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In The Kitchen: 3 Different Creamy Dishes

Within the first month of living in the new flat, we hate to admit we’ve only properly cooked a handful of times, mostly due to being out and about and a lot of laziness on my part in ordering take always (oops). However, we’re back on the right track now and what a happy coincidence that some of the first meals we made ended up being all creamy dishes.

We also asked within our Twitter and Instagram platforms if you’d prefer individual recipe posts or “3 ways etc” – it was pretty much a tie across both, so we’ve decided to mix it all together and do both every now and then on top of our usual restaurant reviews and holiday posts.

This first of the creamy dishes was actually a happy accident – nothing too major but I’m not mad about the result. Originally I was meant to use crispy bacon but soon realised our bacon was no good, so I opted for the next best thing in the fridge – it took a little longer than planned but it all worked out in the end!

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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Sausage & Onion Pasta

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Keyword: Creamy, Pasta
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 400 g spagetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large white onion finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic finely sliced
  • 200 g sausages cut into pieces
  • 300 ml half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 handful parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and return to the pan.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180, place the sausages in the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Cut into pieces when ready.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a pan, then add the onions and garlic. Cook over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, then add the sausage pieces and continue cooking for 5 minutes until the onions are just starting to turn golden.
  • Stir the onion and sausage mixture into the pan of cooked pasta. Add the crème fraîche and parsley, and mix to heat through.
  • Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Nothing beats a one-pot dish, where you can literally put everything in one pot and let it do it’s thing. But let me tell you, my calculations of rice is like pasta, a little too much than required but nothing an extra splash of water couldn’t fix.

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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Garlic Chicken & Rice

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Keyword: Chicken, Creamy, Rice
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 100 ml double cream

Instructions

  • Toss the chicken breast with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add chicken breast and cook until browned, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Add garlic to skillet and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Stir in rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove pan from heat and place baby spinach on top of the rice. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir well. Stir in cream and serve.

This has got to be my favourite! We don’t have salmon often (not actually sure why) but when we do – oh my! It’s my definition of a balanced diet, all the goodness salmon has to offer with a dollop of Parmesan cheese 😉

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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Salmon with Spinach & Tomatoes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Keyword: Creamy, Rice, Salmon
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 skin-on salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 bag baby spinach
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 20 g parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper and transfer to the skillet, skin-side up.
  • Cook for about 7 to 8 minutes, or until browned and cooked about three quarters of the way through.
  • Flip over and cook for 2 more minutes more; remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter to skillet and melt over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until tomatoes begin to soften.
  • Stir in spinach and cook for 1 minute, or until spinach is beginning to wilt.
  • Stir in evaporated milk, parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add salmon back to skillet and continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until salmon is heated through.
  • Remove from heat. Spoon sauce over each fillet and serve.

So that’s it for now, we’ll be sharing a lot more homemade dishes this year and over on our Instagram feed! Please do show some love and let us know what you’d like to see us make next!

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13 Comments

  1. February 13, 2020 / 5:19 pm

    I’m a veggie but will be trying out the first recipe with vegetarian sausages. It looks quick, easy & tasty so perfect for student life!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      March 19, 2020 / 6:06 pm

      Ooo that sounds amazing – do let us know how that goes!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. Julia
    February 13, 2020 / 6:01 pm

    That salmon looks amazing, I don’t have salmon too often but when I do I always like to try new dishes! I’ll definitely be attempting this recipe, it looks unbelievably good!

    bumblingalong.co.uk

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      March 19, 2020 / 6:07 pm

      It was the best dish of them all if I’m being honest – do love salmon!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. February 13, 2020 / 9:07 pm

    These sound yum. Nothing beats a good pasta or rice dish

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      March 19, 2020 / 6:07 pm

      Very true! Who doesn’t love pasta right??

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. February 14, 2020 / 1:14 am

    5 stars
    I cannot contain how much my mouth is drooling from the creamy goodness in all the recipes. I’m a huge fan of sausage pasta but I never had a creamy version it always with a red sauce. The salmon idea is so fresh and a great way to sneak in some fresh veggies like spinach and tomatoes! Gonna share these with my mom👏🏾🤤😋

    Natonya | https://JustNatonya.wordpress.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      March 19, 2020 / 6:09 pm

      Creamy dishes are just so good! Interesting, do try it with cream and let us know how you get on with it!
      Hope you’re mom enjoys these recipes!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. February 14, 2020 / 10:46 am

    5 stars
    Ohhhhh man! These recipes are RIGHT up my street. Proper cosy, comfort food in my opinion. Especially the pasta.

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      March 19, 2020 / 6:10 pm

      Can’t beat cosy comfort food! Can never beat a pasta dish!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. February 14, 2020 / 9:57 pm

    I’ve never been a huge fan of creamier dishes but these sound amazing. I love the idea of the first one especially, it sounds like a really easy midweek dinner option too x

    Sophie

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      March 19, 2020 / 6:10 pm

      What, how could you not be?? Do try the first dish and let us know how you get on with it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

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