Every. Night. Of. The. Week. Lucy Tweed

Lucy Tweed took her instagram account into this recipe book, Every. Night. Of. The. Week. to show us that great meals can be cooked all the time.

A wildly entertaining and practical cookbook filled with shortcuts and permission to do it your own way, by Donna Hay’s right-hand woman.
As Donna herself says: ‘Lucy has a special gift. Everything she touches turns to magical, sparkling loveliness.’
Some days you want to cook; other days the goal is simply ‘food in mouths’. Welcome to Every Night of the Week,  a cookbook for people who don’t like hard-and-fast recipes, by food and recipe writer, stylist and Instagram genie Lucy Tweed.
Chapters are divided into:
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thurs
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • That extra day you wished for
Salt And Pepper Hake
Recipes that caught my eye and Dave’s eye:
  • Chicken Club Salad (p37)
  • Fish Curry (p44)
  • Lamb Rack with Harissa (p50)
  • Shandong Chicken (p58)
  • Silky Soup (p63)
  • Stuffed Shells (p70)
  • G-rated Red Chicken Curry (p74)
  • Midweek Rump (p81)
  • Prawn Linguine (p86)
  • One-pan Steak, Broccoli & Shrooms (p104)
  • Tartare Fish Pie (p112)
  • Ham, Cheese & Tomato Tart (p114)
  • Salt ‘n’ Pepper Hake (p140)
  • Big Meatballs (p146)
  • Soupy Greek Lamb Shoulder (p152)
  • Cauliflower Gnocchi (p155)
  • Sticky Ribs & Foil Spuds (p158)
  • Peaches & Cream (p162)
  • A Chocolate Thing (p165)
  • Vinai-no-regrette (p194)
  • Veg Slap (p211)
  • Sprinkles x 3 (p215)
What I made:

I have taken to getting Dave to choose what I make from recipe books, and his choice was the salt and pepper hake. The recipe caught my eye because Lucy started off by saying “my aversion to deepish-frying is obvious”. I did not read further than that, but saw the first part of the method was preheating the oven. So, imagine my surprise when I had to deep fry the fish! But, it was an amazing meal. So good in fact that I have made the pak choi that went with it again.

My impressions:

I love the photographs in Every. Night. Of. The. Week. but loathe the layout. I found the messiness very distracting when choosing recipes. But that aside, Dave and I both agreed there were many that looked amazing. Australians have a habit of shortening words, so I expected barby to be used for BBQ and not braai. The little South African touch had me re-reading the one-sided icebreaker a second time.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781485901280
Format Trade Paperback
Published January 2022

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this recipe book to review.

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