

Cooking time: Approx 15 minutes.
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
· 4 lean lamb chops or 2 lean lamb or beef grilling/frying steaks · 4 red onion rings · 4 green olives · 50g (2oz) feta cheese Cooking Time Detail: Lamb grilling/frying steaks/chops (timings are for each side). Leg, chump steaks, 1-2cm , 4-6 minutes. Chops, 2cm, 6-8 minutes. Cutlets, 2cm, 4-6 minutes. Beef grilling/frying steaks/chops (timings are for each side). Sirloin or Rump steaks (fillet steaks are approximately 1cm thicker, so will need an extra 1-2 minutes cooking time each side). 2 cm, Rare 2 minutes, Medium 4 minutes, Well Done 6 minutes. Topside or Frying, 2-3mm, 2 minutes. Method: Grill the chops or steaks. During the last 2 minutes of cooking time, top the chops or steaks: Divide the following between the chops/steaks - the thin red onion rings, green olives (pitted) and the crumbled feta cheese. Grill for the remaining cooking time Serving Suggestions: Serve on toasted ciabatta with Greek style salad (cucumber and red onion slices mixed together with cubes of feta cheese)

 

Chinese Stir Fry

Cooking time: Approx 10 minutes.
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
· 225g (8oz) lean lamb stirfry strips · 1.25cm (1/2") fresh root ginger, crushed · 2 cloves garlic, crushed · 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into strips · 1 orange pepper, seeded and cut into strips · 5 spring onions, sliced · 5cm (2") cucumber, cut into sticks · 75g (3oz) pak choi, Chinese leaf or cabbage, shredded · 227g can water chestnuts (optional) · 1 x 15ml sp (1 tbsp) soy sauce · 3 x 15ml sp (3 tbsp) plum sauce Method: In a large non-stick wok or saucepan, dry fry the meat, ginger and garlic until browned. Add the peppers and spring onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the cucumber, pak choi and water chestnuts. Serving Suggestions: Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the sauce to the pan and continue cooking for a further minute. Serve with egg fried rice or boiled rice, additional stirfried vegetables and prawn crackers.

 

Creamy Garlic Steak

Cooking time: Approx 15 minutes.
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
· 15ml (1 tbsp) oil · 2 lean beef or lamb steaks or · 4 lamb chops · 50g (2oz) soft garlic and herb cream cheese · 90ml (6 tbsp) semi-skimmed milk Cooking Time Detail: Lamb grilling/frying steaks/chops (timings are for each side): Leg, chump steaks, 1-2cm , 4-6 minutes. Chops, 2cm, 6-8 minutes. Cutlets, 2cm, 4-6 minutes. Beef grilling/frying steaks/chops (timings are for each side): Sirloin or Rump steaks (fillet steaks are approximately 1cm thicker, so will need an extra 1-2 minutes cooking time each side). 2 cm, Rare 2 minutes, Medium 4 minutes, Well Done 6 minutes. Topside or Frying, 2-3mm, 2 minutes. Method: In a large non-stick frying pan, heat the oil and fry the steaks or chops. Add to the pan the cream cheese and the semi-skimmed milk. Heat gently for approximately 1 minute. Serving Suggestions: Serve with boiled new potatoes and steamed leeks.

 

Sweent-n-Sour Pork

Cooking time: Approx 12 minutes.
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
· 225g (8oz) lean pork loin or leg steaks, cut into thin strips · 1 onion, cut into chunks · 2 cloves garlic, crushed · 1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin strips · 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into chunks · 4 x 15ml sp (4 tbsp) pineapple or apricot jam · 2 x 15ml sp (2 tbsp) tomato ketchup · 2 x 15ml sp (2 tbsp) tomato purée · 1 x 15ml sp (1 tbsp) malt vinegar For the Egg Fried Rice: · 12.5g (1/2oz) butter · 450g frozen or 227g can rice or 100g (4oz) dry rice, cooked as per pack instructions · 75g (3oz) frozen peas, defrosted · 1 egg, medium, beten · 2 x 15ml sp (2 tbsp) fresh parsley, chopped · Salt and black pepper Method: In a large non-stick wok or saucepan dry fry the pork until browned. Add the onion, garlic, carrot and pepper, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add sauce ingredients and cook for a further 2 minutes. Meanwhile make the rice in a non-stick pan, melt the butter. Add the cooked rice and peas and cook for 3-4minutes or until the peas are cooked. Add the egg and mix well. Season and stir through the parsley. Ensure the rice is piping hot before serving. Serving Suggestions: Serve the sweet and sour on a pile of rice with prawn crackers and additional steamed or stirfried vegetables. (For a lower fat alternative serve with plain boiled rice).

