Friday Night Takeaway

Friday Night Takeaway

Friday night takeaway. It’s the end of the week, you’re tired. Has it been a long week? Really fancy a takeaway. But you are not sure that you can really afford it this week? Panic not! I’m here to save the day. I thought that I would compile a list of the popular recipes on the food page, that have come about because the kids wanted a certain type of takeaway.

Each one is simple to make, tastes delicious and can be made a lot cheaper than the takeaway version. Click on the links below on whatever type of cuisine takes your fancy

Sushi

A number one favourite in our house. Fresh salmon, rice and lashings of wasabi! The only problem is it costs a fortune! Don’t panic, I’m here to help. The next time you see some prawns or salmon in the supermarket yellow sticker section, grab them and stick them in the freezer ready for your next Sushi night.

It may appear tricky or difficult to make, but it really isn’t and with just a little practice, you will become an expert in the field of sushi rolling. Check out the following recipe and save yourself some money the next time the family fancy a fishy Friday sushi takeaway.

We love homemade sushi, not only is it delicious, with a bit of practice it is fairly easy to make. It is also a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen with the rolling process. I was pleasantly surprised to find a piece of Scottish Salmon in the yellow sticker section of my local supermarket recently. Before deciding on Sushi I browsed the internet for other Salmon recipes. While browsing I stumbled on
The Fishermens Mission.For those like me who didn't know what they do, please head over and check out their website and support them where you can. The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care. We help all fishermen, active or retired, and their families.More than 13,000 people work in fishing: the UK’s toughest and most dangerous peacetime occupation.At sea, they face death and injury with an average of 15 fishermen killed or seriously injured every year.On land, many struggle with insecurity and debt. And for the 50,000 retired fishermen andtheir families, the fishing may have ended but the hardship continues as they face debt,scant savings, loneliness and isolation.Arguably, without
The Fishermens Mission and the amazing work they do, we wouldn't have the vast and delicious range of fish products available to us at the supermarket or fishmongers. So, please head over to their site and support them if you can.
homemade sushi

Kebab

We have all been there. Craving a large, dirty kebab with all the salad and some chilli sauce (that may be only me). Well, check out this recipe for a Greek-style shish kebab. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also a lot cheaper than a takeaway and healthy too! So go grab your salad and sauce of choice, kick back and let the oven do all the hard work!

 

Chicken Kebab - Greek Style Shish Kebab. This has been, by far the best of a great bunch of new recipes. The kids love it, I love it and who would have known it was so easy to make. We have cooked in the oven and on the
BBQ. If you don't try anything else on my site, make sure you try this one! If you like a shish kebab takeaway you will love this.
Chicken Kebab

Chinese Night

Not one, but two great recipes for you here! The country’s favourite, Sweet & Sour and some delicious spring rolls. The great thing about both of these recipes is you can mix up the ingredients and use whatever you have loitering in the fridge or find in the yellow sticker sections.

A nice and easy one tonight. We have a few extras in the house today, with everyone trying to cram the most into the remaining few days of the school holidays.
To be completely honest I had most of the ingredients in the storecupboard and fridge. So all I needed to buy was the pineapple chunks and sugar snap peas.
sweet and sour pork
I got the inspiration for this because I saw a large bag of stir fry mix going cheap at the supermarket and thought why not!

Chips

Do you want to up your chip game? Really impress the kids with some fancy chips? Well, look no further! Triple Cooked Chips. The type you find up and down the country in many pubs and restaurants. They are a little bit of a faff but trust me, it’s worth the effort. Grab some ketchup or mayo and sit back and relax.

They are a faff! But well worth the effort. You don't become the Teen's favourite chip ever, without good reason.
Triple Cooked Chips

Indian

There are lots of different Indian recipes on the blog. However, this Jalfrazi is the one most people ask me for. It is really easy to make and tastes amazing. You can adjust the spiciness to suit all members of the family. If you want to jazz it up a little check out my recipe for naan bread too. You don’t have to use prawns as I have. in this recipe, it works just as well with meat or poultry. Give it a go and let me know what you think.

My favourite dish from my local Indian Take away is a Jalfrezi. I have always wanted to make it. So with the kids at their Mums for the weekend, tonight was the night. On my way home from work I picked up all the required ingredients and even got lucky and found a pack of fresh prawns in the yellow sticker section reduced down to £1.20. So Prawn Jalfrezi it was. This easy prawn jalfrezi recipe could easily be upscaled for more people by slightly tweaking the ingredients.
Easy Prawn Jalfrezi Recipe

Pizza

Homemade pizzas are amazing! Really cheap and easy to make. Plus the kids get to be involved in the process. Yeah, you may end up with flour everywhere, but it is worth it in the end. Lots cheaper than a takeaway, plus miles healthier too. What are your favourite toppings? and are you a thin or thick base type of person?

FREE Pizza - Toppings of your choice (we went for mozzarella, mature cheddar and basil leaves. Oh and the boys found some slice salami in the fridge to add) I had all the ingredients at home, so didn’t need to buy anything, hence the freebie pizza night. However, as a guess you could buy everything required for less than £2.50 for three large pizzas, which is cheaper than just one of the frozen ones you see at the supermarket. PLUS, you know everything that goes into it…… the healthier option for a junk food fix. With the little lady being at a friends house for dinner, it left just the boys at home, so it seemed perfect for a boys only pizza night! Now this isn’t as mean on my daughter as it sounds with her missing out on pizza. She doesn’t actually like pizza as it happens. So a perfect excuse for us to indulge. Firstly I made up some pizza dough using the recipe found on here.
Free Pizza

Duck Pancakes

OK! In this case not duck, but a cheaper alternative. Instead of duck, why not try it with chicken instead. The kids love this recipe and love getting stuck in with the pancake rolling and making a mess. Another really simple recipe to make and a great alternative to the expensive traditional version. Just don’t forget the plum sauce!

Chinese Chicken with Hoisin Sauce - A budget version of Crispy Duck Pancakes. I actually purchased a large chicken for £2.05 in the yellow sticker section. Although if you have some chicken left from a Sunday roast you can use that. Even with a chicken included in the price this came in at around £4.70, so still under the £5.00 budget. The timings below don't include the chicken roasting time, so remember to include that in your calculations if you need to roast one.
Chinese Chicken with Hoisin Sauce

Friday Night Takeaway

I hope you like this post for the Friday night takeaway and that  I have inspired you to try something new to replace that cheeky takeaway. Plus save you some money in the process.

All of my recipes can be found here so head over there for more inspiration for this week’s meals. Or scroll to the bottom of the page to check out my latest recipes and blog posts. 

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