From the Oven to the Table: Simple Dishes That Look After Themselves by Diana Henry

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  • Cod with chorizo, tomatoes, olives & sherry

    • Jane on November 07, 2019

      This was fantastic. My photo doesn’t look impressive as my fish covers most of the veg but it tasted great. I added more olives than she said, because I love olives. Next time I would add more tomatoes as they seemed a bit sparse.

    • KarinaFrancis on May 05, 2020

      Oh wow we loved this dish!! Every part is delicious! I added red onion to the veg in place of olives (because we have a few and the silver fox doesn’t like olives). The potatoes took closer to 45 mins before I added the fish, but that happens frequently in my oven. I’ll be repeating this one for sure!

    • Foodycat on November 09, 2019

      I agree with Jane - more olives! And I followed her lead and kept the quantity of tomatoes while halving the rest of the ingredients for 2 people. It was very nice! Although I have come to the conclusion that cherry tomatoes on the vine are a bit of a waste of time.

    • grindabod on January 26, 2020

      Made this with skrei as it is in season. So simple and so delicious!

    • lou_weez on January 20, 2020

      A fantastic, tasty, easy one pot meal. I didn't add the olives as hubby and kids are not fans and it was still delicious.

  • Chicken with prunes, potatoes, cauliflower & harissa

    • Jane on September 30, 2019

      This was a nice dinner and quick to put together. It didn’t excite me but was enjoyable. I used boneless, skinless thighs and they worked fine. I needed an extra 10 mins for the potato slices to cook through. The second night I made the pistachio relish and that added extra interest though the raw garlic flavor was too strong for me.

    • FoodyFocus1 on May 24, 2020

      This is delicious a big hit with everyone in the household. Especially the day after. I added a few extra spuds.

  • Roasted Indian-spiced vegetables with lime-cilantro butter

    • Jane on November 11, 2019

      I didn’t love this. It wasn’t spiced strongly enough and it was boring. The lime-cilantro butter helps a bit but not enough to make me want to repeat it. It might be OK as a side dish I suppose but as a main it felt dull. I did chop up leftovers and use in a frittata with cheese and it was more tolerable. Also, it needed 15 more minutes than the 25 stated for the potatoes to be cooked.

  • Roasted squash & tofu with soy, honey, chili & ginger

    • Jane on November 06, 2019

      I was looking for a quick dinner with what I had in the house. This worked if I skipped the tofu. On Foodycat’s suggestion I added some cashews which added protein and crunch. I served it with pita bread. The second night (leftovers) I felt I needed a bit more substance so added cubes of halloumi, which I briefly fried first. I liked both versions. It’s rather oily but maybe that’s so the marinade doesn’t burn when roasting at 400 degrees.

    • Foodycat on October 24, 2019

      I made this as a main meal, with some coconut rice. It was very good, although I didn't particularly like the tofu in it. I love tofu, but I haven't roasted it before and found it a bit chewy. Next time, I would do this with maybe a big handful of cashew nuts at the end instead of the tofu.

  • Chicken with wild mushrooms, pumpkin, rice & sage butter

    • Jane on November 03, 2019

      This had a great effort to reward ratio. Very little prep work - soak dried mushrooms, rinse rice, chop veg (I used butternut squash rather than pumpkin) and then it goes into the oven. Lovely meal at the end. Although she says the sage butter is optional I would say do it if possible as it adds an extra dimension.

    • kari500 on December 29, 2019

      I loved the flavors in this, but yet again my rice didn't cook through at the given time. I put it in for another 10 minutes - rice still not done, and butternut squash (which I used in place of pumpkin) was done on one side, not on the other. I have to assume, since this sort of thing happens often, that this is a problem of my Viking oven, and not with the recipe. It's a shame, because the flavors on this were wonderful. Loved the sage butter.

    • Astrid5555 on December 29, 2019

      As Jane already mentioned great effort to reward ratio. However, it took closer to an hour until all the liquid had evaporated and the rice was tender. I made the variation with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top instead of the sage butter and used only drumsticks. Used the broiler to brown the chicken in the end but was afraid that my pumpkin would get too dark. Next time would bake at a higher temperature for the last 15 minutes to achieve crispy brown chicken skin.

