I think I may have mentioned it once or twice before, but I am a HUGE fan of Jamie Oliver. I love his love of fresh produce, and his passion for showing the world that home cooking doesn't have to be hard or time consuming.
I received his 15 minute meals cookbook for Christmas, I wasted no time in flicking through to see what recipes I would try. But when I realised that I loved the sound of almost all of the recipes inside, I figured that I might as well just cook my way through the entire book!
Starting with…..Chicken Dim Sum!
Beautifully marinated chicken and mushrooms, served with an array of other goodies on the side.
Including these beauties – coconut dumplings…
My steamer baskets are smaller than the ones called for in the recipe, so while I steamed the buns, I opted to stir-fry the chicken, mushrooms and broccolini instead.
And when it all came together, it was quite a delicious mid-week feast! Served communal style…
Chicken, mushrooms, broccolini, toasted sesame seeds, red chilli, pickled ginger, pickled cucumbers / coriander, extra hoi sin sauce, and some fresh limes.
And of course – those lovely steamed buns!
I cannot express how much flavour this dinner had. The pickled ginger was a delightful addition, while the lime juice added an extra zing that made it hard to push my plate away even though I was full to the brim!
As for the “15 minute” element to the recipe, this took me more like 30 minutes (which, in all honesty, is still a speedy dinner). I am sure I could have rushed it and finished in 15 minutes, but stopping to check the recipe along the way, and cleaning up the dishes as I went, prevented that.
Either way – I am already excited for the other dishes we will be trying over the next few months!
What about you? Are you a speedy cook?