You can’t beat a great food partnership. Fish and chips. Tuna and sweetcorn. Rice and peas. Spaghetti and Bolognese. To name but four. And Oxo are well aware of that and have now come up with something rather clever to add a little mealtime magic partnership to some old family favourites. A little something to give dinner a magic jooz. how do you spell jooz? I don’t know but anyhow…..
They are called “flavour pots” and come in a variety of great flavour partnerships: rosemary and thyme / roast garlic and parsley / tarragon and chive /rosemary and red wine / and lemon and thyme. To find out more just search for #OXOHerbsandMore online. Or follow this link: Oxo Flavour Pots
I decided to put the the lemon and thyme flavour pot into a chicken risotto I was making this week and do you know what, it was fab. It gave it alot more flavour than I would normally get out of my risotto and was so simple even an idiot like me could manage it! And no mess, no chopping or fiddling about either.
This is the recipe for a great mid week dinner that is simple to do, is tasty and healthy too:
- 1 pack of chicken pieces cut up into bite size chunks
- 1 onion
- 8 mushrooms
- 1 chorizo ring
- Any leftover veg that you have, I had some peas and brocolli
- 1 lemon and thyme flavour pot
- 1 litre of stock
- 500g box of risotto rice
- Parmesan (optional)
- Sautee chicken and chorizo, onion and mushrooms
- Add rice and allow to cook for a minute
- add the flavour pot
- Pour in stock and stir
- Add any additional veg
- I do this in my multi cooker so I dont need to stir it but if you are doing in a saucepan you will need to keep stirring.
- When cooked add spinach to top and allow steam to wilt the leaves
- Add parmesan shavings in you have any
This flavour pot also works well just melted in a pan with carrots tossed into it. It gives is a fabulous glaze too. Would be perfect on Christmas Day! Or maybe on green beans?
The roast garlic and parsley really lifts a dull mashed potato and works brilliantly on shepherd’s pie too.
Talking of food partnerships, are you like me, do you always think of the great Oxo partnership with Lynda Bellingham? I know I do. It’s great to hear they are bringing back her 1984 Christmas ad on Christmas day this year then. The nation clearly adores her! It will be great to see that ad again and to raise a glass to Lynda.
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