  • Chicken with feta cheese, dill, lemon & harissa yogurt

    • westminstr on December 12, 2019

      Really liked this. Used boneless skinless thighs which worked surprisingly well (I started the potatoes/onions earlier). The harissa yogurt needed salt. Rough quantities of everything, but that was fine. Flavors were great.

    • Astrid5555 on October 13, 2019

      What is otherwise a standard chicken & potato traybake gets elevated into a delicious make-again family dish by the addition of feta cheese, dill and a spicy harissa yogurt.

    • lilham on December 10, 2019

      I skipped the dill but otherwise the same as per recipe. This is very nice and I love the slightly melted feta on the chicken. The children had it without the harissa yoghurt.

    • Zosia on March 03, 2020

      I cut a whole chicken into 8 pieces for this dish and added cubed sweet potato to the pan. Everything was delicious with the toppings and the spicy yogurt.

    • Foodycat on November 20, 2019

      Very nice. I am not sure that adding the lemon zest at the end contributed much, but the lemon juice, dill and feta were delicious. I probably wouldn't do the harissa yoghurt again unless I was serving it with roast butternut or something that would really be enhanced by it.

  • Pot-roast Indian-spiced chicken with coconut

    • jhbruno87 on November 02, 2019

      I made this vegetarian by using chickpeas in place of the chicken. Instead of rubbing the spice paste onto the chicken, I just added it to the pot all at once with the sauteed onion/ginger/garlic. It was delicious! Baked for only 30 minutes, 20 covered, 10 uncovered.

  • Roast salmon & string beans with cornichons & mustard crumbs

    • vickster on January 17, 2020

      Nothing special. My salmon wasn't that great, so that didn't help. But I wouldn't bother to make again. My favorite part was the crunchy topping, even though I didn't have cornichons.

    • PiaOC on November 02, 2019

      This was a very easy meal to prepare, assemble and cook and an absolute delight to eat. The salmon skin was a little soggy but I have made a note to cook it skin side up for the first 10 minutes next time.

    • Wazzockbeak on June 12, 2020

      I mistakenly left out the mustard in this recipe but still such a lovely way of baking salmon. I highly recommend.

  • Creamy gratin of finnan haddie, tomatoes & potatoes

    • kari500 on June 19, 2020

      I've been wanting to try this since I got the book, but recent events have made it difficult to get ingredients. But we happened on some smoked salmon (only 4 oz, which was plenty for us in this since it has a strong flavor), so I went for it. It's a fair amount of work, but tasty. Very different from our usual dinners. I used lilham's idea of cutting the potatoes with the slicer disc of my FP (which I had never used - it was still in the box from 20 years ago!).

    • lilham on January 22, 2020

      This is like a lighter version of a fish pie and absolutely delicious. I had a leftover bag of new potatoes and used the thick slicer disc in my food processor. Instead of straining the milk, I grated the garlic with a microplane grater. With the help with these kitchen gadgets, the dish was a doodle to make and came together very quickly. Both adults and my 8 and 5 year olds loved it. Will definitely be in my regular rotation.

    • Foodycat on October 01, 2019

      Not my brightest idea to use baby new potatoes, because it took ages to slice them, but this was really delicious and tasted much lighter and fresher than I was expecting. I didn't strain the garlic out of the cream.

    • Frenchfoodie on October 19, 2019

      Delicious. We had 400ml of cream so topped to 500 with whole milk no problem. Didn’t strain garlic from the cream (or slice it, I just crushed it in). I might add an extra tomato in the future as the tomatoey bits were lovely. Started on stovetop in Le Creuset so pan was warm then took about 40mins in oven.

  • Chicken with lemon, capers & thyme

    • kari500 on November 10, 2019

      Delicious. I started the potatoes 15 minutes early to be sure they cooked through, and didn’t move the lemon slices on top of the thighs for the last ten minutes because I was worried that it would make the skin less crispy. The capers and thyme gave it a lovely slightly floral note, and of course lemon and capers are always great together. So little work, and a complete and delicious meal on one tray.

    • KarinaFrancis on April 08, 2020

      My second recipe in a week from this book and this is another dead simple, flavour packed winner! I added some broccolini in the last 10 mins for some green. Great for a weeknight because it needs no marinading or searing, just throw it in the oven and let it do it’s thing.

