RebelMom Dinner Club – Curried Chicken & Glazed Halibut

This week I have a shamefully quick chicken curry recipe, halibut with a simple but delicious balsamic glaze, store-bought ravioli with crunchy vegetables, grilled steak and spinach with a Middle-Eastern twist, as well as  crunchy chicken tenders that will go great with a salad and win points with your kids.

All the recipes below have been tried and tested by myself or a RebelMom reader. They don’t require expensive ingredients or take more than 30 minutes.

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Curried Chicken with Ginger & Yoghurt – Real Simple RebelMom Pick!
Both my parents are phenomenal Indian cooks and would be horrified to see me promoting a recipe with curry powder. However, if you are looking for a quick curry (15 minutes prep time, which is unheard of in Indian cooking) with a short list of easy-to-find ingredients then this is a suitable faux-Indian curry. It’s also made in a slow cooker, so you can throw it together and leave it. If you don’t have a slow-cooker on hand, then a pot works well. I would saute the onions in a little olive oil and then add the spices and tomato paste and brown on medium heat for a few minutes. You can then add the other ingredients and a little water to keep it moist. Cook on medium heat for 45 minutes to an hour.

Suggestions: Replace the chicken with shrimp or chick peas

Photo by Jose Picayo from Real Simple.com

Halibut with Balsamic Glaze – Giada de Laurentiis RebelMom Pick!
This recipe is so easy and delicious you’ll be making it all the time. I used Wholefoods 365 Balsamic Vinegar. It tastes great (not too acidic with the right balance of sweetness) and it’s good value for money. I served the halibut with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. I’d recommend doubling the glaze recipe, so you have extra to drizzle over your veggies.

Wholefoods 365 Everyday Value Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Ravioli Pasta Salad – 101 Cookbooks RebelMom Pick!
101Cookbooks.com by Heidi Swanson is a fabulous website for those of you who are looking for vegetarian recipes beyond veggie lasagne. Aside from being a fabulous cook, Heidi’s also a commercial photographer so her site is filled with beautiful photos of her creations.

I’ve included her Ravioli Pasta Salad as this is a fresh twist on one of my household staples. I always freeze the fresh ravioli packages you buy in the grocery store, but then find the thought of ravioli with sauce or olive and parmesan rather boring.  She’s definitely given some life to my store bought ravioli. In the past, I’ve added a little lemon juice or truffle oil to mix it up a bit.  I’ve also used the smaller raviolinis, which are more appetizing for the toddler set.

Ravioli Pasta Salad from 101Cookbooks.com

Spiced-Rubbed Steak with Spinach – Women’s Day RebelMom Pick!
The meat to me is secondary in this dish. I love the salad as it goes great with any grilled meat or fish. I’ve added cranberries and pine nuts instead of the raisins, which works well.  The chili powder and cinnamon are not over-powering on this steak, but I prefer my steak grilled with a bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Alternatively, try fish with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Crunchy Chicken Tenders with Herbed- Buttermilk Dressing – WholeLiving.com RebelMom Pick!
The kids will love this recipe and it freezes well. I throw the chicken tenders on top of my favorite salad. My daughter prefers to eat her tenders with ketchup and have cut fresh veggies to dip into her dressing. You can also add some baked sweet potato fries to the mix.

Chicken Tenders from MarthaStewart.com

If you have suggestions on how to improve on any of these recipes, please post your comments below or send me your recipe recommendations via my contact form.

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  3. Breeda Ryan says:

    So what do you use in lieu of ‘curry powder’ for the curried chicken dish.
    Here I thought I was making authentic Indian dishes using curry powder and other spices instead of the mixes you can get in a jar.
    Can you recommend a website for authentic Indian cooking?
    As always, thanks for sharing the recipes, I get to try a new dish every week :-)

  4. Thara Pillai says:

    Okay, my mother wasn’t so horrified. She actually was thrilled to see a chicken curry recipe with a short list of ingredients. Most Indian people will create their own curry powder composition. My parents have literally hundreds of curry powder combinations which can include cinnamon, cumin, coriander, methi seeds, cardamon, turmeric, and the list goes on… It will vary from dish to dish and depend on what region of India you are from. “Curry powder” was really a British invention. See the explanation at this link.http://allrecipes.com//HowTo/curry-powder/Detail.aspx. If you are looking to create authentic indian creations, check out this website.http://showmethecurry.com I will be posting videos/recipes from this popular Indian duo.

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