Leftovers lunch

Yesterday I was working from home because I have such a killer sore throat and hacking cough. I wanted to make something quick and simple, that didn’t require me leaving the house, so I dived into the fridge to see what I could pull together… It ended up being quite a random little lunch, but nonetheless a delish one, and just goes to show that with a little thought something can be made from nothing!

My leftovers included:

  • leftover pork tenderloin
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • tomato puree
  • 1 onion
  • 1 romano pepper
  • half an aubergine
  • 1 chilli
  • a handful of frozen petit pois
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • glug of red wine
  • teaspoon of red wine vinegar

Firstly, I whacked the oven onto 180 degrees, and when it was hot I bunged in my pork fillet, which I had wrapped in foil and added a drop of water to the parcel to stop it from drying out too much, and cooked it for 10 minutes (or until it is piping hot).

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While my pork was reheating, I made a make-shift ratatouille. Firstly I sweated the pepper, aubergine and onion on a low heat in some olive oil until it was nice and soft. Then I added my chilli and crushed garlic clove and cooked this for another couple of minutes. Β Whack in a tin of tomatoes, tomato puree, a glug of red wine and some red wine vinegar and then reduce for approximately 10 minutes, until it’s quite thick and full of flavour. Then add in the the frozen peas and allow these to cook in the tomato liquid.

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Serve your reheated pork on a bed of ratatouille and drizzle with olive oil. The cost? Β£0. The time: 15 minutes. If you want to be really economical, you could use your make-shift ratatouille to form the base of my Eggs in Purgatory for breakfast the next day!Β If you want inspiration around what to make from your leftovers, please feel free to ask me in an email, or a comment below, about what you might be able to pull together. I promise I’ll put my most creative cap on and try my hardest to help you make something numma.


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