Top 10 family friendly recipes of 2020

By Dec 17, 2020 Recipes

Gathering around the dinner table with loved ones has offered a sense of normality in what has been a far from normal year. As 2020 draws to a close, we take a look back at the most popular dishes amongst UAE families over the last 12 months and offer you a chance to reminisce on the memories that these meals have brought to you and your family this year. 

Halloumi Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Chipotle Cream

A veggie favourite to kick off the top 10! Tacos are a great family-friendly dish, as everyone can get involved with building their own. This one is a particular favourite thanks to it’s combination of salty halloumi and sweet pineapple – a true match made in heaven. 

For the full halloumi tacos recipe, click here. 

Smoked Salmon Risotto with Sugar Snap Peas

Though this dish was not a new addition to our Weekly Menu this year, it’s remained a firm favourite across the last 12 months. “Loved by all the family,” according to many of our customers, this timeless dish is one we’ll be trying again and again. 

For the full salmon risotto recipe, click here.

Chicken Tikka Masala with Cucumber Salad

Another classic dish, this mild masala never fails to impress. As one of our 12 Weekly Classics, this dish appears on the menu on a six-week rotation – with some customers ordering it everytime! It’s a particular hit because of its mild flavour, which can be enhanced with extra spice if needs be.

For the full chicken tikka masala recipe, click here.

Thai Seabass with Coconut Rice

During a year where travel has been restricted, we transported customers to Thailand with this popular dish. Easy to prepare and packed full of flavour, we’re not surprised that this crispy fish served alongside fluffy coconut rice is such a hit with customers.

For the full Thai seabass recipe, click here.

Lemony Prawn Risotto with Asparagus

The second risotto in the top 10, but with good reason! While risottos typically take a little love and care to prepare, they’re always worth it in the end. Our customers agree, labelling this dish as “exceptionally yummy.” 

For the full prawn risotto recipe, click here.

Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Cream

Got kids who aren’t a fan of avocado? Many of our customers found that the zingy cream in this recipe was thoroughly enjoyed by their little ones. Whether yours agree or not, we’re sure these crispy baked tortillas will go down a treat regardless!

For the full chicken taquitos recipe, click here.

Cashew Paneer Curry with Naan and Carrot Salad

Mild, creamy and utterly delicious. There’s not much more to say about this dish, except try it if you haven’t already!

For the full cashew curry recipe, click here.

Smoky Chicken Quesadillas with Salsa and Smashed Avo

Described by one of our customers as “one of the best family dishes to be shared,” this Californian-inspired meal is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. 

For the full chicken quesadilla recipe, click here.

Chicken Breast in Sun Dried Tomato Sauce with Rosemary Potatoes

Familiar flavours like rosemary take humble ingredients such as chicken and potatoes to the next level in this popular dish. The sauce is the star of the show for us though; rich, creamy and packed with tomato flavours!

For the full chicken breast recipe, click here.

Classic Chili Con Carne with Rice and Sour Cream

This hearty, easy to prepare dish is an ultimate family classic. Perfect for unwinding after a busy day!

For the full chili con carne recipe, click here.

Has your favourite Hello Chef dish made it into the top 10? Let us know by sharing snaps from your meal kits with us on social media – @hellochef. We’d love to see what you’ve been cooking!