Friday, 14 March 2014

World Salt Awareness Week Recipes from Schwartz and giveaway E: 12 April 2014 NOW CLOSED)

This week is a World Salt Awareness Week.
Schwartz, the flavour experts and the UK’s leading herbs and spices brand, has teamed up with UK nutritionist, Azmina Govindji, to create a series of delicious and healthy family favourite recipes, made with herbs and spices that are low in salt and saturated fat.
Two recipes for delicious chicken dishes are reproduced on my blog courtesy of Schwartz.
For more fantastic recipes and tips on healthy eating, visit Schwartz Flavourful Healthy Eating page.

Photo and recipe below is reproduced courtesy of Schwartz


Roast Chicken
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Ingredients
1.6kg (3.5lb) whole chicken, skinless
(ask your butcher to do this if possible)
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs Schwartz Garlic Pepper
2 tsp Schwartz Thyme
2 tsp Schwartz Paprika
1 tbs Schwartz Flat Leaf Parsley
1 lemon, halved
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
125ml (4fl oz) water
1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5. Take enough kitchen foil to be able to line a roasting tin and completely seal the chicken. Place the skinned chicken into the foil lined tin and score the chicken to allow the flavours to penetrate.
2. Make a paste with the oil and the herbs and spices, brush over the chicken. Stuff the lemon halves into the cavity and place the onion wedges around the chicken.
3. Mix the balsamic vinegar with the water and pour over the onions. This will create a light gravy and keep the chicken moist during cooking.
4. Cover the chicken with the foil and roast for about 1 hour 10 minutes. Baste and return to the oven, uncovered, for a further 10 minutes or until the juices run clear and the chicken is cooked throughout. Serve the chicken smothered in the balsamic and onion juices.
Serving suggestion per serving: 80g steamed green beans and
3 new boiled potatoes (120g cooked weight) in their skins


Photo and recipe below is reproduced courtesy of Schwartz


Chicken Stir Fry
Preparation time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Ingredients
3 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
1 tsp Schwartz Ground Ginger
1 tsp Schwartz Perfect Shake Chinese Five Spice Herb & Spice Blend
½ - 1 tsp Schwartz Crushed Chillies (optional)
1 tbs Schwartz Sesame Seeds
1 tbs clear honey
350g (12oz) boneless, skinless, chicken breast, sliced
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
600g pack stir fry vegetables
4 spring onions, sliced diagonally

1. In a large bowl mix the reduced salt soy sauce, Ginger, Chinese Five Spice, Crushed Chillies (if using), Sesame Seeds and honey. Add the chicken and stir to coat.
2. Set aside to marinade while you prepare the vegetables. Heat half of the oil in a wok, or large frying pan and stir fry the vegetables for about 4-5 minutes. Set aside.
3. Heat the remaining oil and stir fry the chicken for 3-4 minutes, reserving the marinade.
4. Add the reserved marinade, spring onions and chicken, cook through for a further 2 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
5. Stir in the cooked vegetables and warm through for another couple of minutes.
6. Great served with boiled egg noodles tossed with Schwartz Sesame Seeds.

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Would you like to recreate these mouth-watering recipes?
Schwartz have kindly offered a selection of herbs and spices as a prize for one of my lucky winners so that they could try the recipes above. This is a great set to get creative in the kitchen.

The prize consists of:

Schwartz Garlic Pepper
Schwartz Thyme
Schwartz Paprika
Schwartz Flat Leaf Parsley
Schwartz Ground Ginger
Schwartz Perfect Shake Chinese Five Spice Herb & Spice Blend
Schwartz Crushed Chillies
Schwartz Sesame Seeds

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136 comments:

  1. I'll try the chicken stir fry for sure!

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  2. Roast chicken. Then chicken stir fry/soup with the leftovers

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  3. Chinese Stir Fry with herby chicken breasts

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  4. roast chicken - it sounds amazing!

    Ashleigh

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  5. The roast chicken, my mouth is watering already.

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  6. I'll try the chicken stir fry

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  7. A Lovely Spiced Up Roast Chicken, will make a nice change

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  8. I am always cooking curries and stir fry's so will be using the spices in those, the herbs will probably be used for pasta dishes

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  9. a mushroom goulash with the paprika and thyme!

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  10. I would cook the perfect roast dinner!

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  11. I'd have a go at that chicken stir fry I think.

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  12. We get through loads of herbs and spices as we pretty much live on our own recipe low fat veggie chilli or curry! We cook up a huge pan of it at the weekend to see us through the week!

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  14. just reading this post has made me drool over a roast chicken with herbs, veg and roast spiced potatoes...sheer heaven!

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  15. a nice roast chicken and roasted veggies :)

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  16. The first thing I would make would be a parsley and cheese sauce for fish!

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  17. Definitely that mouth-watering looking roast chicken! Mmmm

    @TrishIsTheBoss

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  18. Edward Guerreiro15 March 2014 at 13:14

    My speciality, BBQ Ribs.

    The recipe is very simple, yet incredibly delicious.

