3 for the fridge, 3 for the freezer no.2 (fish cakes/balti/burgers)

AuthorThe Batch Lady

This is my second weekly menu plan - you can make 3 meals for the fridge for this week and 3 meals for the freezer to have another time. Here's what we're making in this video, doubling up 3 recipes for a family of 4: 2 x fish cakes, 2 x chicken Balti, 2 x homemade burgers = 6 family meals made in under an hour!

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Yields1 Serving
The recipes have already been doubled for you, so no need to use the multiply buttons above.
 1.20 kg minced beef
 5 squeezes American mustard
 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
 salt and pepper
 8 burger buns
 4 ½ cups frozen diced onions
 6 chicken or turkey breasts
 24 frozen spinach cubes
 3 tins chopped tomatoes
 1 jar Pataks Balti spice paste
 1 head broccoli
 2 packets fresh fish pie mix
 3 packets ready made mashed potato
 60 grams fresh dill
 5 eggs
 1 tub breadcrumbs (200g tub)
3 for the Fridge 3 for the Freezer no. 2 (fish cakes / chicken Balti / homemade burgers)
1

Each meal serves 4 portions. So these quantities make 6 family meals for a family of 4.

Don’t forget to keep clearing as you go!

Start by heating your oven to 180°C.
Heat a splash of oil in a pan and add the chopped onions to fry.
Lay the fish out on baking foil and cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes. (The video shows me using 3 packs but you will find 2 packs will be enough.)
Chop up the chicken and add to the pan with the onions.

Thoroughly clean the chopping area and utensils after handling the raw chicken.
Remove the fish from the oven and leave aside to cool.

2

Now for the burgers:
Combine the minced beef, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, one egg and seasoning in a bowl.
Divide the mixture into 4 then halve each again, using your hands form the 8 burgers.
Place 4 burgers in a labelled freezer bag and the other 4 in the fridge.
Put 4 buns into a freezer bag alongside the burgers.

Give the chicken and onion mixture a stir. Add the tins of tomatoes, the curry paste and the frozen spinach. Stir again and leave cooking on the heat. Chop up the broccoli and set aside.

3

Wipe down the cooking area, ready to start on the fish cakes.
Beat 4 eggs in a shallow dish. Place the breadcrumbs in a second shallow dish.
Crumble the mash into a large mixing bowl, chop in the dill, add in the fish and season well. Mix together.
Now use your hands to portion out and shape each cake. You could make 8, or 12 if you want to give your family members different amounts.
As you make each fish cake, roll it in the egg and then in the breadcrumbs until well coated.
Place half the fish cakes in a labelled freezer bag and the other half in the fridge.

4

Now back to the curry to finish it off by adding in the broccoli florets, stir well, allow to cool and then portion out – one meal for the fridge, one for the freezer!

Ingredients

The recipes have already been doubled for you, so no need to use the multiply buttons above.
 1.20 kg minced beef
 5 squeezes American mustard
 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
 salt and pepper
 8 burger buns
 4 ½ cups frozen diced onions
 6 chicken or turkey breasts
 24 frozen spinach cubes
 3 tins chopped tomatoes
 1 jar Pataks Balti spice paste
 1 head broccoli
 2 packets fresh fish pie mix
 3 packets ready made mashed potato
 60 grams fresh dill
 5 eggs
 1 tub breadcrumbs (200g tub)

Directions

3 for the Fridge 3 for the Freezer no. 2 (fish cakes / chicken Balti / homemade burgers)
1

Each meal serves 4 portions. So these quantities make 6 family meals for a family of 4.

Don’t forget to keep clearing as you go!

Start by heating your oven to 180°C.
Heat a splash of oil in a pan and add the chopped onions to fry.
Lay the fish out on baking foil and cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes. (The video shows me using 3 packs but you will find 2 packs will be enough.)
Chop up the chicken and add to the pan with the onions.

Thoroughly clean the chopping area and utensils after handling the raw chicken.
Remove the fish from the oven and leave aside to cool.

2

Now for the burgers:
Combine the minced beef, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, one egg and seasoning in a bowl.
Divide the mixture into 4 then halve each again, using your hands form the 8 burgers.
Place 4 burgers in a labelled freezer bag and the other 4 in the fridge.
Put 4 buns into a freezer bag alongside the burgers.

Give the chicken and onion mixture a stir. Add the tins of tomatoes, the curry paste and the frozen spinach. Stir again and leave cooking on the heat. Chop up the broccoli and set aside.

3

Wipe down the cooking area, ready to start on the fish cakes.
Beat 4 eggs in a shallow dish. Place the breadcrumbs in a second shallow dish.
Crumble the mash into a large mixing bowl, chop in the dill, add in the fish and season well. Mix together.
Now use your hands to portion out and shape each cake. You could make 8, or 12 if you want to give your family members different amounts.
As you make each fish cake, roll it in the egg and then in the breadcrumbs until well coated.
Place half the fish cakes in a labelled freezer bag and the other half in the fridge.

4

Now back to the curry to finish it off by adding in the broccoli florets, stir well, allow to cool and then portion out – one meal for the fridge, one for the freezer!

3 for the fridge, 3 for the freezer no.2 (fish cakes/balti/burgers)

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