7 Ways, Jamie Oliver

Completing the family of solution-based cookbooks. Jamie Oliver is back with new achievable, exciting and tasty recipes in 7 Ways. These recipes really are easy ideas for every day of the week.

7 Ways

Jamie’s done his homework and looked at the top ingredients people in the UK buy week in, week out. We’re talking about those meal staples we all pick up on autopilot – chicken breasts, salmon fillets, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, to name but a few. We’re all busy, but that shouldn’t stop us from having a tasty, nutritious meal after a long day at work or looking after the kids. So, rather than trying to change what we buy, Jamie wants to give everyone brand new inspiration for their favourite ingredients, the kind of things you can pick up in any supermarket.
In 7 Ways, Jamie shares 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook 18 hero ingredients. Each recipe has no more than 8 ingredients within it. At least 5 recipes from each 7 are everyday options from both an ease and nutritional point of view, meaning you’re covered for every day of the week. With everything from fake-aways and tray-bakes to family and freezer favourites, you’ll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen.
18 hero ingredients:
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Avocado
  • Chicken breast
  • Sausages
  • Salmon fillet
  • Sweet potato
  • Aubergine
  • Eggs
  • Mince
  • Potato
  • Peppers
  • Prawns
  • White fish fillet
  • Whole chicken
  • Mushrooms
  • Steak
  • Pork
Recipes that caught my eye:
  • easiest broccoli quiche (p16)
  • broccoli and halloumi salad (p22)
  • cauliflower and chickpea curry (p36)
  • avocado hollandaise (p48)
  • my kinda butter chicken (p68)
  • sweet chilli chicken balls (p72)
  • my favourite speedy sausage pizza (p82)
  • sausage pasta (p86)
  • new-style salmon sashimi (p102) I don’t usually choose salmon dishes as we don’t get salmon here, but this recipe can be adapted to use any local, sustainable fish.
  • sizzling sweet potato wedges (p118)
  • sweet potato chowder (p124)
  • halloumi eggy crumpets (p146)
  • beef & Guinness hotpot (p160)
  • bacon rarebit burger (p164)
  • a very British bolognese (p166)
  • crispy lamb kebab flatbread (p168)
  • my Russian potato salad (p188)
  • fragrant prawn balls (p210)
  • creamy prawn linguine (p218)
  • cullen skink fishcakes (p224)
  • golden parmesan fish bake (p226)
  • Sicilian fish pasta (p234)
  • quickest white fish tagine (p236)
  • roast chicken margherita (p244)
  • hoisin roast chicken (p250)
  • harissa roast chicken (p252)
  • cheat’s mushroom risotto (p256)
  • mushroom and chicken cacciatore (p258)
  • mushroom cacio e pepe (p266)
  • sticky ginger beef (p274)
  • seared steak & red chimichurri (p276)
  • beef wellington for 2 (p284)
  • pork schnitzel (p290)
  • proscuitto pork fillet (p292)
  • pork & black bean sauce (p294)
  • hoisin pork (p300)
Avocado Hollandaise
Avocado Hollandaise
My impressions:

I am a huge Jamie Oliver fan and from the very first page, this recipe book appealed to me. Using just a few ingredients to make the hero ingredient sing, each recipe is easily achievable. They also include nutritional information which is great if you are watching your calorie intake. Or, if like me, you are tracking how much fibre you eat in a day. The photographs are fantastic and if you are time poor this book is perfect for you. As you can see, a lot of recipes caught my eye. And you can figure out which of the 18 hero ingredients top my list of staples.

What I made:

Using the curry recipe on page 36 as inspiration, I made a curry in a hurry using some of the ingredients. This is what I love about Jamie’s recipes, that they are easy to adapt for the experienced cook. And offer great inspiration. For a summer lunch we had asparagus with the avocado hollandaise. It was really good but I recommend that you finish it the day you make it.

Avocado Hollandaise

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241431153
Format Hardback
Published September 2020

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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11 thoughts on “7 Ways, Jamie Oliver

  1. I wonder what a similarly conceived list would look like here in the US. For Americans, it’s a very pricy list, as more than half the items are meat, and none are from the less expensive categories of food like pasta, rice, bread, and beans. There are no dairy products, fruits, or tomato products at all on the list: these are important in the American diet. It’s an ethnically limited list — I suspect that many Americans of Mexican, South American, or Asian descent would have different choices, as well as the many vegans and vegetarians or near-vegetarians.

    That’s not a criticism: Oliver is a very English cookbook author. I would just be curious how an American version might appear.

    be safe… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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