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CrockedPot Tue 15-Mar-16 15:03:20

Hi
Having friends round on Friday who are real foodies...fortunately one is also doing SW! Any ideas for delicious starters/mains/desserts that would work well together?
TIA

AvaLeStrange Tue 15-Mar-16 22:09:49

I did boeuf bourginon recently in the slow cooker! Just did all the frying in Frylight and used back bacon instead of lardons. Worked out at 4.5 syns per person because of the wine. Served with SW roast potatoes & lots of veg. Our friend who was eating with us is a chef and asked for the recipe & how I did the spuds!

Could do Bloody Mary prawns to start - king prawns in a dressing of passata, vodka, black pepper, celery salt & Tabasco.

Dessert is trickier - baked apples filled with mincemeat counts as a HexB and there is a recipe for pseudo vanilla ice cream made with quark & muller lights.

AvaLeStrange Tue 15-Mar-16 22:12:11

Haven't made this myself but several people at the group I go to have and really rate it Raspberry roulade

MisForMumNotMaid Tue 15-Mar-16 22:19:08

I really like various pickles which are generally free foods on slimming world. Particular favorites are peperdew peppers. I stuff them with lidl mini mozerella balls broken in two (mozerella is one of the lower syn cheeses).

At Christmas i did a kind of antipasta starter with stuffed perperdew, lots of different coloured cherry tomatos, olives, various sliced lean meats all arranged on a wooden board, rocket, mozerella, bread sticks and warm dough balls. Very easy to buy in advance and quite social food.

MisForMumNotMaid Tue 15-Mar-16 22:23:53

For a main to go with the above I'd go for a simple tomato herb pasta with fillet steak and big fresh salad.

Dessert merringues and fresh berries with optional cream.

frikadela01 Tue 15-Mar-16 22:24:45

In my experience there is no such thing as a SW friendly desert that isn't fruit salad or jelly. The raspberry roulade thing tastes weird and has a very starge texture. I would not be impressed if I went to a dinner party and that was the desert, nor would I if it was quark or muller light based.
It's one meal. I'd do the starter and main sw friendly (not that hard just do the usual swaps oil for fry light etc) and do a proper desert.

AvaLeStrange Wed 16-Mar-16 07:50:35

Tbf I think frikadela has a point about SW puddings, although pavlova would work - if you did individual ones you could give the slimmers the option of yoghurt/sweetened quark or cream.

I do a few makeshift desserts for my own benefit but they wouldn't work for a dinner party.

namechangedtoday15 Wed 16-Mar-16 09:39:11

jamie's blackened chicken

jamie's steak

These are 2 great recipes for a main which are low in syns and go down very well with guests (although I use giant couscous in the chicken recipe rather than quinoa).

For the puddings - would you cheat and use shop bought mousse (the M&S COU chocolate mousse or lemon mousse) - decant into nice glasses, add chocolate shavings or lemon rind to make it look homemade?!

CrockedPot Fri 18-Mar-16 06:03:48

Thanks everyone! Now a bit spoiled for choice! Think you might be right about pud...tempted just to go non SW for that bit. Mmmmm, chocolate.....!

Hackedabove Fri 18-Mar-16 06:41:57

We did the Trinidadian curry when we had friends over because it's a good one to prep early and leave simmering.

I think if you've shown willing with the starter and main you can do a proper dessert with a SW option.

Hackedabove Sun 27-Mar-16 07:29:45

What was your menu in the end?

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