    • PiaOC on June 30, 2020

      Another full flavoured success from this book. The lemon, thyme and caper combination is so delicious.

    • Foodycat on October 05, 2019

      I used all-purpose potatoes, rather than buying waxy specifically. Very simple and really tasty. Very little preparation time and then 40 minutes in the oven. We had it with buttered steamed broccoli.

  • Artichoke & basil mayo

    • kari500 on January 17, 2020

      This is delicious. I roasted red onions, eggplant, and red peppers and put them on ciabatta with this and we all loved it.

  • Tomato, goat cheese & olive clafoutis with basil

    • kari500 on October 29, 2019

      Aside from only using plum tomatoes, I followed the recipe exactly. Huge hit. Easy. Served with a simple green salad and ciabatta and it was plenty.

    • Foodycat on October 08, 2019

      I made a half quantity (recipe halves neatly) and then split it between two individual gratin dishes to make two substantial portions. I think it was a bit deeper that way, so it needed almost the same cook time. Very rich - the custard has a wonderful texture - and delicious. I think technically this is a flaugnard, not a clafoutis though!

  • Moroccan roasted vegetables with labneh

    • caitmcg on December 03, 2019

      This is a simple and really delicious one-dish meal, with a lot of flavor from the harissa, ginger, garlic, and cumin. The yield is large, and a half recipe could easily serve 4. I did peel the winter squash and cut it in bite-size chunks, rather than wedges, for easier eating. Rather than make labneh, I followed her suggestion to serve Greek yogurt with preserved lemon stirred in, and it was a great accompaniment.

  • Greek zucchini, polenta, feta cheese & dill "pie"

    • caitmcg on December 03, 2019

      I preferred this a touch more set than indicated, but it was very good. I like that there is just enough custard to hold the vegetables together. This would also be a great brunch dish that would come together quickly if the zucchini were roasted ahead of time.

    • Foodycat on November 04, 2019

      I feel like this would be a good introduction to polenta for people who think they don't like it - you can't taste the polenta at all, it's there in a very small quantity to strengthen the cheesy custard. We had it as a side dish with pork kebabs, but I think next time I will have it with a salad as a main meal.

  • Chicken with miso, sweet potatoes & scallions

    • caitmcg on December 03, 2019

      Like some others, I found the marinade too thick, but I just thinned it with some more rice wine (xiaoxing in my case) before tossing with the chicken and potatoes. The whole dish was delicious and flavorful, but the sweet potatoes were the best part; the sweet-salty-spicy sauce was so good with them, I would make more next time. The one change I would make is to use regular yellow or red onions in place of scallions, as I didn't think they added much.

    • lilham on October 21, 2019

      Unlike the other posters, I didn’t have any problem with the sauce being too thick. Maybe not all miso are the same consistency? I made the full recipe as written, except substituting sake with shaoxing wine. Mr lilham and I both loved it, and the children loved the chicken but not a fan of the sweet potatoes. (They don’t like sweet potatoes, something about the soft texture). I served it with plain stir fried courgette fingers. This is going into my rotation.

    • hillsboroks on October 19, 2019

      This was good but I agree with Rinshin that it could be made better with some adjustments. The marinade is so thick it is difficult to spread evenly. Also it cooked down quite a bit so at the midpoint of the baking time so I added about 3 tablespoons more sake and I was only making a half recipe. I think next time I would double the marinade if making a full recipe or make the marinade for the full recipe when using half the chicken and other ingredients. I used red-skinned yams and we really liked them cooked this way and the chicken was incredibly moist and tender.

    • KarinaFrancis on May 14, 2020

      This one was just OK for us. I skipped the final glaze because my sweet potatoes had already charred and were cementing themselves to the pan (d'oh I should have lined the tin with baking paper) and the thighs were "burnished". I only had 2 spring onions so I threw in a zucchini for the last 10 minutes which worked really well. Tasty but there are better versions of this dish

    • stockholm28 on December 13, 2019

      The flavors were great and this is worth a repeat. I’m usually ambivalent about sweet potatoes, but these were quite good. I agree that the marinade was quite thick ... more like a paste.

