Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver

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  • Chicken tikka masala
    • Categories: Curry; Grills & BBQ; Main course; British; Indian
    • Ingredients: ground cloves; ground cumin; sweet smoked paprika; garam masala; lemons; garlic; fresh ginger; chicken breasts; onions; ground coriander; turmeric; ground almonds; canned tomatoes; coconut milk; green chiles; yogurt; red chiles; cilantro; chicken bouillon cubes
    • Accompaniments: Parathas
  • Parathas
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Indian
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; milk; whole-grain bread flour
    • Accompaniments: Chicken tikka masala
  • Shepherd's pie
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; English
    • Ingredients: lamb shoulder; red onions; carrots; celery; rosemary; potatoes; cheddar cheese; breadcrumbs; rutabagas
    • Categories: Snacks; Suppers
    • Ingredients: garlic; onions; smoked paprika; balsamic vinegar; canned cannellini beans; canned tomatoes; Worcestershire sauce; Tabasco sauce; bread; cheddar cheese; rosemary; red chiles
    • Categories: Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: breadcrumbs; veal escalopes; shallots; pickled gherkins; parsley; anchovies; blackcurrant jam; sour cream; English mustard; chives; lemons; apples; watercress; capers; sunflower oil; potatoes
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Entertaining & parties; Indian
    • Ingredients: garlic; curry leaves; black mustard seeds; potatoes; onions; fresh ginger; fenugreek seeds; turmeric; coconut milk; baby spinach; lemon sole fillets; haddock fillets; salmon fillets; red chiles; peanut oil; tomatoes; shrimp
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: cucumbers; dried dill; pasta shells; sun-dried tomato paste; balsamic vinegar; spring onions; ground cayenne pepper; iceberg lettuce; cress; cooked prawns; carrots; basil; red Leicester cheese; tomato ketchup; mayonnaise; Worcestershire sauce; brandy; Tabasco sauce; lemons; canned corn
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Lunch; Main course; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Picnics & outdoors; British
    • Ingredients: dried apples; onions; sage; breadcrumbs; white pepper; nutmeg; sesame seeds; all-purpose flour; lard; smoked bacon; ground pork shoulder; sharp cheddar cheese
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Main course; British
    • Ingredients: ham legs; potatoes; oil; eggs; pineapple; garlic; red onions; thyme; bay leaves; ground allspice; nutmeg; ground cloves; golden rum; malt vinegar; marmalade; Scotch bonnet chiles; superfine sugar
  • Mushroom soup and pasta bake
    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Soups; Main course
    • Ingredients: dried porcini mushrooms; onions; celery; button mushrooms; dried chilli flakes; cheddar cheese; penne pasta; thyme; chicken bouillon cubes; heavy cream
  • Chicken Kiev
    • Categories: Main course
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; breadcrumbs; baby spinach; lemons; garlic; parsley; ground cayenne pepper; potatoes; broccoli; smoked bacon; sunflower oil
    • Categories: Main course; British
    • Ingredients: onions; rosemary; Worcestershire sauce; breadcrumbs; cheddar cheese; blackcurrant jam; English mustard; malt vinegar; ground pork; ground beef chuck; beef bouillon cubes; pale ale
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Quick / easy; Curry; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Asian
    • Ingredients: vegetable stock cubes; tomato ketchup; curry powder; creamed coconut; fresh ginger; red peppers; frozen peas; baby spinach; vacuum-packed cooked noodles; cooked shrimp; cilantro
    • Categories: Main course; British
    • Ingredients: firm white fish fillets; potatoes; self-rising flour; IPA; canola oil; Maldon salt
    • Accompaniments: Curry sauce; Tartar sauce; Mushy peas
    • Categories: Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; oil
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; carrots; curry powder; mango chutney; soy sauce
    • Accompaniments: Mini fish and chips
    • Categories: Sauces for fish
    • Ingredients: capers; cornichons; anchovies; parsley; lemons; egg yolks; olive oil
    • Accompaniments: Mini fish and chips
  • Mushy peas
    • Categories: Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: peas; mint
    • Accompaniments: Mini fish and chips
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Grills & BBQ; Main course; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Turkish
    • Ingredients: cardamom pods; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; ground cinnamon; ground allspice; ground cloves; sweet smoked paprika; garlic; bay leaves; peanut butter; chicken thighs; red peppers; onions; lemons; tomatoes; sesame seeds; strong white bread flour; yogurt; whole grain flour
    • Accompaniments: Amba sauce; Silken hummus; Tabbouleh; Pickled veggies
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Cooking ahead; Turkish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: limes; mustard seeds; fenugreek seeds; ground cayenne pepper; sweet smoked paprika; turmeric; mangoes
    • 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; tomatoes
    • Accompaniments: Chicken shawarma
    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: radishes; red wine vinegar; superfine sugar
    • Accompaniments: Chicken shawarma
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Main course; British
    • Ingredients: red onions; sausages; eggs; all-purpose flour; milk; rosemary; HP sauce; sunflower oil; Hoegaarden Grand Cru ale; chicken bouillon cubes
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: onions; marjoram; baby spinach; smoked haddock; bay leaves; black peppercorns; ground cayenne pepper; smoked bacon; lemons

