I am delighted to be joint hosting The One Ingredient Challenge with Working London Mummy this month. The idea behind the challenge is to choose one ingredient each month and to come up with a recipe using that chosen ingredient. We would very much like to bring together as many simple yet delicious recipes from as many families,food bloggers and food lovers as possible in this monthly challenge.
A monthly challenge is the perfect way to share in each other’s ideas about what to cook . Children in particular can be a challenge to feed and it is always such a joy to discover a new recipe that the little ones will eat as well as the adults in the family!
It is also a great way of discovering and sharing in each other’s blogs and I do believe there are more than enough mums and dads out there with a recipe or two up their sleeve that would fit perfectly into this month’s ingredient challenge which is…………POULTRY!!
All your favourite curries, casseroles, pies, soups and roasts that involve the use of poultry may be submitted right here for us to appreciate and try out on our own family members.
Now, seeing as this challenge is only just going live in mid December, we are extending the closing date until the 15th January. Hopefully this will give you the chance to add in some of the dishes you have eaten over the Christmas period or to try out something new from a cookboook you might receive for Christmas!
There will be a prize for the winner, a £20 gift voucher and remember that this is a family friendly food challenge so keep it simple yet scrumptious!
The rules are as follows :~
The One Ingredient Cooking Challenge
This monthly family friendly cooking challenge is hosted by Nazima at Working London Mummy and Laura at How to cook good food.
There are some simple rules just to help us keep track of your entries.
- There is a monthly theme ingredient which we ask you to make, and blog a recipe around.
- The recipe does not have to be showy or complicated – just family friendly
- It can be sweet or savoury (depending on the ingredient and your taste!)
- You can use an old blog post if you wish but please let us know and please add the monthly one ingredient logo.
- Feel free to enter the recipe to other challenges as well.
- Please give credit if you use other people’s recipes and link to the source as appropriate.
- Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
- In your email, please let us know the recipe title, a photo and the link to the blog post.
- Please include a link to our websites as the challenge hosts
- There will be a small prize each month based.
- If you tweet your recipes and use the hashtag #oneingredient we will retweet all those that we see.
Hope you feel inspired to enter!
Nazima and Laura
I thought I would also get the ball rolling by submitting a dish that uses POULTRY.
Here it is :~
Mini Turkey Saltimbocca Bites served with lemon & garlic dip
What on earth is this I hear you say, sounds complicated. Honestly, it is not! It is inspired by an Italian dish I love to eat called Saltimbocca alla Romana. Basically, veal cutlets with prosciutoo and sage.
My recipe has been adapted to suit little mouths as well as larger ones. I used a pack of diced turkey breast instead of veal and added some shaved Parmesan but mozzarella would work really well too. Add one packet of Parma Ham to wrap the mini bites in. I did add a small amount of fresh sage to each bite but my children immediately picked it out…..quite a strong flavour for them to cope with!
For the Turkey Saltimbocca :~
1 packet diced turkey breast (500g approx)
1 packet Parma Ham each slice cut into 4 sections
Shavings of Parmesan cheese (use a vegetable peeler for the shavings) or 1 mozzarella ball cut in half & thinly sliced
Sage leaves (optional)
Juice of 1 lemon
For the lemon & garlic dip :~
1 tub of sour cream/creme fraiche or mayonnaise
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 small clove of garlic finely chopped
Salt & pepper
Take the turkey breast meat and place it in a bowl. Add a glug of olive oil, the juice of the lemon and some black pepper (optional).
Coat the meat in the dressing (no salt as the Parma ham is salty enough).
Take a piece of turkey and place a piece of Parmesan onto it. Add some sage if you like it next.
Wrap in one of the quartered pieces of Parma ham. Don’t worry too much about it if the pieces do not look neat. They will stick together on frying.
Lay the rolled turkey pieces on a plate/tray until ready for cooking.
Pre-heat your oven to 2oo degrees.
Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Then fry of your turkey bites briefly on both sides in a little oil.
Place the browned turkey onto the baking tray and bake for a further 8 to 10 minutes.
For the dip :~
Assemble all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Serve with the turkey alongside some roasted potatoes and veggies for the children. Adults might like to have some rocket salad and roasted butternut squash and leeks.