Make this creamy soup more substantial by serving with ham & mustard tartines
- 3 medium potatoes, chopped
- 600ml full-fat milk
- 500ml hot fish stock
- 400g skinless smoked haddock fillet, cut into large chunks
- 200g broccoli, chopped
- 2 x 198g cans sweetcorn, drained
- squeeze lemon juice
- 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
MethodBring to the boil, then simmer for about 10 mins until tender. Mash some of the potatoes into the liquid.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1½ slices white bread
- 3 tbsp milk
- 400g skinless boneless chicken breast fillet
- 1 small egg, lightly beaten
- 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- ½ tbsp chopped fresh thyme (optional)
- 198g can sweetcorn, drained
- 125g pack low-fat soft cheese with chives
- a little milk
- cucumber sticks
- red pepper strips
- baby cherry tomatoes
- Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion with the garlic. Soak the bread in the milk.
- If using the chicken breasts, chop in a food processor. Tear the bread and add to the chicken with the onion, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, herbs and seasoning. Blitz for a few seconds.
- Tip the mixture into a bowl and stir in the sweetcorn. Form into 18 round rissoles.
- For two children, sauté six rissoles in hot oil for 2-3 minutes each side. Beat cheese and milk in a bowl to make a dip for the veg.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
- 1 medium potato, cut into small chunks
- 500ml vegetable stock
- 300g fresh peas (or frozen if out of season)
- 100g watercress
- leaves from 2 mint sprigs, plus extra to garnish
- 100ml double cream
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then gently fry the onion and garlic for 5 mins or until soft. Add the potato, stock and 500ml water, then simmer for 7 mins until the potato is just cooked.
- Scatter in the peas and watercress, stir, cover, then simmer for 3 mins. Add the mint leaves and blitz with a hand blender until smooth. Stir in the cream and season to taste. Serve ladled into bowls, scattered with more mint and some cracked black pepper.
- 140g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 125ml milk
- 2 tbsp yellow or red Thai curry paste
- 140g frozen sweetcorn kernels, defrosted
- small bunch spring onions, chopped
- small bunch coriander leaves, chopped
- 140g raw peeled king prawns, chopped
- vegetable oil, for frying
- sweet chilli sauce, to serve
- Tip the flour, baking powder and ½ tsp salt into a bowl or jug. Whisk in the eggs and milk to form a thick smooth batter. Stir the curry paste into the batter and mix until combined. Tip the sweetcorn, spring onions, coriander and prawns into another larger bowl.
- Pour the batter onto the sweetcorn, mix and fold through to combine. Heat a few tbsp of oil in a large, non-stick pan until hot. Fry large spoonfuls of the batter at a time (do this is batches), for about 2 mins each side, or until golden and cooked through. You will make about 8-10. Keep warm in a low oven while you cook the rest. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.