Notes about this book

  • Eat Your Books

    Previously published in the UK as "Jamie's Comfort Food."

  • averythingcooks on December 31, 2016

    The first time I made pasta, I made Jamie's "Royal pasta dough"....... It is always perfect!

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • 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 December 28, 2019

      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.

  • Beans on toast

    • FJT on October 24, 2014

      Easy to make and very tasty without the cloying sweetness of commercial baked beans. The tub of chilli and rosemary oil that I had left over from making this recipe the first time has been used for other things and keeps well in the fridge ... which made making my second pot of beans even quicker! Next time I make this I may be tempted to add just a small amount of chopped chilli to the onions as they sweat down and skip making the oil. The beans themselves also keep well in the fridge.

    • averythingcooks on November 01, 2020

      I made roughly a 1/2 recipe to go beside some BBQ'd pork loin chops and so no toast or cheese this time. I already have chili oil on hand (CT's Cravings) and so I used that...and for the salt, I dipped into my freezer jar of fresh herb salt made with thyme, rosemary & parsley). From there I proceeded as directed using a 19 oz can of navy beans. The issue is that we do like our beans a little more "tomatoey"; so before the oven I stirred in some of the homemade BBQ sauce that was also going on the pork. T really did like them but I still prefer Tyler Florence's maple syrup & chipotle beans.

  • Winter nights chili

    • FJT on October 07, 2017

      This is a really nice chilli recipe, although it needed a lot more liquid than the recipe stated and was cooked well before the 5 hours were up. Loved the flavour and the heat from the 3 chillies I used (which I added after the onion had been sautéed rather than adding at the end) was about right.

    • lou_weez on April 08, 2017

      This is really delicious, especially with the salsa which adds a fresh, crunchy contrast. to the dish. Next time though I would add a few more chilies as I like it a bit hotter. I did reduce the balsamic vinegar to 120ml as I thought the amount stipulated in the recipe would be overpowering.

    • bwhip on January 03, 2022

      I make this at least once every winter, and it's just exceptional. One of our favorites. Quite a few ingredients, but really not that difficult to make, and well worth the effort. I used three Fresno chiles and the amount of heat seemed just right for us. The apple salsa is the perfect accompaniment.

  • Top quesadillas

    • Rutabaga on September 16, 2015

      Definitely not your typical quesadillas, these are instead an appealing, healthful alternative. You can sautee the sprouts in advance and later put together a meal in minutes. While the quinoa tortillas Oliver suggests were a good flavor match, and also add some protein to the dish, they were really a pain to make. Whole wheat tortillas would be an easier substitute. Also, these aren't as "kid-friendly" as traditional quesadillas, but as an adult I recommend them.

