I’m afraid I have been absent for the last month, however, I have been trying, creating and enjoying some delicious dishes so I thought I would start my first post of this month by sharing with you the meal that I have been enjoying in June.
This is a sardine and onion stuffed mushroom with sweet potato and a side salad consisting of spinach, cherry tomatoes and crumbled Greek feta! The picture does not do the food justice at all but it is a super simple and quick meal which is high in nutritional value! I did not get this recipe from a website, this was purely my own creation and I have been loving it!
- 1 tin of Sardines
- 1 red or white onion
- 1 large mushroom (could be any type as long as it can be stuffed)
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 handful of Spinach
- 1 handful of cherry tomatoes
- A small amount of Greek Feta
- Salt, pepper, ginger, chilli spice and mixed herbs
- Firstly, pre-heat the oven to about 200 degrees. Whilst the oven is warming up, I wash the sweet potato, cut off the ends and pricked the skin then place it on a baking tray and put into the oven (don’t worry if the oven is not fully heated yet!). This should ready in about 25-30 mins.
- Drain the sardines.
- Finely dice the onion.
- Place the sardines in a saucepan, add the diced onions and heat gently on a low heat
- Once the onions and sardines have begun to cook, add the seasoning.
- Leave the sardine mixture on a low heat and occasionally stir. This takes no more than 6-7 minutes to cook.
- Whilst the sweet potato and sardine mix is cooking, wash the mushroom, spinach, tomatoes.
- Once the mushroom is washed, stuff the mushroom with the sardine mix and place in the oven. This should take about 10 minutes so the mushroom is nice and soft and the sardines start to crisp on the top.
- Chop the tomatoes in half.
- Arrange the spinach and tomatoes on the plate.
- Take out the sweet potato and mushroom and place on the plate. Add the rest of the leftover sardine mix.
- Lastly, crumble the feta over the salad.
You will enjoy a delicious, light and healthy meal which is also really affordable too! Most evenings I have been enjoying this because it is so simple and really satisfying. If you’re not a huge fan of sardines you can use other fish such as salmon, mackerel.. anything which can be crushed up and stuffed! Also, the salad could be changed to suit your preferences too! It is not only a simple meal, but it is a meal which you can make from purely leftovers!
What are your favourite summer meals that you have been enjoying in the past month?