Jamie's Comfort Food: 100 Ultimate Recipes -- Treat the Ones You Love by Jamie Oliver

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  • Chicken tikka masala
    • Categories: Curry; Main course; British; Indian
    • Ingredients: ground cloves; ground cumin; sweet smoked paprika; garam masala; lemons; garlic; fresh ginger; yoghurt; chicken breasts; chillies; onions; red chillies; coriander leaves; ground coriander; turmeric; ground almonds; canned tomatoes; chicken stock cubes; coconut milk
    • Accompaniments: Parathas
  • Parathas
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Indian
    • Ingredients: wholemeal flour; all-purpose flour; milk
    • Accompaniments: Chicken tikka masala
  • Shepherd's pie
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; English
    • Ingredients: lamb shoulder; red onions; carrots; celery; swedes; rosemary; potatoes; cheddar cheese; fresh breadcrumbs
  • Beans on toast
    • Categories: Snacks; Suppers
    • Ingredients: garlic; onions; smoked paprika; balsamic vinegar; canned cannellini beans; canned tomatoes; Worcestershire sauce; Tabasco sauce; bread; cheddar cheese; red chillies; rosemary
    • Categories: Main course
    • Ingredients: breadcrumbs; veal escalopes; shallots; pickled gherkins; parsley; baby capers; anchovies; blackcurrant jam; new potatoes; sour cream; English mustard; chives; lemons; apples; watercress
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course
    • Ingredients: garlic; red chillies; curry leaves; black mustard seeds; potatoes; onions; fresh ginger; fenugreek seeds; turmeric; coconut milk; baby spinach; vine tomatoes; lemon sole fillets; haddock fillets; salmon fillets; prawns
    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Side dish
    • Ingredients: cucumbers; dried dill; pasta shells; sun-dried tomato paste; balsamic vinegar; canned sweetcorn; spring onions; ground cayenne pepper; iceberg lettuce; cress; cooked prawns; carrots; basil; red Leicester cheese; tomato ketchup; mayonnaise; Worcestershire sauce; brandy; Tabasco sauce; lemons
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Lunch; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: dried apples; streaky bacon; onions; sage; minced pork shoulder; breadcrumbs; white pepper; mature cheddar cheese; nutmeg; sesame seeds; all-purpose flour; lard
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Main course
    • Ingredients: ham legs; potatoes; oil; eggs; pineapple; garlic; red onions; Scotch bonnet chillies; golden caster sugar; thyme; bay leaves; ground allspice; nutmeg; ground cloves; golden rum; malt vinegar; marmalade
  • Mushroom soup and pasta bake
    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Soups; Main course
    • Ingredients: dried porcini mushrooms; onions; celery; button mushrooms; dried chilli flakes; chicken stock cubes; single cream; cheddar cheese; penne pasta; thyme
  • Chicken Kiev
    • Categories: Main course
    • Ingredients: smoked streaky bacon; chicken breasts; breadcrumbs; baby spinach; lemons; garlic; parsley; ground cayenne pepper; potatoes; broccoli
    • Categories: Main course; British
    • Ingredients: onions; rosemary; Worcestershire sauce; minced pork; beef steak mince; breadcrumbs; cheddar cheese; beef stock cubes; pale ale; blackcurrant jam; English mustard; malt vinegar
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Quick / easy; Main course; Asian
    • Ingredients: vegetable stock cubes; tomato ketchup; curry powder; creamed coconut; fresh ginger; red peppers; frozen peas; baby spinach; king prawns; coriander leaves; vacuum-packed cooked noodles
    • Categories: Main course; British
    • Ingredients: firm white fish fillets; India pale ale; sunflower oil; potatoes; onions; garlic; carrots; curry powder; mango chutney; soy sauce; capers; cornichons; anchovies; parsley; lemons; egg yolks; olive oil; peas; mint; malt vinegar
    • Categories: Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; oil
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; carrots; curry powder; mango chutney; soy sauce
    • Categories: Sauces for fish
    • Ingredients: capers; cornichons; anchovies; parsley; lemons; egg yolks; olive oil
  • Mushy peas
    • Categories: Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: peas; mint
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Grills & BBQ; Main course; Turkish
    • Ingredients: cardamom pods; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; ground cinnamon; ground allspice; ground cloves; sweet smoked paprika; garlic; bay leaves; yoghurt; peanut butter; chicken thighs; red peppers; onions; lemons; tomatoes; sesame seeds; strong white bread flour; wholemeal flour
    • Accompaniments: Amba sauce; Silken houmous; Tabbouleh; Pickled veg
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mangos; limes; mustard seeds; fenugreek seeds; ground cayenne pepper; sweet smoked paprika; turmeric
    • Accompaniments: Chicken shawarma
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Middle Eastern; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: canned chickpeas; lemons; ground cumin; tahini
    • Accompaniments: Chicken shawarma
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Middle Eastern; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: bulgur; spring onions; mint; parsley; preserved lemons; vine tomatoes
    • Accompaniments: Chicken shawarma
    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: radishes; golden caster sugar; red wine vinegar
    • Accompaniments: Chicken shawarma
    • Categories: Main course; British
    • Ingredients: red onions; sausages; eggs; all-purpose flour; milk; white beer; rosemary; HP sauce; chicken stock cubes
    • Categories: Main course
    • Ingredients: onions; smoked streaky bacon; marjoram; baby spinach; smoked haddock; bay leaves; black peppercorns; ground cayenne pepper

