Live below the line, first dinner, 36p
Sort-of sweet and sour veg, 36p
This was a stroke of what I like to call genius, when I picked up the mixed peppers and the lemon curd, and wondered whether lemon curd and tomatoes would make a sweet and sour sauce. The short answer – yes! So here’s my answer to a Chinese takeaway, for 36 pence.
150g mixed pepper stir fry, 15p
200g chopped tomatoes, 16p
20g lemon curd, 1p
100g plain white rice, 4p
Put the rice on to boil. In the meantime, pop the stir fry vegetables into a saucepan with the tomatoes and lemon curd, and heat through on a low heat, stirring to mix the lemon curd in well. The vegetables should cook through the same time as the rice is ready! Serve together and enjoy.
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