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can we have a thread where we recommend recipes that we often re-visit?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 26-Jan-16 18:53:28

You don't have to go to the trouble of copying and pasting or describing it all, but just recommend the recipe and the book and why it works for you/your family? Everyone else can google the links.

As an example, for me it would be the minestrone from Nigella's How To Eat. I've made it so often now that I don't really need to look at the book, but I love it because it is quirky (no garlic, no tomatoes - both of which I love but this recipe just totally works without either) and one way to get the children to eat dark greens. And also because it is lush and keeps well and can be a lunch for friends, or a proper main course dinner for family.

I want to expand my repertoire of fail-safe day to day stuff like this! Anyone want to contribute?

bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 26-Jan-16 21:34:46


TalcAndTurnips Tue 26-Jan-16 21:44:54

Gordon 'Fuck off' Ramsay's chicken tikka masala - it is excellent and very simple.

Full of sweary goodness.

TalcAndTurnips Tue 26-Jan-16 21:46:03

And do I spot the return to an old familiar name? grin

Plumpysoft Tue 26-Jan-16 21:47:55

Nigellas split pea and frankfurter soup - mmmmmm

bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 26-Jan-16 21:55:21

Yes Talcy. Brought it out in honour of beloved recently departed Mr DB.

Gordon fucking Ramsay you say? Not sure I've ever made a recipe of his before. I shall look it up, thank you ...

TalcAndTurnips Tue 26-Jan-16 22:03:47

I wouldn't normally gravitate towards the foul-mouthed craggy one, but I found the recipe when wanting to make a curry from scratch.

Every family member I have forced on so far seems to have been able to finish a plateful. That's good going for me. confused

travailtotravel Tue 26-Jan-16 22:10:13

Hairy Bikers Masala Chicken. It's in the diet book. But does not taste like diet food. Though you do need to buy the whole spice aisle to get the flavours in.

SlinkyVagabond Tue 26-Jan-16 23:51:58

Jamie Oliver's fiery cchicken skewers with noodle salad from 30 minute (my arse) meals.Though I serve noodles hot (cold noodles-bleugh), don't bother with skewers and you will need to make twice the number of caramelised cashews as you will pick at them. scoff the lot

margaritasbythesea Tue 26-Jan-16 23:57:45

I have a Hairy bikers Indian chicken one all my family love. I'll post it tomorrow.

banff82 Wed 27-Jan-16 00:00:57

Mary Berry's taleggio chicken. You can substitute brie if you can't find taleggio. It's so easy to make but looks impressive and tastes amazing.

banff82 Wed 27-Jan-16 00:01:50

Picture and recipe here:

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Wed 27-Jan-16 00:05:55

The Nigella tray bake with chicken, chorizo, potatoes and oranges here

Make it time and time again and everyone loves it. If DCs don't like spice (and I do use a spicy chorizo) then I do one tray without the chorizo.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Wed 27-Jan-16 00:08:29

And the Jamie Oliver spaghetti with prawns, rocket, white wine and sundried tomato past from Jamie's Italian. DS (v v fussy) loves this and calls it Spaghetti Prawnganase

VocationalGoat Wed 27-Jan-16 00:08:41

Nigel Slater's potato gratin dauphinoise is the bomb! I serve this dish with either salmon or Toulouse sausages. Gorgeous and simple to make.

BoyFromTheBigBadCity Wed 27-Jan-16 06:55:47

Fiona Beckett's baked lemon chicken and pities (though I have tweaked). Also her white bean mash.

Hugh F-W's potato, parsnip and sausage bake, also easy to adapt for fussy eaters.

minifingerz Wed 27-Jan-16 08:29:52

Thai salmon

Salmon fillets in foil.

Pour over Thai curry sauce (coconut milk, green curry paste, garlic, sugar, fish sauce) and a huge handful of basil. Seal, bake, serve with rice and sushi pickled cucumbers.

Dc's love this meal. They'll eat it made with aubergines instead of salmon too.

Rosa Wed 27-Jan-16 08:40:06

the slimming world chicken in diet coke... I did it once and they ask for it again and again .

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 27-Jan-16 08:49:13

This is brilliant, exactly what I was after thank you so much!

Keep 'em coming.

I've just remembered a recent addition to my repertoire which went down very well with the children and is a variation on the "what to make with mince" theme - it was Keema curry from the BBC Good Food website. I used madras curry paste (quite spicy) instead of the spices in the recipe because we all like a bit of kick to our curries. I'll definitely make that again.

JapanNextYear Wed 27-Jan-16 08:54:12

BBQ sea bass with chilli and garlic

Quick, easy and really tasty.

bookbook Wed 27-Jan-16 09:03:39

Niel Slater -Roast chicken with cardamom and yogurt

I do it a lot, it is good without the cayenne pepper as well if you don't want spicy. Hardly any effort

you need to scroll down a bit

Bombaybunty Wed 27-Jan-16 09:13:32

Jamie Oliver's fennel and salami pasta.
Easy and tasty, especially if you add the crispy Rosemary flavoured bread crumbs.
An excellent mid week dinner.

MrsPear Wed 27-Jan-16 09:19:01

This needs to be moved to be saved!

For me the Hairy bikers Spanish style chicken in the diet book and the chilli - in fact I recommend the diet book. Keeps you on track and is what I call normal food nothing fancy where you are left wondering wtf is that ?! Although I find the portions huge! Tomorrow I am doing the chilli and I only use 250g mince rather than 500g for example

Nigel slatter apple crumble on bbc website - sounds daft but it is the only crumble that turns out like a crumble!

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Wed 27-Jan-16 09:22:22

Sophie Gregson's sausage and cabbage casserole in her Vegetables book.

It's incredibly simple, just needs to be shoved on and left, and transforms cabbage into some miraculous yummy substance.

I oughtn't to encourage the pirated C&P'ing, but you'll sooo want to make this:

GoneAndDone Wed 27-Jan-16 09:38:22

This Swede & Coconut Daal is delicious! I've always used swede but butternut squash would probably work well too.

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