This recipe was conceived as an emergency, ultra low-effort side dish. Just dump all the ingredients in a pan, and shove it in the oven. End result: seasoned rice that’s amazingly similar to wok-tossed fried rice! Every grain of rice is perfectly cooked and fluffy, and the bacon even goes golden!
Easy ✅ Quick ✅ Tasty ✅
The familiar sweetness of sweet potato gets a boost of savoury by cooking them fondant style: Roasting in stock, long and slow, so the inside turns meltingly creamy and the outsides caramelise.
A great appetiser to make for a crowd – no fiddly assembly, make ahead and easy to transport. Cream cheese and salty salami is a stellar combination. Add whatever you want into the filling – capers add a nice tang to an otherwise rich filling.
This is a wonderful moist cake that’s bursting with orange flavour in a way that you can only achieve using whole oranges – rind and all! Boiling the oranges removes the bitterness from the pith (white part). You still get the fainest whiff of bitterness in the finshed cake – but it’s actually pleasant and reminds you that you’re eating real oranges!
Recipe video above. A traditional French dish, this is essentially a quick chicken stew with a creamy white mushroom sauce. It’s a bit like a white sauce version of the famous French Coq au Vin – but it’s much faster to make!
This is a wonderful rustic family meal that’s quick enough for midweek, or to elevate to restaurant level by using homemade chicken stock.
This Bean Soup comes to you from El Bulli restaurant, famed in its time for topping the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, year after year. But fear not! This is not a complex Michelin star dish. It’s a simple bean soup from the El Bulli staff cookbook, “The Family Meal”.
In Thailand, Green Papaya Salad is traditionally made in giant mortar and pestles large enough to hold the entire salad. The dressing is pounded first, and the rest of the salad is added, pounded a little and finally tossed. For this home version, we use an ordinary size mortar instead. We make the salad in stages, then bring it all together at the end in a bowl.
This is a simple-yet-luxurious, cheffy way to cook salmon. By basting continuously with foaming garlic butter, it seeps into every crack and crevice of the salmon and gives it the ultimate buttery crust.
Dinner on the table in 20 minutes! The sauce is ridiculously addictive – I’m tempted to double it!