 

Cheats Meditteraneann Mince

Cooking time: Approx 15 minutes.
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
· 450g (1lb) lean minced beef or lamb · 500g jar of tomato pasta cooking sauce with vegetables · 4 large pitta breads · 50g (2oz) Cheddar cheese Method: In a large non-stick frying pan or saucepan, dry fry the lean minced beef or lamb until browned, approximately 4-6 minutes. Add the jar shop bought tomato pasta cooking sauce with vegetables, bring to the boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes. Divide the mince between 4 large pitta breads and sprinkle with the grated Cheddar cheese. Serving Suggestions: Serve with a tomato and spring onion salad.

Simple Steak

Cooking time: Approx 15 minutes.
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
· 2 lean beef or lamb grilling/frying steaks or · 4 lamb chops Cooking Time Detail: Lamb grilling/frying steaks/chops (timings are for each side). Leg, chump steaks, 1-2cm , 4-6 minutes. Chops, 2cm, 6-8 minutes. Cutlets, 2cm, 4-6 minutes. Beef grilling/frying steaks/chops (timings are for each side). Sirloin or Rump steaks (fillet steaks are approximately 1cm thicker, so will need an extra 1-2 minutes cooking time each side). 2 cm, Rare 2 minutes, Medium 4 minutes, Well Done 6 minutes. Topside or Frying, 2-3mm, 2 minutes. Method: Simply grill the steaks or chops. Serving Suggestions: Serve with oven chips, fine beans and grilled tomatoes.

 

Pork Steaks with Creamy Blue cheese relish

Cooking time: Approx 12 - 16 minutes.
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
· 2 x lean pork steaks For the relish: · 2 x 15ml sp (2 tbsp) low fat fromage frais · 12.5g (1/2oz) Stilton cheese or 1 x 17g packet, crumbled · 1 spring onion, chopped Cooking Time Detail: Pork grilling/frying steaks (timings are for each side). Steaks, 1-2cm, 6-8 minutes. 2cm+, 8-10 minutes. Method: Grill steaks as per above timings. Meanwhile, make the sauce; mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Serving Suggestions: Serve the steaks with a dollop of the relish, new potatoes and a crunchy green salad.

 

Salsa Steak

Cooking time: Approx 15 minutes.
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
· 2 lean beef or lamb grilling/frying steaks or 4 lamb chops · 30ml (2 tbsp) Mexican taco sauce · 30ml (2 tbsp) low-fat Cheddar cheese · 6-8 tortilla crisps Cooking Time Detail: Lamb grilling/frying steaks/chops (timings are for each side). Leg, chump steaks, 1-2cm , 4-6 minutes. Chops, 2cm, 6-8 minutes. Cutlets, 2cm, 4-6 minutes. Beef grilling/frying steaks/chops (timings are for each side). Sirloin or Rump steaks (fillet steaks are approximately 1cm thicker, so will need an extra 1-2 minutes cooking time each side). 2 cm, Rare 2 minutes, Medium 4 minutes, Well Done 6 minutes. Topside or Frying, 2-3mm, 2 minutes. Method: Grill the steaks or chops. During the last 2 minutes of cooking time, spread the Mexican taco sauce over the steaks or chops and top with the grated cheese, and tortilla crisps - watch the tortillas don't catch! Grill the steaks or chops for the remaining cooking time. Serving Suggestions: Serve with extra tortilla crisps, garlic bread slices and mixed salad leaves.