We often hear it said that cooking food from scratch takes too much time and effort, and indeed, at times, this can be true.
Slow cookers are very popular with ‘Harcombers’ as these are a simple, effective and time saving way to have a delicious meal on the table at the end of a busy day.
We really like ‘One pan suppers’ too. Not only do they take very little time to prepare, but they are also a simple way to serve a mini-feast.
Here’s our general ‘method’:
Melt a knob of butter in frying pan and slowly fry your chosen meat/fish
Prepare your vegetables and steam in a microwave to partly cook. I find about 2 minutes on high is usually enough.
Add the vegetables to the frying pan and continue to fry until the meat is cooked.
Transfer the whole contents to a warmed plate and enjoy.
To ‘steam’ vegetable in a microwave, simply add a small amount of water to a dish containing the vegetables, cover the vegetables with a wetted kitchen towel and cook on high for a few minutes.
In the main photo, I cooked a chump pork chop and added half a small cauliflower, half a fennel and some sliced carrots.
In the photo below, one of my favourites, Slow cooked lamb chops.
Give it a go and do share your experimental one pan suppers.