The challenge was to go to the supermarket buy the following Bird’s Eye products and come up with something new. You may have seen Katie Bryson who writes Feeding Boys and a Fire Fighter on the tv making fish finger in pitta bread, well along those lines.
The products we were asked to play with were
- wholemeal fish fingers – new addition to the line up
- Fish fingers
- Chicken grills
- Peas (I am a huge fan of peas)
Here’s what I came up with
Wholesome monsters with yucky peas
Of course the peas aren’t yucky – it’s just the monster who thinks they are. I mixed our peas with chopped cherry tomatoes. The girls were delighted when they saw the presentation of this meal – I know I am quite the artist aren’t I?
Bruschetta fish fingers
I chose the wholemeal fish finger as I wanted to try it and I love this idea for the kids. I also wanted it to look trendy and posh looking, something you’d be proud to serve at a party but a little bit quirky.
I used an avocado mashed up with a little squeeze of lemon and chopped spring onions in it as a base, laid my fish finger on top and then topped with a triangle of mature Spanish cheese, oh and the tiniest basil leaf I could find.
Pea, ham and chicken risotto
This one is good for all the family but the twins really enjoyed it as much as I did. I used some cooked chicken grill steaks and chopped them into bite size pieces, I added some ham I had in the fridge to use up and towards the end of cooking I added lots of delicious Bird’s Eye frozen peas and fresh basil leaves. A cheeky spoonful of low fat soft cheese stirred through at the end and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese on top and job’s done. Buon appetito!
Just the best way to serve chicken ever in my book and very simple to make. Whilst your chicken grills are in the oven, fry some onion and chopped peppers in a pan to soften, add some chopped tomatoes from a tin and a few black olives chopped up too. Allow to cook slowly. Then at the end add some chopped mozzarella to the sauce and stir to make sure it doesn’t clump together. Serve ladled on top of your chicken grill.
Cut your ciabatta slices and spread with avocado mash as mentioned above or make a spicy tomato spread up with a pinch of chilli pepper ;) As your burger is finishing add a slice or two of cheese to the top and allow to melt, place on your ciabatta et voila!
Fish finger croutons on salad
Tart up your every day salad with some freshly cooked fish fingers diced into crunchy croutons, mmmm. I may even add them to soups on colder days too.
Chicken cous cous salad
Another great lunch time idea was chicken cous cous salad. Cous cous is so easy, you just add boiling water and stir, if you want to flavour it up you can add herbs, spices or your favourite dip. I added all of these ingredients and enjoyed a fabulous salad.
No more boring peas
Why not add something to them? I added some chopped spring onion and some torn basil leaves to this meal and it really worked well plus it didn’t take any time at all.