Easy Pleasy Meat Treats

Easy Pleasy Meat Treats

As the British sunshine mustered up enough courage to break through the clouds for more than four hours this past weekend, it seemed the world and his wife were dusting off the old BBQs (including us!) So I thought I’d reshare this tasty, meaty recipe post, great for a BBQ gathering but equally as delicious for a weekday meal. I hope you enjoy and remember, ‘n’er cast a clout ’til May is out‘ – in other words, it might snow next week… 🙂


It’s Monday Munchies which means recipe o’ clock 🙂 But I thought I’d branch out this week and share something other than baking. As much as my first love will always be cakes and sweet treats, apparently we have to eat other stuff too! ‘Boo and hiss’ I hear you cry, but unfortunately carrot cake does not constitute one of your 5-a-day!

However, I’m not going for greens today, more of a protein angle. Despite me trying to encourage Sam to consume more vegetables by cleverly disguising them in exciting dishes (he is an adult, honest!), his inner neanderthal never feels completely satisfied unless he’s gnawed on flesh.

So here are two meat dishes (both easy, one quick) that can be rustled up for a tasty weekday meal or used to impress friends at that weekend BBQ you promised to bring something along to! I hope you enjoy them, they got the thumbs up for a re-cook from Sam, so they can’t be too bad!

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Are you putting on the cho-RITZ-o?

Are you putting on the cho-RITZ-o?

If the answer is yes, shame on you! You’re pronouncing it all wrong…just like me. 🙂

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My Yorkshire accent tends to harden and flatten many a syllable but the delightful chorizo sausage (see, there’s not even a ‘T’ in it!) needs to sounds as exotic as it tastes: Say ‘choriTHo’ or ‘chorEESo’.

Originating from the Iberian peninsula (Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar), its cured, spicy goodness makes it a popular choice for tapas and can certainly jazz up any dish. (Okay, not any dish – I’m sure it wouldn’t work well in a chocolate cake, but you know what I mean…)

Although I’m not a huge fan of sausages in general, this has been a firm favourite (and a kitchen staple) for many years. Whether it’s added to a pasta bake, chopped into an omelette or used in a traditional paella, it’s a sure way to heat up the taste buds!

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Easy Pleasy Meat Treats

Easy Pleasy Meat Treats

It’s Monday Munchies which means recipe o’ clock 🙂 But I thought I’d branch out this week and share something other than baking. As much as my first love will always be cakes and sweet treats, apparently we have to eat other stuff too! ‘Boo and hiss’ I hear you cry, but unfortunately carrot cake does not constitute one of your 5-a-day!

However, I’m not going for greens today, more of a protein angle. Despite me trying to encourage S to consume more vegetables by cleverly disguising them in exciting dishes (he is an adult, honest!), his inner neanderthal never feels completely satisfied unless he’s gnawed on flesh.

So here are two meat dishes (both easy, one quick) that can be rustled up for a tasty weekday meal or used to impress friends at that weekend BBQ you promised to bring something along to! I hope you enjoy them, they got the thumbs up for a re-cook from S, so they can’t be too bad!

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