Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers
Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes
with La Plancha
Just a little while ago, at the end of summer and beginning of autumn, my daughter came to see us in France for a little holiday, and we managed to grab the late summer sunshine whilst we still had it! One of the “al fresco” meals we all enjoyed was cooked on my La Plancha, and we even managed to sit outside for most of the afternoon………as regular readers may remember, I received a La Plancha a few months ago, as part of my partnership with Very Cook and as their first UK blogger; my wonderful Plancha Grill is gas operated and has a large double hot-plate, which makes it a fabulous way to cook for large gatherings, as well cook complete meals. and suffice to say, I love it! You might remember my last post where I cooked Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks & Mediterranean Goat’s Cheese Vegetable Stacks using it.
This time however, it was all about Spanish inspired recipes and seafood, and I created two new lovely recipes that are just as delicious to eat in the depths of winter as they were when we enjoyed them at the end of August…….I have devised a simple seafood skewers recipes made with cooked king prawns, calamari cornets and chorizo sausage, as well as some gloriously vibrant smoked paprika peppers and onions. The peppers can be started on one half of the hot-plate a few minutes before the skewers are added, and so the whole meal is cooked together and can be served at the same time.
Although I cooked these two recipes outdoors, my La Plancha grill has been brought inside now and I have used it several times indoors, which makes it such a versatile bit of kit…..I have it in the old stable block at the back of the house, but it would fit in just fine in a large, well-ventilated kitchen too, or maybe a garage.
The other reason I love to cook the La Plancha way, is that I can cook VERY low-fat this way, which fits in with my 5:2 Diet plan. And, when I have friends and family stay over, I can cook a full English breakfast on the grill without any switching of frying pans or any stress or hassle.
Look out for my next batch of La Plancha recipes, and if you don’t have one of these amazing cooking machines yourselves, then you can of course cook both of the following recipes on a griddle, barbecue or under the grill. If you fancy a change from the usual soups and stews this autumn, then this colourful dish is a perfect way to jazz up a mid-week family meal….and, it is also packed with one of your five-a-day and is low in fat and calories if you use low-fat spray oil. That’s it for today, have a great mid-week, half way to the weekend now! See you soon with some new 5:2 diet recipes, naughty bakes and cake recipes as well as some book reviews and a couple of new giveaways. Karen
(Please note, these recipes can be cooked via alternative methods)
Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers
Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions
Disclaimer: I was sent a Very Cook La Plancha Grill in Very Jean with an Enamelled Steel Hot Plate worth £379 to use and review; in return for receiving this grill at no cost, I have entered into a partnership with Very Cook to create and develop 8 recipes over 4 months. All views and opinions about the grill are my own however and I will always post an honest appraisal of what I think about this product and any others I review on Lavender and Lovage. This is to be counted as a Sponsored Post, but I have not been paid any cash to write my review. With thanks to Very Cook for sending me this grill and asking me to work with them. Karen S Burns-Booth