Which recipe from the Save with Jamie Oliver book?

(27 Posts)
Trampampoline Wed 09-Jul-14 13:02:11

I haven't made any of the recipes from this book and fancy trying something new.

Any particular recipes you'd recommend or avoid?

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 09-Jul-14 19:10:03

I've only tried one, the banh mi, and we loved it.
I need to try more, I can't stand him on the telly but I do love his recipes.

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 09-Jul-14 19:15:19

That's a photo of it from my pinterest.

Trampampoline Wed 09-Jul-14 19:58:50

ooh that looks good. did you make the pate stuff?

LauraChant Wed 09-Jul-14 20:02:38

DH did the rosti today, it ended up a bit burnt though. We might do the snake in a hole tomorrow!

Trampampoline Wed 09-Jul-14 20:03:22

was it tasty Laura ?

Has anybody tried the roasted zombie brain celeriac thing? I really fancy it later in the year, when it's Autumn comfort food time.

LauraChant Wed 09-Jul-14 20:04:50

The book I really love is 15 Minute Meals though. Clearly they take nowhere near 15 minutes but lots of the recipes are really yummy especially the fish tagine.

LauraChant Wed 09-Jul-14 20:05:29

It was OK - not amazing!

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 09-Jul-14 20:10:45

Yes, I did make the pate, I'm an adventurous cook, and eater.

Trampampoline Wed 09-Jul-14 20:14:20

I love 15MM too. Great side dishes like the one the watercress, celery and apple salad - gorgeous!

LauraChant Wed 09-Jul-14 20:26:18

Having a flick through SWJ now -the cauliflower cheese was nice. So was the beef rendang. Loads more I want to try!

ScreamingNotWaving Wed 09-Jul-14 20:29:26

The hit n run chicken was ok but the salmon tacos were lovely.

Trampampoline Wed 09-Jul-14 20:54:16

right, I'm making a shopping list!

melliebobs Wed 09-Jul-14 21:38:14

DH made the Italian sweet potato n chickpea stew and the spicy sausage cassoulette and they were Devine

I've done the Korean rice and not only is it nice it's really quick to make

sharond101 Wed 09-Jul-14 22:20:49

the sausage cassoulet was superb

sharond101 Wed 09-Jul-14 22:23:43

The Italian sweet potato and chickpea stew sounds lovely melliebobs, might need to buy the book for that.

melliebobs Wed 09-Jul-14 22:55:26

It's quite light as well. When DH said he'd made it I thought hmmmm not really appropriate for this heat but it was scrummy. Never going to complain if DH has cooked

LegoCaltrops Wed 09-Jul-14 22:59:28

We made the pot roasted beef brisket. It was beautiful. We mostly just had the leftover meat with freshly cooked veg & potatoes etc, or in sandwiches.

Judez99 Wed 09-Jul-14 23:21:07

I've made the hit and run chicken traybake a couple of times and it's yum - so easy to prep and then just put in oven.

LauraChant Thu 10-Jul-14 17:24:37

Snake in the hole - today's dinner. It does look more appetising in real life and not so much like a poo in a pan.

Cantdothisagain Thu 10-Jul-14 17:29:32

The pork steamed buns are lovely... Ditto the Singapore noodles and the salmon tacos.

TheWordFactory Thu 10-Jul-14 17:40:26

I've made the meatballs alla norma and thought they were good, but DC complained about the taste of fennel seeds (which I wouldn't usually add to meatballs).

DS made the chicken and chorizo paella, and everyone like that.

ABeautifulLie Thu 10-Jul-14 19:32:00

My daughters and I loved the smoked mackerel carbonara and the pasta shells with peas and bacon. DH and DS enjoyed the carbonara too, but were not so keen on the pasta shells dish.

Trampampoline Thu 10-Jul-14 20:37:46

mmmmm...poo in a pan...grin How did it taste?

after all that, I decided on the chicken risotto, purely because I have left over chicken and some fresh chicken stock. So that will be Saturday's tea.

I looked at the brisket recipe - I thought it was supposed to be cheap! 16 quid for the 2kg piece required! hmm

I guess if you can get two meals out of it it might be OK... (family of five).

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