It does feel like for ever since I created something pretty. I took a break to live life a little and the important part is to enjoy it too. While life was happening, I learnt a few things about how to eat healthy and using the right portions. This doesn’t mean, I can’t enjoy a little Kentucky fried chicken once in a while, but the portions and how frequent we indulge is where most of us go astray.
With that said, lets’ dive into today’s recipe, which is all about portions and a light gluten free healthy meal that fills you up pretty good. Shall we?
Plantain prep time: 10 mins
Spicy sausage prep time: 5 mins
Mixed veggie prep time: 8 mins
Total time: 23 mins
Yields : 2 pax
- 4 plantains = sliced diagonally – 1/2 inch thick
- 1/2 cup of veggie oil – shallow frying
- 5 spicy beef sausages – remove the lining
- 2 large tomatoes – sliced
- 1 large red onion – diced
- 1 inch piece of ginger – peeled and grated
- 3 large cloves of garlic – peeled and diced
- Left over oil – used for plantains
- salt to taste
- 4 small potatoes – peeled and diced
- 4 carrots – peeled and diced
- 2 sweet corns
- Veggie oil – 2 tablespoons
- Paprika – 1/2 teaspoon
- 3/4 cup water – added in intervals
- Black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
*Important tools used*
- Non-stick frying pan
- Heat proof – wooden spoon
Step 1: Fry the Plantains – Over medium heat, add veggie oil to a non stick frying pan and shallow fry the plantains until they turn brown. Flip them over using a fork, to allow them to fry the other side. Remove each slice using tongs and set them aside.
Step 2: Cook the sausages – Using the same non stick frying pan, as well as the oil, add in the diced red onions, cook them until they are slightly browning, add in the ginger and garlic, season with salt and toss them around together using the wooden spoon. Once they start blooming (getting fragrant), add in the spicy beef sausages. NB: Remember to remove the lining of the sausages. WHY? – its just my preference. Break the sausage into smaller chunks to allow it to cook through. Later add in the diced tomatoes, toss them around and let it cook until they are mushy. Remove them from the pan and set it aside.
Step 3: Cook the mixed veggies – Using the same frying pan, drizzle some vegging oil, add in the carrots. Toss the around with the oil. Let it cook for a while until they are slightly soft. Add the salt, paprika, black pepper and mix well. Using the wooden spoon, slide the carrots to one side of the pan, add the diced potatoes on the other side. Mix them well. Add water – 1/2 cup first. Let it cook for 5 mins until all the water has evaporated. Add in the sweet corn, mix it through. Add the remaining water to just allow the corn to slightly cook through. The sides of the pan should show some browning, that how to know its ready. Turn off the heat.
Step 4: Serve and indulge:
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Until the next episode of #TastieDineRecipes , hydrate, eat great food and enjoy life.