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Jamie Does… by Jamie Oliver

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  • My Moorish pork chops

    • lizcoates on April 15, 2014

      We love these and have them often. I just skip the stuffing of the pork chops (I know, that kind of defeats the purpose). The stuffing is never spread around very well and it just isn't worth it for us. The beans that go with this are to die for. We have had them with and without bacon and while with bacon is better, they are equally good without.

  • My favourite paella

    • mummybunny2005 on August 29, 2012

      I make a version of this all the time for my family and they LOVE it. I don't bother boning or skinning the chicken thighs; I brown them and bake them whole. I use half the amount of rice and half the amount of stock for 5 and we always have leftovers. I used diced chorizo from the supermarket and a packet of frozen fruits de mer (mussels, squid, prawns, scallops) and throw it in at the last minute. Sometimes I add a splash of sherry with the rice (like I would vermouth to a risotto). With these tweaks it is easily a storecupboard meal - a treat, mind you, but it takes less than an hour from start to finish and still feels special.

  • Stuffed courgette flowers

    • lizcoates on April 15, 2014

      These are so delicious, a wonderful alternative to fried zucchini flowers.

  • Risotto bianco

    • melissabazley on September 15, 2011

      A brilliant risotto base. Easy & very tasty. I used a whole onion instead of half. Recommend this recipe and will use it as a risotto base from now on

  • Pea and herb risotto

    • melissabazley on September 15, 2011

      Totally delicious...I added grilled haloumi cheese instead of the goats cheese, as well as 125g of creme fraiche. Totally delicious.

  • Swedish meatballs

    • lizcoates on April 15, 2014

      So good! Careful with adding the jam to the sauce, too much can overwhelm easily and make it too sweet. I have used blackberry jam with success when I can't find lingonberry. Start with less jam in the sauce and you can serve some on the side. Fresh herbs are a must and this is lovely served with the simple crunchy salad from this book as well and most of the same herbs are used again.

  • Pike perch and roasted beet salad

    • melissabazley on September 15, 2011

      A great recipe, especially loved the roasted beetroot salad. excellent with the sour cream dressing.

  • Jansson's temptation

    • spicebite on July 29, 2012

      Comfort food : yum !

  • Chicken, olive and preserved lemon tagine

    • herbietea on December 31, 2011

      Page 208

    • melissabazley on June 13, 2011

      Another easy and tasty tagine. I used 2 chicken breasts, 3 thighs and 2 drumsticks instead of a whole chicken (I don't like cooking with lots of bones) I chopped the chicken in chunks. I had to cook it for a fair bit longer to reduce the liquid. The chicken was very tender and succulent. A great winter dish.

  • Beef tagine

    • melissabazley on June 13, 2011

      Great, rich stew. Very easy to make. excellent spice combination. I put it in the oven on 150 degrees for the 3 hours(instead of simmering on stove top) and it was perfect. The meat was tender and moist. I served it with cous cous and natural yoghurt. Delish.

  • Simple lamb tangia

    • lizcoates on April 15, 2014

      This recipe is so deceptively simple and so tasty! I have used many different cuts of lamb, all have been successful: uber-cheap neck, forequarter chops, shoulder deboned and diced, all were excellent.

  • Mighty meaty stifado

  • Delicious dressed Greek greens on toast

    • Bloominanglophile on June 24, 2013

      I had seen a similar recipe to this one in an Italian-style cookbook, so I served it as part of an antipasti meal. It was really good--my family devoured it! I did use a yellow onion and a mixed bag of greens (mostly spinach)--any combination will do (I would recommend upping the amount of greens--maybe 300g?!?). I also just used half of the pecorino recommended, and didn't use any for garnish. Just a few tweaks and this will be in my favorite recipes file!

  • Country chicken and bean soup

    • Eurydice on May 03, 2012

      I adapted this to make use of chicken carcass remaining after making chicken pie. Will certainly make again.

  • Carrot and orange salad

    • Eurydice on May 20, 2011

      Good accompaniment for tagines

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  • My favourite paella

    • Salt Sugar and I

      If you're looking for a recipe to impress or something a little special then this is a keeper...

      Full review
  • Pea and herb risotto

    • Salt Sugar and I

      ...the peas...popped in your mouth like flavour pockets, the goats cheese had started to melt and you got salty chunks every now and then and the mint and parsley livened up the dish...

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  • ISBN 10 0718156145
  • ISBN 13 9780718156145
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  • Published Apr 15 2010
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 360
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Michael Joseph Ltd

Publishers Text

"Jamie Does…" is Jamie's personal celebration of amazing food from six very different countries. Cheap, short-haul flights and long weekend getaways have become increasingly popular and within a few short hours of the UK there are new and exciting worlds of food waiting to be discovered as Jamie finds out.

Each chapter focuses on a different city or region - Marrakesh, Athens, Venice, Andalucia, Stockholm and the Midi Pyrenees region of France. Classic recipes sit alongside new dishes that Jamie learns along the way. Alongside each recipe there is a beautiful photograph of the finished dish, as well as incredible reportage shots of Jamie's experiences in each country. Jamie says: 'The food I've embraced on each trip is a mixture of what you could call the cliched star dishes - the many tagines of Morocco, the flamboyant paellas of Spain, the comforting risottos from Italy and the zingy fresh flavours of a classic Greek salad - and the recipes that I've been inspired to make after walking through the markets and soaking up the vibes of each place.

What you'll find in this book is fun, optimistic, escapist food you can actually cook and enjoy in your own home."



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