No waste recipes

Following our Zero Food Waste Facebook Competition
Here is our winner’s recipe

Anne Jane Morris’ Noodle Soup

Noodle soup, takes no time if you’ve got some stock in the fridge, just add fresh ginger, chilli, spring onion, coriander, any shredded cabbage/choi/kale leaf, corn, shredded left over chicken, noodles (whatever type you’ve got), a little fish and soy sauce, cook for about 8 mins finish with fresh spring onion, coriander, squeeze lime juice. Great if you feel a cold coming on.

Here’s our own Zero Food waste idea
The perfect chicken

1 whole chicken (preferably free-range and/or organic) which you can buy at farmers markets in various locations around Scotland most weekends.
We like St Brides from Straven or Hugh Grierson Organic, Tibbermore
1 lemon
Several whole cloves of garlic
1 onion roughly chopped
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
A splash of water
Pre-heat oven to 190°C

Place bird in roasting dish breast down. Bash the garlic cloves and squeeze the lemon and place inside the breast cavity. You can scatter some of the garlic cloves around the bird, along with the onion. Drizzle with olive oil and then season well inside and out. Add the water and cover and place in oven for 30 minutes, then turn breast up, baste with juices and keep covered for another 20 minutes, then finish roasting with lid off till golden brown. Depending on size it shouldn’t take much more than 1 hr 20 to cook.

Leave it to rest then carve and serve with all your favourite veg, including roast potatoes of course!

For leftovers Stock Put the carcass in a pot, cover with cold water, add the scrapings from the roasting tin, any odds and ends of vegetables you might have lurking in the fridge, peppercorns, bay leaf and salt, and bring to the boil, simmer for 40 minutes then leave to cool. Sieve it and then you have the basis of a stock for making whatever you fancy. Soup and risotto tend to be the favourites in our house.

If you didn’t eat all of the roast meat, the next day day you can have it cold with salad or shredded into aforementioned risotto. So while purchasing a whole chicken might seem pricey it can be stretched out into several meals.

Other sources

Guardian Leftover chicken ideas


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