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  • Overnight roasted pork shoulder

    • Astrid5555 on November 20, 2016

      Only made the pork shoulder part of the recipe without the potato & fennel gratin. Big hit with the family, very little preparation time needed the night before and a lovely smell to wake up to. Served with mashed potatoes, which were perfect in combination with the delicious gravy.

  • Mighty Greek moussaka

    • Astrid5555 on October 10, 2014

      Very time consuming recipe with lots of different steps involved, i.e. cook potatoes, roast potatoes before even layering them up for the final Moussaka and again baking the final dish in the oven. I skipped simmering the white sauce for 15 minutes, but once thickened just used it. Preparation time of almost 3 hours aside, a very good and tasty Moussaka. Will make again when I have nothing else to do.

  • Parathas

    • eliza on March 08, 2017

      This wasn't my favourite flatbread recipe. I found the dough to be a bit dry, and also lacking in salt (Just a pinch in 600 g of flour), so I increased to about 1/2 a teaspoon. I tried rolling out the breads in the style illustrated, but I found that didn't work for me and resorted to rolling them out in the normal way. These worked fairly well, producing a reasonably good flatbread, but probably won't repeat.

  • Nasi goreng

    • Melanie on June 01, 2016

      We thought this was delicious, will definitely make again. Cook the rice one night ahead.

    • VineTomato on June 12, 2017

      Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, with a nice mix of veg, rice and eggs.

  • Chicken Kiev

    • Jas on October 16, 2014

      Another super recipe by Jamie, I made loaded potatoes with this recipe, family loved it.

  • Shepherd's pie

    • Jas on October 16, 2014

      This is absolutely delicious, however be prepared for the time consumed, you have to cook the lamb for three hours, then prepare the vegetables I did this whilst waiting for the lamb, then you need to shred the lamb, place with the vegetables cook this for 40 minutes then transfer to the oven with the mashed potatoes and then cook for another hour, so in total about five hours, was absolutely worth it though!

  • Sticky Chinese ribs

    • Jas on October 16, 2014

      very easy and you don't need to marinate the ribs

  • Devil's double choc malt cookies

    • Jas on October 16, 2014

      I didn't have plain carnation milk, I used the caramel carnation and it worked a treat! Best thing about this recipe no egg, so the cookies keep for ages!

  • Gorgeous gado-gado

    • VineTomato on June 12, 2017

      Surprisingly good. First time I had made gado-gado so didn't know what to expect. As I was preparing the dish I was quite dubious about how it would turn out. Turns out it is pretty delicious. I then had it again at an Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam and I have to say this recipe was pretty close. Very good and healthy too.

  • Insanity burger

    • VineTomato on June 12, 2017

      This recipe contains a great tip for cooking the burger with a mustard coating - works brilliantly.

  • Best bun cha bowls

    • VineTomato on June 12, 2017

      Lovely meal, we left the pork out for a veggie version.

  • Scrumptious sticky toffee pudding

    • NikkiPixie on July 26, 2020

      Delicious, but the pudding itself had far too much sugar!!!!

  • Massaman curry

    • sarahj22 on November 10, 2020

      Really tasty and manageable for a weeknight provided you have time to roast the squash. I used butternut squash in bite sized pieces (rather than onion squash boats) which turned out lovely and crispy. I liked the ease of using the same measurement of each spice and the convenience of freezing half the paste. Unfortunately the coconut milk (one of my favourites in a curry) got a bit lost beneath the sweet, sharp and sour flavours in the dish. So while we enjoyed this I'm not sure I'd rush to make it again.

    • lou_weez on February 12, 2021

      This was delicious. I followed sarahj22's advice and cut up the butternut pumpkin into bite size pieces. I also omitted chilli so the kids would eat it.

