Generally, we don’t pander to kids who want something in particular for dinner when it’s not going to suit the rest of the family. We firmly believe in pulling rank and enforcing the ‘everyone gets the same meal – if you’re hungry, you’ll eat it’ rule because life would be rather hellish if we didn’t.
However, when one child requests chicken for dinner and you realise that you quite fancy that too, but there’s a pesky pescatarian in the family, what do you do?
Easy. You buy the roast chicken (already roasted), at the same time get a piece of fish to pacify the pescatarian (which they cook themselves because they are the outlier), throw a trayful of vegetables in the oven, and whip up this 2-minute yoghurt and herb sauce to bring it all together.
Everyone is happy and well fed because vegetables turn into ‘chips’ when they come out of the oven.
This sauce serves 4 as an accompaniment to fish, meat and/or vegetables so it’s perfect for a BBQ as well as a mid-week dinner.
You will need:
- 1 cup plain yoghurt (240g)
- Small handful of soft herbs, e.g. parsley, dill, mint, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed (or 1 tsp minced garlic)
- 1/2 lemon, juiced (around 1-2 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
What you do
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Serve with vegetables, fish and/or meat.