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7 DELICIOUS RECIPES FROM JUST 95P PER SERVING AT ALDI

Research by supermarket Aldi has revealed that over a third (35%)1 of families will be adopting meal planning when children return to school and with a 7-day meal plan from Aldi, this will be easier than ever!

 

You can enjoy a week’s worth of super tasty and affordable evening meals all from recipe ingredients costing just £51.40, compared to £80.95 at Tesco, meaning you can save up to £29.55 (35%) by shopping at Aldi2.

The research has also revealed that 32% of families experimented with new recipes during lockdown and will continue to do so when kids return to school this month. Aldi’s ‘Back to School’ recipes offer easy and delicious ideas that even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy. 

Bring a little bit of Europe to your dinner table with Spanish Chicken Thighs. An easy and delicious dish with a twist combining chicken thighs, chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil, paprika, parsley and black olives.  These fresh flavours will transport you straight to the Costa del Sol. 

Or, for something hearty but healthy, enjoy Aldi’s Chickpea and Pepper Vegetarian Curry. Made with chickpeas, peppers, spring onions, Greek yoghurt, and a variety of herbs and spices, this is the perfect way to ensure that everyone on the table is getting all the veggie goodness that they need. 

For a mouth-watering dish that is guaranteed to fill all of the tummies in your house, try Chicken and Tomato Pasta Bake. Packed with tender chicken and tangy tomatoes and topped with cheddar, everyone will be asking for seconds. 

Aldi’s Spanish Chicken Thighs

Cost per serving: £1.18

Ingredients

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1kg pack fresh Chicken Thighs

400g tin Chopped Tomatoes

1 tsp Garlic Granules

1 small handful of fresh Basil

2 tsp Paprika

300g Rice

350g Cherry Tomatoes

8 x Black Olives

1 x Red Pepper, sliced

1 squeeze of fresh Lemon Juice

1 tsp Dried Parsley

Freshly Ground Salt and Black Pepper

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and brown the chicken on all sides. Drain and place in an ovenproof dish.

Fry the pepper until lightly coloured. Add into the dish with the chicken. Add the garlic, a handful of basil, paprika and tinned chopped tomatoes to a pan. Heat gently for 3-4 minutes.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake in the oven for around 35-40 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the rice as per instructions, then drain. Whilst the rice is cooking, prepare the salad by halving the cherry tomatoes and olives. Mix the two ingredients together.

To make the salad dressing, whisk together 1 tbsp of oil, lemon juice and parsley.

Ensure the chicken is thoroughly cooked and piping hot throughout.

Serve the Spanish chicken with the rice and salad and top with the dressing.

Aldi’s Turkey Mince Enchiladas

Cost per serving: £1.75

Ingredients

1 x 500g pack British Turkey Mince

2 x Peppers

200g Mushrooms

1 tsp Paprika

1 tsp crushed Chillies

2 x small handfuls of fresh Basil

1 x 400g Multipack dips Tex Mex selection

200g Mature Cheddar, grated

1 x pack 8 Tortilla Wraps

A little Olive Oil

Salt and Black Pepper

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.

Chop the peppers finely, discarding any white pith or seeds. Wipe the mushrooms then chop finely.

Fry the mince in a large frying pan or wok, in a little oil until sealed, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon as you cook. Add the chopped peppers, mushrooms, crushed chillies, paprika and basil and cook for a few minutes.

Add the salsa from the Tex Mex Selection then season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring for a few more minutes. Ensure product is thoroughly cooked and piping hot throughout.

Put the tortilla wraps out flat on a work surface, then divide the mixture between them, putting it in the centre of the wraps.

Put a teaspoon of sour cream from the Tex Mex Selection on the top then add a handful of grated cheese.

Fold the wraps into parcels then put them on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Sprinkle with a small handful of basil over the enchiladas and serve.

