I counted all the recipes, and worked out that there is 120 in the book. We need to cook roughly 2.6 meals a week throughout the year to cook them all, so some weeks we’ll be cooking more and others (like this week, when I’m in Perth) we’ll be cooking less.
We’ve decided that, instead of working from the front to the back of the book, we’ll pick one recipe from each protein. We this week we started with a chicken and a beef meal.
The first was the Chicken Dim Sim, my mouth is watering now, just thinking about it. We made super simple coconut dumplings, soft and springy, just like the ones you buy on the street in Vietnam, to go with this was a chicken and mushroom steamed dish and broccolini.
The meals took us 35 minutes to cook, we checked it at 23 minutes but found the chicken was still raw and continued to steam it for another 10 minutes.
The Chilli Con Carne Meatballs were bathed in a rich tomato sauce, sitting on a bed of preserved lemon infused cracked wheat. This meal only took us 13 minutes, but due to us buying cracked wheat not burgal wheat, we had to let it cook for an extra 10 mins, totalling the time at 23 minutes.
I’m so excited to try more of the meals in the cookbook and I will be sure to keep you updated on our progress.
Have you tried any of Jamie Oliver’s quick, easy and delicious meals?