  • Quinoa tortillas

    • Rutabaga on September 16, 2015

      I give these a low rating because they are just so difficult to roll out and get into the pan without having them fall to pieces. To be fair, I accidentally left out the baking soda. Maybe that would have helped? There was no way I could just roll out the dough on the counter as Oliver instructs, but fortunately I had fairly good luck rolling it between two sheets of plastic wrap. The difficulty was getting it from the wrap to the pan without the entire thing falling apart or bunching up in the pan, as the raw dough simply will not hold together. Once cooked, this is no longer an issue. The flavor was good, however, so I may try these again with baking soda to see if that makes a difference.

  • Unbelievable Provençal bake

    • WFPLCleanEating on February 10, 2017

      Mixed feelings about this dish. Delicious flavor, but not a lot of texture. Next time I'd forgo making crepes and use pasta. (RMS-K)

  • Shepherd's pie

    • WFPLCleanEating on January 15, 2017

      Delicious!! Time intensive, but worth it. Not sure why the recipe calls for excessive amounts of meat and potatoes as you can't possible use them all for the recipe. (RMS-K)

  • Mushroom soup and pasta bake

    • WFPLCleanEating on February 10, 2017

      A lot of work for not a lot of flavor. I wasn't a fan of the thyme twigs. While eating, took the leaves off the twigs and sprinkled them over the dish. All the flavor was in the thyme so I'd recommend taking the leaves off the stems beforehand. (RMS-K)

  • Next-level steak and onion sandwich

    • lou_weez on January 16, 2022

      Absolutely delicious! The onions were amazing, but after 35 minutes they were floating in a watery soup. Needed to take the lid off and after 10 minutes more I had the most perfect caramelised onions. OH cooked the steaks on the BBQ, which meant dinner was quick and easy.

    • averythingcooks on November 26, 2021

      A nice striploin (in place of flank this time) & good bread are certainly key but yes, the onions (which JO does stress are the focus here) do make a huge contribution to this great steak sandwich.

  • Dreamy marshmallow Pavlova

    • lou_weez on February 09, 2017

      This is a labor of love. But, while it does take a long time to make, it is definitely worth it. It can be assembled in the morning and will sit happily in the fridge until the time it is to be devoured.

  • Big British meatballs

    • averythingcooks on November 30, 2021

      I made this pretty much as written (with a necessary sub for malt vinegar - I used cider vinegar) and really it was just okay. The onions cooking in the rosemary with Lea & Perrins smelled great and a test cook of a little of the meat mixture was good but overall the dish was a bit disappointing. We served it over mash potatoes with peas and it was filling but probably not a repeat.

  • Chicken tikka masala

    • averythingcooks on November 28, 2021

      We really enjoyed this served over rice. I did deviate at specific times...I cooked my marinated chicken skewers in the air fryer, roasted jalapeno pepper strips from my freezer went into the pot (so no chilis on the skewers) and I did veg up the sauce a bit (sweet peppers in with the aromatics and peas at the end). However, I followed the seasoning (marinade & sauce) exactly and the result was a very nice version of this style of curry.

  • Proper veg lasagne

    • Lsblackburn1 on January 28, 2019

      This was a ton of work (which I expected) but maybe not worth it. My squash didn’t get done in the time he gave and the instructions to leave the skin on was not good advice! They were tough. Also, I couldn’t get all the fillings into my dish - should have used the roasting pan for it. End result was tasty, but not sure if it was 3 hours of work tasty.

  • Giant sausage roll

    • Lsblackburn1 on December 23, 2020

      Loved! Really nice flakey pastry ( although I’m still unclear what the difference is between rough puff and short crust). The sausage mixture was excellent! Cooked for about 50-55 minutes.

  • Chocolate celebration cake

    • Lsblackburn1 on June 16, 2019

      Fun cake to bring to a graduation party! I only did 2 layers because I got nervous about cutting it into 3, but I don’t think it really mattered. Delicious and very chocolaey.

  • Double whammy toad in the hole

    • Fyretigger on November 02, 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, In the US, A1 Steak Sauce is similar, but much stronger in flavor; maybe use half as much .

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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 006230562X
  • ISBN 13 9780062305626
  • Published Sep 23 2014
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 408
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ecco Press
  • Imprint Ecco Press

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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