Aldi’s Chickpea and Pepper Curry

Cost per serving: £0.95

Ingredients

1 x 400g can Chickpeas

1 x Pepper, sliced

2 x  Red Onions

2 x cloves Garlic

20g piece of fresh Ginger, peeled

25ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

500g Greek Yogurt

1 tsp Ground Cumin

1 heaped tsp Paprika

4 Spring Onions

2 heaped tsp Curry Powder

1 x Lime, juiced

200g Rice

Method

Peel, halve and slice ¾ of the onions thinly. Sauté, along with the pepper, in a large frying pan or wok in the oil for 5 minutes on a low heat.

Peel the garlic and mince, then finely chop 15g of the ginger. Add these to the pan, along with the paprika, curry powder and cumin. Cook for a minute on a low heat, stirring as you cook.

Add the yogurt, lime juice and drained chickpeas, heat through for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the rice as per instructions on the pack.

Thinly slice the remaining 10g ginger and four 4 onions.

Serve the curry alongside the rice and top with remaining sliced red onion, ginger and spring onions.

Aldi’s Chicken and Tomato Pasta Bake

Cost per serving: £1.60

Ingredients

1 x 650g pack Chicken Breast Fillets

300g Fusilli Pasta

1 x Red Onion

1 x 6 pack Tomatoes

500g Passata

300ml Crème Fraîche

1 x Lemon, juiced

2 x small handful of fresh Basil, chopped

2 tsp Paprika

100g Cheddar Cheese, grated

40ml Olive Oil

Black Pepper

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.

Cook the pasta as per instructions on the pack.

Meanwhile, peel and chop the onion finely. Chop the tomatoes into small chunks. Cut the chicken fillets into bite-sized pieces.

In a large frying pan, sauté the onions and the chicken in the olive oil until just slightly brown.

In a large bowl, mix the crème fraîche, passata, lemon juice, 1 small handful of chopped fresh basil and paprika, then season with plenty of black pepper, mixing well.

Add the cooked chicken and onion into the mixing bowl, along with the other ingredients and mix well.

Pour into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle over the grated cheese and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Ensure the dish is thoroughly cooked and piping hot throughout before serving.

Aldi’s Baked Sausages and Sweet Potato Mash

Cost per serving: £1.68

Ingredients

2 x 400g packs Caramelised Onion Sausages

1kg Sweet Potatoes

1 head of Broccoli

80g Butter

15ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A little Milk

300g Gravy Granules

Salt

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.

Put the sausages in a roasting dish and add 15ml olive oil, then cook for 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel the sweet potatoes, cut into large chunks and boil for 20 minutes, until tender, in some lightly salted water.

Drain the liquid from the sweet potatoes and mash them, along with the butter and a little milk.

Cut the broccoli into florets and cook in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain any excess oil from the sausages. Boil some water to make the gravy.

Ensure sausages are thoroughly cooked and piping hot throughout.

Serve the sausages alongside the sweet potato mash and broccoli, then cover with gravy.

Aldi’s Homemade Healthy Fish & Chips

Cost per serving: £1.74

Ingredients

2 x packs 250g Cod Loin Fillets

2 tbsp Plain Flour

4 x slices of White Bread

2 x Eggs, beaten

4 x Maris Piper Potatoes (around 600g)

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

250g Garden Peas

Juice of ½ a Lemon

Salt & Pepper

Method

Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6.

Slice the potatoes into chips, then boil for 5 minutes. Drain the water from the pan and leave the potatoes to cool. Once cool, place on a baking tray and coat with the olive oil.

Toast 4 slices of bread. Once toasted, grate the slices into a bowl using a cheese grater.

Season the flour with a dash of salt and pepper, then roll the cod fillets in the flour until covered. Pat off any excess. Dip the cod fillets into the beaten eggs, ensuring to coat evenly. 

Place the fillets into the bowl of breadcrumbs and lightly toss so that they become totally covered. Lift out gently and then place onto a lightly oiled baking tray. 

Bake both the cod and the chips in the oven for 25 minutes, until the fish is cooked and the chips are lightly browned. Boil the garden peas for 3 minutes.

Plate the breaded fish fillets alongside the chips and peas, with a squeeze of lemon and dash of pepper to serve.

