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6 Ingredient Suppers!

All the recipes from episode two of Donal's Meals In Minutes...

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6 Ingredient Suppers!

All the recipes from episode two of Donal's Meals In Minutes...

6 Ingredient Suppers! | DonalSkehan.com, All the recipes from episode two of Donal's Meals In Minutes...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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If recipes with long lists of ingredients scare you, this episode is about to make things a little easier. Using just six ingredients, I’m going to show you how to make meals in minutes to feed the whole family. From fish suppers, to pasta dishes and an asian chicken dinner to take on the takeaway, this episode will prove just how easy cooking can be with only six ingredients. Here are all the recipes from the show!

If recipes with long lists of ingredients scare you, this episode is about to make things a little easier. Using just six ingredients, I’m going to show you how to make meals in minutes to feed the whole family. From fish suppers, to pasta dishes and an asian chicken dinner to take on the takeaway, this episode will prove just how easy cooking can be with only six ingredients. Here are all the recipes from the show!

1. Soy & Ginger Chicken

The salty umami taste of soy sauce is often underrated and masked by other stronger Asian ingredients. In this simple chicken supper it stands to attention with the aromatics of freshly grated ginger and creates a dark and delicious sauce to coat chicken thighs, noodles and vegetables. In this case I have used dark soy sauce a richer and slightly less salty version than light, please do try and seek this out, it’s altogether different from lighter soy sauce in taste and texture.

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1. Soy & Ginger Chicken

The salty umami taste of soy sauce is often underrated and masked by other stronger Asian ingredients. In this simple chicken supper it stands to attention with the aromatics of freshly grated ginger and creates a dark and delicious sauce to coat chicken thighs, noodles and vegetables. In this case I have used dark soy sauce a richer and slightly less salty version than light, please do try and seek this out, it’s altogether different from lighter soy sauce in taste and texture.

Get the recipe…

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2. Kimchi Fried Rice

Any one who has been to a Korean restaurant will know all about kimchi fried rice. Often cold cooked rice is fried right in front of you on an open grill at your table, almost deglazing it and taking on all the flavours of the meat and vegetables that have cooked over the heat. The secret ingredient added is kimchi, a fermented asian cabbage in gochujang (a spicy chilli paste) which gives a spicy and tangy twist to the fried rice. It’s a real treat garnished with toasted sesame seeds and strips of nori seaweed. Like many rice dishes this is one is only improved with the addition of a fried egg, plopped on top. As six ingredient suppers go this one makes the most of leftover cooked rice.

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2. Kimchi Fried Rice

Any one who has been to a Korean restaurant will know all about kimchi fried rice. Often cold cooked rice is fried right in front of you on an open grill at your table, almost deglazing it and taking on all the flavours of the meat and vegetables that have cooked over the heat. The secret ingredient added is kimchi, a fermented asian cabbage in gochujang (a spicy chilli paste) which gives a spicy and tangy twist to the fried rice. It’s a real treat garnished with toasted sesame seeds and strips of nori seaweed. Like many rice dishes this is one is only improved with the addition of a fried egg, plopped on top. As six ingredient suppers go this one makes the most of leftover cooked rice.

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3. Sole Meuniere

Fish is often forgotten as the ultimate fast food. It is an incredibly quick cooking ingredient and I would normally wax lyrically about just how healthy it is, too. But not in this recipe. No, this recipe is all about the nutty golden brown butter that forms the sauce alongside the tang of lemon juice and the salty hit from the capers. It’s a bit of an all-in recipe and if you’re going to make it, serve it with some steamed veggies for a delicious dinner.

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3. Sole Meuniere

Fish is often forgotten as the ultimate fast food. It is an incredibly quick cooking ingredient and I would normally wax lyrically about just how healthy it is, too. But not in this recipe. No, this recipe is all about the nutty golden brown butter that forms the sauce alongside the tang of lemon juice and the salty hit from the capers. It’s a bit of an all-in recipe and if you’re going to make it, serve it with some steamed veggies for a delicious dinner.

Get the recipe…

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4. Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Despite all my best intentions, green juices and yoga, I’m fairly sure that my easy quick fix supper choices will always come back to pasta. It’s cooking time and versatility is key and in a dish such as this, that plays a core role.  Essentially spaghetti aglio e olio is pasta in garlic oil but cooked just right, the dish results in a perfectly scented extra virgin oil infused with garlic and chilli, silkily wrapped around al dente pasta and brought together with the salty bite of Parmesan.  It’s the ideal storecupboard supper using ingredients you are bound to have in the kitchen and rather satisfyingly is made in the time it takes to cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water. Though this recipe is fairly true to the original if you need more substance, add a twist of lemon juice, some tender prawns sautéed in butter or add wilted spinach, or griddled asparagus and baby broccoli.

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4. Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Despite all my best intentions, green juices and yoga, I’m fairly sure that my easy quick fix supper choices will always come back to pasta. It’s cooking time and versatility is key and in a dish such as this, that plays a core role.  Essentially spaghetti aglio e olio is pasta in garlic oil but cooked just right, the dish results in a perfectly scented extra virgin oil infused with garlic and chilli, silkily wrapped around al dente pasta and brought together with the salty bite of Parmesan.  It’s the ideal storecupboard supper using ingredients you are bound to have in the kitchen and rather satisfyingly is made in the time it takes to cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water. Though this recipe is fairly true to the original if you need more substance, add a twist of lemon juice, some tender prawns sautéed in butter or add wilted spinach, or griddled asparagus and baby broccoli.

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5. Harissa Baked Fish

Harissa is a North African spice past that provides a dark sweet heat to meat or a depth of flavor to the classic dish Shakshuka, eggs poached in a tomato sauce. A jar of it, is a welcome addition to any storecupboard and for quick recipes like this, it distills the best of your spice press into one powerful dollop to be spread over seabass fillets. Salmon or mackerel fillets would also work here.

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5. Harissa Baked Fish

Harissa is a North African spice past that provides a dark sweet heat to meat or a depth of flavor to the classic dish Shakshuka, eggs poached in a tomato sauce. A jar of it, is a welcome addition to any storecupboard and for quick recipes like this, it distills the best of your spice press into one powerful dollop to be spread over seabass fillets. Salmon or mackerel fillets would also work here.

Get the recipe…

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

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