what can i cook for tea ?

work lates got the night of any idea what i could cook for the man in my life ?


  • Baps .

    Cook him one of these tasty dishes

    Oriental Chicken
    4 plump, free-range chicken thighs
    5 fl oz (150 ml) Shaosing (Chinese brown rice wine)
    3 fl oz (75 ml) Japanese soy sauce
    1 heaped teaspoon peeled, grated fresh root ginger
    4 cloves garlic, crushed
    5 whole star anise
    1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

    To garnish:
    1 small red chilli, deseeded and cut into fine shreds
    1 spring onion, cut into fine shreds

    To serve:
    5 fl oz (150 ml) rice, cooked

    Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6, 400°F (200°C).
    Remove the skin from the chicken, then place the skinned chicken thighs in the casserole. Now mix the rest of the ingredients, and 2 fl oz (55 ml) water, together in a bowl and pour this mixture over the chicken. Place the casserole over a medium heat and bring the liquid to the boil. Now transfer it to the oven (no need to cover) and bake on the centre shelf for 40 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through the cooking time.

    Serve the cooked chicken on a bed of plain rice with the sauce poured over and the shreds of chilli and spring onion sprinkled on top.

    Or Grilled Lemon Chicken Kebabs
    2 Traditional Free Range boneless chicken breasts, skin on
    juice 1 lemon, plus 1 level teaspoon grated lemon zest
    3 thick slices lemon, cut into quarters
    2 fl oz (55 ml) olive oil
    1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    1 level dessertspoon chopped fresh oregano
    1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
    2 bay leaves, torn in half
    salt and freshly milled black pepper

    For the gremolata:
    1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    1 heaped teaspoon grated lemon zest
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

    Begin by chopping each piece of chicken into 5 chunky pieces, leaving the skin on, and place them in a bowl, along with the lemon juice and zest, oil, garlic, oregano, white wine vinegar and plenty of seasoning. Cover and leave to marinate overnight or for a few hours – or for as much time as you have.

    To cook the chicken, pre-heat the grill to its highest setting at least 10 minutes ahead, then first thread half a bay leaf on to the first skewer, followed by a quarter-slice of lemon, then a piece of chicken. Carry on alternating the lemon and chicken until you have used 5 pieces of chicken, finishing off with a lemon quarter and another bay leaf half at the end and making sure you pack everything together as tightly as possible. Repeat with the second skewer, then place them both on a grill rack, and underneath the rack place a heatproof dish to catch the juices. The kebabs should be 4 inches (10 cm) from the grill, and as they cook you need to baste them with the marinade juices. They will need 10 minutes on each side to cook through and become nice and dark and toasted at the edges.

    While they’re under the grill, mix the gremolata ingredients together and have it ready. When the chicken is done, transfer it to a serving plate and keep warm. Now put the rest of the marinade, plus the basting juices, in a saucepan and boil to reduce to a syrupy consistency, which will take about 2 minutes. Pour this over the chicken and sprinkle the gremolata all over as it goes to the table.

    Or Thai Creamed Coconut Chicken
    1 cooked chicken weighing about 2 lb 4 oz (1 kg), stripped, or 5 cooked chicken breasts
    14 fl oz (400 ml) tinned coconut milk
    1 level teaspoon coriander seeds
    ½ level teaspoon cumin seeds
    2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
    2 tablespoons groundnut or other flavourless oil
    2 medium onions, peeled and finely sliced
    2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    ½ oz (10 g) fresh coriander
    1 level teaspoon turmeric
    4 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
    1 level dessertspoon finely chopped fresh lemon grass
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    salt and freshly milled black pepper

    To prepare the chicken, remove the skin and cut the flesh into strips about 2½ inches (6 cm) long. Next, the spices will need roasting, so heat a large frying pan or wok – without any fat in it – and, when it’s really hot, add the coriander, cumin and cardamom pods. Allow the spices to roast briefly – about 45 seconds – shaking the pan from time to time, then tip them into a mortar, removing the seeds from the cardamom pods and discarding the husks, and crush them all fairly finely.

    Now add the oil to the frying pan or wok. When it’s really hot, fry the onions and garlic over a medium heat for 8-9 minutes, until they’re nicely softened. Meanwhile, strip the leaves from the coriander stalks, reserve these, then chop the stalks finely.

    When the onions are ready, add the turmeric, chilli, crushed spices and coriander stalks, along with the lemon grass, to the pan. Stir these thoroughly together, then pour in the coconut milk and lime juice. Add some seasoning, then simmer everything gently for about 10 minutes, uncovered, by which time the sauce should have reduced and thickened.

    Now add the chicken to the sauce and simmer gently for 10 minutes or so to heat it through completely. Serve the chicken on a bed of Thai Green Rice, garnished with the coriander leaves

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  • caroline1409f1

    How about something quick and easy so you can spend the time with him and not cooking? Something with mince or pasta – spag bol, chili, or just pasta and sauce with a nice salad and pudding… Enjoy!

  • Green Tea, very subtle

  • iloveshoes

    YOU COULD MAKE SPAG BOL…. that dont take too long. or maybe a fry up? with beans mushrooms, tamotoes the whole works? or if not grap a chinese! 2 chicken chow meins… a portion spring rolls n some chips? hope this helps!

  • Maria N

    pasta with pesto sause and chargrilled vegtables…..
    and baked apples with rasins cinnmon and tossed almonds with low fat custard….

  • Manchoi

    Some noodles, with some stir-fried vegs and topped with a grilled salmon fillet, yummy! You could make a bit (tiny bit) of a sauce using soy sauce, some chilli sauce and some honey add a bit of sesame oil to give it some flex.

  • Gabriel

    pizza with vegetables on top

  • Sangmo

    A mountain of scrambled egg and bacon. Fry the bacon, then fry some bread in the fat.

  • Roast chicken and vegetables. Pop it all in a roasting pan, season with mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Cover with foil and roast for about 1.5 hours covered. Open and grill for the last half an hour. Serve with garlic baguette.
    Easy and you can spend the cooking time chatting over a glass of wine!

  • marian t

    How about steak, baked potato wedges, corn on the cob, with some sort ff sauce for the steak, maybe Diane or garlic mushroom. Something quick and easy would be something like spag bol, sausage casserole, or a curry. Enjoy!!!!

  • William B

    6 pints of Stella & a vindaloo is the best way to a mans heart

  • anthony m

    get some cheese i suggest cheddar then grate it and cover a dinner plate liberally with it. How much cheese you put in depends on how firm or milky you want the final dish. Then cut half an onion up and spread it amongst the cheese. Finally get a tea mug and break an egg in it and fill with about three quarters full with milk. whisk it up then pour over the plate of grated cheese. cut a few tomatoes up and add . place in the oven till cooked to your taste and firmness. place a few strips off cooked bacon on the dish and enjoy. dipping bread into the juicy cheese is very nice. This dish is quick and easy , you can even microwave if prefer ed and have done in about ten Min’s . bon appetite

  • mrssandii1982

    well we are having either spag bol or cottage pie, havent decided which yet.
    Just something quick, easy and filling!

  • Florence

    Something quick and simple like spaghetti bolognese, followed by a special ice cream, then spend the rest of the time enjoying each others company.

  • Ben H

    Saturn sizzle,

    Fry up some chopped up sausages, lob in some onion, peppers and sweetcorn. Boil some water separately, then chuck pasta in the water and in the mean time add a pasta sauce

    ten minutes later, you have saturn sizzle

  • biggy

    Whatever you want

  • try http://www.allrecipes.com for some inspiring ideas.

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