Friday Night Feasts Method This noodle dish is super-popular in Thailand and it’s one of my favourites, too. Cook the rice noodles according to the packet instructions. Spiced lamb and herby quinoa crumble 500g lean British lamb mince1 tbsp light olive oil1 red onion, chopped2 tbsp plain flour2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander½ tsp ground cinnamon1-2 green chillies, chopped 5cm piece fresh ginger, grated2 fat garlic cloves, crushed500ml fresh chicken or lamb stock200ml tomato passataSeeds ½ pomegranate For the herby quinoa crumble 190g uncooked quinoa, rinsed 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 150g feta, crumbledZest 1 lemonHandful fresh mint, leaves slicedHandful fresh parsley, leaves chopped You’ll also need… 1 litre ovenproof dish
Jamie Oliver Recipes Method Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Oven grill on high • Food processor (fine slicer) • Medium lidded pan, high heat • Large high-sided roasting tray, high heat • Large frying pan, medium-high heat START COOKING Finely slice the potatoes in the processor, then tip into the medium pan and cover with boiling water and the lid • Peel the onions, finely slice in the processor, then tip into the roasting tray with 2 tablespoons of oil, crumble in the stock cube and season with salt and pepper • Tear in the sage leaves and stir regularly, adding a splash of water if they start to catch Halve the leeks lengthways, rinse under the tap, then finely slice • Put into the empty lidded pan on a high heat with 1 tablespoon of oil, stirring often • Finely slice the bacon and add to the chicken pan, tossing regularly • Stir the spinach and peas into the leeks and once the spinach has wilted and the peas are tender, pile on a board or platter with the chicken and bacon on top • Serve with the gratin
Polenta with mushroom and artichoke For the polenta 150g coarse ground polenta (see tip)2 tsp salt, or to taste4 tbsp olive oil or ghee (clarified butter), or 50g butter For the topping 2 garlic cloves, crushed250g button mushrooms, sliced150g marinated artichoke hearts, drained4 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves picked, plus extra to serve100g goat’s cheese (4-8 slices, depending on the shape of the cheese)Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling 01.Put 1 litre water in a heavy-based saucepan and bring to a simmer. Heat another 500ml water in a kettle or separate saucepan. Sizzling Fajitas Method Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Liquidizer • Griddle pan, high heat • Medium frying pan, medium-high heat • Large pan, medium heat START COOKING Tear the dried chilli into the liquidizer and just cover with boiling water to rehydrate • Trim and add the spring onions with the tomato, coriander stalks, fresh chilli, juice of 1 lime, the balsamic and soy sauce, pop the lid on and leave to sit • Remove the stalks and seeds from the peppers, then tear up and place on the griddle pan • Peel, quarter and add the red onion, season with salt and pepper, then let it char nicely all over
Tandoori-style chicken For the chicken 8 skinless chicken thighs, legs, or botha slice of unsalted butter, melteda little paprika or Kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp chaat masala1 tsp ground fenugreek For the marinade Pork Belly Buns Method Make your buns a day in advance (re-steaming them before serving). Melt the butter. Put the yeast in a large bowl with 450ml warm water and leave for a few minutes to do its thing. Horseradish and preserved lemon salmon roulade Vegetable oil for greasing60g plain flour½ tsp bicarbonate of soda1 tsp salt1 large free-range egg150ml whole milkSmall bunch fresh dill, roughly chopped200g good quality smoked salmon, cut into thin slices For the herb paste Large bunch fresh parsley2 x small bunches fresh chives, roughly choppedFinely grated zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Fish Fingers Recipe Method Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Toss the sweet potato wedges in a roasting tray with a pinch of salt and pepper, the paprika and a lug of olive oil. Cook in the hot oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.