    • Rinshin on October 05, 2019

      This was ok, but not a repeat for me unless I made more changes. The style was closer to grilled chicken instead of saucier versions using oven or stovetop. Very little sauce - closer to smear than sauce. The taste of smear was ok with the chicken and green onion, but did not complement the sweet potatoes. Maybe regular Yukon or red potatoes would work better here. The chicken did come out moist but I would prefer more saucier versions of teriyaki. I wanted to make this a complete meal and also added pak choi with the green onion. Green onion and pak choi were tasty. Photo added.

    • Foodycat on October 22, 2019

      Like Lilham, I didn't find the sauce too thick at all - it coated everything easily and left a good amount of juice to pour over the cooked chicken and sweet potatoes. The saltiness of the sauce really complemented the sweet potatoes, giving them a bit of a glaze but without adding more sweetness to them, and the chicken was very moist and succulent.

  • Chicken & cauliflower with 'nduja

    • blintz on November 09, 2019

      Tried this tonight mostly because I was intrigued by nduja —-I had never heard of it. This is a delicious, easy weeknight meal. The recipe suggests adding red onions. I added sliced leeks instead because I had them. Definitely will make again, and will add more nduja because it’s the main seasoning and it’s a great flavor.

  • Roasted radishes with honey, mint & preserved lemon

    • Astrid5555 on April 26, 2020

      As Foodycat already mentioned - this is unexpectedly delicious! Did not have any preserved lemons and don‘t care for them that much anyway. Added some lemon zest instead and sprinkled with flaky sea salt in the end. Perfect!

    • Foodycat on October 04, 2019

      Unexpectedly delicious - I hadn't tried roasted radishes before but they were very good. We did them on the barbecue (kettle, lid down, indirect heat) for about 25 minutes and they were perfect as a side dish with chicken legs in a sweet chilli marinade. Edited to add - we did them again in the oven and they were even better.

  • Salmon fillets with miso, shiitakes & bok choy

    • Astrid5555 on October 27, 2019

      Quick to prepare and a nice change from the usual oven-roasted salmon. Really enjoyed the shiitake mushrooms with the marinade, used baby spinach instead of bok choy. A winner!

    • darcie_b on November 29, 2019

      This was easy enough for a weeknight but impressive enough for guests. Indicated cooking time was a bit too short IMO. The flavors were subtle but good.

    • scolere on March 09, 2020

      Nice mix of flavors and super easy to prepare. I did not do individual papillotes but used a covered gratin dish for 15 minutes and then 5 more minutes uncovered. I served it with chinese noodles flavoured with the same marinade and chopped shiitake, and more steamed bok choi with olive oil and salt

  • Toad in the hole with scallions/baby leeks & cheddar cheese

    • lilham on November 27, 2019

      This is my first toad in the hole. It came out beautifully and the children loved it.

    • slouj on October 26, 2019

      Delicious combination of ingredients. The texture of this particular batter was a little denser than Yorkshire puddings I’ve made in the past but that worked well and it still had decent rise not to mention wonderful flavour.

    • Foodycat on September 24, 2019

      I haven't always had much luck with getting the batter to rise in a toad, but this worked very well. As much as I love cheese I don't think the grated cheddar adds much to the dish - the pudding is very well flavoured and if you use really good sausages it's just gilding the lily. I might mix some cheese into the batter next time though.

  • Chicken with plums, honey & pomegranates

    • lilham on December 16, 2019

      I forgot to add the second half of the plums, cover the chicken in foil or add the pomegranate seeds. But the dish still turned out to be delicious. I served it with bulger wheat as suggested in the notes. Really love this and will definitely repeat.

    • saladdays on October 10, 2019

      This was really delicious. Recipe says to add 1/2 the plums to the roasting tin and then the other 1/2 later. I can't see why, there seemed to be no difference in the texture or taste. If I cook it again I will add them all at the beginning. Diana recommends covering in foil towards the end of cooking if honey starts to burn, this is a good idea. I didn't but wish I had!

  • Baked sausages, apples, & blackberries with mustard & maple syrup

    • saladdays on September 29, 2019

      I cooked this within two hours of owning the book! Used windfall apples from the garden and then foraged some blackberries from a local bush while the sausages were in the oven. It tasted great but the sausages didn't brown well. I used a shallow stainless steel casserole pan but next time I cook it I will use a more open small roasting tin.