    Ingredients:
    1kg ribs
    6 tbsp. brown sugar
    3 tbsp. paprika
    1 tbsp. garlic pepper
    1 tbsp. salt
    1 tbsp. onion powder
    1 tbsp. chili powder
    BBQ sauce

    1. Get the ribs and remove the membrane (just lift the edge with a knife, then use a paper towel to rip if off)
    2. Put all of the spices in a pestle and mortar, and grind it a bit.
    3. Rub the spices into the ribs.
    4. Leave it in the fridge for a while (whatever time you have, I usual do it the night before)
    5. Get a roasting pan with a rack, and put the ribs on it.
    6. Put some water in the bottom of the pan.
    7. Cover with tin foil, so it’s sealed.
    8. Cook at 100 degrees (C) for 4 hours (or 3 hours at 120, etc.)
    9. Remove the ribs and turn the oven heat up, to, let’s say, 200 degrees.
    10. Cover the ribs in BBQ sauce, then put them back in the oven for 10-15 mins, use your own judgement. You can also keep adding sauce throughout this part, every 5 mins or so just take them out and add a bit more.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Edward! It sounds great.

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  19. Some of these will be fabulous for a good curry.

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  20. I would make a stir fry - Karen Milburn

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  21. i have a recipe for pear & ginger cake i would love to try

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  22. definitely the roast chicken x

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  23. I will cook the roast chicken or maybe a stir fry

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  24. That roast chicken looks good, and maybe cajun seasoned potato wedges.

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  25. I will cook a dinner
    That's extremely posh
    Using Schwartz paprika
    To make a mean goulash!

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  26. I'd start with the roast chicken - sounds delicious.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  27. Roast pork with the chinese flavouring and garlic roasted potatoes for a start

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  28. Oh wow that roast chicken looks amazing, so maybe that! Or my cajun chicken.

    @rachiegr

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  29. I'd make a nice casserole.

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  30. Neither of yours as veggie. Perhaps a nice veggie casserole.

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  31. The chicken stir fry sounds great, but I also love a well spiced beef stew!

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  32. Chilli con carne

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  33. Chicken dishes,I often poach chicken breasts and then add herbs and spices.

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  34. A stir fry with the crushed chilies and sesame seeds, then some chilli hot chocolate with some more chillies, and then gingerbread with the ginger.

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  35. gonna try cooking that roast chicken looks very tasty

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  36. I would like to experiment with creating different marinades

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  37. Some scrummy roasted veggies and taters

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  38. a goulash if it's cold, or the amazing chicken recipe for a wonderful salad if it's warm

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  39. I would cook a veggie curry.

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  40. I would use the herbs and spices to cook some great dishes for a family tapas dinner

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  41. I'd make the spices into a marinade for some lamb, make it into kebabs, grill them and scatter them with sesame seeds

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  42. I'd do a roast chicken but with an extra tasty seasoned skin, mmm yummy

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  43. Something Schwartztastic no doubt! Thanks for the tasty comp.

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  44. I'll try the chicken stir fry

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  45. I love to take frozen or fresh chicken or pork chops and bake them - my daughter has Williams syndrome and is VERY picky and chicken is one of the very few things she LOVES - so I try to make hers plain but mommy makes hers with lemon pepper or whatever I am in the mood for that night and add rice :)

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  46. I have an adoration for spices I like to use them on everything I cook

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  47. The roast chicken recipe sounds yum, I think I'll give that a go

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  48. The roast chicken sounds lovely!

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  49. A Sunday Roast Chicken & potatos!

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  50. I would cook a chicken stir fry on Saturday amd have a lovely roast chicken with roasted vegetables on the Sunday. Yum :)

    Emma Harris

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  51. I love chicken so would definitely try and jazz that up a bit with some new herbs and spices! Posted as anonymous as no other option my name is Kate Milton

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  52. The chicken stir fry sounds delicious..:-)

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  53. I would make a extra tasty Chicken Kebab :)

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  54. I'd love to cook a Chinese stir fry with the spices :)

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  55. Both recipes sound amazing so I would start off with those and then the possibilities are endless!

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  56. Fakeaway (lamb kebab) in the slow cooker.

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  57. I would love to give the chicken stir-fry a go and then I'd try lots of other delicious dishes.

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  58. The chicken stir fry sounds nice

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  59. The Garlic Pepper, Thyme and Crushed Chillies would be great for pork chops.

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  60. roast chicken with gnocci and a tomato sauce

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  61. a yummy healthy colourful stir fry

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  62. I'd love to try the chicken stir fry.

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  63. My signature chicken breast in batter and breadcrumbs , spiced pasta and a pesto sauce

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  64. The roast chicken looks amazing and my family would love it I am sure!

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  65. Herbs and spices are important in all my cooking but if I won this abundance I would make something like gumbo which needs lots of lovely fresh spices!! :-)

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  66. Chinese style skewers and ginger cake

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  67. spicy beef mince and pasta

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  68. Chicken stir fry for sure

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  69. A lovely spicy curry, complimented by Schwartz's finest seasonings :)

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  70. Bolognese that goes with everything, it's a healthy slimming recipe and I always add mixed herbs, oregano and Italian herbs x

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  71. I'd love to try that roast chicken recipe :)

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  72. Lamb, roast

    @oneisjamie

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  73. A goulash to start with, slow cooked on my wood burning stove.

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  74. Love stir fries, and will try the chicken.

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  75. the roast chicken sounds incredible !

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  76. spaghetti Bolognese!

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  77. A spicy curry!

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  78. I'd make a homemade pizza, using each herb/spice to accompany/flavour/compliment each component x

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  79. A risotto

    @jaizduck

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  80. Chicken Stir Fry! It's one thing in our household that everybody will eat ;-)

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