Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork. Place on the microwave turntable, towards the edge, and cook on full power, turning the potatoes over half way through cooking time.
For different wattage (or category) microwaves, adjust cooking time in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.
While the potatoes are cooking, heat oil in a pan, add the chicken and garlic and cook until browned all over - about 5-6 minutes. Add the pesto and stir through, followed by the tomatoes and spinach.
Remove potatoes from oven carefully and stand for 1 minute. Cut potatoes in half and pile the chicken mixture on top. Serve with extra salad leaves.
2 large Fluffy potatoes (such as Maris Piper or King Edward)
2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
1 clove garlic, crushed
2tbsp green pesto
4 cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
Large handful baby spinach or rocket leaves (optional)
Baked fish and potatoes in parchment - a healthy way of cooking by steaming the fish from the inside - locks in all the flavours too.
Vibrant colours and flavours will impress with this simple recipe. Prep time taking just 5 minutes this is perfect for a quick meal in the evening.
Recipe courtesy of Olivier Limousin, l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, created as part of an eight course potato tasting menu specially for Potato Week 2012.
Tornado twister potatoes with zingy lime mayonnaise
Taking its origin from South Korean street food, give your guests a treat with these deliciously fun tornado twister potatoes. Generously seasoned with paprika, oregano and chili powder and served with zingy lime mayo, these tornado potatoes make the perfect showstopper for any occasion.
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