Just Five Ingredients

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Random House, Mar 31, 2012 - Cooking - 192 pages
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Ainsley Harriott is the master of fast, flavoursome and fabulous food and he has created a collection of mouth-watering recipes that use a maximum of five ingredients, perfect for the time-short, budget-conscious cook.

Choosing recipes that burst with flavours from all around the world, television's favourite chef, Ainsley Harriott, has used his flair for creating meals in minutes by taking the simplest ingredients and creating delicious dishes with minimum fuss and expense. Using easily accessible ingredients, Ainsley's recipes include fresh salads, succulent fish and meat dishes, healthy pastas, vegetarian delights, sizzling barbecue ideas and tempting desserts; all using just five key ingredients, plus salt, pepper and oil.

There'll be no more looking at an ingredients list and groaning at all the shopping and chopping you'll have to do. Ainsley has created an essential cookbook that's sure to be the only extra ingredient you'll need in your kitchen.


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Starters and light meals
Manchego cheese fritters
Creamy cheesy grilled smoked haddock
Asparagus with creamed mascarpone cracked black pepper and Parmesan
Lamb kicking koftas
Vietnamesestyle sticky finger chicken
Crispy chicken thighs with savoury Puy lentil ragout
Tender chicken and butternut squash risotto
Roast juicy chicken thighs with herb and onion stuffing
Chicken leek and potato pot pie
Seared chicken with guacamole tomato and lime
Seared chicken fillets with honey lemon and paprika

Hotsmoked salmon and pink grapefruit salad with red pepper dressing
Brandade with griddled sourdough
Fresh tomato and smoked bacon soup
Hint of mint garden pea soup
Borscht and apple soup
Watercress beetroot and orange salad
Roasted red pepper and basil salad
Welsh rarebit
Filo baskets with black and blue
Caramelized onion and bacon frittata
Gruyère cheese soufflé
Brie quesadillas
Pasta pulses and grains
Strozzapreti with creamy pesto chicken
Penne with chargrilled artichokes roasted red peppers and spinach
Pumpkin pancetta penne
Orecchiette with ham and petits pois
Smoked salmon tagliatelle with Parmesan cream
Spaghetti with fiery broccoli and anchovies
Spaghetti with walnut and pecorino pesto
Spaghetti with spicy tomato sauce and crispy chorizo
Spaghetti with smoked chicken rocket and cherry tomatoes
Spaghetti alle vongole in bianco
Roasted red and yellow pepper couscous
Puy lentil salad with sundried tomatoes and goats cheese
Sausage tomato and butter bean bake
Roasted haddock on chickpea and chorizo sauté
Tabbouleh salad
Vegetarian dishes
Hash browns with soft poached eggs and roasted cherry tomatoes
Paprika halloumi with roasted lemon peppers and pitta
Baked buttered basmati and farmhouse vegetable pilaf
Creamed corn and parmesan risotto
Red pepper risotto with bubbling Camembert
Baked field mushrooms going nuts with Cashel Blue
Garlic mushroom parcels
Wild mushrooms on my croûtes
Chargrilled mushroom and goats cheese burgers on sourdough bruschetta
Mushroom and spinach pizza
Meat and poultry
Roast beef fillet with creamy Dauphinoise potatoes
Rare roast beef and blue cheese salad
Panfried beef fillet steak in green peppercorn sauce
Seared beef with black bean sauce and purple sprouting broccoli
Thai red beef curry with coconut milk
Roasted porchetta with rosemary
Parma wrapped pork fillet with mozzarella and pesto
Baked bacon chops in cider sauce
Brineroasted appleglazed pork chops
Tomato risotto with crispy prosciutto
Roast waterfall leg of lamb with boulangère potatoes
Pistachio nut crust rack of lamb
Spitfire lamb with broad bean and pesto hash
Lamb steak heaven with orange and redcurrant jelly
Hallelujah Harrisarubbed butterfly leg of lamb and roasted sweet potatoes
Mapleglazed pork spare ribs
Yakitori chicken skewers
Sticky hoisin sausages
Thaistyle barbecued sea bass
Roast chicken breasts with spiced green chilli butter
Chicken and Gorgonzola pockets with roasted asparagus
Sauté of chicken with tarragon cream sauce
Fish and seafood
Crispy hake with black olives chorizo and parsley dressing
Seared swordfish with mango and chilli salsa
Its brill in tarragon and soured cream sauce
Griddled sardines with beetroot tzatziki
Grilled plaice with red onion and caper butter
Buttery poached salmon on crushed new potatoes
Simple succulent salmon fish pie
Salmon fillet with a horseradish crust
Roasted Thai7spice salmon with pak choy and lime
Blackened Cajun salmon with lime aioli
Langoustine risotto with a chilli kick
Wokfried clams with spring onions chilli and ginger
Moules marinière
Panseared scallops with lemon butter
Calamari gets the nibble
Side dishes
Baked balsamic beetroot
Braised peas with leeks
Buttered Savoy cabbage with caraway
Sautéd green beans with garlic and shallots
Honeyroasted carrots and parsnips
Crispy roast potatoes with garlic
Celeriac and potato mash
Homemade potato gnocchi like momma used to make
Pan haggerty
Crushed new potatoes with basil and Parmesan
Puddings and baking
Chocolate and hazelnut torte
Panna cotta terrine
Meringue basket with lemon curd cream and strawberries
Chocolate parfait terrine with fresh raspberries
Tarte tatin
Jamaican sticky toffee pudding
Rhubarb sponge pudding
Blackberry and elderflower crumble
Queen of puddings
Melon and elderflower granita
Baked pears with pecan nuts and golden syrup
Marbled mango fool
Iced berries with white chocolate sauce
Pineapple carpaccio with chilli mint and passion fruit syrup
Jolly jamin custard tarts
Deadeasy banana bread
Teatime griddled scones
Rocky road chocolate brownies
Lemon shortbread triangles
Schiacciata Tuscan olive and rosemary bread
Walnut and raisin bread
Potato farls
Claphand roti
Irish soda bread

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About the author (2012)

Ainsley Harriott is one of the nation's favourite television chefs and one of the most charismatic. He is the much-loved presenter of Ready Steady Cook, a programme that has run for 20 series all over the world. Loved for his infectious enthusiasm for quick, simple but inventive recipes, Ainsley's books include the best-selling Meals in Minutes, Low Fat Meals in Minutes, Ainsley's Barbecue Bible, Big Cook Out and the Friends and Family Cookbook. Ainsley has also created a hugely successful range of food products. He lives in London with his wife and children.

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