No meat sweet and sour

‘What’s the recipe today Jim?’
You’re all probably too young to remember the UK’s Jimmy Young whose show featured 2 regular things, him playing one of his own hit records and a recipe.

jimmy young

Sir Leslie Ronald “JimmyYoung CBE (born 21 September 1921) is a British singer, disc jockey and radio interviewer. (WIKI)

Today was deigned a meat free day, so after we came back from our trip (post later), I went shopping for ingredients.
You’ll find my sweet and sour sauce recipe here
(Note: the pineapple juice wasn’t included in the sauce making bit today)

Here’s the rest.
half a red pepper (sliced)                                              22p
half a green pepper (sliced)                                          30p
1 small carrot (sliced)                                                       5p
4 white close cup mushrooms (yep, sliced)               15p
3 small gloves garlic (had to be used)    approx          2p

white boiled rice                                                              10p

I only used half a tin of pineapple, but put all of the juice in a saucepan with the peppers, carrot and garlic, cooking until soft.
I added my sauce and mixed thoroughly, then left to simmer on a low heat for about five minutes as it began to thicken (be careful it doesn’t ‘catch’. If it becomes too thick, add a little more water) .
I added the mushrooms last, letting them cook in the mixture but not get too floppy.

I always start my rice off first, bringing it to the boil in a covered pan, then turning off the heat and letting it absorb the water. By the time everything else is ready, so is the rice (usually!), so the meal is ready to serve.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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