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5 x Meals in Minutes | DonalSkehan.com
Monday, July 10, 2017
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This episode is all about meals for the modern cook; just because they are quick cooking doesn’t mean that you compromise on taste and flavour. The recipes are simple to follow, easy to make and are some of my favourite quick meals…

This episode is all about meals for the modern cook; just because they are quick cooking doesn’t mean that you compromise on taste and flavour. The recipes are simple to follow, easy to make and are some of my favourite quick meals…

1. Vietnamese Beef & Noodle Salad

The food of South East Asia and in particular Vietnam continues to excite me. The streets of the capital city Hanoi, are lined with food vendors, each one specialising in their trademark street food snack. For very little money you can experience a dish that has been mastered by repetition and championed by local diners who vote on their favourite dish with their feet. While it may seem like this dish has a lot of ingredients, this simple beef noodle dish can be made in a few minutes and should evoke the taste and smell of Vietnam’s busiest street food alleys.

 

Get recipe here: Vietnamese Beef & Noodle Salad

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1. Vietnamese Beef & Noodle Salad

The food of South East Asia and in particular Vietnam continues to excite me. The streets of the capital city Hanoi, are lined with food vendors, each one specialising in their trademark street food snack. For very little money you can experience a dish that has been mastered by repetition and championed by local diners who vote on their favourite dish with their feet. While it may seem like this dish has a lot of ingredients, this simple beef noodle dish can be made in a few minutes and should evoke the taste and smell of Vietnam’s busiest street food alleys.

 

Get recipe here: Vietnamese Beef & Noodle Salad

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2. Tomato, Spinach & Chickpea Angel Hair Soup

There are few suppers that can claim be delicious only made using some basic store cupboard ingredients. This one provides instant comfort and can be made in the time it takes to cook a pot of pasta! I’ve suggested using red pesto here which only amplifies those sweet tomato flavours but in it’s absence a generous dollop of tomato puree will do the trick.

 

Get recipe: Tomato, Spinach & Chickpea Angel Hair Soup

2. Tomato, Spinach & Chickpea Angel Hair Soup

There are few suppers that can claim be delicious only made using some basic store cupboard ingredients. This one provides instant comfort and can be made in the time it takes to cook a pot of pasta! I’ve suggested using red pesto here which only amplifies those sweet tomato flavours but in it’s absence a generous dollop of tomato puree will do the trick.

 

Get recipe: Tomato, Spinach & Chickpea Angel Hair Soup

3. Hot & Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

You can find lots of different noodles in an Asian supermarket which would no doubt be delicious coated in this nutty sauce, but I do love those packets of thick worm- like udon noodles which just need a quick blast in a pot of boiling water.

 

Recipe here: Hot & Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

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3. Hot & Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

You can find lots of different noodles in an Asian supermarket which would no doubt be delicious coated in this nutty sauce, but I do love those packets of thick worm- like udon noodles which just need a quick blast in a pot of boiling water.

 

Recipe here: Hot & Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

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4. One Pan Chicken Cacciatore

Traditionally “cacciatore”, an Italian hunters stew is slow cooked, so you will have to excuse this bastardised speedy version. Although not traditional, it’s a comfort food supper that can be cooked in a matter of minutes using mostly inexpensive ingredients. Serve with sour dough bread to soak up the juices.

 

Recipe here: One Pan Chicken Cacciatore

4. One Pan Chicken Cacciatore

Traditionally “cacciatore”, an Italian hunters stew is slow cooked, so you will have to excuse this bastardised speedy version. Although not traditional, it’s a comfort food supper that can be cooked in a matter of minutes using mostly inexpensive ingredients. Serve with sour dough bread to soak up the juices.

 

Recipe here: One Pan Chicken Cacciatore

5. Lamb Steaks with Quick Bean Stew

Lamb has always held a sense of celebration for me, something to be enjoyed on a special occasion, when a roast would be presented to the dinner table with gusto. For the occasional dinner in my house growing up, my mom would grill lamb chops until the fat went crispy and sweet and then sprinkle with sea salt – a total treat. These grilled lamb steaks are easy to prepare and can be served with just a simply dressed salad for a light meal. But served with a bean stew enriched with cherry tomatoes and spinach, dinner is only moments away.

 

Recipe here: Lamb Steaks with Quick Bean Stew

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5. Lamb Steaks with Quick Bean Stew

Lamb has always held a sense of celebration for me, something to be enjoyed on a special occasion, when a roast would be presented to the dinner table with gusto. For the occasional dinner in my house growing up, my mom would grill lamb chops until the fat went crispy and sweet and then sprinkle with sea salt – a total treat. These grilled lamb steaks are easy to prepare and can be served with just a simply dressed salad for a light meal. But served with a bean stew enriched with cherry tomatoes and spinach, dinner is only moments away.

 

Recipe here: Lamb Steaks with Quick Bean Stew

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Make sure to tune in to the show every week on RTE One at 8.30pm! Watch back episodes on the RTE Player here. Lots more great recipes coming your way…

Make sure to tune in to the show every week on RTE One at 8.30pm! Watch back episodes on the RTE Player here. Lots more great recipes coming your way…

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