Hugh's Three Good Things...on a Plate by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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  • Courgettes, mangetout, lemon
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    • Ingredients: tomatoes; red chillies; apple cider vinegar; parsley
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    • Ingredients: oranges; fennel; watercress
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    • Ingredients: beetroots; apples; pecans; apple cider vinegar; rapeseed oil; English mustard
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    • Ingredients: fennel; apples; goat cheese
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    • Ingredients: Puy lentils; oranges; raisins; celeriac; apple cider vinegar
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    • Ingredients: baby spinach; mushrooms; blue cheese; English mustard; apple cider vinegar; honey
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    • Ingredients: cauliflower; tomatoes; baby capers
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    • Ingredients: celeriac; white cabbage; apple cider vinegar; egg yolks; English mustard; wholegrain mustard
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    • Ingredients: fennel; tangerines; pumpkin seeds; apple cider vinegar
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    • Ingredients: Puy lentils; green cabbage; avocados; English mustard
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    • Ingredients: beetroots; eggs; anchovies; English mustard; apple cider vinegar
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    • Ingredients: new potatoes; French beans (haricots verts); canned sardines
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    • Ingredients: white beans; cherry tomatoes; Parma ham; English mustard; balsamic vinegar
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  • Squash, ricotta, ham
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    • Ingredients: squash; garlic; ricotta cheese; Parma ham
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  • Chicory, peaches, black pudding
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    • Ingredients: limes; apples; mint
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    • Ingredients: oranges; cucumbers; strawberries; mint
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    • Ingredients: asparagus; yoghurt; almonds; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; sesame seeds; sunflower seeds; dried chilli flakes
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    • Ingredients: asparagus; eggs; sourdough bread; Parma ham
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    • Ingredients: beetroots; walnuts; walnut oil; feta cheese
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  • Egg, purple sprouting, garam masala
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    • Ingredients: eggs; purple sprouting broccoli; garam masala
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    • Ingredients: tomatoes; thyme; bay leaves; buffalo mozzarella cheese; basil; Parmesan cheese; pine nuts
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Notes about this book

  • Eat Your Books

    Later published as River Cottage Easy (2017).

  • Cati on December 30, 2017

    This book has been republished as Easy.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Asparagus, new potatoes, halloumi

    • Astrid5555 on April 27, 2021

      Great weeknight dinner, loved the oven-baked halloumi cheese with the vegetables. No complaints from the family, always a good sign.

    • sharifah on June 30, 2014

      Very simple, and delicious!

  • Pasta, courgettes, mozzarella

    • Astrid5555 on February 18, 2021

      Comfort food at its best and a grea way to get kids to eat zucchini.

    • mowat27 on July 20, 2015

      I used cream cheese instead of double cream (who ever has a couple of tablespoons of cream just lying around I'll never know!) and added a bit of chorizo.

  • Cabbage, onion, bread

    • eliza on May 14, 2020

      Delicious! Made this using kale instead of cabbage as noted in the recipe. Also added optional cheese and some cassoulet beans I had cooked, and used my own chicken stock, and toasted the bread first. This is so simple but is so so good. I would serve this to company for brunch or lunch and it could easily be made vegetarian with veg stock. Great pandemic cooking as it uses bits and pieces such as stale sourdough, greens, and odds and ends of cheese. Will definitely repeat.

  • Leeks, cheese, bread

    • eliza on December 01, 2015

      Good and easy. Basically this is cheese on toast with some cooked leeks in between. I added some mushrooms to the filling. It's important to use a strong cheddar to stand up to the leeks and the toasting.

    • Hannaha100 on June 17, 2017

      This was a nice quick meal. I think my leeks could have cooked for a touch longer and @eliza is right about needing a strong cheese. Next time I might try the suggestion of a smear of mustard as well.

  • Smoked fish, spinach, Béchamel

    • sharifah on May 25, 2017

      Very nice and tasty dish; simple with just a few ingredients. I used smoked basa fillets, and I added the poached egg. Proportions were exactly right for two - served with Paul Hollywood's Soda Bread.

  • Chicken, plums, soy

    • pomona on February 02, 2021

      Tasty and quick to prepare. And it looked just like the picture.

  • Fennel, apple, goat's cheese

    • tui on May 13, 2013

      A delicious salad which I served with roast chicken. I added celery because I had some and substituted shaved parmesan for goat's cheese. Definitely one to make again.

  • Plums, crumble, ice cream

    • tui on January 20, 2014

      The 'independent crumble' is a great idea. I actually served it with roasted peaches rather than plums and it was delicious. I added some cinnamon because it seemed a good idea. The recipe does make a lot of crumble - I think I will make only half as much next time, even though the it can be kept for another meal.

