High Protein Recipes

Spicy lentil burgers

 

Spicy lentil burgers

Check out this quick and easy vegan burger recipe with spicy lentils. Ready in just 30 minutes, these punchy patties make a super simple summer recipe for four
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 496 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil plus a little extra for frying
  • 2 red onions 1½, finely chopped; ½, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp hot curry powder
  • 2 400 g tins brown lentils  drained, rinsed, then drained again
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 seeded burger buns halved and toasted
  • 4 tsp mango chutney
  • 4 lettuce leaves 
  • 4 tomato slices 
  • coriander leaves (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and gently cook the finely chopped red onions with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes or until really soft. Add the garlic and ginger pastes and curry powder, and continue to cook gently for 2 minutes. Tip out into a bowl.
  • Put the lentils into a food processor and pulse until roughly blended but not too smooth. Tip out into the onion bowl, add some seasoning and mix well. Add the flour and stir well to combine. Using slightly wet hands, form the mix into 4 equal-sized patties. Put into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put the sliced red onion into a bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Leave for 5 minutes then drain well and add the vinegar and some seasoning.
  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook the lentil burgers for 4 minutes on each side or until caramelised. Put onto the bases of each bun, top with some mango chutney, lettuce leaves, a tomato slice, a pile of the pickled onions, a few coriander leaves and the bun top.

Chicken with Puy lentils, lemon and herbs

The perfect nutritious, filling meal. This dish pairs chicken breast with cholesterol-blasting, peppery puy lentils seasoned with lemon, garlic and parsley.

Chicken with Puy lentils, lemon and herbs

Ingredients
  

  • chicken stock 650ml
  • Puy lentils 100g
  • olive oil
  • chicken breasts 2 skin on
  • garlic 2 cloves finely chopped
  • lemon 1 juice and zest
  • parsley a small bunch roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • STEP 1
  • Put 500ml of the chicken stock into a pan. Add the lentils and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Put the chicken breasts in skin-side down and cook until the skin is golden brown. Turn over and cook for 5-6 minutes add the garlic to the pan, stir for a minute, then add the rest of the stock, lemon juice and zest and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Drain the lentils and toss through the parsley. Slice the chicken and serve on a bed of lentils with the pan juices spooned over.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Paprika pork with sweet potato wedges

Moreish but healthy – our best paprika pork recipe with sweet potato wedges, just right for two people. Serve with low-fat natural yogurt for guilt free dipping. On the table in just 30 minutes.

Paprika pork with sweet potato wedges

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • pork tenderloin fillet 300g trimmed of any fat
  • olive oil
  • paprika smoked or regular 2 tsp
  • sweet potatoes 2 large cut into thinnish wedges
  • low-fat natural yoghurt 150ml pot
  • chives a small bunch chopped
  • salad to serve

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Rub the pork all over with 1 tsp olive oil and the paprika and season really well. Quickly brown all over in a non-stick pan.
  • Toss the sweet potatoes in 1 tsp olive oil and season. Put the pork and potatoes on a large non-stick baking tray and cook in the oven for 25 minutes until the wedges are tender and the pork is cooked. Mix the yoghurt and chives. Slice the pork and serve with wedges, salad and yoghurt.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Salmon teriyaki

A classic salmon teriyaki recipe by chef Hidenori Ohata. This makes for an impressive dinner party starter. You can find mirin and sake in Asian supermarkets.

Salmon teriyaki

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • salmon fillets 4 skinless
  • balsamic vinegar 100ml
  • sake 100ml
  • mirin 100ml
  • soy sauce 100ml Hidenori uses Kikkoman
  • caster sugar 100g
  • chicken stock 100ml

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • To make the teriyaki sauce, boil the balsamic until reduced to 2 tbsp. Put the sake, mirin, soy sauce, sugar and chicken stock in another pan, bring to the boil and reduce by half. Stir in the reduced balsamic vinegar and cool.
  • STEP 2
  • Heat the grill to high. put the salmon on an oiled or nonstick baking tray. Brush with a little oil then season. Brush with the teriyaki then grill for 4-5 minutes, brushing a couple more times during cooking until glazed and just cooked through. Serve with steamed rice and pak choy.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Simon Rimmer’s sole fillets with salsa verde

Simon Rimmer’s delicate steamed sole is given a good bit of flavour with the sharp salsa verde that brings it all together. Plus, it’s ready in under 30 minutes

