DR Parky and what to do with BBQ left overs – Every piece of meat left!
Updated: Jun 19, 2020
So rather than going out for Father's Day this year, it will be of no surprise to you all that I decided to do a BBQ for the whole Park family, rather than a normal sit down meal.
This time Mrs Park bought and made more food than a small country would consume in a year!!! She may have done that deliberately so I didn’t drink too much – that plan failed!!
I planned the BBQ (Braai) for the Saturday so Sunday could be a rest day. I kind of knew with my brother coming over, a drink or two may be consumed.
So Father's Day morning, I tumbled out of bed and stumbled to the kitchen and poured myself a cup of ambition (there’s a song there somewhere)....
Low and behold when I looked in the fridge it looked like the front of a butchers shop – other than it was all cooked of course.
There was no way I could let all that go to waste and there was too much left for just some cheese on toast.
We had left over:
Chicken, Pork, Sausages, and Burgers
So I thought best thing to do with that, is to chop it all up, add some of Dr Parky’s Special Sauce, add a load of vegetables and make a nice hearty stew/curry type concoction.
I started with putting 1 tin of chopped tomatoes and half a carton of Passata in a pan – you may notice looking at the photos there is double of all ingredients, this is because my 6 year old daughter doesn’t do spice, so I made a separate dish for her (She’ll come good eventually).
I then diced the sausages and burgers into small pieces (best to do this or they can be too overpowering).
Diced the chicken and pork (I forgot to take a photo of the pork
Added all the meat to the pan and put on a medium heat.
Diced some small onions and a large mushroom which I also added to the pan.
Keep stirring this from time to time to stop it sticking to the pan.
I also stumbled across half a can of Magners (cider) in the fridge, so I thought that’s technically apples, which go with pork, so I put ¼ of a can in each pan.
Added some chopped carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. I then added a selection of frozen veg, sweetcorn, peas and mixed vegetables.
As you may have gathered from my last blogs, we tend to eat a lot of meat so I thought it a good idea to throw in as many vegetables as I could find kicking about.
With the apples in the Magners this must surely count as your five a day all in one meal!!
Added half a clove of garlic in each pan – We love garlic so I cut it into large chunks rather than crushing it. No danger of us getting bitten by vampires!!
I then added two fresh chillies picked from the greenhouse. I also added a fork full of pickled chillies that a friend over the road had kindly donated. NOTE: these only went in one pan as I mentioned earlier I was keeping one pan spice free for little one.
I then added 1/3rd of a bottle of DR PARKYS SUSSEX SCORCHER for added depth and flavour. Again this only went in the spicy pan.
I then added 1 tablespoon of curry powder to the spicy pan for a little more flavour
Added half a beef Oxo cube to both pans.
Added chopped Chives, Mint, Rosemary and Parsley to both pans. If you don’t grow these herbs do so, they are easy to grow and it’s great to be able to pick fresh straight from the garden.
Right, so the next ingredient some may say is cheating. I say its bulking up and getting in some more added vegetables that will also help take away some of the overpowering BBQ flavour. Add ½ a tin of vegetable soup in each pan.
I then simmered both pans for about 15 minutes while I boiled some pasta, with a very little bit of fresh chopped mint.
Served in a bowl with pasta and Parmesan cheese on top. There and there you go another taste sensation from DR PARKY!!
The whole dish probably took about and 1 ½ hours to make start to finish and I must admit tasted amazing.
I liked it that much in fact I just had to take some to work the following day and have for breakfast with some microwave rice.
So there you go another easy recipe which saves on waste, gives you a good intake of vegetables as well as being a taste sensation.
Just make sure you dice your leftovers nice and small to allow the chopped tomatoes and the vegetable flavours cook right into the BBQ meat.
But most of all don’t forget the injection of Dr Parkys special sauce to add the extra depth and flavour.