What to cook in your combi steam oven, July 24-30, 2023
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A gentle steam oven meal plan
I am under the weather, following on from my kids who’ve had seemingly endless colds and coughs and sniffles for weeks now. And all of that means I need a meal plan that’s gentle and easy this week.
I hope this week’s steam oven plan will give you plenty of your own steam oven cooking ideas. Follow my lead and cook the same dishes, or pick the recipes which appeal most to make your own weekly meal plan.
Happy cooking, see you here again soon.
I have a whole chicken waiting to be cooked, and I’ve been meaning for weeks to test out a sous vide chicken idea that’s floating around in my head. I’m going to use my turkey breast with herbs and garlic recipe as a starting point. Instead of the turkey breast I’ll partially debone a chicken, and I’m going to play around with how to finish it for excellent crispy skin without too much butter. I’ll report back on that if it’s successful!
Risotto! Purists may cry but I love a no-stir steam oven risotto. You can make this as written with mushrooms, pancetta and zucchini, or add in different things to take it in a million and one other directions.
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I am on meal train duty this week for a local friend and her kids who need a little extra help. They’re vegetarian, and I’m going to drop off all the makings of sweet potato tacos for their dinner. It’s a great vegetarian meal for all ages. Adults get all the good bits like lime, cilantro and whatever sauces they want, while the kids can mix and match gently spiced sweet potato chunks with less ‘bits’ while still having a nutritious and filling meal.
Pulling a favorite from the freezer tonight and having combi steam chili con carne. I know it makes it kinda-Mexican two nights running, but they’re such different dishes that I don’t think anyone will mind. I’ll serve the chili with steamed rice and a big green salad.
The leftovers of last night’s rice become tonight’s dinner, running the ‘easy’ theme right through the week! Egg fried rice is a brilliant Friday night feast; I’ll steam greens to go alongside but if I’m honest, I’ll be the only one who eats those!
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I found cheap and plentiful cauliflower during my weekly shop, so Saturday dinner is my favorite roasted cauliflower salad with dates and yogurt dressing.
As for weekend baking, my newest lemon scones recipe has been a huge hit with all three kids, so I promised them we could have another batch.