In the Co-Op at the weekend I spotted a lovely range of Tapas that I'd thought would be suitable for work lunches. They could all be microwaved and looked of a decent size.
As it was the weekend I had the first for lunch at home - the Chorizo & Red Pepper stew.
As I had the luxury of an oven I did it there instead.
And I turned it into a meal with added rice.
While the flavours were quite muted compared to actual tapas in Spain it was a decent flavour with a great mix of ingredients. I think that the 'serves 2' assumes that you are using all three in the 3 for £6 range in the same meal though as this with the rice was still a little small for an evening meal.
Next up I had the Chicken & Chorizo Paella. I microwaved this at work, which dried it out a little more than I'd hoped, but the range of bits was still interesting and tasty. The portion was a bit small again and I was hungry before I left work.
I haven't had the third in the range yet (meatballs) but I'm guessing it will be of a similar high-quality/small size. What I'm thinking I will do with the range in future is to choose two complementary pots and eat them together - although this raises the price to £4 a lunch which is more than I'd like.
They all smelt fantastic and turned a few heads at work and it was certainly something to look forwards to at lunch time. A nice treat - and if you have a partner who likes similar then a fun and easy evening meal for £6 for two people is a bargain.