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Roast chicken with garlic

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  • 1.5kg free-range chicken
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic bulbs, broken into individual cloves
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 250ml water

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Make gravy from the chicken juices by adding a glass of wine, a few thyme leaves and 1tsp cornflour mixed into a paste with water to thicken


  1. In a freezer bag, add 2 cloves chopped garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, half the thyme and salt and pepper. Put the juiced lemon and thyme in the chicken cavity along with 4-5 cloves unpeeled garlic cloves, then put the chicken in the freezer bag and massage the juice and herbs into the skin. Put in the fridge for a couple of hours to marinate.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Separate the cloves from garlic bulbs, leaving peel intact, then place the cloves, in a single layer, in a roasting tin and place chicken on the garlic.
  3. Pour in the water, then roast the chicken, brushing occasionally with the pan juices, for about 1 hour 20 minutes or until cooked through. You can test if the chicken is done by inserting a metal skewer into the thickest part of the meat. If the juices run clear, it’s done.

By Keith Kendrick

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Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

I LOVE fried rice, and often make my own fried rice at home with brown rice which is delicious. But sometimes when I want to cut down on my carbs, I opt for cauliflower rice.

I posted this Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice”[1] a while back, and it was a huge hit. So I decided to play around with that recipe and make this Asian version to go with the Orange Chicken[2] I posted yesterday, and my husband (who detests cauliflower) was pretty amazed how the meal turned out. The portions are generous and you get a serving or two of vegetables into your diet.

If you like this, you may also like:

Brown Fried Rice
Asian Edamame Fried Rice
Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice
Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice[3][4][5][6]

Cauliflower “Fried Rice”
Servings: 4 • Size: heaping 1 1/3 cups • Old Points: 2 pt • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 108 • Fat: 3 g • Carbs: 14 • Fiber: 6 • Protein: 9 g • Sugar: 1
Sodium: 868 mg • Cholesterol: 47 mg

  • 1 medium head (about 24 oz) cauliflower, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of salt
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 small onion, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 scallions, diced, whites and greens separated
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, or more to taste (Tamari for Gluten Free)


Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.

Combine egg and egg whites in a small bowl and beat with a fork. Season with salt.

Heat a large saute pan or wok over medium heat and spray with oil. Add the eggs and cook, turning a few times until set; set aside.

Add the sesame oil and saute onions, scallion whites, peas and carrots and garlic about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft.

Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the cauliflower “rice” to the saute pan along with soy sauce. Mix, cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Add the egg then remove from heat and mix in scallion greens.


  1. ^ Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice” (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Orange Chicken (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Brown Fried Rice (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Asian Edamame Fried Rice (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Spicy Shrimp with Chilies and Garlic

Sauteed shrimp with garlic, dried chilies and lemon juice – it’s spicy, garlicky, acidic and sooooo good! You can serve this as an appetizer or have this for dinner over some baby greens with a crusty whole wheat baguette. And the best part about this dish – it’s ready in under 15 minutes.

If you don’t have dried chilies, you can use a generous amount of crushed red pepper. If you don’t like spicy food, you can leave the chilies out completely. You can also make this with lime juice and cilantro for a twist of this dish, see Cilantro Lime Shrimp[1]. This is gluten-free, paleo-friendly and low calorie… but trust me, you would never know it (it’s THAT good!).

Spicy Shrimp with Chilies
Servings: 6 • Size: 2/3 cup • Old Points: 3 pts • Weight Watchers Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 147 • Fat: 4 g • Carb: 3 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 23 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 171 mg • Cholesterol: 172 mg


  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 to 4 dried chilies, roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


Season the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 tbsp of the oil to the pan and half of the chilies and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, when hot add half of the shrimp. Cook undisturbed for about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over and cook until opaque throughout, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate.

Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil and remaining chilies; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add the remaining shrimp to the pan and cook, undisturbed, for about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over, add the garlic, and cook until the shrimp is opaque throughout, about 1 minute. Return the first batch of shrimp to the skillet, mix well so that the garlic is evenly incorporated and remove the pan from the heat.

Squeeze the lemon juice over the shrimp. Add the parsley and toss well. Serve with crusty whole wheat bread and a salad.


  1. ^ Cilantro Lime Shrimp (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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