  • Bolognese ravioli

    • sarahj22 on November 21, 2020

      Really tasty. I used all pork mince and halved all the quantities, to give generous portions for two plus extra ragu and dough for the freezer. The ragu seemed a bit wet, so scooping out slightly drier spoonfuls of it made for more robust ravioli. Unfortunately I don't have the patience to produce decent homemade filled pasta so I probably wouldn't repeat this, but I'll happily use the leftovers making tagliatelle instead.

  • The Jaffa cake

    • Chopchopchoppin on March 26, 2015

      Worth the time - amazing flavours of whiskey and marmalade, marzipan makes the cake layers super moist

    • lou_weez on September 05, 2020

      A showstopper of a cake! Great flavors, tender and definitely worth the effort.

  • Double vanilla ice cream

    • ithyt on September 13, 2015

      6.15 Curdled at Stage 4 - approx. 6 mins. 6.15 Take Two - Lowest heat on smallest ring - took approx. 12mins.

  • Chicken tikka masala

    • ithyt on August 12, 2016

      8.16 Delicious - would definitely make again. Would be great addition to curry night. I didn't skewer my chicken I just pan fried it then added it to the sauce.

    • danielh7645 on October 06, 2015

      Amazing curry - the initial cooking of the chicken in the spices before adding wet ingredients makes this so much better than other recipes i have tried

  • Ultimate black daal

    • embk27 on April 17, 2020

      This was delicious but needed quite a bit of tweaking. The slow cook for 6 hours is very definitely worth it but I would recommend checking and stirring every hour or so. I followed the recipe to the letter at first then tweaked at the end as it was a little bland. I doubled the amount of all the spices and butter and added 3 tbsp of tomato purée. I used a chicken stock cube instead of vegetable and used 2 of them. Next time I would use a cinnamon stick rather than ground cinnamon to give extra depth of flavour. I didn’t do the bit with the charcoal or add the temper (I felt it would be too greasy and garlic burns so easily!). I added fresh chillies instead of fried towards the end. I also wouldn’t add the extra water after 3 hours as I felt it made the daal runny. I know this is a lot of tweaks but I would definitely make this again.

    • lou_weez on April 23, 2020

      I made this in the slow cooker and it was superb. Great flavours. I didn't add the extra 500ml water and after 6 hours on high took the lid off and cooked for a further 2 hours because it was still quite watery. I did add some smoke liquid (I know it's cheating). I also didn't do the temper (because I got lazy...oops!) but added some chili to the bowls for the adults.

  • Big British meatballs

    • lou_weez on October 07, 2018

      These were really good. I used smoked cheddar for the meatballs and a mixture of potato and sweet potato for the mash. A great recipe for those long rainy days where there's not much else to do.

  • Double whammy toad in the hole

    • Fyretigger on May 17, 2020

      This is my go-to Yorkshire Pudding recipe now. It works great to make the batter the day before. Given overnight to sit, the flour becomes completely absorbed and the batter is silky smooth. For the sauce, if you can't find HP Sauce, A1 Steak Sauce is similar.

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Reviews about this book

  • Oregonian

    ...recipes for the ultimate comfort food, with everything from seasonal produce to childhood memories fueling his creativity. The results are delicious – just don't forget to hit the gym the next day.

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  • ISBN 10 0718159535
  • ISBN 13 9780718159535
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  • Published Aug 28 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 408
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Michael Joseph Ltd

Publishers Text

Jamie's new cookbook brings together 100 ultimate comfort food recipes from around the world. It's all about the dishes that are close to your heart, that put a smile on your face and make you feel happy, loved, safe and secure. Inspired by everything from childhood memories to the changing of the seasons, and taking into account the guilty pleasures and sweet indulgences that everyone enjoys, it's brimming with exciting recipes you'll fall in love with. Jamie's Comfort Food is all about the food you really want to eat, made exactly how you like it. With this in mind, the book features ultimate versions of all-time favourites, and also introduces cherished dishes from countries around the world, providing a delicious recipe for every occasion. This isn't everyday cooking - this is about weekends, holidays, celebrations and occasions. Whether you're home alone, or sharing the love with a big group of family or friends, there really is something for everyone. Celebrating the beauty of good food is at the heart of this book, and it's jam-packed with incredible photography.

Written in Jamie's usual down-to-earth and easy-to-understand style, the methods are precise and have been tested to the hilt, so are guaranteed to work, but this time Jamie has turned the edit filter off, and shares extra hints, tips and ideas throughout to ensure you achieve the best possible results. This is about making food the very best it can be, and embracing the rituals of cooking. Recipes include everything from mighty moussaka, delicate gyoza with crispy wings, steaming ramen and katsu curry to super eggs Benedict, scrumptious sticky toffee pudding and tutti frutti pear tarte tatin. Treat yourself, and your loved ones, with Jamie's Comfort Food.

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