Happy 2019! I can’t say my year has gotten off to the best start as I got floored by the flu, which also means I didn’t get a chance to do any cooking yet this year, so I’m really REALLY looking forward to getting back into the kitchen this weekend and whipping up some new recipes. I know that a lot of you will be wrecked from all the Christmas cooking, so I figured Donal Skehan’s latest book would be a perfect book tip to kick off the new year.
Donal Skehan himself of course needs no introduction, as one of Ireland’s most loved chefs his cookbooks have been flying off the shelves for years and his tv shows are well watched. I think it’s safe to say that with his move to the US and the birth of his first child with his wife Sofie, Donal’s life got turned upside down and he needed some recipes that could be whipped up quickly. And we all have times like these in our lives, where we simply don’t have the time to spend hours on our cooking – as much as we’d want to.
The book is divided in 6 different chapters from one pot, one pan to quick prep but slow cook, 6 ingredients, grocery-store suppers and under 30 minutes. Nothing new under the sun here of course, but Donal’s not trying to reinvent anything here, it’s all about providing great new recipes that are easy to make.
Donal’s Meals in Minutes is all about real, honest, fast food made with simple ingredients and clever cooking methods that are the building blocks for delicious home-cooked suppers.
These recipes require minimum equipment and ingredients to deliver speedy suppers, ready to serve straight to the table! If you’ve been in a cooking rut, this is the book to change your approach to the kitchen.
Donal has delivered 90 fuss-free, flavour-packed recipes, including many from his Meals in Minutes TV series. He has divided the book into six chapters based on how people shop and cook, allowing you to choose a delicious meal that suits the shape of your evening every night.
One Pot: Throw it all in one pot, literally, and let the hob or oven do the work. Including Thai Chicken Stew, Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bake and Mexican Tortilla Soup
One Pan: Complete meals from one pan. Including Parsley Cream Cod with Spring Veg, Chimichurri Steak with Baby Gem & Spring Onion and Vietnamese Caramel Salmon with Bok Choy
Quick Prep/Slow Cook: Minimal preparation but with a longer cook in the oven whilst you get on with other things.
Including Piri Piri Roast Chicken, Slow-cooked Beef Ragu with Pappardelle and Roast Cauliflower Platter with Tahini Yoghurt
Six Ingredients: Stripped back to basics with minimal ingredients. Including Chopping Board Tomato & Basil Peso with Pasta, Basil Butter Grilled Salmon with Fennel & Tomato Salad and Beer & Mustard Pork Caesar Salad
Grocery-store Suppers: Pick up something ready-made on the way home to jazz up some basic ingredients.
Including Moroccan Sausage Meatballs with Harissa Couscous, Bulgogi Beef & Kale Pizza and Creamy Tomato & Chorizo Ravioli Soup
Under 30 Minutes: On the table… in under half an hour. Including Garlic & Rosemary Chicken with Confit Butter Tomato Sauce & Gnocchi, Marinated Feta Salad with Good Greens & Grains and Thai-style Veggie-packed Dirty Fried Rice
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; Illustrated edition (6 Sept. 2018)
Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2.4 x 24.8 cm