    • sharifah on September 28, 2019

      Wow, what a taste sensation! That’s what the OH said.... first dish out of the book, and it didn’t disappoint! The combo of apples and blackberries with sausages, and the sauce... all so simple but so delicious. I’ll be making this again and again! I used turkey sausages, as I don’t eat pork.

    • Rinshin on April 09, 2020

      This is the second recipe using sausages and blackberries from Diana Henry. Like the first one with great tasting coleslaw with blacberries, this had a similar taste and look but this one was simpler because there was no salad portion. I used a pear instead of apple and reduced the maple syrup to decrease the sweetness as we do not care for sweet main dishes. The timing was perfect. Such a simple recipe that looks great and taste wonderful. Photo added.

    • Foodycat on October 12, 2019

      I was a bit concerned that this would be too sweet, but the tart apples (I used Egremont Russet) and blackberries gave it a lovely sharp tang. I used pork, sage and black pepper sausages, but I think it would be amazing with venison sausages. I served it with the purple sprouting broccoli with cream and parmesan from the same book - they have the same cooking temperature and it was easy enough to figure out the timing for them cooking in the same oven.

    • sarahj22 on November 02, 2019

      I liked this but wasn't crazy about it. With the maple syrup, apple and blackberries it all felt a little too sweet. I used chicken sausages rather than pork but I think sticking to pork sausages as in the recipe would offset some of the sweetness. My husband was very sceptical about the ingredients combination beforehand but ended up really enjoying the dish. I do think I'll make this again as it's easy for a weeknight dinner, and a nice way to use up a glut of blackberries for a savoury dish.

    • Cfowkes on November 08, 2019

      1st recipe from the book (8/11/19) and unlike Jamie’s (5) which is stove top the combined favours of the Dijon, garlic, stock and maple syrup lend a distinct - yes sweet but not too much although I’d vary the maple syrup depending how sweet your fruit is - all mine were quite tart! Loved it as an autumnal dish on a cold November night to use up glut of fruit (local hedgerow blackberries that had been frozen ...for crumbles but this made a lovely change!).

  • Melissa's butterflied leg of lamb with yogurt & herb sauce

    • FJT on January 01, 2020

      This was virtually no effort for a very tasty dinner. Will definitely make this again.

  • Sour cherry, rose & cardamom brioche pudding

    • ncollyer on February 02, 2020

      Lovely combination of flavours. Very well received by my guests.

  • Roasted cauliflower with pistachio & preserved lemon relish & tahini

    • ncollyer on February 22, 2020

      Not so simple, but worth it. The cauliflower took another 15-20 minutes to brown, but that was no problem as I was quite occupied with making the other elements. Made the relish in the food processor, with a light hand, and that was fine. Lovely presentation.

  • Baked fennel with crushed red pepper & Parmesan cheese

    • Yildiz100 on June 01, 2020

      A delicious and easy side dish. I sliced my fennel rather than cutting into wedges as I had rather thin bulbs that didn't make impressive wedges. I liked the way the texture turned out, so I would do that again, though wedges would look nicer. If cut into wedges, baking time may need to be increased. Times were just right for my sliced fennel. I reduced the fennel seeds to about 1 tsp, and I was glad I did. This was enough for a distinctively fennel-y flavor without being overwhelming.

  • Salsiccia con patate e pomodori al forno

    • KarinaFrancis on April 04, 2020

      We really enjoyed this! Relatively simple, super tasty and the oven does most of the work. I would add more onion and cut the tomatoes in 1/2 moons next time. Will definitely make this again.

    • Foodycat on November 05, 2019

      I reduced the sausage, potato and onion and left the peppers and tomatoes as per the recipe for 2 people. It was good, but a lot more potato-y than I anticipated. The peppers and tomatoes cooked to almost nothing.

    • Larkspur on October 14, 2019

      I made 2 versions, one with the sausage and one without, as my family contains vegetarians as well as omnivores. For both I substituted dried oregano for the fennel and that turned out well. For the vegetarian version I sautéed the onions a bit before putting in the oven to add depth to their flavor.