  • Cauliflower, tomatoes, capers

    • eeeve on February 18, 2019

      Made this with a slight adaptation: grilled my slightly-past-their-prime tomatoes instead of using them raw, and tipped them over the (assembled) rest of the ingredients while still hot. I thought the salad tasted good warm, but not so later on in the day after a few hours in the fridge. Warming up the leftovers again on the next day didn’t really do the trick either, so not one to repeat for me.

  • Asparagus, yoghurt, dukka

    • eeeve on May 31, 2015

      What a great combo, and good fun to eat with people who don't mind sharing food from the same bowls. We also tried this with radish, turnips and beetroot, but had to concede that the asparagus really brings out the flavours of the dukka (or is it the other way round).

  • Aubergine, tomatoes, chickpeas

    • Zoeplankton on April 08, 2014

      http://zoedougdinner.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/doug-does-hugh-fws-baked-aubergine-tomatoes-chickpeas/

  • Celeriac, lentils, raisins

    • rmcgowan on June 25, 2013

      I was very unsure while I was putting this together but it was delicious. I served it with a pan fried fillet of cod

  • Beetroot, mozzarella, balsamic

    • joneshayley on February 15, 2020

      A wonderful combination of flavours, with a rocket salad this makes a great light lunch

  • Broad beans, meatballs, flatbread

  • Smoked fish, leek, potato

    • ruth115 on March 04, 2014

      Delicious and easy- did with undyed haddock and full cream milk rather than the cream.

  • Fennel, orange, watercress

    • MmeFleiss on February 15, 2015

      Ridiculously easy and delicious. I found myself taking two extra helpings of this, which never happens with salads.

  • Blueberries, yoghurt, lemon curd

    • Varundel on April 14, 2015

      Lemon curd recipe is excellent. I feel this combo of flavours is a little tart for me though with just Greek yoghurt. Needed a little sweetener - perhaps some crushed meringues or use half whipped cream and half yoghurt?

  • Parsnips, shallots, puff pastry

    • Hannaha100 on November 13, 2016

      This is a savoury tarte tatin. Had high hopes for this recipe - thought it might be a contender for Christmas. The parsnips and shallots were lovely (I could have eaten the cider vinegar/brown sugar mixture on its own!) but the actual tart didn't work that well for me. Now this could have been because I used GF puff pastry for the first time but I'm inclined to reinvent the dish as a different type of tart instead.

  • Cabbage, avocado, lentils

    • Hannaha100 on May 17, 2020

      I enjoyed this, met with indifference by family. DH found the avocado a strange addition.

  • Pork, celeriac, garlic

    • HanaYork on September 23, 2020

      https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/pork-celeriac-garlic

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Reviews about this book

  • My Recipe Book Blog

    Would I recommend the book to a Foodie Friend? Yes, if they could afford the luxury of a book that's more for 'ideas', otherwise I would recommend a library borrow first...

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Cucumber, apple, yoghurt

    • My Recipe Book Blog

      It was very tasty and well worth doing, but it's like all the other recipes in the book, it's merely an idea of a mix of three main ingredients...

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  • ISBN 10 1408828588
  • ISBN 13 9781408828588
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Aug 30 2012
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 416
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Bloomsbury

Publishers Text

How often have you wished there was a magic formula to simplify cooking? Well, there is. Put three good things together on a plate and, somehow, the whole is always greater and more delicious than the sum of its parts. Looking back over nearly two decades of professional cookery, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has worked out the combinations that make magic. Salty, sweet, crunchy. Sharp, rich, crumbly. Hot, bland, crisp. Think scones with jam and cream, fish and chips with mushy peas, or porridge with golden syrup and cream. Hugh has used the formula of three to create two hundred recipes, both well-loved classics and brand new ideas, including rhubarb, yoghurt and granola; potatoes, baked beans and Cheddar; mackerel, celery and orange; lemon sole, lemons and mash; mussels, leeks and bacon; chicken, French beans and olives; sausages, beans and tomatoes; scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and fried bread; fennel, orange and watercress; avocado, lime and chillies; spinach, cheese and toast; peaches, cream and praline; and rice pudding, apples and caramel. Because the possibilities are endless, Hugh has also suggested two hundred three-word recipe ideas, which can be used as a springboard for improvised cooking. With sumptuous photography from Simon Wheeler, this book will unlock a whole new world of fantastic food. Three Good Things. It really is that simple.

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