Every cuisine around the world has a signature, hearty One-Pot Wonders – Easy all in one nutritious meals from around the globe. So, let us take you on a quick culinary journey to a few of our favorites and show you how easy it is to make these dishes at home that the whole family will love. One pot meals are not only super tasty with all the melding of yummy flavours in one big pot of deliciousness, but they also mean far less pots and pans to wash up! Who doesn’t love that?
We have put together the perfect one-pot wonder recipe bundle just for you. 7 delicious meals from 7 different countries.
*Handy tip: Make mid-week meals a cinch by doubling these recipes so you have dinner sorted for 2 nights or a yummy lunch the next day.
Our first pit-stop around the globe takes us to the stunning Caribbean most famous for Jamaican Jerk seasoning. This unique spice blend of allspice, thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic and sea salt is sweet, hot and savoury all at the same time in what can only be described as a flavour explosion in your mouth. This aromatic chicken stew is certainly not short on flavour; it combines the sweet caramel notes of brown sugar with the zesty, fresh citrus kick of orange and lime, the salty savoury umami flavour of soy sauce and the heat and aroma of the Jamaican Jerk Spice seasoning. Whilst our blend itself has a medium heat rating, we add a little Habanero Chilli for an extra kick but that’s totally optional and can be left out if you’d like it slightly milder. This dish couldn’t be simpler with two simple steps of marinating everything together with the seasoning and turning on the oven or slow cooker, the only tough part will be waiting until it’s ready to be devoured; 2 hours in the oven or 8 hours in a slow cooker until juicy Caribbean chicken heaven. This One-Pot Wonders – Easy all in one nutritious meals from around the globe.
Morocco, home of the original one-pot wonder. This recipe combines that melting falling-off-the-bone lamb that we all love in a shank dish with the wonderful flavours and aromas of Moroccan spices. Our Moroccan Ras el Hanout spice blend is the perfect balance of sweet, savoury and hot that marry so perfectly with the deep richness of the lamb. On my trip to Morocco I ate many a tagine and slow cooked meat dish. By cooking the meat low and slow it allows the flavours to infuse and penetrate the meat whilst it becomes tender and juicy. Moroccan cooking is well known for incorporating fruit to dishes to enhance the flavours of the spices so in this dish we’ve added apples and dried fruit for a sweet, tart flavour. This dish only takes a mere 1 ½ hours on the stovetop; not long until your house is filled with the intoxicating aromas of a Moroccan souk.
*Handy tip: I usually prepare this dish the night before up to step 5 and finish the last 2 steps 20 minutes before meal time. The next day the flavours seem to be deeper and more intense, as well as taking the pressure off mid-week meal times.
One-Pot Wonders – Easy all in one nutritious meals from around the globe. Butter Chicken is always a mega-favourite in my household. With aromatic spices, a rich gravy and succulent chicken there’s nothing more you want from a curry and it’s so easy to achieve that same delicious taste at home without having to go the takeaway route. Our Indian Butter Chicken spice blend is a traditional mix that’s very mild in heat but big in flavour.
We don’t just love the taste of food but we also eat with our eyes so with the added golden glow of turmeric and the rich deep red of sweet paprika, this dish is one to satisfy every sense. Simmered away until the chicken is tender, the gravy has infused with all those aromatic spices and finished off with a little cream; this dish is ultra-decadent and a real treat to make at home.
West African Chicken Satay is inspired by the peanut curries of West Africa. This curry combines the unlikely ingredients tomato paste, peanut butter, ginger and warming spices of our West African Satay blend in an unusual but super moreish way. This has to be one of my favourite curries and I always enjoy cooking it for friends and family as its one people generally haven’t tried but is always a hit! Simply throw all the ingredients into one bowl, simmer for 45 minutes and it’s ready! Serve with naan bread and cous cous to mop up all of that delicious curry sauce.
Unfortunately, with winter season comes flu season and we all know there is no better cure for the common cold or flu than a warm comforting bowl of chicken soup. Aptly dubbed ‘Jewish Penicillin’, chicken soup is filled with nutritious vegetables and protein in a warming broth that heats you up from the inside out. Our special addition for making our chicken soup is adding Herbs de Provence – A classic aromatic blend of sweet French dried herbs marjoram, thyme, tarragon, basil, rosemary, fennel, lavender, bay leaves and sage. This not only adds a wonderful sweet herby flavour but the fennel and lavender in the blend also aid in digestion which is so important when your body is fighting something off. During the winter months, I make up a big batch of this miracle elixir and freeze it, ready for the next bug that hits the family. Nutritious, delicious and super warming!
From the heart of New Orleans in Louisiana, Chicken Jambalaya was their answer to the popular Spanish dish, paella. Following a similar combination of meat, rice and spices Jambalaya uses tomatoes in place of saffron, as saffron was not readily available at the time, and the result is a delicious, flavour-packed comfort dish. The paprika and garlic in the chorizo echo the spices in our New Orleans Cajun Spice bringing flavour and a little heat to the dish. In this recipe, we’ve added chicken but you can do it a little differently by using prawns or, both. This dish is ready in 30 minutes so is excellent for busy weeknights and the classic New Orleans fusion flavours will take you straight to Bourbon Street.
Lebanese Baharat is definitely one of my go-to spice blends and a staple in my pantry. It is to Middle Eastern cooking what Garam Masala is to Indian cooking (if you’re not familiar, it’s basically the base spice mix for any dish). It’s a salt-free blend that’s comprised of sweet paprika, black pepper, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom. It is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury and an excellent foundation for our next and final one-pot contender, Lebanese Baharat Slow Cooked Lamb. In this dish, we add Saffron for a delicate floral aroma and Sumac for a zesty tang to cut through the richness of the lamb and spices. This dish is jam-packed with veggies and protein and accompanied with pearl cous cous, will keep the hungry hordes satisfied for hours.
Sometimes all you need to create the best dishes is one pot, a bunch of delicious ingredients and of course, some amazing spices. To end the night on a warming sweet note, brew up a mug of Chilli Choc Chai and curl up in front of the fire and a movie for the ultimate winter night in.
We hope this has given you some comfort-food cooking ideas to stay warm in the cooler months. Stay tuned for next month’s blog, Make the Ultimate Sizzling Father’s Day This Year.
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