Cajun Non-Chicken & Chips Recipe
SLIMMING WORLD VEGETARIAN
This recipe started out with a glance at the ‘Fakeaways’ Slimming World book…to be honest I’m not the worlds best at following instructions or recipes to the letter, I like new ideas but I do find I end up going in my own direction once I’ve found my feet a bit.
This was obviously meant for a meat based dish but it still surprises me how many vegetarians/vegans look at those and look away, rather than adapting them for a veggie version. Take the recipe as a guideline, let it give you new ideas and then have fun creating dishes yourselves…and if the book calls for meat, just replace it with whatever you prefer!
I’m a big fan of quorn and often take flavours and spices from meat-based dishes and adapt them. I know some people don’t like what they consider to be ‘meat substitutes’ but for me, if there is something substantial that I can shape to my own tastes and works well, then I’m all over it.
I’ve listed the recipe for the Cajun Non-Chicken – if you’d like to make the Syn Free Chips too, then
please click on the link below to see the cooking method for them.
4-6 x Quorn fillets
1 x 300g bag Quorn chicken chunks
260g tomato puree
3 x tsp cayenne pepper
4 x tsp garlic granules
1 x tsp oregano
1 x tsp Italian herbs
2 x tsp cumin
2 x tsp paprika
2 x free range eggs
Coarse ground black pepper to taste
2 or 3 x Warburtons 56g wholemeal bread rolls
– (can be taken as healthy option or synned)
Syn Free Chips
Syn free chips with Schwartz Chip Seasoning
1. Preheat oven to 220°C
2. Mix tomato puree with cayenne pepper, garlic granules, oregano, Italian herbs, cumin, paprika and pepper.
3. Separate egg whites, whisk and add to mixture.
4. Tear bread rolls into small pieces and blend in food processor until you have a fine crumb.
5. Put Quorn fillets and chicken chunks on baking tray (sprayed with Frylite) and cook for about 5 minutes.
6. Remove Quorn, coat with puree mixture, cover in breadcrumbs and return to oven until slightly crispy and browned.
7. Serve with chips (see above).
I was really impressed with the flavour of these, the two different types of Quorn gave two different textures and it was really interesting to compare them. I’d do both again in a heartbeat.
Hmm..struggling to find anything bad about this one…nope…can’t think of a thing!