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Monday, 26 August 2013

Spicy potatoes

SPICY CHORIZO POTATOES
How to transform your potatoes:  SPICY CHORIZO, a few onions and 20 minutes later, we were devouring this very more-ish rustic dish.
It was the perfect partner for our fish. We had bought two whole sea bass, not realising quite how big they were, so we've ended up with two separate meals. Yesterday, we baked the sea bass, which gave the fish such a lovely soft texture, so we baked the fish again the same way today.
Pair fish with this spicy potato and you'll wonder (like us) why you've never cooked it before. We think - no - we're certain we'll be eating this again very, very soon - probably (tomorrow) with a fried egg.
The dish is so easy to cook, very versatile, and we can see it turning up on daytime television (...again), complete with our tips (see below)!
Thanks to the way we cooked these potatoes, the whole dish (including fish) was surprisingly under 400 calories! Take a look at how we cooked this - here's our recipe:
SPICY CHORIZO POTATOES
Ingredients
200g unpeeled potatoes per person (we used a slightly waxy Marfona - see tip below)
15g chorizo per person
one or two sliced onions
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Wash the potatoes then slice thickly and place in a saucepan of water. 

Cook potatoes for 12 minutes. Drain and dry with kitchen towel.

While the potatoes are cooking, place the sliced chorizo and onions into a heated frying pan. 

Fry gently to draw the oil out of the chorizo and soften the onions. (TIP: The chorizo has enough oil without the need to add additional oil to the pan, and this keeps the calories down).

Once onions are soft, add the sliced potatoes to the frying pan. Fry gently for 3-4 minutes each side. (TIP: Using a slightly waxier potato means the chorizo oil will coat the potato rather than soak into it - so you shouldn't need to add any additional oil).

Season with salt to taste and serve with whatever you fancy. 
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Cooked this way - the potato dish is around 250 calories. We ate fish with ours and this brought the dish to about 375 calories. Not a lot for a very tasty feast.
TIP: If you have no chorizo, you could substitute paprika or smoked paprika and mix this with a little oil.

TIP:  - Do you know how many calories you are allowed each day?
Here's a link to our very first blog post about our weight loss journey, which we began in January 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
You'll find our WEIGHT LOSS PLAN here. 
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