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April 12, 2012
This came about by accident, one day being organised I had got out some thin turkey fillets to defrost and then slice up into a sauce. As it was the middle of the holidays and we spent most of the day out we ended up eating out and the forgotten defrosted fillets sat forlornly in the sink waiting for cooking.
I cooked them in the tomatoes that night. The following day I added the rest of the ingredients and we ate them. If I was planning the meal I would do it all in the one day.
Tinned tomatoes with herbs (you can add a few extra mixed herbs)
Peppers sliced and pre-roasted
Buttery mashed potato
Cook the fillets in the tinned tomatoes.
Add the peppers or anything else in the fridge you want to use up, broccoli, spinach, chopped carrots. You could even add sweetcorn or peas at this point.
I had some old double cream that needed using up so covered the dish with this.
Some mashed potato made with loads of butter and really mashed up well spread over the top and scored with a fork.
Into the hot oven for a good 20 minutes to half an hour until the potato is deep golden and the filling is bubbling.
I had added a dash of water to the fillets as the tomatoes had dried out a little overnight. This meant they were still incredibly moist. You wouldn’t need this if you were doing it all in one day.
This dish went down surprisingly well for a grab what’s in the cupboard meal. Some meals are obviously hits as this one was but not all mine are so popular.
Give it a try and see what you think, be sure to let me know how you get on, what else could we add to develop it? Do you have any store cupboard meals?