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Hearty food to inspire you this week.
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We have a cold week ahead of us, and what better way to heat up than with a warm bowl of soup, or something equally hearty. Draw inspiration from Checkers, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay and Woolworths.
Consider one of these options before reaching for the Uber Eats or Mr Delivery apps. And it’s healthy too!
Gnocchi – R159.99
Checkers has 21 mouth-watering meal kits every week. A two-serving Gnocchi with mushrooms, peas, bacon and a creamy parsley sauce sells for only R159.99.
Alternatively, get the Italian bake for only R139.99, or peanut butter stirfry with noodles for R159.99. The boxes come with a recipe card, alternatively, either scan the QR code on the box, or watch the instructional video.
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Braised beef – under R150
Braised beef is on special – R46.99 for a 220g portion of braised beef. But you’ll save R15 if you buy three. Alternatively, the cottage pie falls in the same price range.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, a 1 kg chicken burrito bake sells for R134.99. It’s made with tortilla wraps filled with tender chicken and seasoned rice, topped with fresh tomato, bean salsa, sour cream and spring onions.
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Chicken curry – under R120.
Chicken portions are selling for R39.99 per kilogram at Pick ‘n Pay this week. Team it up with onions, potatoes, and carrots for the perfect curry. The get any two of the above for only R21.00 each.
Prego steak rolls for under R160.00
With Spar special of R99 per kilo of prego steak this week, there’s absolutely no reason not to treat your loved ones.
Get garlic, soy sauce, and parsley too. Then all you need is a few buns from the bakery, and viola, prego steak rolls.
Mince the garlic and finely chop the parsley leaves. Mix the garlic, parsley, and salt into the butter until very well combined. This will keep, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.
Cut the steak into 4 equal portions. Smash the garlic cloves using the side of your knife. Pick the parsley leaves and coarsely chop them; set aside. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, olive oil, and smashed garlic. Pour over the steak, cover, and marinate for 1 hour or up to 12 hours.
In a very hot cast-iron skillet, sear each side of the steak, cooking to your preference. (Skirt steak cooks very quickly; for medium, cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.) Transfer to a plate when finished. While the meat is resting, wipe out the skillet and set it over low heat.
Cut each roll in half and liberally butter each side with garlic butter. Toast the rolls, cut side down, until golden brown in colour.
On a cutting board slice the steaks across the grain (lengthwise) into 1-inch strips or pieces. Lay the meat on a roll and top with chopped parsley.