Slow Cooker Sunday – 22nd April 2012

 width=Firstly, I want to thank everyone who joined into our first #scsunday, I was absolutely thrilled with the interest.

Remember, it’s all about sharing and getting inspiration from each other. On Monday, I slow cooked Aly’s Lentil Dahl and it was a big hit in our house! What a great way to get kids to eat Lentils.

This weekend, I will be slow cooking; but on an open fire in a farmer’s field in Shropshire possibly in torrential rain. I promise to check out drool over all of your recipe on my return but in my absence please feel to check out all the recipes and ‘like’ a few of them.  It’s a great way to meet some new like-minded people.

Feel free to grab a badge (it’s not obligatory) and join in! Recipes can be old or new and if you don’t have a blog you can always leave your recipe in the comments below.  And it doesn’t have to be in a slow cooker as long as it’s slow cooked!!!

Thanking you in advance and I hope you’re finding it as useful and inspirational as I am.


Slow Cooker Sunday – Curry Prawn Pilau

Welcome to our first ever Slow Cooker Sunday.  Basically it’s my cheeky way of getting a few new recipes/inspiration.  Every Sunday I will offer you one of my own recipes.  Hopefully, in return you will share one of your own.

They can be old or new, it doesn’t have to be a full recipe, it could simply be a photo or a link to one of your favourite recipes online.  Technically they don’t need to be cooked in a slow cooker as long as it’s ‘slow cooked’.

I’m hoping it’s fairly simple.  At the bottom of the recipe you will see a Linky with ‘Click here to enter’.  Simply add a title, blog address/url and a picture of your creation.  If you don’t blog you can always leave your recipes in the comment section.  If you get stuck, give me a shout and I can add it for you.

I will endeavour to pop by and visit all of your recipes.  I’m sure I will be favouriting a lot of them.

Please do take a minute to visit a few of the recipes, it’s a great way to meet new people.

If you use twitter the hashtag is #scsunday

Here is my first offering.  I thought I’d start with something fairly simple and family friendly.

Curry Prawn Pilau

I was surprised how nice this turned out.  The original recipe called for red chilli but as my 4-year old, she adores prawns, was eating it I opted to leave these out.  You could opt for chilli flakes after.

We had it as a main meal but you may want to use it as a side dish.

Serves 4

Cooking Time: 4 hours

Cooking Temp: varied*


  • 300g of easy cook basmati rice
  • 2 TBSP of korma curry paste
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 700ml of chicken stock
  • 230g of frozen king prawns
  • 140g of frozen peas
  • ½ tsp of dried coriander


1) Rinse the basmati rice in a sieve until the water runs clear.  Place in the slow cooker.

2) Dry fry the onion and korma paste in a frying pan for 3-5 minutes until the onions are soft.  Scrape into the slow cooker with the rice.  Add the chicken stock, mix, cover and cook.

Note: The recipe suggested that you cook it on high for 2-3 hours.  After about an hour it looked like it may burn dry so I turned it down to medium.  Then a couple of friends dropped by and we shared a bottle of red so I turned it down to low.  My only suggestion would be try it on medium for the duration and if it looks like it may boil dry turn it down to low or possibly add more liquid.

3) 30 minutes before you are ready to serve, add the prawns, peas and coriander, mix well, cover and cook on low.

I hope you find some inspiration and thanks to everyone who took the time to share.  Same time and place next week?

Introducing Slow Cooker Sunday! You in?

I know this doesn’t ooze with originality, but as you know I have a ‘thing’ for my slow cooker, I know many of you do to, I use mine at least 3 times a week, last week I used it 5 times!  There seems to be a ‘quiet’ revolution going on.

There is nothing wrong with cooking a stew in the slow cooker, but I’m determined to show people that slow cooking is more than stews and casseroles.  I’ve cooked everything from Thai Curry to Italian Lamb Ambruzzi to a Pork Stirfry .  For a laugh, I once tried to cook pancakes, which wasn’t one of my better ideas!  I’ve even seen someone do a pizza in one????

I spend hours on the net looking for new recipes, but I’d rather try things that are tried and tested.  This is where you come in.

Each Sunday I will post one of my own recipes, most likely bastardized from someone else’s recipe, but I will disclose this.  At the bottom of it there will be a ‘Linky’ where you can share one of your own recipes.  It can be old or new, it doesn’t have to be a full recipe, possibly just a photo of one of your creations, or you could just share one of your favourite slow cooker websites.

Fingers crossed, it will be all fairly simple, but please be patient as this is our first week. Simply, add a short description of the recipe, a link to your blog/url and of course a photo.  If you get stuck or lose the will to live, shout!  I’m always happy to help.

In time, if all goes well, I hope to have themed weeks.  I’m sure I’m not alone but I’m desperate for a few summer ideas!

I do hope you join in and are excited about it as I am.

If you’re on twitter we will be using the hashtag #scsunday

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!