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5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

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  • Sweet potato salad

    • lou_weez on November 26, 2017

      This was easy and yummy. It's deliciousness depends on the balsamic vinegar you use., we used a sweet balsamic and it was soo good. Paired this salad with the crispy squid and smashed avo from the same book for a wonderful dinner.

  • Nutty kale salad

    • embk27 on April 20, 2018

      Brilliant versatile salad that will suit most mains as a side dish. I’ve used flaked almonds instead of hazelnuts and works just as well.

  • Super green spaghetti

    • eliza on October 20, 2017

      I saw this on Mr Oliver's program and thought it looked like an interesting way to use kale. I had curly kale from the garden, so used that. Very quick and easy and tastes pretty good. It's important to use good quality cheese here, I think. There was a little too much sauce for the amount of pasta. Will probably make again at some point.

  • Easy sausage carbonara

    • Astrid5555 on September 23, 2017

      I'd rather stick with our usual carbonara recipe, but the rest of the family loved it.

    • MelanieG on March 16, 2018

      I swapped the sausage for bacon pieces- my son loved it- very easy recipe. As I don't eat meat I didn't try it.

  • Lemony courgette linguine

    • Astrid5555 on August 12, 2018

      Not sure I am actually qualified to review this recipe because of all the changes I had to make. I added some garlic (because who doesn‘t like garlic?), had to use basil instead of mint, and did not have any lemons (just back from vacation without a trip to the store before cooking). Nevertheless, this is a very quick pasta to make and we liked the end result! Will probably make again.

  • Garlic mushroom pasta

    • Astrid5555 on October 13, 2018

      We liked this a lot, even though it could have used more garlic, which can be easily fixed. Very quick to make, will go into regular weeknight pasta rotation.

  • Pork porcini pasta

    • Astrid5555 on September 30, 2017

      A quick and easy weeknight dinner dish! Nothing earth-shattering but the boys loved it, so it's a keeper.

  • Pear & Gorgonzola farfalle

    • Astrid5555 on September 16, 2017

      Super quick to make, perfect for a weeknight dinner and really well liked by us adults. We loved the combination of sweet pears and bitter radicchio with the cheese. Again, failed to convince the boys to eat Gorgonzola, will keep trying.

  • Egg & mango chutney flatbreads

    • Londonyankee on October 26, 2018

      Made these last night - easy and good! Had no problem with the dough, it was a bit dry so I added some water. My only problem was peeling the eggs - I need more practice, or maybe just poach them instead. Really easy recipe for me because I usually have all the ingredients on hand.

    • Allie80 on October 15, 2017

      Have tried these flatbreads three times and not sure the ratio of ingredients is correct. Have found much more flour was required and still a bit hit and miss!

  • Smoky mushroom frittata

    • saladdays on March 16, 2018

      Very quick and easy to make and a good filling supper. I used chestnut mushrooms instead of mixed mushrooms and put some baby spinach leaves on the top instead of rocket.

  • Chicken noodle stir-fry

    • Kirstin_the_Kiwi on February 13, 2018

      Recipe serves 2 2 x 120 grams chicken breast 150 grams egg noodles 200 grams broccoli Marinade = evo, red wine vinegar & black bean sauce.

  • Chicken pot pie

    • sjwill82 on October 11, 2017

      Halved the recipe to make for 2. We really enjoyed this. Cooking the mushrooms on the dry frying pan really did make a difference. I added a tablespoon of creme fraiche to the chicken mixture. We served with sautéed carrots.

    • usingSpoons on September 29, 2017

      Much lighter than a traditional pot pie. I modified it a little by using a few dried mushrooms, soaked in the water that's added, and also a little cornflour to thicken the sauce.

  • Harissa chicken traybake

    • angrygreycat on September 25, 2018

      2nd time I tried this. Used a different brand of Harissa. Not really impressed. Takes longer than the recipe says "180 for 50 minutes" and doesn't really get nice crispy or browned skin. Don't think I would make this again.

