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#1 Three Of Hearts

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

So apparently Jamie's 15 minute meals cookbook was one of the hottest items this Christmas, and was listed as one of the top 3 sellers at quite a few stores.

So that means there must be a lot of EBers out there who received the book for Christmas!  So I think we need our own thread to discuss recipes!!

Personally I can't wait to make the Seared Asian Beef with noodle salad, and the Lamb Lollipops look cute!

Now just to get through all the Christmas leftovers so I can start trying some of them!!

ETA 10/01/13- Changed the title to add 30 minute meals!!

Edited by Allie_D, 10 January 2013 - 09:48 AM.


#2 bunny2

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

I have made the happy cow burgers (delicious!) and the san fran quinoa salad (also delicious). It's a great book, even better than 30 minute meals. I recorded the tv shows and got the recipes from there for anyone that doesn't want to buy the book, and that works well.



#3 Marchioness Flea

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

I got one! i haven't looked at it yet though lol.
I suspect once you do the prep it turns into a 30 min meal.

#4 Hairy Maclary

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

* Raises hand *

After trekking to 2 malls, I finally found this book.
Can't wait to start using it - after the Xmas leftovers are gone original.gif

Will be following this thread ...........

#5 Jess1

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

I got one to! Can't wait to start trying recipes. I had lost my cooking mojo so am hoping this brings it back.

#6 Three Of Hearts

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 26/12/2012, 06:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I suspect once you do the prep it turns into a 30 min meal.

I agree, although to give him credit he does say in the intro that it may take longer than 15 minutes when you are first trying things.   Also each recipe does say what you should have prepared to start each meal in order to make the 15 minute deadline.

For example:

QUOTE
Ingredients out
Kettle boiled
Large Frying pan, high heat
Medium Frying Pan, medium heat
Liquidizer


I can 99% guarantee I'll forget to boil the kettle every time! roll2.gif

#7 Three Of Hearts

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE (bunny2 @ 26/12/2012, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have made the happy cow burgers (delicious!) and the san fran quinoa salad (also delicious). It's a great book, even better than 30 minute meals. I recorded the tv shows and got the recipes from there for anyone that doesn't want to buy the book, and that works well.


I just looked up the happy cow burgers (silly me looked in the beef section first ddoh.gif  roll2.gif ).  They sound delicious!  I'm going to try them on my DH without telling him what they are until after he's eaten them!  He'll see a burger and just assume they have meat in them!

#8 EBeditor

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

I was given the book for my birthday. I made a fish dish (one in tomato passata with couscous and a carrot salad on the side).

It was absolutely delicious but took more like 30 mins with the plating up.

I've also found that the recipes use a lot of ingredients and aren't that cheap to make. The kitchen looks like a disaster afterwards too. But you do get a great meal in a short amount of time.

#9 jeska~and~her~secret

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

I got it too.

I'm going to hit the veggie section first (we are lapsed vegetarians) and then the fish. I'm pretty excited.

Of course, I am having a baby any day now, so it could be a while before I actually have anything to report.


#10 Missmarymack

Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

I got it too. Looking forward go trying the ricotta fritters and zucchini salad and the San Fran salad

#11 jai*

Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

I received it too. I can't wait to make the fish baps!

#12 bunny2

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE (EBeditor @ 26/12/2012, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've also found that the recipes use a lot of ingredients and aren't that cheap to make. The kitchen looks like a disaster afterwards too. But you do get a great meal in a short amount of time.


I will say many of the recipes do require a lot of ingredients, and not always non perishables that you have on hand.

The happy cow burgers don't use that many ingredients though!  And stuff that you can just keep in the freezer or in the pantry for ages.

It does take longer than 15 mins, but it is really easy and pretty quick.  

I want to try serving things on beautiful trays like he does in the book

#13 FiveAus

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

I got both the 15 and 30 minute cookbooks.Haven't had a chance to have a good look yet, let alone choose some recipes to try out but I have the day off work tomorrow.

#14 Tealdash

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

I held off from buying this one in the hopes that I would get it at Christmas time - but didnt, got two other though...but I will go and buy it this weekend  original.gif original.gif


#15 pitzinoodles

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

We did! Cooked the chicken tikka salad and presented in the retro arty way he does....or so I hoped  - unfortunately it just looks like a dog vomited into the bowl!!! ohmy.gif

Tasted delicious though!, biggrin.gif


#16 ~shannon~

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

Another hand up here! DH bought me the book for Christmas since we had both enjoyed the show so much (and cooked meals from the show). Haven't had a good chance to look through it yet.

But I'll be watching this thread.... However, can I please ask other posters that if you are mentioning a recipe, can you also include the page number so I can look it up quicker than 15 minutes too!  biggrin.gif



#17 pitzinoodles

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

DH is currently cooking up the green tea salmon, currently smelling good, not sure that it will be complete in 15mins though! original.gif

#18 Three Of Hearts

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE (pitzinoodles @ 27/12/2012, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH is currently cooking up the green tea salmon, currently smelling good, not sure that it will be complete in 15mins though! original.gif


How was it?!

#19 Kalota

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

I am also one who got this cookbook for Christmas! I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but I am loving the little simplicities such as "4 ways to have avocado on toast." Yum!

#20 summer80

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

I've done the San Fran salad and the veggie chilli. Both were absolutely delicious and super easy! Didn't time myself but both of them definitely took under 30 mins to make so perfect for busy weeknight. Will try the happy cow burgers this week after reading pps.....

#21 WithSprinkles

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

I've made the smoked salmon Yorkshire pudding (minus the beetroot salad as I just had it with the asparagus & leftover pumpkin&feta salad we had in the fridge). Was very easy and delicious. I think I might try the happy cow burgers next since it seems to be recommended!

#22 Jo-Anna

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

I got both books too.
Thursday night I made the sticky kicking chicken with watermelon salad..... YUM! I costed it at around $20 for the meal which served 3 of us (I had most of the sauces in the pantry). I think once my coriander crop (and other veggies) kicks off in the garden the price of his meals will go down. I also use bottled lime juice as limes are $2 each where I live at the moment!

Tonight I am cooking the pork parmas with brown rice. Will report back.
Think I will try the happy cow burgers too this week.

Also I think if you are like me and like to pack up as you go (and forget to boil the kettle) it takes more like 30 mins.

#23 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

I've been eying off this book - is it worth my time getting if I don't have a food processor?  I don't mind if things take a bit longer than 15 minutes (though I don't have endless hours).

#24 FiveAus

Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

I did Jamie tonight, although it was from his 30 minute meal book. The spinach and feta pie, it was easy, delicious and looked like something out of a fancy restaurant. Definitely a winner. I made a salad from the same book to eat with it, but really any salad, or steamed veges would make a nice accompaniment.

#25 babybeli

Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

I was very happy to get this book for Christmas as I have enjoyed using yhe 30 minute one




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