Spanish food fever has hit; being in Barcelona inspired this meat and fish combo. Easy to make but super impressive.
- 300g clams, washed (tap on hard surface before cooking, if they remain un-open they are safe to eat)
- 70g chorizo, chopped
- 4 sprigs parsley, chopped
- 150g dried linguine
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 glass rosé wine
- Boil the pasta in a pot of salted water for 1minute less than the packet states.
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan on a medium-high heat.
- Add the chorizo and cook for 3minutes until slightly crispy.
- Add the parsley, clams and red wine, stir once, and then cover and simmer for 3-4minutes – the clams are cooked when they ping open.
- Uncover, mix in the linguine, and simmer for a further 1 minute so it can absorb all the juices.
- Season and serve.
Clams – high in protein, low in calorie, and high in the B vitamins for energy release, iron for protein and neurotransmitter synthesis, and magnesium for nerve function
Chorizo – Although relatively high in fat and salt, this meat is good for adding texture and flavour to meals.
Pasta – High in carbohydrates for a filling base, and high in fibre if a wholewheat spaghetti is picked.
This meal provides you with 3 out of your 5-a-day, and is perfect if cooking for large dinner parties if wanting something easy!
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 red onions, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 200g arborio rice
- 600ml chicken stock or water
- 80g chorizo, diced
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- Bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
- 200g frozen peas
- Parmesan (optional)
- Heat the oil in the pan and add the chorizo and onion.
- Cook until the onions are just softened, and then add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
- Add the risotto rice, and keep stirring until the edges of the grains are becoming more translucent around the edges.
- Keep stirring whilst adding the vinegar and the tomatoes.
- Add the stock/ water in parts, stirring occasionally.
- When the rice is soft, add the peas and parsley, and heat until the peas are heated through.
- Serve and season, and add parmesan if needed.
Tomatoes – massively high in vitamin C for protein and neurotransmitter synthesis; it also has functions in detoxification and as an antioxidant. It also gives you vitamin A for vision and immune function, and potassium for fluid balance and muscle contraction.
Peas – providing potassium, vitamin B6 for energy and dietary fibre for bowel moment.
Chorizo – Although relatively high in fat and salt, in small amounts it can bring flavour and texture to meals.
Arborio rice – high in carbohydrate to give you loads of energy to get you through your day!