  • Herby chicken traybake

    • saladdays on February 03, 2018

      Not a ground breaking recipe but a useful reminder of an excellent and easy way of cooking chicken for an easy dinner.

  • Crispy squid & smashed avo

    • lou_weez on November 26, 2017

      Easy and delicious, especially when paired with the sweet potato salad recipe from the same book.

  • Seared sesame tuna

    • redjanet on September 14, 2017

      Quick and delicious way to add an easy fish dish into your repertoire. The miso paste gave it an extra delicious flavour and it went well with the quickly cooked sugar snap peas and spring onions. I did add some boiled new potatoes as well, though, as otherwise this would not have been enough for two hungry adults for dinner.

  • So easy fish curry

    • lou_weez on February 26, 2018

      Nothing too spectacular but good as a quick and easy weeknight meal. I added a variety of vegetables - carrots, capsicum, broccoli and cauliflower - to up the vege count.

  • Crispy skin lemon sole

    • MelanieG on March 16, 2018

      The skin on my fish did not go crispy under the grill but the fish was cooked. Next time I will fry the skin. I did not like the chili addition at all!

  • One-pan fabulous fish

    • saladdays on February 03, 2018

      The rice was still firm at the end of the recommended cooking time, so gave it all another 5 minutes. By that time the rice was cooked but the fish was dry. If I cooked it again I would cook the rice for 5-10 minutes and then add the fish.

  • Epic rib-eye steak

    • sjwill82 on October 09, 2017

      Simple and comforting. Served with a dressed green salad. Great quick Friday dinner for the family that feels luxurious for the end of the week. I had to add a bit of extra liquid to get the consistency in the sauce that I like.

  • Messy meatball buns

    • Kirstin_the_Kiwi on July 11, 2018

      Prep and cook time is longer than 20 minutes.

  • Crazy good pork burger

    • raybun on September 27, 2017

      This is a very good burger, the blue cheese and pear go very well with the pork. I added some toasted fennel seed to the ground pork to enhance the flavour.(Photo)

  • Sausage & apple bake

    • LizzieLozza on July 13, 2018

      Needs another carb, the parsnips just felt a little insubstantial, and it could do with some other flavouring.

  • Chickpea chard pork

    • saladdays on February 03, 2018

      This was very good. The chickpeas and roasted red peppers were almost a meal in themselves. I could only get a jar of peppers in oil, but used the olive oil to drizzle the dish at the end.

  • Italian baked rice

    • Kirstin_the_Kiwi on March 07, 2018

      Great risotto technique. I baked with lid on for 25 minutes and then removed lid for remaining 15 minutes

  • Plum tarte Tatin

    • sjwill82 on September 24, 2017

      I found that you don't need as much maple syrup as suggested as my plums released so much sweet liquid. I will try with half the quantity next time. I also had to bake mine for 20mins +

  • Walnut-whip affogato

    • sjwill82 on November 07, 2017

      Incredibly quick yet elegant enough to serve to guests. I will use less espresso next time as we nearly drowned our ice cream!

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  • ISBN 10 0718187725
  • ISBN 13 9780718187729
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Aug 24 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom, United States
  • Publisher Michael Joseph Ltd

Publishers Text

Jamie keeps it super-simple

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated - that's why Jamie's 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food is sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen.

It's all about making the journey to good food very, very simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a meal together fast, whether it's finished and on the table in a flash, or after minimal hands-on prep, you've let the oven do the hard work for you. It’s about spending a little time to deliver a lot of flavour.

Each recipe has been tried and tested (and tested again!) to ensure the book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week.

With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice & Noodles and Sweet Things, there's plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from. 

Think Roast tikka chicken - a whole bird rubbed with curry paste and roasted over golden potatoes and tender cauliflower, finished with fresh coriander. Or, Crazy simple fish pie - flaky smoked haddock, spring onions, spinach and oozy Cheddar, all topped off with crisp, golden filo, and ready to devour in less than 30 minutes. 

With every recipe you'll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information. 

This is Jamie's easiest-to-use book yet, and the perfect cookbook for busy people.

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