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Student Meals – Enjoy

Here is a selection of quick meals for all students at uni, designed to be quick to produce and full of nutrition.

Jacket Potato

Meals

Ingredients

300g Potato
1 knob of Butter
Salt for Seasoning

Method

Preheat the oven to 160º.
Using a pointed knife, make a cross cut into the potato no deeper than 1cm. Place the potato (cut side up) on a baking tray and place on the middle shelf of the oven for 1.5 hours.
Test with your pointed knife to see if it is cooked through. The knife should slip in and out without pressure. Cut open the potato using the cross marks and and place the knob of butter inside with a pinch of salt to season.

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Meals

Ingredients

2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1  Small diced Onion
1 tsp Tomato Puree
1 Clove or 1 tsp Garlic Puree
Seasoning
0.5 tsp Oregano
0.5 Beef Stock Cube
250g Minced Beef
1 tbsp Plain Flour
50g Spaghetti
25g Grated Cheddar

Method

Put a pint of water into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.

In another small saucepan, add the oil and onion and simmer on a low heat until it is tender and slightly coloured. Then add the tomato puree, garlic, seasoning and oregano and continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes.

In a jug, sprinkle the stock cube into 0.5pt of boiling water, mix well and put to one side.

Add the minced beef to your main saucepan and thoroughly mix with the other ingredients, continuing to simmer for a further 5 minutes. Add the flour, mix well and then gradually add the jug of stock. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

In your saucepan of boiling water, add the spaghetti, add a pinch of salt and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

Drain your spaghetti and plate. Add your bolognese sauce and garnish with your grated cheese.


Roast Chicken

Meals

Ingredients

1 – 1.5kg Chicken
50g Butter
125ml Stock
Seasoning

Method

Rub the breast and legs with the softened butter, season the chicken with a sprinkling of salt and pepper and place in a roasting pan.
Place in a oven, 160 degrees, and cook for 2 hours.

To test if the chicken is correctly cooked, place a knife between the breast and the leg. Any juices seen should be free of blood.


Lasagne

Meals

Ingredients

(Quick Meal)
80g Dried Lasagne Pasta
1  200g jar of Bolognese Sauce
1 100g carton of White Sauce
50g Grated Cheddar Cheese

Method

Empty half of your bolognese sauce into a small rectangular ovenproof dish. Cover the sauce with half the pasta. Empty the remainder of the bolognese sauce on top and cover with the remainder of the pasta. Now empty the white sauce over the final layer of pasta and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
Bake in an oven, 160 degrees, for 45 minutes.


Chicken Curry

Meals

Ingredients

(Quick Meal)
1tbsp Oil
1 Small Chopped Onion
1 Raw Cubed Chicken Breast
1 200g Jar of Curry sauce
100g Long Grain Rice

Method

Place the oil in a small saucepan over a moderately high temperature and and when hot, add the chopped onion. After 2 minutes add the cubed chicken breast and cook until the chicken shows no sign of pink. Then add your jar of curry sauce and simmer on a very low heat for 20 minutes.

Boil half a litre of water in a separate saucepan and add the rice. Continue to boil for 15 minutes and drain.

Place the rice on a dinner plate and add the curry. Voila!!


Cottage Pie

Meals

Ingredients

(No need for Gravy)
1 tbsp Oil
1 Small Chopped Onion
Seasoning
Beef Oxo Cube
1 tsp Tomato Puree
100g Raw Minced Beef
1 tbsp Flour
200g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
300g Fresh Potatoes
Knob of Butter
150g Frozen mixed vegetables (optional)

Method

Place the oil into a medium saucepan over a moderately high heat. Add the chopped onion, Seasoning, oxo and tomato puree. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
Then add the raw beef, mix well and cook for a further 10 minutes. Then add the flour, mix well and then add the chopped tomatoes. Finally add the frozen mixed vegetables. The mixture will become a thickened sauce. Transfer to a small ovenproof dish.

Separately, boil the peeled potatoes in a small saucepan and when cooked drain using a colander.  Transfer the potatoes back into the saucepan, add the knob of butter and mash with a masher or fork. Now spread the potato over the meat mixture and put in a moderate oven, 160 degrees, for 20 minutes.

Enjoy!!


Pasta Carbonara

Meals

Ingredients

100g Dried Spaghetti
50g Butter
1 Small chopped Onion
Seasoning
50g Diced Ham or bacon
50g Sliced Mushrooms
1 tbsp Flour
0.25 ltr Milk

Method

Put a pint of water into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Then add the spaghetti which may need to be broken to fit into the saucepan. Boil until soft and then drain.

Separately, in a medium size saucepan over a medium heat, add the butter, onion and seasoning and cook until tender. Then add the diced ham or bacon and mushrooms and simmer for 5 minutes. Finally add the flour and thoroughly mix. Then gradually add the milk to produce the sauce.

Add the sauce to the drained spaghetti and transfer to a plate.


Southern Fried Chicken

Meals

Ingredients

(This is finger-licking good and so easy)

0.25 ltr Oil
4 tbsps Flour
Seasoning
1 Raw egg
2 tbsps Milk
50g Breadcrumbs
1 50g Packet of sage and Onion Stuffing mix
2 Raw Chicken Breasts cut in halves (4 pieces)

Method

This can be a bit messy but is well worth it. Prepare the chicken in advance.

Take 3 containers. In one put the flour and seasoning, in another put the breadcrumbs mixed with the stuffing mix and finally in another put the egg and milk mixed together.

Take the chicken pieces and individually coat them with the flour, then dip them into the egg mixture and finally completely coat them with the crumb.

Put the oil in a frying pan and bring to a high temperature. Reduce the heat to half and then add the chicken pieces. After 5 minutes turn the chicken over to cook the other side for a further 5 minutes. When golden brown, remove and drain on a sheet of kitchen roll. Yum!