What to cook in your combi steam oven, August 21-27, 2023
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A good all-rounder steam oven meal plan
A while back, my 7-year-old wanted to help me create the week’s meal plan, and it went really well! This week I thought I’d offer up selection rights to my 10-year-old. He was a little less enthusiastic than his younger sibling, but did grudgingly pick out a handful of dishes he’d like us to have. This kid is actually the best eater of my three, and I’m pretty happy with his selection. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it too!
Happy cooking, see you here again soon.
We often have a slow cooked lamb shoulder and serve it up with flatbreads, salad and a couple of dips or spreads for everyone to build their own dinner. Tonight will run along similar lines, but with a pork shoulder cut instead. You can directly swap out the lamb for pork in this recipe with just-as-magical results.
Rice. Our meal-picker for this week would eat it for every single meal, so I’m not surprised to see my seasoned Chinese steamed rice on the list. I’ll do quick pickled veg for the adults but the kids will eat theirs with unpickled salad veg.
This steam oven fish with almond crumbs is affectionately referred to as ‘crunchy fish’, and that’s exactly what it is. I’ll be prepping the crumbs and sweet potato chips in the morning, ready for a super fast dinner come evening time.
If you’re unfamiliar with RecipeTin Eats and the wonderful Nagi, let tonight’s beef bowls dinner be your introduction. It’s not a steam oven dish (though you will want to use your steam oven to cook some rice), rather a speedy stove top wok or pan thing. It’s tasty, inexpensive and healthy, and suits hungry bellies of all ages!
Salami and cheese and fresh, soft bread isn’t really what I’d call an entire dinner. But this is Friday night and I did let the 10-year-old choose the meals! He says stromboli is a perfect dinner to celebrate the beginning of the weekend, and although I’ll add some salad to my own plate, I tend to agree that it’s a pretty great choice.
We’ve had beef bowls, and I know meatball bowls are kind of similar. But they’re also not at all, especially if you take your meatball bowls down the salad-y, Middle-Eastern inspired route that these head towards. So it’s totally fine to have them for Saturday night’s dinner (and probably also Sunday lunch!).
We haven’t had a chocolate cake in ages, so I’ve promised to bake one for the weekend ‘just because’. I think you should too.
For Sunday I’ve pulled rank on the kids and I’m planning stuffed eggplant, which they’ll hate but that’s what leftovers or cheese on toast is for!