Recipe paleo paella seafood-min

Recipe: Paleo Paella

Yet another recipe that proves cauliflower rice is just as good (if not better) as the real thing. I love the combination of flavours and textures that is unique to Paella – what other dish in the world will you find prawns, anchovies, chicken and bacon altogether, delicately infused with smoked paprika and saffron? I can’t think of any, so what better reason to enjoy this super easy one pan dish with the whole family.

Recipe: Paleo Paella
  • 2 medium cauliflowers
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken thigh fillets
  • 6 – 8 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, diced
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • A pinch saffron
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 litre home made (or organic) chicken stock
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 large handfuls green peas
  • 15 – 20 large prawns, shelled
  • 6 Anchovies, diced
  • Black pepper
  • Handful fresh oregano
  1. Blitz the heads of both cauliflowers in your food processor until it resembles rice (you may need to do this in separate batches depending on the size of your food processor). Set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in your largest, heavy based pan. Dice the chicken thighs into thumb sized pieces. When the pan is at a high heat, fry the chicken for about 5 minutes until golden brown. Set aside, keeping the juices in the pan.
  3. Return the pan to a medium heat. Add the bacon, sliced red onion, garlic and paprika and stir fry for a couple of minutes, making sure they don’t burn. Add the cauliflower rice, paprika and bay, before pouring in the stock and sprinkling on the saffron. Don’t put the saffron in the pan before the stock – it’s very delicate and this will impair the flavour.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan. Leave to simmer for about 10 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir regularly.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes, green peas, prawns and anchovies to the pan for a further 5 minutes cooking time. When all the liquid is absorbed, serve garnished with the fresh oregano. There’s no need for salt thanks to the anchovies, but season with a generous amount of black pepper.

Recipe paleo paella seafood-min

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Slow Roast Leg of Lamb paleo recipe dinner-min

Recipe: Slow Roast Leg of Lamb

Nothing beats tucking into a joint of lamb, full of flavour that just falls straight off the bone. Be sure to buy top quality, well hung meat from your local butchers for optimum flavour and texture. The beauty of slow roasting any joint of meat is that you can just pop it in the oven, get on with your day, and let it fill your home with wonderful aromas. This one’s no exception.

Slow Roast Leg of Lamb Ingredients:

  • 1 leg of lamb, 1.25 – 1.5kg in weight
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • Small bunch of fresh rosemary
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 anchovies
  • 500ml tomato passata
  • Black pepper

Slow Roast Leg of Lamb How To:

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas mark 6. Strip the leaves off the rosemary and set aside. Scatter the twigs and the chopped onions in a roasting tray.

In a food processor, blitz the rosemary leaves, anchovies, garlic and lemon to a paste.

Slash the skin of the lamb with a sharp knife, making small incisions as you go. Rub the paste all over the meat, ensuring a complete and even coating. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes to colour the meat.

Lower the heat of the oven to 150C / 300F / Gas mark 2. Remove the lamb, and add the tomato passata, stirring the residual juices in well. Slow roast for 3 – 3/12 hours, basting whenever you get the chance.

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Paleo Diet Recipe Primal Greek Style Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables-min

Recipe: Greek Style Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

High quality, lean lamb cutlets aren't only delicious, they are packed with protein and bursting with iron, zinc and vitamin B12. Enjoy Al Fresco with these roasted vegetables for a light, well rounded evening meal.

Greek Style Lamb Cutlets Ingredients:

Greek Style Lamb Cutlets:

  • 8 small lamb cutlets
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • Small handful fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Small handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped anchovies
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper

Roasted Vegetables:

  • 20 – 30 vine ripened cherry tomatoes,
  • 1 courgette, chopped into ½ cm thick rounds
  • 1 onion, chopped into wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Greek Style Lamb Cutlets How To:

Preheat the oven to 160C / 325F / Gas Mark 4

To season the lamb cutlets, crush the garlic in a mortar and pestle with the mint, parsley and a little salt. Whisk in the olive oil and lemon juice, then finally stir in the anchovies and a little freshly ground black pepper. Rub the mixture into the lamb chops, then leave to marinade.

Scatter all of the vegetables into a roasting dish. Combine the garlic with the olive oil, then drizzle over the vegetables. Season well with salt and pepper and the oregano. Place into the oven and leave to roast for around 40 minutes.

About 10 minutes before serving, heat a large pan over a high heat with a little olive oil. When really hot, throw in the lamb chops and cook for 2 – 3 minutes each side (for medium). Remove the vegetables from the oven and serve with the lamb.

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