Saturday, 1 November 2014

All In One Pot Lunch

This is the perfect All-in-One-Saturday-Lunch kind of dish.  I saw Nigella make a version of this on one of her television programs.  I couldn't find the proper recipe but this is really an assembly job more than a recipe.



While I was preparing the vegetables it occurred to me how culturally confusing this dish is.  It  contains chorizo sausages from Spain and Cypriot halloumi cheese.  To add to the melting pot, I served it with Indian naan bread.  I know it sounds strange but trust me, it's a wonderful combination.  Here is what you will need:

1 large onion- pealed and chopped into bite size chunks
2-3 large potatoes - scrubbed and cut into bite size chunks*
Chorizo sausages - the kind you cook 
1 package Halloumi cheese
3-4 fat cloves of garlic 
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 
Ground pepper 

Start by turning on the oven to 400F/200C  and place a large cast iron skillet or roasting tin into the oven to get hot.  When the pan is hot, pour in the cooking oil.



Add the onions, potatoes, and garlic.  Season with the ground pepper and cook in the oven for about 30 minutes.



While the vegetables are cooking,  cut the chorizo into 1/4 inch thick slices.



Remove the halloumi from it's packaging, drain away any packing liquid, and slice... I got about 9 slices from this package.  



After about 30 minutes, add the chorizo and return to the oven for about 10 minutes or until the sausage is just about cooked.



When the chorizo is sizzling, take the pan out the oven and give the contents a gentle stir.  Top with the slices of halloumi and bake for about 5-10 minutes longer. 



When the halloumi slices have golden edges the all-in-one-pot is ready.   Add some good bread for dunking into the chorizo juices and lunch is served!  

*Sweet potatoes and bell peppers were in the original Nigella recipe.  Both were vetoed by Andy and still this was a delicious dish.

6 comments:

  1. Mmm tasty! We have chorizo in our meal tonight.

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  2. I love one pot dishes, it looks fab. As you post a lot of recipes can I just ask is it ok to post someones recipes or is there a copyright issue? Also are there any american baking books you could recommend to me, thanks Marlene.x

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    1. Lots of people post recipes from famous cooks. I always give credit to the person who created the recipe and if possible include a link to that person's website. The traditional Betty Crocker Cookbook has lots of good basic American recipes. Southern Living Cookbook also has lots of traditional American recipes. Of course, you could always visit their websites and test some of their recipes before purchasing the cookbooks. Happy cooking, Marlene! x

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  3. OH my!!! This sounds like my kind of dish! Lately I have been on the hunt for more one pot meals as it is easier for me! Looks delicious you! Thanks so much for sharing this one! Nicole xo

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