  • Lamb fillet with herb butter, radishes & peas

    • PiaOC on November 02, 2019

      Having never cooked peas in the oven before, I was not sure what to expect with this dish. It was very, very good.

  • Chicken with torn sourdough, sherry, raisins & bitter greens

    • PiaOC on February 03, 2020

      Excellent combination of flavours and textures. Next time, I will push more of the bread to the edge of the baking dish for the last 5 minutes to crisp up. The pancetta was a tasteful addition - the bit I picked up was not too dry and it baked perfectly. Will definitely be making this again.

  • Rhubarb with sloe gin, orange & rosemary

    • PiaOC on June 30, 2020

      Oh my - I usually bake rhubarb with orange but the addition of gin and rosemary took this to another level. The aroma was amazing. Served it beside an olive oil cake which absorbed the syrup nicely. Finished off with ice cream for some and plain cream for others.

  • Roast spatchcocked chicken with lemon grass, honey & fish sauce [Waterstones ed. only]

    • Jenny on September 29, 2019

      This dish is absolutely fantastic!

    • Foodycat on October 20, 2019

      Rather than pounding the lemongrass in a mortar, grating ginger etc I put all the marinade ingredients in a mini processor. I only used 1tbs of oil, which was plenty. Did I notice the bit of the method that said to reserve some of the marinade? No, I did not. I STRONGLY advise wearing rubber gloves for rubbing in the marinade and pushing it under the skin. My hands smelled like fish sauce and garlic for hours. It's really delicious and incredibly succulent though - absolutely fell off the bone.

  • Sausages & lentils with herb relish

    • Tinala523 on January 04, 2020

      The recipe says to be sure to use the recommended pan size to ensure lentils cook properly. However, the pan size is not listed in the recipe. I emailed Diana Henry, who was kind enough to respond that it should be a 30 cm dish (12 inches) which was left out of the US version. FYI.

    • Foodycat on November 11, 2019

      I was a bit concerned that cooking the sausages like this would be a bit rubbery, but they weren't at all. Really nice combination. I used white wine vinegar in the herb relish because the lemon I thought I had I didn't. Very successful.

    • angrygreycat on January 19, 2020

      Really lovely flavor combination. The herb relish is excellent and finishing the dish in one pan in the oven makes it a really easy weeknight dinner. Will definitely make again.

  • Thyme-roast lamb chops with tomatoes, black olives, potatoes & goat cheese

    • Foodycat on December 03, 2019

      I halved the quantity of potato and lamb, but left the tomatoes, onion and olives the same for two people. It's absolutely delicious but it really needs something else to make a full meal. I'll do a side salad next time.

  • Lamb chops with sweet potatoes, peppers & mojo verde

    • Foodycat on November 27, 2019

      So delicious! In the British version of the recipe it's red peppers baked with the sweet potatoes and a green pepper in the mojo. I added a green finger chilli to the mojo for some kick. I haven't baked lamb chops before, but this way, searing them on the stove first, worked really well.

    • mzgourmand on October 15, 2019

      This was absolutely delicious! The lamb, peppers and sweet potatoes roast was absolutely succulent! I don't like cooked green peppers so I used red ones which complemented the sweetness of the potatoes; threw in some extra russet potatoes for my kid who won't eat sweet potatoes and those were fantastic as well. Definitely going into family favorites. Didn't have the spicier peppers for the mojo verde so it didn't have the kick it could have with a different pepper mix.

    • Lsblackburn1 on April 16, 2020

      Absolutely delicious and easy to do.

    • Daniela164 on December 07, 2019

      Simple and delicious. The mojo verde is a nice contrast to the roast vegetables.

  • Roasted sunchokes & scallions with crème fraîche, shaved Gouda & hazelnuts

    • Foodycat on November 19, 2019

      A fiddle - several processes and bits that come together - but a very nicely balanced dish. I usually peel Jerusalem artichokes but these were just thoroughly scrubbed and very good.

    • Patrickn on February 01, 2020

      Seeing it was one of her favorites in the book, the expectations were high. It was fine — I’m not sure if all comes together in a special way or if it’s just two or three sets of flavors sitting together on a plate.

