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The Total Greek Yoghurt Treasure Hunt!

So those clever people from Total Yoghurt have come up with a new game for us..

If the Facebook app for 1000 recipes using Total Yoghurt wasn’t both useful and amazing , and the little Kindle cookbook wasn’t cheap and tasty  (and I’ll have you know that the Stan Laurel Cheesecake is in there doncha know ) now they have a crazy Treasure Hunt , where they have hidden away 30 TOTAL recipes on 30 different food blogs across the web.  If you can find them, you are in with the chance of winning Paul Merrett’s Ultimate Chef’s Kit, worth over £800.

Join the TOTAL Recipe Treasure Hunt!

All you have to do is find them using the clues..   On the tab you’ll find clues leading to 10 of the hidden recipes and over the next few weeks, Total will be posting additional clues on their timeline to help you find the final 20. The more recipes you find, the more times your name goes into the draw and the more chances you have to win! All the recipes are part of their brand new recipe collection 1000 Ways to Love your TOTAL.

If you have been paying attention to my blog posts, you will know that I love Total yoghurt, it is the only fat free yoghurt worth eating in my opinion. It has no fillers, no stabilisers, no extras. Just lots of thick creamy good for you protein filled yoghurt.

I was so delighted then to be invited to be one of the 30 recipes for the Treasure Hunt. I chose the Chili Satay and Lime Chicken. I love satay, and love chicken, so this sounded just up my street.

However…. well, you know me by now.. I am not the kind of person to leave a recipe alone. Total supplied the ingredients for the recipe, so I couldn’t mess about with it too much, but I still managed to change it to be more mine. If you know what I mean.

Total’s recipe leaves the chicken thighs intact, with their skin on, I wanted this to be more like a kebab, so took the skin off and cut each thigh into three pieces. Into their marinade they went – Total had sent a bottle of made Satay sauce rather than the ingredients to make my own, which was slightly disappointing.  I found the made sauce too sweet for my taste, and so I added a tablespoon of fish sauce to sharpen it up a little. When I make this again, I will make my own satay marinade with fresh ingredients to give a better flavour. 

I was cooking for just the two of us, so cooked 4 thighs but with the full marinade amount, and marinaded overnight in a vacuum packed bag. 

Come dinner time, I skewered the chicken on flat metal skewers, and coated them with marinade. This was lovely and thick and gave a chicken tikka kind of coating, but with a satay flavour.

No fat in the marinade, so I wondered if it would grill ok. No need to worry, it set slightly as it grilled, and got nice charred edges ( I love a bit of char, but if you don’t then you might need to keep an eye on the grill heat and keep turning the skewers) protecting the chicken beautifully.  It needed roughly 10 minutes grilling on each side, giving me time to make a salad, a satay dipping sauce and to cook the rice.

The salad was quite simple, shredded carrots, red onions, beansprouts and chopped coriander, dressed with some of the satay sauce slaked down with lime juice and some seasoned rice vinegar. No oil again, this is a very light meal altogether.

The dipping sauce was made from the remains of the satay sauce, gussied up a bit with some chopped peanuts, fish sauce and some extra lime juice. (Seriously, I needed to really give that sauce some more flavour, I can’t recommend using a pre-made brand at all. )

and here was dinner!! Apart from the time in the marinade (when of course I was asleep so can’t count this as cooking time) I think the entire cooking and preparation time was around 40 mins.

Would I make this again? yes I would. I would make the satay sauce from fresh ingredients, but apart from that, the recipe is quick, easy and tasty.  And oh so good for you.  Totally!