Aldi’s Italian Pork Bake 

Cost per serving: £1.17

Ingredients

1 x 480g pack Pork Loin Steaks

1 x 400g can Chickpeas

3 x sticks Celery – approx. 300g

4 Spring Onions

2 tsp Tomato Purée

1 tsp Green Pesto

1 tsp Paprika

50g drained Black Olives

1 x Chicken Stock Cube

300ml Boiling Water

300g Rice

300g Cherry Tomatoes

2 tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Black Pepper

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200˚C/Gas Mark 6.

Slice the pork steaks into finger-sized pieces. In a large frying pan, sauté the pork in some oil on both sides until browned. Transfer to a shallow ovenproof dish.

Trim the celery and chop into small pieces. Fry them in the same pan with a little more oil until just coloured.

Add the pesto, tomato purée, olives, crumbled stock cube, paprika and the drained chickpeas. Pour over the boiling water, season with some black pepper and bring to the boil, stirring often.

Pour the rice and sauce over the pork. Cover with some foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Check that the rice is cooked. If not, you may need to add a little more boiling water and return to the oven for another few minutes.

Meanwhile, chop the tomatoes in half, finely chop the spring onions, mix together and serve alongside the pork and rice bake.

-ENDS –

1Research conducted on behalf of Aldi by Mortar Research with 1000 parents of primary school children. Please find the link to these comparison charts here

2 †Based on a comparison of Aldi products against products shown only. Tesco may sell other products at different prices. Lowest Tesco price pro rata, considering size and offers, used and checked on tesco.com on 21/07/20. Aldi price and packaging correct as of 21/07/20. Salt, pepper and milk are not included in the costs per serving. For more information visit aldi.co.uk/bts. Subject to availability. Product packaging may differ in each region. Products and prices may vary in Scotland, Aldi Local and for Deliveroo. Accessed via: https://cdn.aldi-digital.co.uk/JuBt4sKCpN8wDvPfyAFKBCthT$U.pdf 

For more information, please contact the Aldi Consumer Press Office on:

T: +44 207 693 6995 or E: aldi@welcometofrank.com

Notes to editors:

Aldi is Britain’s fifth largest supermarket with 880 stores and more than 34,000 employees.

Aldi is attracting hundreds of thousands of new customers every year with its range of exclusive brands, passing low operating costs on to customers in the form of low prices.

The supermarket believes in making every day amazing and that’s why every single day Aldi delivers on the best possible value for millions of families throughout the UK and Ireland across everything from award-winning fresh produce to world class gin.

Aldi won’t be beaten on price; consistently racks up award after award for quality; treats its suppliers with fairness and respect and recognises the responsibility of supporting valued institutions such as Team GB to demonstrate the importance of health and wellness. That’s Aldi. That’s everyday amazing. The reason they do this? Because Aldi believes that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy, affordable food…it’s a right, not a privilege.

The company’s current achievements and initiatives include:

  • Aldi is the UK’s lowest priced supermarket. Research released by Which? in July showed customers doing a full shop at Tesco will currently spend 23% more than they would for the same goods at Aldi. And those shopping at Sainsbury’s would have spent 30% more than at Aldi. It tracked the price of nearly 80 essential items at the UK’s eight biggest supermarkets throughout June 2020.
  • Aldi has a five-year partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust – its fundraising target of £5m will go towards helping the trust to reach out to every young person with cancer in the UK. 
  • Aldi’s rates of pay are significantly higher than the Government’s National Living Wage and also above the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended national rates. Store Assistants receive a minimum hourly rate of £9.40 nationally and £10.90 in London. 
  • Aldi is the official supermarket partner of Team GB and ensures every member of the team has access to fresh healthy Aldi food via monthly shopping vouchers, and that 1.2 million 5-14 year olds will learn about the benefits of cooking fresh, healthy food via its Get Set to Eat Fresh education initiative. Aldi has been a partner since 2015 and has extended its commitment to the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.
  • In May 2020, for the seventh consecutive year, Aldi was ranked the best-performing supermarket for compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, underlining its commitment to maintaining fair, predictable and sustainable prices within its supply chain.
  • Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at www.aldi.co.uk/awards

For more information, please contact the Aldi Press Office on:
T: 0207 479 0910 or alditeam@clarioncomms.co.uk

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