As a working mum, I want my weekday evening meals to be nutritious, no-nonsense, and quick to prepare, like my Roasted Cauliflower and Red Pepper Soup. Not always that easy to deliver when you’ve had a long or hard day.
Just recently I started planning my meals and if you don’t do so already, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Knowing what you are going to eat weeks in advance means you can shop accordingly, with less opportunity of sitting there at 5pm wondering what on earth you are going to scramble together for the family meal (and believe me, this was my life’s signature tune for a long time).
Like this simple, tasty Spanish style smoked paprika stew. With a handful of household staples, and under one hour to cook, this is the perfect weekday meal, especially as the weather cools.
I don’t eat mashed potato often (I absolutely hate peeling potatoes with a passion) but I had an enormous craving to make some, and this stew was the perfect accompaniment.
That said, it would have gone amazingly well with just about anything. To enhance the Spanish theme, you could even add chorizo, but I wanted to keep it fairly low fat so added tons of smoked paprika instead.
The measurements below were easily enough to feed a family of four, but it is easily adaptable if you want to make more (or less).
This recipe was adapted from The Happy Foodie.