Simon Rimmer’s sole fillets with salsa verde

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • skinless sole fillets 2 cut in half lengthways
  • carrot 1 finely sliced
  • fennel bulb 1 small finely sliced
  • red pepper 1 finely sliced
  • lemon ½
  • salad to serve
  • salsa verde
  • flat-leaf parsley a handful of leaves
  • mint a handful of leaves
  • tarragon a handful of leaves
  • capers 1 tbsp rinsed and drained
  • anchovy fillets 4 drained
  • Dijon mustard 1 tbsp
  • olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • To make the salsa verde, blitz all the ingredients together in a food processor then gradually add enough olive oil to give a spoonable consistency and season.
  • STEP 2
  • Lay the sole fillets on a board and season well. Blanch the carrot, pepper and fennel in boiling water for a minute then drain well.
  • STEP 3
  • Put a pile of the veg on one end of each fillet, roll up and secure with a cocktail stick. Squeeze over the lemon juice. Put on a plate in a covered steamer and steam for 4-6 minutes or until the fish is cooked and opaque. Serve 2 fillets per person with some salad and salsa verde.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Vietnamese turkey salad

This is a great, fresh way to use up leftover turkey and it’s ready in just 15 minutes. It’s the perfect foil to a surfeit of rich food over the Holidays

Vietnamese turkey salad

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • rice vinegar or cider vinegar 80ml
  • caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • red chilli 1 small halved
  • rice noodles 50g cooked/soaked following the packet instructions
  • cooked turkey 200g shredded
  • coriander or mint leaves a handful of each
  • Chinese leaf ½ shredded
  • carrot 1 shredded
  • peanuts a small handful toasted and chopped

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Simmer the rice vinegar, sugar and chilli together for 3 minutes, fish out the chilli and throw away. Pour over the noodles. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the peanuts and toss together. Sprinkle with the nuts.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Patrick William’s jerk chicken brochettes with saffron couscous

Patrick WIlliam’s jerk chicken brochettes make for a light meal but so packed with flavour it will feel like a treat. Wet jerk seasoning is available in most supermarkets.

Patrick William’s jerk chicken brochettes with saffron couscous

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • skinless chicken breasts 4 cut into 3cm chunks
  • wet jerk seasoning 4 tbsp
  • red peppers 2 cut into 3cm chunks
  • yellow peppers 2 cut into 3cm chunks
  • red onions 2 cut into 3cm chunks
  • vegetable oil
  • couscous 200g
  • lime 1 zested
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • chicken stock 200ml
  • saffron 2 pinches
  • cucumber ½ seeded and diced
  • plum tomatoes 2 seeded and diced
  • coriander chopped to make 2 tsp
  • chives chopped to make 2 tsp

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Put the chicken in a bowl, season then add the wet jerk seasoning and marinate for 2-3 hours in the fridge.
  • STEP 2
  • Alternate chicken and vegetables on 8 skewers, brush with veg oil and grill, or chargrill, for 6-8 minutes, turning.
  • STEP 3
  • Season the couscous, add the lime zest and a drizzle of olive oil. Heat the stock and infuse with saffron for a few minutes. Strain onto the couscous. Cover with clingfilm and leave for 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork, add the cucumber, tomatoes and herbs and serve with the brochettes.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Posh hummus

This poshed-up hummus with tomatoes and spring onion tastes so much better than shop-bought. Eat as a dip or in falafel wraps – it will be your new favourite.

Posh hummus

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • chickpeas 400g tin rinsed and drained
  • olive oil
  • lemon 1 juiced
  • pitta bread to serve
  • tomatoes 2 chopped
  • paprika to sprinkle
  • spring onions 2 finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Whizz the chickpeas to a dryish paste in a food processor. Add olive oil and lemon juice to taste and a little water if necessary, keep whizzing. Stir in the spring onions and tomatoes and season well. Dust with paprika and serve with pitta bread.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com

Chicken quesadillas

These chicken quesadillas make a great spicy snack or meal and couldn’t be easier to put together. Make use of cooked chicken slices and a jar of sweet red peppers to have this on the table in less than 30 minutes

Chicken quesadillas

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • flour tortillas 8
  • chicken breasts 2 cooked and sliced
  • Peppadew sweet peppers 150g drained and roughly chopped
  • red onion 1/2 finely sliced
  • rocket a handful
  • Gruyère cheese or comté 200g grated

Instructions
 

  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Sprinkle 4 tortilla wraps with the ingredients. Top with the remaining tortillas.
  • STEP 2
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan, add a quesadilla for 3-4 minutes until the tortilla browns, then flip and cook the other side. Repeat with the other quesadillas, then serve in wedges.

Notes

Adapted from olivemagazine.com