  • White beans & roasted tomatoes with caper, mint & chili dressing

    • Foodycat on April 25, 2020

      I cooked the tomatoes in a kettle barbecue while I had some lamb cooking. It made a perfect side dish - definitely one to make again.

  • Baked beans with smoked bacon, pork belly & treacle/molasses

    • Foodycat on October 31, 2019

      Mine took a LOT longer to cook. Easily needed an extra two hours and the beans were cooked but not disintegrating. It was a little sweet for our tastes, and needed more salt. There's a lot left over, so I will add a little extra seasoning before we re-heat the leftovers.

  • Roasted broccolini/purple sprouting broccoli with cream & Parmesan cheese

    • Foodycat on October 12, 2019

      I had PSB in the veg box this week, so I did the recipe as written - but I do think it would be better with broccolini/tenderstem broccoli. Lovely as a substantial side dish.

  • Roast peppers with burrata & 'nduja

    • Foodycat on October 03, 2019

      Ridiculously simple and very good. I used smoked burrata and served 3 half peppers as a main course portion with some garlic flatbread and Ottolenghi's charred tomatoes with cold yoghurt. Which was half a pepper too much for me but right for my husband.

  • Roasted autumn vegetables with walnut-miso sauce

    • Foodycat on October 14, 2019

      I was making this as a main meal for 2 people, and I struggled a bit to adjust the quantities for that. It's very, very filling! I used a lot less oil in the dressing, and it was still too much for us. The balance of vegetables is extremely good - the chicory/Belgian endive provides enough acidity to cut through the rich, sweet, earthiness of the other veg.

  • Indian-spiced roast potatoes & cauliflower

    • Foodycat on October 07, 2019

      I like potatoes. My husband likes cauliflower. This was a very good dish for both of us. Not too wet, so a nice, slightly different side dish for a curry with quite a bit of gravy.

  • Roasted cabbage wedges with XO sauce

    • Foodycat on October 28, 2019

      We cooked this in a charcoal grill, so I parcooked the cabbage wedges in the microwave for a couple of minutes first. But the flavours of rye and the punchy XO sauce were fabulous with the cabbage. ETA - I've done the crumbs as a garnish for deep fried Brussels sprouts as well, and that was very successful.

  • Olive oil-roasted sweet & sour greens with raisins & pine nuts

    • Foodycat on October 01, 2019

      Lacinato kale is cavolo nero in the UK. I prefer cavolo nero cooked quite slowly, so I ignored the method and cooked the vegetables, covered, on a lower heat for 45 minutes, then did the raisin/pinenut/garlic garnish. It was a lovely side dish for sausages.

  • Baked lime, passion fruit & coconut pudding

    • Foodycat on October 27, 2019

      I made a half quantity (which was loads for 2 and could have easily done 3) and gave it just under 30 minutes. I used electric hand beaters rather than a food processor to cream the butter and sugar. Not much of a saucy layer, but a good sponge top and a tender, gooey custard bottom. And a fabulously tart flavour.

  • Bacon, egg & tomato tart [Waterstones ed. only]

    • Foodycat on November 14, 2019

      My fault - I used a sheet of puff pastry without checking the specified weight and it was much smaller which meant I had way too much filling which meant that it disintegrated into a sloppy mess and the eggs slid right off and onto the baking sheet. Good flavour, all things considered, but not a success.

  • Roast asparagus & shiitake mushrooms with miso, sesame & pickled ginger [Waterstones ed. only]

    • Foodycat on May 15, 2020

      A bit of a fiddle with the separate trays and different timings for the vegetables but a really delicious result. I only had undyed shin-shoga ginger not the red slivers of beni shoga used in the picture in the book so it wasn't as pretty but the flavour was very good. Definitely one to make again next asparagus season.

  • Croque monsieur bread pudding [Waterstones ed. only]

    • Foodycat on September 27, 2019

      I did more-or-less half quantity (halved bread & ham, halved milk and cream, about 75% of the cheeses) and it was loads for 2 with a garlicky mustardy green salad and nothing before or after. Very rich, very delicious. Be lavish with the mustard.

  • Normandy cod baked in cider [Waterstones ed. only]

    • Foodycat on October 09, 2019

      SO simple but very, very good. She gives suggested variations of some cream in the sauce and/or some cheddar in the crumb topping, but I didn't do either because we had it with a very rich cauliflower cheese.

