Recipes

All Y’all ready for a delicious Big Easy Creole?

Inspired by a New Orleans recipe, our red Creole sauce is ultra quick and easy to make AND the sauce is only 30 kcals/100g! Creole is a fusion of French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, German, Italian and Irish influences, as well as influences from the general cuisine of the Southern United States.

Creole is somewhere between gumbo and jambalaya in Cajun cooking and it’s usually served over white rice with a little juice or gravy as the Americans call it. The addition of chorizo (in The Big Easy they use Andouille

The addition of chorizo (in The Big Easy they use Andouille saugasge which is a smoked pork sausage) at the begining of the cooking adds a wonderful smokeyness and you can use diced chicken, prawns or your favourite veggies.

What’s in it? (serves 2)

1 x 350g jar of Nowt Poncy® Big Easy Creole Sauce

450g cubed chicken (or your favourite prawns/shrimp/crawfish)

1/2 a link of chorizo (skin removed & diced into small pieces or to taste)

1 packet of microwave Basmati rice

‘Ow It’s Done

1. Place the diced chorizo into a non stick pan and gently heat until the sausage starts to fry and release it’s juice.

2. Add the diced chicken and gently fry along with the chorizo until chicken is browned/coloured.

3. Add the Nowt Poncy® Big Easy Creole, stir gently and cover.

4. Gently simmer for around 20 minutes until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 80 degrees C, its juices run clear or it’s thoroughly cooked through.

5. Shove rice into the microwave and cook as per packet instructions.

6. Plate up and serve the Creole over the rice adding some juice as well as the chicken/chorizo mixture.

7. Fill yer face!

 

A Nowt Poncy® Chicken Curry in a hurry? Don’t mind if I do.

Who doesn’t love a midweek curry right? I know we at Nowt Poncy Towers do and this recipe is so quick and easy you can have a meal on the table in minutes. Great news for when you get in from work or back from the gym and it’s so easy – even the most unaccomplished cook can do it.  No fiddly pastes to make – just a deliciously moreish plateful of scoff for a few minutes work.

What’s in it?

1 x 350g jar of Nowt Poncy® Curry Sauce
450g of cubed chicken
1 x packet of microwave Basmati Rice
2 x Naan Breads of your choice or chapatti’s if you prefer
1 x tsp butter or cooking oil/spray

(Serves 2)

Nowt Poncy® Chicken Curry

‘Ow It’s Done
1. Heat the butter or oil and gently fry the chicken until browned.
2. Add the jar of Nowt Poncy® Curry Sauce and mix well.
3. Cover and simmer gently for around 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked throughout and piping hot.
4. Shove rice into the microwave and cook as per packet instructions.
5. Plate up and add some homemade raita and some mango chutney.
(see below for instructions for the raita)
6. Get stuck in!

 

The Nowt Poncy® Low and Slow Lamb Curry.

This curry is probably our absolute fave because it’s sooooo tasty and really, REALLY easy to prepare.

If you have a slow cooker – brilliant, but don’t panic if you don’t. You just need a non-stick saucepan with a lid and the lowest setting on your cooker and something to do for those long hours whilst the magic is being performed. We LOVE hogget or mutton for this recipe because it’s an older animal and therefore tastier, but it really does need longer to develop the flavours and tenderness.

What’s in it?:

1 x 350g jar of Nowt Poncy® Curry Sauce
450g of cubed lamb or mutton
1 x packet of microwave Basmati Rice
2 x Naan Breads of your choice or chapatti’s if you prefer

(serves 2)

‘Ow It’s Done

1. Place the lamb or mutton into your slow cooker.

2. Add the jar of Nowt Poncy® Curry Sauce and mix well.

3. Cover and cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on MEDIUM until the meat is tender and cooked throughout (keep covered during cooking). Cooking times may vary depending on your cooker model.

4. Shove rice into the microwave and cook as per packet instructions.

5. Plate up and add some homemade raita and some mango chutney.
(see below for instructions for the raita)

6. Get stuck in…..

 

 

If you don’t have a slow cooker simply place the lamb or mutton into a non-stick saucepan, add the Nowt Poncy® Curry Sauce, cover with a lid and place in an oven set on the lowest setting!

Homemade Raita.

For a quick and simple raita simply mix some natural yoghurt with some shop bought mint sauce to taste.

Use as a side dish to help cool the curry if you find it a little hot or simply add some cream or coconut milk. A banana sliced on top adds another dimension of flavour too!