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has anyone got the new Jamie 15 minutes meals book?

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RoobyMurray Thu 27-Sep-12 17:06:07

after being disappointed by Nigelissima, I like the look of JO's new one VERY much.

what are you going to cook first??

flicks through pages, ignoring low carb supposed diet

storminabuttercup Thu 27-Sep-12 18:01:34

Is it really 15 minute stuff though? His 30 minute meals one would have taken me hours!!

BertieBotts Thu 27-Sep-12 18:03:48

But maybe the 15 minute one will take half the amount of hours grin

I might have a look - I didn't know he had a new one out smile

Beanbagz Thu 27-Sep-12 18:04:32

Had an email about this from The Book People today but i can't really justify another cook book having just bought 2 last week.

Let me know how it goes though. I'd be amazed if any of them come close to 15 minutes unless it's a case of cook pasta, drain & add shop bought pesto!

ohmeohmy Thu 27-Sep-12 18:15:33

Take a look at guardian online today... Had a chef challenge... Made it with 4 mins to spare.

RoobyMurray Thu 27-Sep-12 18:38:14

I saw that ohme, but I'd be happy with under 30 minutes for a nice looking tea. Our dinners are so boring, I'd like to stretch myself a bit.

SeventhEverything Thu 27-Sep-12 18:39:29

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sparkle12mar08 Thu 27-Sep-12 22:43:30

I had a flick through in WHS today, lots of pasta recipes and salad recipes, and in the intro he states an average cost of £3.40 ish per person per meal. I think that's very expensive personally.

sparkle12mar08 Thu 27-Sep-12 22:47:14

No puds either from my quick look through, and tbh some of the best things in the 30 minute book were the puds - we do them regularly!

Mine was dispatched yesterday. I'm so excited!

Here's the link to the guardian article, and that has a link to two of the meals in the book.

www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/sep/27/making-15-minute-meal-jamie-in-pictures

RoobyMurray Sun 30-Sep-12 11:46:56

so Yesterday I tried the first recipe in the book, Dim Sum Chicken and it was OK.

I didn't actually make the steamed coconut buns as I was really rushing (making tea for boys whilst baby slept) so I served the chicken with fresh noodles instead.

The chicken was mixed with hoi sin sauce, then it was supposed to steam for 5 minutes. NO WAY was that going to work in a million years. There was too much chicken for the steamer so just the bottom layer was cooking, ever so slightly.

I transferred the chicken to a wok to stir fry, but then the sugar in the hoi sin was burning slightly...hmmm...

Having said all that, the kids liked it!

So, to sum up:

it took probably about 30 minutes, even without one part of the recipe and the method was flawed. Not a good start!

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