  • South American-spiced chicken, black beans, & rice with avocado, pickled chilies & sour cream

    • sarahj22 on October 24, 2019

      When I first tasted this I felt it was bland and disappointing but I must have underseasoned it, as a good grind of salt and pepper really improved it. DH says the extras make the dish and I agree - we didn't bother with the avocado but the fresh coriander, pickled chillies, lime juice and natural yogurt (my substitute for DH's sour cream) really lifted everything and added freshness. My husband isn't a fan of chicken skin so I used boneless and skinless thighs, which worked well but may also have affected the flavour. The dish itself is fairly mild, even leaving the seeds in the red chillies, and the rice seemed slightly overdone after the specified 40mins cooking time. I would make this again but may spice it a bit more heavily and would check it after 30mins in the oven. A lovely cosy bowlful for the colder months.

    • angrygreycat on January 21, 2020

      My family really liked this. We used bone in skin on chicken thighs. I also used Serranos rather than Fresno chiles which were not available. I didn't find it bland at all but I had a pretty generous hand especially with the cumin, black pepper, onion, and chile. I would definitely make again.

  • Chicken with Dijon mustard, crème fraîche & vermouth

    • embk27 on June 12, 2020

      Really tasty recipe that gives a great sauce. The only thing I might tweak is the placement of the crème fraîche. The recipe says to blob on top of the chicken so it will then melt off and into the sauce. Mine didn’t and just stayed stubbornly on top of the chicken so I scraped it off into the bottom of the pan. Next time I would probably put the vermouth and crème fraîche in the bottom of the roasting tin and place the chicken on top.

  • Baked sweet potatoes with avocado & chimichurri

    • purrviciouz on November 15, 2019

      This is a great weeknight dish and the leftovers were great too. I don't know why this surprised me, it seems so simple. It's a great combination of flavors and very hands off, throw the potatoes in the oven and make the chimichurri, and done.

    • Lsblackburn1 on January 20, 2020

      Made this as a vegetarian option / side dish for a Tex-mex dinner and it totally fit the bill! Delicious and easy to make the chimichurri ahead of tine.

    • angrygreycat on January 13, 2020

      Made this tonight to serve with a few thin slices of leftover Pork Tenderloin from last night's dinner. This was excellent and so easy. The combination of sweet potato, chimichurri, sour ceam and feta cheese was lovely, a bit salty and bit sweet and a bit tangy from the lemon juice. Weill definitely make again.

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with apple & bacon

    • Lsblackburn1 on December 25, 2019

      Very tasty! Got the bacon super crispy and that was delicious. Nice holiday side dish.

  • Slow-roast hoisin pork butt with radish & cucumber salad

    • Lsblackburn1 on March 21, 2020

      Delicious. I made this in my Dutch oven (covered until the last hour after checking out what other recipes asked). Served the meat with the salad on bao buns - I think an aioli and some cilantro would have made them even tastier. Lots of leftovers for more variations coming up!

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Reviews about this book

  • Kavey Eats

    Not every recipe is a one-pot dish, though many are. Some, you’ll want to serve an additional side dish with...All delicious, made from straightforward easy-to-follow recipes.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Fast, flavorful and Diana Henry - what more could you ask for?

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  • Kitchn

    If you don’t like doing dishes, Diana Henry’s book, which is a series of one-dish/pan recipes is most definitely for you.

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  • ISBN 10 1784726095
  • ISBN 13 9781784726096
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  • Published Sep 19 2019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 240
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Mitchell Beazley

Publishers Text


Let the oven do the work with this easy-going collection of full-flavored dishes from Diana Henry.

All of the recipes in this book can be cooked in one dish or pan. You simply prep the ingredients then pop them in the oven to roast while you get on with your life. From quick after-work suppers and light veggie meals to more substantial feasts to feed friends, these recipes are packed with full-on flavor.

Diana includes recipes such as Spatchcock Chicken with Chilie, Garlic and Oregano Aioli, Cod with Chorizo, Tomatoes, Olives and Saffron and Sherry-roast Jerusalem Artichokes, Chestnuts and Mushrooms, proving that impressive meals are achievable in every home - no matter how limited your time, resources or energy.




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